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Personal Injury Case: What Qualifies in New Jersey?

Your Personal Injury Case Can Include Loss of Wages, Medical Bills, Pain and Suffering

personal injury caseA personal injury case can be made from any number of scenarios in multiple situations. The most common types in North Jersey stem from slip and falls, medical malpractice, animal bites, and motor vehicle accidents. It can also be a mental injury, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

So what qualifies you to bring a personal injury case? The main component besides experiencing a personal injury is that the injury occurred due to someone’s negligence. Whether it be failing to clean up a slippery floor or failing to tame his or her animal.

Your case can include loss of wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and even loss of enjoyment of life. Many personal injuries can result in making it impossible for you to return to work right away. This means that you will spend weeks without earning the paycheck that your family depends on every day for food, paying the bills, and other necessities.

What’s the Personal Injury Process?

Bringing a personal injury claim against someone who you feel is at fault for your injury can turn into a difficult process. You need evidence that your injury was sustained due to the other person’s negligence. Therefore, they failed to sustain their duty of care toward you. For example, a pet owner has a duty of care to protect others from their animal. This is whether it is keeping the animal on a leash or making sure it’s secure in the fenced backyard.

There are certain duties an animal owner must abide by, as they are responsible for their animal’s actions. After an injury, you need to prove that it is more likely than not that your injury occurred because of the other person’s negligence. This is the main qualifier for a personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

In general, when the statute of limitations on a case expires, the legal claim is no longer valid. Do not wait to seek help. The process of bringing a personal injury case against another for the injury you sustained can be complex. Consequently, it is important to act quickly. Essential evidence that can either make or break your case might be hard to obtain if you wait too long. In New Jersey, a personal injury claim is only actionable if filed within two years of the injury.

The personal injury statute of limitations in New Jersey is stated in New Jersey Statutes section 2A:14-2: “Every action at law for an injury to the person caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any person within this State shall be commenced within two years next after the cause of any such action shall have accrued.”

Mark Yampaglia has the experience with personal injury claims and can provide you with the best possible outcome for your claim. Every injury is different, and every person is unique. Give him a call today at (201) 933-3240. After hearing your situation, he will be able to assess your case and explain to you the possibilities. Our law office also represents those charged with Drug Offenses in North Jersey.


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