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