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When a person has suffered an injury as a result of another entity’s wrongdoing or negligence, the injured person can file a civil claim against the wrongdoer for damages.
Injuries caused by an accident can be serious and they can lead to a lifetime of hardship. Determining whether a person is eligible to file a claim, however, is challenging. The process in recovering damages can be exhausting and confusing. Fortunately, an experienced law firm can determine the validity of a claim.
The personal injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. is committed to providing exceptional, smart, and aggressive legal representation while protecting the rights of our clients. If you are in need of legal counsel or advice in Lawrence Township, please call (609) 240-0040 for a complimentary consultation on your case.
Personal Injury Cases in New Jersey
In New Jersey, personal injuries fall under the category of civil claims, legally referred to as torts. There are many types of accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim, but determining whether a person has a right to file a claim will depend on the specifics of each individual claim. In order to hold a party accountable for the injuries caused in an accident, the accident must have been caused by a party that had the duty to act with reasonable care. This entity must then have violated said duty through an act of negligence or recklessness. Finally, the victim will be tasked in showing the court that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of his or her injuries. This means that the accused party’s actions are sufficiently related to the victim’s injuries in a manner that they were the cause of the injuries.
In a successful personal injury claim, the injured victim must also be able to demonstrate damages. For the most part, this evidence is introduced in the form of ambulance bills, hospital costs, and/or loss of wages.
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Personal injury refers to the number of types of injuries that may happen because of the negligence of another party, including injuries to the mind, body, or a person’s emotions. Any person injured because of another’s reckless or negligent actions can hold the at-fault party legally accountable and seek to recover damages associated with the injuries, such as lost wages, medical bills, or even pain and suffering from the incident. The knowledgeable personal injury attorneys with the firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have been successful in numerous accident cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries in the devastating event of a personal injury.
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One of the most common types of personal injury cases are those involving car accidents. Negligent or reckless actions of another driver can include a variety of different behaviors, such as using a cell phone while driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or speeding. If an individual is injured due to another driver’s negligence, the at-fault driver can be held liable for damages. The personal injury attorneys of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help you recoup any monies owed as the result of an auto accident to help you recover and get back on your feet.
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Commercial Truck Accidents
Unlike most passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are significantly large in size and weight. Their large-scale size can make it extremely difficult for these vehicles to change direction or suddenly stop when there is traffic. For this reason, commercial trucks can cause catastrophic accidents that can result in serious injuries or even death.
Truck accident cases are some of the most difficult personal injury cases to pursue. As a result of the many parties involved in the day-to-day operations of a commercial truck, uncovering the at-fault party may be a challenge. Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help you identify the responsible party.
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides wage replacement and compensation for medical bills in the event an employee is injured or became ill while at their place of work. With the prevalence of workplace injuries, it is important to know you have rights if you are injured or ill due to job-related conditions and are entitled to compensation. If harmed in any way while at work, it can certainly be a confusing time, and if your compensation claim is denied, it will only add more stress to an already complex situation.
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A slip-and-fall injury case is when a person slips or trips and falls on another party’s property. Injuries from this kind of accident can be minor, such as bruises, or major, such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, or even injury to the brain. The owner of any property is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure premises, but if a potential hazard exists (i.e. wet floor, cracked sidewalk, or torn carpeting) and they fail to alert people, they can be held legally accountable for their negligence.
In order to prevail in a slip and fall accident claim, it is necessary to provide evidence of the existence of the condition that led to the accident. Second, it must be shown that the property owner or occupier reasonably should have known or knew about the existence of the condition. Next, it is necessary to demonstrate that the owner or occupier had sufficient time to address the condition and/or warn property visitors about the condition yet failed to do so. Finally, as a consequence of this negligence, injuries were sustained. With the support of the qualified litigators at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., gathering and presenting sufficient evidence that establishes these elements is possible.
New Jersey is referred to as a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bite cases. Codified under N.J.S.A. 4:19-16, the liability of a dog owner is not contingent on his or her intent to cause harm or gross negligence. Instead, when a person is bitten by a dog, he or she can seek compensation for the damages without showing the court that the dog owner had malicious intentions or was negligent in restraining the animal. Dog bite victims can file a case as long as the attack occurred while in a public setting or legally in a private space.
Dog bite attacks can be extremely traumatic, particularly when the victim is a small child. For many, a bite attack can lead to disfigurement, mental anguish, costly hospital bills, and a loss of work productivity. With the help of the personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., recovering compensation needed for the healing and recovery process is achievable.
Aggressive Representation Following a Personal Injury
Personal injuries are serious and they should be treated as such. After an accident, accumulating hefty hospital bills and other expenses is likely. By seeking the support of a qualified personal injury attorney, assimilating the extent of the damages will be made possible. Moreover, an experienced attorney will ensure all parties at-fault for the accident are held responsible and that a maximum damages award is secured.
For the personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., advocating on behalf of those injured as a consequence of another’s wrongdoing is top priority. The firm understands that filing a claim can be an overwhelming process for many. To achieve a successful personal injury claim, many factors must be established. With their knowledge and experience, the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are poised to represent the most challenging personal injury cases in New Jersey. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by another, take immediate action and contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Consider scheduling your no-obligation consultation with the firm today by calling (609) 240-0040 or complete the online form here.
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