Personal injury lawyer in Jersey City, New Jersey
A personal injury can change the entire course of your life, bringing with it both physical and financial difficulties. But with the help of a personal injury attorney, you can reduce the stress and uncertainty and get the compensation you deserve.
New Jersey law provides several opportunities for individuals who have suffered an injury to recover compensation from those who are responsible. A personal injury attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and decide whether there is a valid legal reason to pursue a lawsuit against one or more parties. Examples of damages that you may be able to recover include:
- Economic damages, which include costs that you incur as a result of the injury, such as costs associated with medical treatment (including transportation to appointments), lost wages, and caregiver costs
- Non-economic damages, such as punitive damages, pain and suffering, or loss of a spouse
Could I recover compensation for my injuries?
To determine the value of a personal injury case, several elements must be taken into account, such as the type and seriousness of your injuries, short and long-term consequences, the behavior of the liable party, and whether and to what extent your actions contributed to your harm.
Don’t let financial fears stop you from seeking legal advice on your personal injury claim. Most lawyers, including those at the Mark Law Firm, offer a free consultation to evaluate your situation and assess any legal claims you may have. With a contingency fee agreement, pursuing a claim can be done with little to no upfront expense.
What kinds of damages are recoverable in New Jersey personal injury claims?
Victims of personal injuries can recover various types of damages under New Jersey law. The kind of damages and the amount recoverable varies depending on the facts of each case. You may be able to recover economic damages, non-economic damages, or both, depending on your situation.
Economic damages include
- Medical expenses for treatment related to your injuries
- Medical expenses for anticipated future treatment related to your injuries
- Reimbursement for medical devices, prosthetics, or mobility assistance tools
- Lost wages
- Other expenses related to your injuries, such as transportation to medical treatment, childcare, expenses for caregivers or household help, and other necessary costs
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Funeral expenses
Non-economic damages include
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (loss of companionship for a spouse)
- Punitive damages
Many factors contribute to the value of a personal injury case, including the type and severity of injuries, the short and long-term effects of the injuries, any contributory fault on the victim’s part, the seriousness of the responsible party’s conduct, failure to meet their legal obligations, and more.
In many cases, an attorney will negotiate outstanding third-party expenses and debts (like liens for medical bills, workers’ compensation payments, Medicare/Medicaid liens, and others) and pay them out of any settlement proceeds. This can allow victims to defer payment on their medical treatment expenses and other debts while their case is proceeding. Having this breathing room can allow you to pursue a fair resolution of your claim rather than feeling pressure to settle quickly.
Consult a Jersey City personal injury attorney near you today.
If you believe someone else is at fault for your injuries, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney today. We help New Jersey residents in Jersey City and elsewhere obtain the compensation they deserve for their personal injury claims.
Whether you’ve been in a car, truck, SUV, or bus accident, suffered a slip-and-fall or other on-premises injury, been bitten by an animal, or were injured on the job, the Mark Law Firm will fight for your rights every step of the way through your personal injury claim. Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Other Neighborhoods our Attorneys Serve Near Jersey City
- Basking Ridge