A personal injury will cause many physical changes in your life. Some of these changes may be minor or temporary. Some changes may be life-altering and permanent. Many of the difficulties you face after a personal injury occurs fall somewhere in between those two points.
In addition to the physical challenges in your life from a personal injury, you will also endure financial changes as well. Missing work from the injury and follow up care, medical expenses related to the injury, and other financial losses quickly add up and become a burden.
As a victim of a personal injury, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party for your damages and losses.
If you have been injured by the negligent actions of another person or business, call 833-323-4448 for a Paterson NJ personal injury lawyer to fight for MAXIMUM compensation.
Your attorney will be able to discuss with you what types of compensation you are entitled to under New Jersey law and help you file a claim.
We understand that there are many questions about personal injuries and lawsuits, and we are here to answer them. Our NJ injury lawyers will answer all of your questions during your free consultation.
Types of Compensation Paterson Personal InjurY Lawyers Fight To Recover
During most FREE CONSULTATIONS, the two main questions are, “Do I have a case?” and “What compensation can I claim?” These are very valid questions. In most cases, the answer is “yes” to “Do I have a case?”. If you have been injured by the actions of another person or business, you most likely have the right to file a lawsuit.
Compensation types and amounts will vary in each case. Compensation is based on the actual facts of your case and other personal determining factors. Your Paterson personal injury lawyer will give you a “guesstimate” of the value of your compensation based on previous similar cases. However, they will not give you an exact amount because every case is different.
Your attorney may seek compensation for you for one or more of the following types of compensation:
Medical Bills – Current and Future
All the costs associated with caring for your injuries will be part of your compensation package. This will include any future medical care you may require as well. If your injuries require extensive or continued treatments in the future, your attorney will work closely with medical professionals to determine an amount that will help cover this future medical care.
Lost Wages and Benefits
Missing work during your recovery places a significant financial strain on you and your loved ones. All the hours that you have missed as a result of this injury will be included as part of your compensation package. Additionally, if you received any employer-paid benefits, such as contributions to your health care coverage or retirement plan, your attorney will seek compensation for these losses.
Future Earnings Capacity
The injuries you received may prevent you from returning to your current position at work. You may have to return on limited duty or at a reduced rate of hours. The injury may prevent you from returning to the same type of job, causing you to take a lower paying position. In some cases, you may not be able to return to work at all. Your attorney will seek compensation for all of the wages you could have earned in the future had you not been injured. This type of compensation will vary significantly based on your income and age.
Cost of Services
When you must pay a person or service to perform tasks around your home because you cannot do them because of the injury, your attorney will seek compensation for these costs. This can include jobs like cleaning the home, yard work, auto repairs, home repairs, caring for an elderly relative or for childcare.
Your attorney may also seek damages for any type of losses you incurred for personal items damaged in the accident such as dental work or eyeglasses. If you need to make modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury, thee expenses will be included as well.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is non-economic damage that will vary from person to person. Every person will experience pain differently, and every type of injury has a different type of pain and suffering. Your Paterson personal injury lawyer will work closely with you and your medical care providers to determine the right amount of compensation to request for your pain and suffering.
Loss of Consortium
If you are married and the injury changes the way that you interact with your spouse, your personal injury attorney will seek damages for loss of consortium. Your attorney may also file a separate case for your spouse for these same damages.
Other forms of compensation may be available to you based on the specific information of your case. During your INITIAL CONSULTATION, your Paterson personal injury attorney will discuss with you all forms of available compensation.
Types of Injuries Our Paterson Personal Injury Attorneys HAndle
A personal injury can happen in any type of situation. Injuries are not limited to a specific event or specific type of injury. It has been the experience of our law firm, however, that there are common categories where the most personal injuries occur.
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries. In New Jersey, over 300,000 accidents occurred in 2017, the last year of available data. This figure, however, was pretty consistent with the figures seen for the previous ten years. Car accidents can include multiple car accidents, accidents with pedestrians, and single car events like a rollover.
Motorcycle accidents are often severe traumatic event for the driver of the motorcycle. Without the physical protection of a car, drivers of motorcycles often sustain life-changing injuries when they are involved in an accident.
It is CRUCIAL for anyone involved in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey to contact a Paterson personal injury attorney about their case. New Jersey has specific laws concerning motorcycle accidents, and they are not always in favor of the cyclist. Protect your rights as an injury victim and speak with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Trucking accidents require an attorney that has specialized knowledge of the trucking industry. Commercial vehicles are regulated under many laws at the federal and state level. Because of these laws, trucking accidents often have multiple responsible parties when an accident occurs. It is vital to work with a qualified Paterson personal injury lawyer when you have been involved in a trucking accident so that you can receive the best compensation package.
Premises Liability and Slip and Fall
Premises liability includes any type of injury that occurs on a commercial property. The most common of these injuries are slip and fall events. However, dangerous stairwells, elevator and escalator accidents, and falling objects can also be seen as a premises liability case. If you have been injured while you were a guest or a customer on commercial property, speak to an attorney about your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Animal Bites and Attacks
The most common animal attack involves dogs. However, other types of animals that are kept as pets can also harm someone who is not their owner. If you have been injured in any type of animal attack, you have the right to seek compensation. Speak with a Paterson personal injury lawyer about your rights as an animal attack victim.
Mistakes made by medical professionals that harm the patient are responsible for medical malpractice. Malpractice is not exclusive to just doctors. Malpractice can occur by any medical professional who provides care to the patient. If you have been harmed as part of your medical care, you are encouraged to speak with an attorney about your right to sue for medical malpractice.
All manufacturers have a duty to put out a product that is safe for the public to use. Defective products include any type of consumable, including prepared foods (food poisoning). Dangerous medications and defective medical devices also apply under the defective product heading.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse has been increasing over the last decade as older people require this type of medical care. Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, or financial abuse. Since many people who are in a nursing home situation cannot defend themselves or speak up about abuse, it is important for loved ones to keep a careful watch of their family members who are receiving this type of care.
If your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home setting, it is vital to contact an attorney immediately. Your attorney will have the proper investigation started and report the abuse to the right authorities. Once this has happened, your attorney will then seek compensation for your loved one for their injuries.
Workers compensation cases involve personal injuries that occur at the workplace or while performing your duties for work. New Jersey has a unique system for handling workers compensation cases. If you have been injured on the job, contact a Paterson workers compensation attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights as an injured worker.
When a loved one dies as a result of negligent action, the qualified remaining family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. While we understand that this does not alleviate the pain of losing a loved one, it can help with the financial losses the remaining family members are suffering as a result of their loss. Eliminating these financial hardships allows the family the time necessary to start the healing process.
Speak to a Paterson Personal Injury Lawyer Today
All personal injuries can impact the way that a person lives their daily life. It is the duty of the responsible party to cover the losses of the injury victim. Injury victims are encouraged to protect their rights to receive compensation and speak with an attorney about their case.
NEVER A FEE UNLESS WE WIN. Injury victims often face many financial hardships after they have been injured. Our law firm believes that it is unnecessary to place additional hardships on these victims by charging them upfront legal fees. WE GUARANTEE that you will never pay any of your legal fees until we settle your case.
FREE CASE REVIEW AND CONSULTATION. We also understand that many people may not be aware of how a personal injury case works or may not feel that they have a case. We offer a FREE consultation so that you can have all your questions answered without worry or obligation.
All personal injury cases are subject to the Statute of Limitations. Time is of the essence when you have been injured. Do not delay contacting an attorney about your case. Delays could forfeit your right to claim compensation for your losses.
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