Personal Injury Lawyer in New Jersey

Misinformation may be more common than information when it comes to the public’s understanding of the legal field. Some misinformation is spread for dramatic effect. Television shows and movies have an interesting take on the law that greatly enhances the dramatic aspects, but often bears little to no resemblance to reality. More dangerous is the misinformation that is spread purposefully by people who are looking to make money by eroding the rights of others. Lobbyists spend a stunning amount of money to convince people that the law and lawsuits are a hustle and that people seek enormous damage awards with no merit behind them. So-called “tort reform” and other similar movements are generally funded by insurance companies and large businesses to enhance their already staggering profit margins.

The reality of the personal injury process is quite different. Quite a bit of research and investigation go into crafting a personal injury lawsuit. After meeting with you and discussing your situation, we can advise you on the next steps in your legal matter. If we believe you have a valid claim and that we can help you in pursuing it, we will begin the process of gathering and protecting evidence. We may employ experts to present evidence on your accident or the nature of your injuries. We will review police reports, interview witnesses, take photos and prepare to present your case to a jury.

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While our preparations will be geared toward the potential for a full trial before judge and jury, a trial is not necessarily how your case will be resolved. If we can obtain the compensation through settlement negotiations, we will do so. Our goal is to get the right result for you through whatever means are available to us. At The Law Office of Tejas S. Kapadia, P.C. we have extensive experience. Our lawyers have the resources and knowledge to take on insurance companies and win. We know how to give you the best chance at the outcome you deserve.

How Long Do I Have To File An Injury Claim In New Jersey?

Before discussing how long after an accident you can legally file a claim, let’s talk about how long you should take. Every second that passes following a car accident or other personal injury is important for various reasons. The passage of time blurs memories, erases evidence and makes it less likely that you will receive the full compensation you deserve. While a personal injury lawsuit may take weeks, months or years to resolve, the sooner we can begin the investigation, the better your chances of getting an excellent result.

A delay, however, is not the end of the world. Your right to file an injury claim extends for some time after the accident. As long as you are within the statute of limitations set by New Jersey law for your situation, you can still pursue a claim. You should not let a delay discourage you from asserting your rights. If you are unsure about your right to sue, contact our office for an appointment with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.

With certain exceptions, an adult injured in a personal injury accident has two years to file a lawsuit after the date of the incident. Children have within two years of their 18th birthday to file a claim. The two-year period is generally applicable to civil claims involving injury, though there are exceptions. In cases involving medical malpractice, claims can be filed up to two years after the victim could have or should have known that malpractice occurred. That distinction is to prevent negligent parties from covering up their mistakes in an attempt to avoid paying compensation. So, if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, truck accident, product liability case, nursing home negligence claim or another incident, you will need to file a lawsuit within two years to preserve your rights. You can also schedule a consultation with our experienced lawyers to discuss your rights.
How Much Will I Recover From My Accident Case? We understand the pressure you are facing after your accident. Hospital bills add up quickly and you may be forced to miss work for an extended time following a serious accident. The physical, emotional and financial burden you are under can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, the answer to the question is not so easy to determine. We can’t look up your injuries on a chart and tell you what your case is worth. In fact, if we presented two cases that were truly identical to two different juries, the results would be different. So many factors go into the final result of a personal injury case that no lawyer can tell you exactly what to expect. The complexity of personal injury law does not mean that your result will be random. At the Law Office of Tejas S. Kapadia, P.C., we have handled many cases all over New Jersey. We have years of experience. That experience helps us to seek maximum compensation for our clients and get results. It tells us when an insurance company is not dealing fairly with one of our clients. It lets us protect you after your accident. Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases; Several elements go into determining how much you can claim in damages.
  • Compensatory damages include money for medical care;
  • Income lost due to the injury, including lost future income due to reduced earning capacity;
  • Pain and suffering; property loss; and more.
Medical expenses often make up a significant percentage of personal injury compensation, making a proper calculation of these costs of the utmost importance. The best way to determine how much your accident case is worth is to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, in a workplace accident or by a defective or dangerous product, we can help you. Schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys today to discuss your personal injury accident.

Contact the Law Office of Tejas S. Kapadia today

We understand that if you are considering an attorney then your matter is of extreme importance. Our response will be prompt, discreet and with the care and understanding that you deserve. Schedule an appointment with our Personal Injury attorney now.

CallĀ (201) 632-1529 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.


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