Negligence is considered an “action outside the norm for that particular action.” For instance, if a person driving a car sees a stop sign and continues to drive through the intersection, this is outside the norm of driving rules and an act of negligence.
When an act of negligence causes harm to another person, usually through an accident, the injured party has the right to sue for compensation for their losses and suffering. If you have been injured through the negligence of another person, you are encouraged to contact an Edison personal injury lawyer.
SCHEDULE A FREE CASE EVALUATION. If you are unsure if you qualify for a personal injury claim, or if you are unsure how to go about filing a personal injury claim, you will benefit from a free consultation. Our attorneys will answer all of your questions and provide you with the information that you need to pursue the compensation you are entitled to for your injury and losses.
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What Can An Edison Personal Injury Lawyer Do For Me?
It is not unusual for the insurance company covering an accident to try to make contact with the injury victim as soon as possible after the event. The adjuster will push for a full statement from the victim and try to convince them that they have their best interest in mind. They will then come back in a day or two with a settlement offer and tell the injury victim that there is no need for an attorney because they are willing to settle now.
How can you know after only a few days the full extent of your injuries and losses? How can you possibly predict the outcome to your injury if even your doctor does not know your maximum medical improvement (MMI) at that early of a point? How can you know how much time you will miss from work because of the injury and medical care?
The answer is: You can’t know any of these things so soon after the accident. Agreeing to any type of settlement at this point in time is ONLY beneficial to the insurance company, not the injury victim.
It is for this reason that it is ALWAYS in your best interest to have legal representation from an Edison personal injury attorney when you have been hurt in an accident. Your attorney can help you through the entire claims process, including:
Managing All Interactions with Insurance Company
The main goal of the insurance company is to close your case. The adjuster handling your claim will d everything within their power to make this happen. Having an Edison personal injury lawyer manage all of your interactions with the insurance company minimizes the chances of you being placed in a position with the insurer that could impact your case.
Ensuring That You Receive All Necessary Medical Care
It is not uncommon for an insurance company to deny treatment r recommend alternatives to what the doctor ordered because of cost. Your attorney will make sure that you get the treatment that you need based on the recommendations of your doctor.
Consult with Experts About the Accident or the Injuries
To build a solid case for compensation, your attorney will consult with experts concerning the accident, the injuries, and the potential outcome of your recovery. Expert testimony is essential to your case. Having expert contributions to your case show the insurance company that the claim you are making is valid.
Negotiate A Fair and Complete Settlement
Your attorney will gather all of the necessary documentation to create a compensation package that is within the guidelines of the law and the terms of the insurance policy. Your Edison personal injury lawyer will also work with medical professionals and accountants to make sure that your compensation package is complete and fair.
Take The Case to Court if Necessary
If the insurance company refuses to settle the case fairly, having an Edison personal injury attorney representing your case will provide you with the opportunity to take your case to court. While most insurance companies prefer to settle their cases, there is always a risk that they will want to go to trial.
Common Injury Causes Edison NJ Personal InjurY Attorneys See
Although a personal injury can occur in any type of situation, there are some areas where these injuries occur most often.
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries. Every day hundreds of people across New Jersey are injured in some type of car accident. Injuries can range from very minor to catastrophic. Car accidents generally include:
- Multiple Vehicle Accident
- Single Car Events (Hit and Run, Roll Over, Defective Products)
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Personal Watercraft
Work Related Injuries
Any injury that happened while you were at work is covered under worker’s compensation. The State of New Jersey has streamlined the worker’s comp process, and all injured employees are treated through a single system, regardless of where they work. While this was meant to simplify and help injured employees, it has in fact made things a lot more complicated.
Injured employees are often denied benefits, some types of medical care and are often forced back to work before they have made a recovery. Having an Edison personal injury lawyer represent your case will protect your rights and help you maneuver the worker’s comp system.
Medical negligence or malpractice happens when any medical professional providing direct care to a patient harms the patient from the care. Malpractice is not limited to just doctors; malpractice can occur in any medical profession providing direct care.
Malpractice can be complicated to prove. The medical community is always quick to say that the outcome of a procedure is not guaranteed; therefore, the injury is actually a poor outcome and not a direct result of negligent care. When working with an attorney, you have the advantage of medical experts reviewing your case and condition and establishing that the injury is a result of malpractice.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents are classified as premises liability events. However, since they are prevalent, they are often set aside into their own category. These types of accidents are more severe than most people give credit.
It is not uncommon for a clip and fall accident to result in fractured bones, head or spine injuries and soft tissue injuries. These types of accidents are a leading cause for concussions and fractured hips and wrists in people over the age of 55.
You should contact an attorney immediately after a slip and fall accident. In most cases, the owner of the establishment makes the necessary corrections almost instantly after an accident occurs, and you could lose valuable information and evidence about your fall. It is imperative that you talk to an attorney to protect your rights to claim compensation.
Premises liability includes any type of accident that occurs on a commercial property with the exception of animal attacks. Animal attacks can occur on private or commercial properties. The most common types of premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and Fall
- Elevator, Escalator and Stairway Accidents
- Dangerous Animals – Animal Attacks
- Falling Objects
- Dangerous Electrical Conditions
- Criminal Activity
If a property owner creates a condition where it enhances the criminal activity, such as high bushes or poorly lit areas, they may be held responsible for criminal attacks on people on their property.
Anyone who has been injured while on a commercial property needs to make sure that they file an injury report with the property owner, seek medical attention, and then contact an Edison personal injury lawyer.
Manufacturers have a duty to their clients to produce safe products. When a product enters the market and causes harm to consumers, the manufacturer is responsible for those injuries. This applies to all products and all industries. Dangerous medications, defective medical devices, and all consumer products are included in this category.
When many people are injured by the same product across the country, the court system usually requires that the case is converted into a class action lawsuit. If you have been injured in this manner, your attorney will explain to you if you fall under the guidelines of the class action suit or if you should seek compensation as an individual.
Burn injuries are almost always catastrophic. Even if the burn is to a small area of the body, the healing process is often long and may require extensive treatments. Commercial properties, including apartment complexes, have a duty to keep their properties safe for patrons. This includes reducing fire hazards.
If you have been burned as a result of a fire or chemical burn, contact an Edison personal injury lawyer as soon as your injuries have been stabilized.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes care for our frailest members of society. These care facilities are meant to provide quality care to those who often cannot care for themselves. Sadly, many of these facilities accept too many patients and are understaffed. Even worse, in an effort to save money, some of these facilities do not hire qualified staff members or reduce the number of doctors available at the facility. This often leads to abuse of the patients.
Patients of a nursing home may be subjected to different types of abuse. Verbal abuse and intimidation are as harmful and demeaning as physical abuse. Lack of care, dehydration, and malnutrition, and unsanitary conditions are all a form of abuse. It is crucial for family members to monitor the well-being of their loved ones in these facilities to make sure that they are not subjected to abuse.
If you feel that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home setting, contact an Edison personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will contact the right authorities to start an investigation and then seek compensation for your loved one for their injuries and losses.
If a negligent action leads to the death of the injured person, it is considered a wrongful death. The death can happen at the time of the accident or at a later point in time. The death, however, must be a direct result of the injuries from the event.
Under New Jersey law, certain surviving family members have the right to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one. This compensation is given as a way to help the surviving family members cope with their financial losses so that they can concentrate on recovering from such a devastating loss in their lives.
Protect Your Rights – Speak To An Edison Personal Injury Lawyer Today
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION to speak with an attorney about your personal injury case. This FREE evaluation will allow you to talk to an attorney and discover what your rights are as an injury victim. There is NO OBLIGATION, so you have nothing to lose.
We are a CONTINGENCY BASED law firm. This means that there is no charge for our services until we win your case. When your case is settled, we get paid. This guarantees that our clients do not suffer any additional financial hardships from their injury.
The only risk you have is losing your right to file for compensation if you delay speaking with an attorney. If you have been injured by negligence, it is only fair that the negligent party cover your losses. Contact an Edison personal injury lawyer today and learn how they can help you receive the benefits you deserve.