NJ Personal Injury Lawsuits
Legome & Associates is a personal injury law firm in NJ with extensive injury law experience. We assist our clients and their cases with dedication and compassion, covering injuries ranging from products liability to medical malpractice and construction accidents. These types of accidents can be traumatic and debilitating. With more than 20 years of litigation experience our attorneys help our clients get the settlements they deserve.
Personal Injury Laws in NJ
Personal injury law covers many types of accidents from motor vehicle accidents to medical negligence to construction, and work-related accidents. Not every accident results in a personal injury lawsuit in NJ. However, if your accident results in lost wages, medical expenses, or property damage, then you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
An example of an NJ personal injury law suit might involve two people: A plaintiff (the individual bringing a complaint against the defendant), and a defendant (who stands accused of negligence). The plaintiff asserts that the defendant struck him or her while running a red light, resulting in severe injuries, while the defendant insists the light was green. Several witnesses confirm that the defendant not only ran a red light, but did so several seconds after the light turned red. The jury rules in favor of the plaintiff. As a result of lasting injuries, work lost during hospitalization, and because the defendant was clearly negligent, the judge orders the defendant (and his insurance company) to compensate the plaintiff several hundred thousand dollars.
Understanding NJ Personal Injury Settlements
The above case is only an example of an injury lawsuit. Many cases settle out of court. The defendant’s insurance company may propose a dollar amount in compensation to the plaintiff and seek to negotiate a settlement. If this amount is insufficient, the injured party may take the case to court, asking for greater settlement. Based on the circumstances of the injury, a NJ jury determines whether or not the cause is negligence. If the jury concludes that the case involves negligence, the lawsuit is successful, and the plaintiff can expect an award.
Depending on the type of claim you intend to file, New Jersey law may require you to take action within a certain time frame. If you or someone you know is an accident victim, contact a law firm in NJ to initiate your personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible.
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We provide each client with caring, trustworthy, and personalized attention to his or her personal injury lawsuit in NJ.
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