You might be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love was injured in an accident. If the incident that led to your injuries was caused by another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence, they might be responsible for the range of financial damages your injuries cause.
A Clifton personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you identify the at-fault party, document their financial liability, and assign a value to your damages. We can negotiate with the at-fault party and their insurer for appropriate compensation. If necessary, we will also ensure you file your lawsuit in time to comply with the statute of limitations.
We Represent Clients in a Variety of Personal Injury Cases
When another person’s negligence is responsible for the accident that led to your injuries, you could pursue damages in a personal injury case against them. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), you could also be entitled to financial compensation if your injuries are the result of intentional acts or strict liability cases.
Intentionally wrong acts include cases of assault and other criminal activity. Meanwhile, strict liability includes cases in which a product’s design or manufacture made it unsafe, even when used as it was intended. As such, potential personal injury cases can include, but may not be limited to:
- Dog bites or attacks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Vehicle collisions
- Defective products
If one of these or a similar scenario caused your accident and injuries, our team can help you navigate the personal injury legal process. We can look for evidence to prove the negligence behind your injuries, explain the range of your potential damages, and build an effective case against the at-fault party.
Define Your Recoverable Damages
When calculating your recoverable compensation, we take both financial and non-financial damages into account. Financial damages typically require simple calculations, so they are easier to prove and assess. Non-economic damages are less simple to value.
Your recoverable damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Income loss
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lasting impairments
Recoverable damages can vary greatly, and assigning a value to yours can be complex. Our lawyers can help you compile and calculate the bills and receipts that document your economic damages. Because they might come from a variety of sources, it might be challenging to gather them on your own.
Our lawyers can also help you determine the value of your non-economic damages. On your own, understanding and proving the value of these intangible portions of your lawsuit can be difficult. Our team can use your medical records and bills, prognosis, and expert input to reach an accurate value.
How We Build Your Personal Injury Case
Understanding personal injury law in New Jersey is key to building a compelling case for compensation. Seeking damages from the at-fault party means proving their duty to provide you with reasonable care and their breach of that duty. It also means proving their breach caused your physical and financial damages.
To establish this, we will:
- Investigate your accident
- Identify the at-fault party
- Handle insurance forms
- Interpret laws and statutes
- Assemble and present evidence
- Negotiate an out-of-court settlement
While we build your case, we will handle communications and negotiations, so you have the time you need to focus on getting better. We will also represent you in court if your case does not produce an appropriate insurance settlement.
How We Reconstruct Your Accident
Our Clifton personal injury lawyers may need to reconstruct your accident to understand how it happened and who is responsible. To do that, we may locate and interview witnesses and request multiple documents from you and other sources. Those documents and evidence may include:
- Crash reports in car accident cases
- Animal control reports in dog bite cases
- Use manuals in property damage cases
- Oral and written witness statements
- Medical records and bills
- Injury and accident scene photos and videos
Get Us Involved in Your Case Right Away
The filing deadline for an accidental injury in Clinton is determined by New Jersey state law. If you were injured or someone you love was fatally injured, the following statutes determine your appropriate filing deadline:
- The personal injury statute of limitations is generally two years, according to NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2.
- The wrongful death statute of limitations is also generally two years, according to NJ Rev Stat §2A:31-3.
Getting our team involved right away allows us to help you comply with the statute of limitations. It also helps when investigating your accident if we can interview witnesses and collect evidence sooner rather than later. Additional benefits of early intervention include time to negotiate a favorable settlement thoroughly.
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Our Team of Attorneys Can Help Your Financial Recovery
The negligent party in your collision might be responsible for your injury-related expenses and losses. You do not have to prove the liability of the at-fault party on your own.
Find out how a Clifton personal injury lawyer on our team can help you fight for your financial health so you can focus on your physical health. Contact the client intake team at the Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 to start building your case today.