Your life does not stop when you become a victim of an accident. However, even something simple like a trip to the grocery store is difficult when it hurts to move. Work does not get done when you cannot get there. Sleep is not easy when you are in discomfort and pain, tossing and turning. Even if you briefly forget about the injury, you will face constant reminders of the bills stacking up. The situation may be even worse if you are witnessing your loved one experiencing this pain and stress after an accident. No matter the circumstances, if someone else caused harm to you or a loved one, then you have the right to recover as much compensation as possible for your losses.
A Turnersville personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Dennis E. Block, Esq, P.C. can help you explore the legal options after an accident. We take action for you to help you return to your life without worrying about your medical bills and other losses. A fair settlement or verdict can allow you to go back to running errands, clocking in at work and taking care of loved ones. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, then our attorneys can guide you through the process of filing a legal claim. We are here for you, from start to finish.
In general, you may file a personal injury claim any time you sustain physical or financial damage due to someone else’s negligence. Common grounds for injury claims include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including truck wrecks, car crashes, motorcycle accidents, cycling accidents and pedestrian injuries.
- Slip and fall accidents.
- Dog bites and animal attacks.
- Injuries from defective products.
The longer you wait to file a personal injury claim, the more you risk losing the chance to get proper compensation for your losses. Every day that you spend at home is another day of lost wages. Plus, the more time passes, the fuzzier the details of your case become. Evidence becomes harder to collect and witnesses become less reliable. However, this does not mean that you may not file a personal injury claim if there has been a delay in filing it.
The New Jersey state statute of limitations for personal injury is usually two years, although exceptions do exist. Failure to file a claim by this deadline could prevent you from receiving compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future losses, and pain and suffering. Worse, evidence and eyewitness accounts can become irrelevant after the statute of limitations expires. If you are unsure about timeline of your injury, then do not worry. Just contact us and one of our staff will help you with determining if you are eligible for personal injury compensation within the statute of limitations.
You can usually claim any loss or harm you suffer from an accident as a personal injury damage. Some common examples of damages in personal injury claims include:
- Medical bills accrued from the accident such as treatments, medication and testing. In general, you can claim the cost of any and all injury-related medical care you receive, including emergency treatment and ongoing costs.
- Wages reduced or lost from an injury that keeps you from work.
If an injury prevents you from picking up shifts or reentering the workforce, then you can claim those lost wages.
- Loss of future earning potential.
This includes any loss of future earning as a result of an injury. For example, your injury may cause permanent disability, limiting the work you can do and thus limiting your future income. You can claim this difference as personal injury damages.
- Cost of future medical care.
Injury victims are entitled to claim the cost of future and ongoing medical care.
- Pain and suffering.
You may be able to claim damages for the physical pain associated with your injury. Individuals who file a claim for pain and suffering usually have a diminished quality of life due to an accident.
- Damage to property.
If any willful or negligent behavior causes physical damage to any property you own, then you can claim the cost of repairs or replacement.
These damages result in a dollar amount that a company or person is legally responsible for paying. Our attorneys argue for your side so litigation leads to a fair compensated resolution.
Do not live another painful day because of another person’s mistake. You may be entitled to compensation for your personal injury, which can help you get back on your feet and moving towards recovery. Our experienced team of attorneys is here to help you through whatever challenges you face.