Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Personal Injury Lawsuits
November 19, 2019
Overview Personal Injuries in New Jersey
Have you ever suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s carelessness? If so, then you’ve probably wondered how you should go about getting money back for the bills associated with your injury. Often, the person responsible will question your claims or even refuse payment. What happens in these situations?
Usually, the claim ends up in court. What do you need to know about going to court for payment on a personal injury claim? Here’s our list of the top five things you need to know.
1. You Can’t Get Compensated for Every Injury
There are a wide variety of situations that could result in an injury, but when would another person be held liable for the damages of another in court? The person seeking compensation must have legal grounds to hold the other person responsible. In injury cases, negligence is often the legal grounds used by the injured. Here are the basics of negligence:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant breached this duty of care
- The breach resulted in an injury
In many situations, a duty of care is implied. Drivers, for example, have an inherent duty of care towards their fellow motorists.
2. Types of Personal Injury Claims
There are several types of personal injury claims like:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Animal attacks, i.e. dog bites
- Defective products
While these claims are all different, they all share the same basic legal grounds of negligence.
3. Will Your Case Make it to Court?
Most injury claims get settled before they ever reach the courtroom. Why? A skilled attorney can work with the defendant to reach a fair settlement. No one wants to spend the extra money and time in a long court battle.
4. Were You at Fault?
Often, victims won’t pursue compensation because they were partially responsible for the accident. Depending on your situation, you may still be able to seek out partial or full compensation even when you contributed to the injury. It’s best to speak with an attorney to get a better idea about your legal options.
5. You’re on a Deadline
All injury claims have a set statute of limitations. If you don’t pursue a claim in a timely manner, then your right to seek a claim will be forfeited.
Contact a Morristown Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Hoyt & Hoyt represent clients injured in Morristown, New Brunswick, Boonton, and throughout New Jersey. Call 973-292-2299 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 67 East Park Place, 5th Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960 as well as offices in 317 George St., Suite 320, New Brunswick.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.