If you have suffered a personal injury because of the actions of another individual or entity, you have rights under the law. One of these rights is the ability to seek compensation for your losses. However, you need to take proactive steps to recover, which might include filing a claim against an at-fault party. In some situations, this may require pursuing a lawsuit in a New Jersey court. In both examples, the burden lies on you to prove that another party’s actions were the primary reason for your injuries.
A New Jersey personal injury lawyer can help. An attorney from Ketterer, Browne & Associates, LLC can investigate the incident that caused your losses, and, through the proper gathering of evidence, can assist you in achieving the maximum recovery.
Demonstrating Fault for an Accident
Most personal injuries are the result of accidents. Some of the most common cases that KBA Attorneys litigate are:
- Motor vehicle crashes (including trucks and motorcycles)
- Product Liability
- Nursing home abuse
- Serious Burns
- Medical malpractice
Others come about from intentional acts of violence, such as sexual abuse. However, the claims are against the institutions themselves for failure to protect and act when notified of abuse. Most insurers insulate themselves from intentional criminal conduct. But these institutions often ignore reports of abuse or turn a blind eye and help to protect the abusers. One thing that all claims for compensation have in common is that the injured person must prove that another party was a cause of the incident.
In New Jersey a plaintiff and their personal injury lawyer must show that another party carried the majority of the blame for the incident.
Damages and the Statute of Limitations
The law says that at-fault parties have an obligation to provide full compensation to all people who suffer because of their negligence or reckless conduct. As a result, people seeking compensation must be able to demonstrate how these incidents have impacted their lives.
Victims of injuries will usually demand payment for the costs of all medical care, such as an emergency room treatment, hospital stay, surgery, and rehabilitation. In addition, a claim may also demand payments for emotional traumas, lost quality of life, and other economic losses stemming from the incident. A KBA attorney can help someone in New Jersey place an accurate value on their personal injury case.
N.J. Rev. Stat. § 2A:14-2 says that injured parties have two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit. It is important to call KBA Attorneys quickly so that they can investigate and organize a proper claim before this deadline closes.
Talk With a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Today
Every person who suffers a personal injury because of the choices of another individual or entity deserves the compensation that they need to set things right.
With personal injury attorneys licensed in New Jersey, KBA is prepared to provide all necessary help in analyzing and filing your claim for damages. For a free consultation, reach out today to KBA Attorneys.