Personal injury law protects individuals that have suffered harm or injuries because of another person’s negligent actions or omissions. In a successful personal injury lawsuit, the law may require the person that harmed you to pay you damages.
If another party’s negligence injured you in Edgewater, Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help. An Edgewater personal injury lawyer from our firm may be able to handle your case from inception through appeal. We may be able to:
- Conduct investigations on the personal injury claims
- Collect evidence relevant to the case
- Formulate legal theories and conduct research using case law
- Draft pleadings and motions for your case
- Conduct discovery requests relevant to your case
- Conduct interviews of witnesses
- And more
Call (201) 585-9111 for a free case consultation and to learn more about these services.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis where we do not collect fees for our labor unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
Common Kinds of Personal Injury Cases
A personal injury case is a blanket word that represents various civil wrongs. In practice, personal injury attorneys perform civil litigation and provide legal representation for claimants who are contending physical or psychological injury as the result of the negligent acts of someone else, entity, or association.
There are various circumstances that can give rise to a personal injury claim. They include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accident
- Slip and fall cases
- Inadequate security
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace injuries
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Intentional torts
The list above is not conclusive, as there are many other circumstances that can fall under personal injury claims.
Contrary to other personal injury claims, intentional torts accidents such as assault do not have a basis on the principles of negligence. It is instead a straightforward scenario where one individual harms another intentionally.
To discuss your injuries and the possibility of pursuing compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for a free case evaluation.
Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Case
To prove that another party is liable for your injuries, you may need to produce evidence that they:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Broke this duty with a negligent action
- Caused your injuries with this negligent act
- Had a financial impact on you due to your injuries
An example of this would be a car accident where a driver ran a red light and struck your vehicle. All vehicles on the road have a duty of care to one another to drive responsibly and follow traffic laws. Running a red light violates this duty. The result was a car accident that injured you, which your medical records may be able to validate. Proof of the costs of your medical treatment, car damages, and more can demonstrate the financial impact of these injuries.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
Personal injury cases result in both physical and psychological harm. They may limit your ability to work while you recover, or permanently. Damages such as these may be considered in a personal injury lawsuit.
Accordingly, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills, treatments, and therapies related to your injuries
- Estimated future costs of all treatment
- Lost wages
- Reduced ability to earn
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If your loved one passed away due to the negligent actions of another party, you may be able to recover a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. For more information on these types of lawsuits, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
How an Edgewater Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
An Edgewater personal injury lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to assist you in a number of ways when we handle your case. Representation may allow us to:
- Answer your questions and provide legal advice
- Handle all communications, paperwork, and legal deadlines
- Identify the liable party
- Gather evidence of their liability, including testimony from expert witnesses, if necessary
- Gather evidence of the extent of your injuries
- Negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement
- Take your case to trial if they are not willing to make you a fair offer
You can concentrate on recovering from your injuries when we handle these tasks on your behalf.
The Statute of Limitations in New Jersey
Do not delay if you are considering legal action for your injuries in New Jersey. Failing to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations could prevent you from recover compensation, even if you have strong evidence of the responsible party’s liability.
According to per N.J.S. 2A:14-2, New Jersey imposes a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury lawsuits. For a wrongful death lawsuit, the statute of limitations may by two years as well, per N.J.S. 2A:31-3.
There could be circumstances in your case that alter these time limits. We recommend calling Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. to discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case.
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
If you or a member of your family is a victim of harm that amounts to a personal injury, an Edgewater personal injury lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you. You could recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. offers a free consultation to victims of Edgewater personal injury incidents. Call us at (201) 585-9111 to get started.
We may be able to handle your case on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front costs required.