“Personal injury” is a wide-ranging field of law that deals with all kinds of accidents and injuries. If you were hurt in any type of accident, our lawyers can help determine who was at fault and seek to have them pay damages for the injuries you faced.
Often, injury victims are content filing an insurance claim to get compensation for their injuries, but this could potentially leave many areas of damages unpaid. Especially if the insurance company is reluctant to accept your claim or refuses to believe that the injuries were severe, they might reject your claim altogether. Going to court with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney can strengthen your case and get you the damages you need.
For a free review of your potential injury case, call Legal Care New Jersey today at (732) 838-9769. Our Hoboken personal injury lawyers are ready to take your call.
Types of Personal Injury Claims Our Hoboken Injury Attorneys Handle
At Legal Care, our personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of accidents and injuries. From vehicle accidents and injuries on someone else’s property to construction accidents and wrongful death cases, our attorneys are prepared to help with your injury case.
New Jersey auto accident cases often have complex legal issues involved because of New Jersey’s no-fault auto insurance system. Unless you have an “unlimited right to sue” policy, your auto insurance could block you from filing a lawsuit. If your injuries meet NJ’s “serious injury” threshold, then our attorneys could be able to file a lawsuit and work to get additional damages paid for pain and suffering.
Never rely solely on insurance after a car accident, bike accident, or truck accident. In many cases, these insurance policies will limit your right to receive full compensation, and you may need help from an attorney to get additional damages paid. With motorcycle crashes, you could be entitled to sue for your damages right out of the gate, as no-fault rules do not apply to motorcycles.
Slip and Falls and Other Premises Liability Injuries
If you are injured on someone else’s property, they could be liable for your injuries. Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents caused by a defective or dangerous condition on the property are perhaps the most common type of “premises liability” accident. However, this sub-category of personal injury cases also involves the following types of accidents:
- Structure collapse (e.g., deck collapse, staircase collapse, loose handrail accidents)
- Fires and burns
- Drowning accidents
- Falls from heights
These accidents can occur on someone’s private property or at semi-public locations like workspaces, stores, restaurants, and other businesses. If you were hurt at someone’s home, their homeowners insurance might cover the accident; at a business, their business liability insurance might cover. However, insurance companies are often reluctant to pay the full value of medical bills and lost wages. If your case is deserving of additional “punitive damages,” you might not be able to get these damages without going to court. Our personal injury attorneys can help you determine what your full case should be worth and fight for that value in court.
Construction Accidents and Other Work Accidents
Construction workers are at high risk for injury. While certain rules might require you to file through your company’s Workers’ Compensation policy, there are potential ways to get around this restriction and open access to other damages. Those policies usually do not pay pain and suffering, but if you file a lawsuit against a third-party defendant – such as a driver, an equipment manufacturer, or a customer/client – then you could be entitled to additional damages.
Other workers and industries also see a high risk of injury, and our personal injury attorneys can help other workers get compensation for their workplace accidents as well.
If a family member was killed in an accident, we can work to get you and your family the damages you need to continue on. If a parent or spouse passes away unexpectedly, your family could face susbtantial lost income, lost household services, and other losses because of their death. In addition, the cost of their end-of-life medical care, funeral costs, and burial expenses can also leave you with unexpended costs you might not be able to afford. With help from our experienced personal injury lawyers, you might be able to get the damages you face paid for nearly any type of accidental death.
Proving an Injury Case in Hoboken, NJ
To get damages in an injury case, you must be able to prove that another party – the “defendant” – is at fault for the injuries. These injury cases rarely involve intentional injuries, though you can claim damages for things like assault and battery, too. Instead, victims often seek to prove that the defendant was “negligent.” Our personal injury lawyers can help you build this claim and determine the proper party or parties to file your lawsuit against.
To file a lawsuit, you must meet each element of the claim. For personal injury claims based on negligence, you must prove that the at-fault party breached a duty that they owed you and that the breach caused your injuries and other damages.
It is often easier to see these elements with some examples of common injury situations:
- A driver might have breached their duty to avoid driving under the influence and caused your injuries in a crash.
- A homeowner might have breached their duty to keep their sidewalk safe and caused you to slip and fall on the ice and break your wrist.
After an accident, you could face other damages alongside your injuries. Often, damages can be claimed for any expenses that result from the accident, such as medical bills, earnings you lost from missed work, and even additional damages for pain and suffering. Talk to our personal injury lawyers about what your case is worth.
Call Our Hoboken Personal Injury Lawyers Today
For a free case assessment on your injury case, call the personal injury attorneys at Legal Care New Jersey today. Contact us by dialing (732) 838-9769.