Middlesex County is the second most populous county in New Jersey, and it grows at a steady rate each year. With over 820,000 residents and the largest population center in the state, Middlesex is a thriving part of the New York metropolitan area, home to hundreds of businesses and industries.
The vast majority of workers in the region commute over half an hour to work each day on the New Jersey Turnpike, running the length of Middlesex County, making it one of the busiest highways in the nation.
With such a diverse and growing population, with so many people on the highways each morning and so many businesses and industries employing so many workers, accidents are a fact of life. Whether on the road or at work, one must always be aware of the possibility of an accident or injury. However, when misfortune strikes most are not prepared to deal with the results.
Why Should You Hire a Middlesex County, NJ Personal Injury Attorney?
Accidents do happen. Sometimes they are minor – a fender bender or a cut or scrape while you’re working. Sometimes, they are serious. A head on collision, being hit by a drunk driver, failure of safety equipment, slips and falls, or similar kinds of accidents can leave you with property damage, severe injuries, lifelong pain, or even bereaved of a loved one. Sometimes these tragic occurrences are random and could not have been prevented. Sometimes, however, these accidents occur because of the negligent acts by a responsible party. It is the job of a skilled personal injury attorney to comb through the facts and discover if the accident could have been prevented.
Times are hard after a catastrophic accident. You can be left feeling shocked by the ordeal, unsure how to proceed. This is the time when you need help the most. A personal injury law firm can help you find the expert advice you need to help you focus and give you the guidance to make it through. Our personal injury law firm can explain your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Middlesex County Courthouse Location
56 Paterson St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0964
Sometimes Being a Defensive Driver Isn’t Enough.
In 2012 alone, Middlesex County recorded 29,113 auto accidents. Over 6000 of these resulted in an injury to one or more people in the vehicles involved, and 54 people died in those crashes. Driving always carries with it an element of risk, but in Middlesex County, the number of commuters driving from home to work and back again along the Turnpike, one of the busiest stretches of road in the country, the risk can seem a bit more serious.
A lot of things can go wrong while driving. You can be a perfectly safe driver and still find yourself in an auto accident – someone cutting you off, changing lanes without signaling, not checking their mirrors, not paying attention while you slow down in front of them. Your fellow drivers can be distracted, can make mistakes and cause a messy collision. If you are lucky, an accident may likely end in nothing more serious than a few dings, a damaged quarter panel or a broken light. If you are not so fortunate, you may find yourself or your loved ones hospitalized with severe, life-altering injuries.
When the very worst happens, you need to have someone you can trust to help you. Calling an auto collision lawyer gives you access to the tools and expertise you need to get the compensation you need.
Worker’s Compensation Can Only Do So Much
Work related injuries are all too common in day-to-day life. From simple cuts and abrasions, to slip and fall accidents, to crushing impact injuries, the workplace can be dangerous – especially in fields like construction or factory work, where large machines and heavy loads are everywhere. In 2012 alone 83 people died in accidents while at work. Many accidents in the workplace can be caused by the negligence of others – people in too great a hurry to pay perfect attention to protocol, or management too distracted to make certain everyone has proper safety equipment and training.
An on-the-job injury can leave you in the hospital or out of work for weeks. The Worker’s Compensation system exists to help you cope during such times, paying you a portion of your wages while you recover – but there are limits to how much money you get. The typical worker’s compensation payout per week is between $220 and $826, but no more than 70% of your wages – possibly enough to survive on, but hardly adequate to pay for any medical bills or treatment that you may require as a result of your injury.
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, speaking with a personal injury attorney is a vital step in your recovery. The person who bears the blame for your accident also bears responsibility for covering your damages. Having a trustworthy, experienced personal injury law firm on your side will help you defend your rights and get the compensation you are owed.
Statute of Limitations for Accident Litigation
A severe accident can leave you reeling, physically, mentally and emotionally. Catastrophic damage to your property, your person, or your family can be hard to cope with and hard to make sense of. You may feel the need to get your bearings, to let the accident ‘sink in’ so that you can better come to grips with it.
It may be prudent to take a moment and let yourself settle after such an ordeal – but you should not wait too long. Many types of accidents, no matter how damaging, carry with them statutes of limitations – periods of time after which filing a claim is no longer a valid option. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can, so that you can discuss your case and better understand your rights. Waiting too long may put you at risk of losing the ability to seek compensation for your loss, forcing you to bear the entire burden of your accident even though you bore little or none of the blame.
Free Confidential Initial Consultation
If you or a loved one have suffered in an accident in Middlesex County, call the Offices of Maggiano DiGirolamo & Lizzi today. Speaking with our knowledgeable attorneys is free of charge during your initial consultation. We will go over your case with you and put you on the right track toward getting your life back in order. Contact us by email or phone today.
Our attorneys specialize in all areas of personal injury practice, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents, including rear-end collisions, hit-and-run accidents, drunk driving accidents, head-on collisions, rollover accidents, tire blowouts, uninsured motorist accidents, municipal vehicle accidents, weather-related accidents, recreational vehicle accidents, snowplow accidents, accidents caused by distracted drivers, and accidents caused by reckless drivers
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability/unsafe building conditions
- Swimming pool accidents
- Wrongful death, train accidents, subway accidents