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Getting in touch with a lawyer is never a bad idea if you believe you need one for a personal injury. Whether it happened on the job or in your spare time, a personal injury lawyer can help you file whichever claims you need assistance with.

Getting injured is never ideal; however, if you believe compensation from your company, employer, or another is owed, a personal injury lawyer is key in resolving the issue. To file a claim based on your injury, it is important to understand the steps to filing and how to get in touch with a personal injury in New Jersey.

What is a Personal Injury Case?

When someone is harmed by an accident or injury, and someone else may be held legally accountable for that harm, personal injury cases are legal disputes that result. The wounded person will receive compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier for their medical bills, agony and suffering, and other ongoing medical costs. Your injury lawyer will collaborate with insurance companies and hospital attorneys if the case concerns medical misconduct.

A personal injury attorney representing you in a civil court process can formalize your personal injury case. This court proceeding aims to identify those who are legally responsible through a court decision or, as is much more often, parties may settle such issues amicably before any lawsuit is filed. However, after this case, there are often two types of settlements that are as follows:

  • Formal Settlement
    A formal personal injury case typically begins with a private person (the “plaintiff”) filing a civil complaint against another person, company, organization, or government agency (the “defendant”), alleging that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm. This is unlike criminal cases, which the government starts.
  • Informal Settlement
    In reality, those personally involved in the matter, their insurance companies, and the attorneys for both parties promptly and peacefully resolve most disputes regarding who was to blame for an accident or injury. A settlement usually takes the form of talks, followed by a written agreement wherein both parties consent to postpone further action (like filing a lawsuit) and settle the conflict by paying a monetary amount that both sides find acceptable.

Common Personal Injury Claims

Many people may get injured while on the job or just going about their lives. Knowing when to file a claim is important, but it is also important to know what common claims are. Injuries that occur with motor vehicles are often taken to court in New Jersey using a personal injury lawyer. However, plaintiffs can make other claims, here are some of the most common:

Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases focus on injuries brought on by a doctor’s negligence or improper care. To win these personal injury cases, the doctor must often have breached a rule or treated the patient in a wrong, negligent, or inappropriate way.

Products and Liability
A person may be qualified to file a claim for damages if they get injuries while using a defective product. However, some injuries are excluded, such as those brought on by “unavoidably unsafe” products.

Slip and Fall
People who suffer injuries after slipping and falling on public or private land may be eligible for financial compensation. Personal injury claims involving slip and falls sometimes hinge on the environment’s safety. This means a victim’s case is strengthened if the property was unanticipated or unreasonably unsafe to others.

Car Accidents
Every year, car accidents cause over 3.8 million injuries in Americans that necessitate medical attention. These accidents frequently include distracted, sleepy, or intoxicated driving.

Uber and Lyft Accidents
Accident lawsuits involving rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft can be very complicated. Our seasoned accident attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to take on powerful insurance companies and their legal teams to obtain the highest possible compensation for your injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents
When sharing the road with drivers, motorcycle riders are particularly at risk. A personal injury attorney can assist you in preserving your legal rights because jurors who hear cases involving injuries sometimes have a predisposition towards motorcyclists.

Steps After an Injury

If you or a loved one has been injured, there are key steps to take to ensure that you can file a claim utilizing a personal injury lawyer. Consider these steps:

Take Notes
One of the first things to do if there has been an accident is to take proper notes. This can come in many forms, such as written, pictures, recordings, and more. These notes ensure that there is some form of evidence preserved even after the injury has occurred.

Physical proof can also be used to demonstrate the severity of an injury: For instance, car damage might illustrate how severe a crash was, and clothing that is torn or covered in blood makes your bodily injuries stand out drastically. You should keep any tangible evidence as it was at the accident and keep it safe and preserved. Take pictures of the item if you are unable to preserve it. You can later use your evidence to demonstrate what occurred to an insurance company.

Keep Evidence
Taking photographs is one of the top ways that people preserve evidence after an accident that procures an injury. Here are some of the best ways to ensure that photographic evidence is taken and kept effectively:

  • Use a smartphone: While other cameras can be effective, individuals often do not carry other cameras with them. Smartphone cameras are advanced and can often show good detail and take in enough light to ensure even the small scratches, dents, etc., can be seen.
  • Take multiple photos: While this may seem like a given, the more pictures you have, the better. This shows detail and can help show the extent of the damages or injuries.
  • Take photos quickly: Although it may not be the first thing on your mind after an incident, try to take pictures as soon as possible. This will ensure the most accurate evidence is kept.
  • Get timestamps: While most smartphones have this feature automatically, make sure you properly date and time the photos.

Get Medical Records
With a few exceptions, patients have the right to request a copy of their medical records from any medical provider under the federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This ensures that there is a copy of them on file, which a personal injury lawyer often needs.

Questions to Consider

If you believe that you or a loved one may need to file a personal injury claim or find a personal injury lawyer, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, consider the following questions as you begin your search:

How to File a Claim

There are several key things to remember when filing a claim for personal injury. Here are some of the beginning steps when it comes to filing:

Prepare Documents
Potential claimants should consider recording all injuries, damages, and medical treatments associated with the accident once they have received the appropriate medical care. Gathering information on the accident’s cause and the impact the accident or injury has had on a victim’s life is especially useful. It is very important to record any hospital stays, missed work, or medical expenses.

Investigate Injuries
To understand more about the accident, the claimant’s injuries, and medical care, the attorney will first interview the claimant after being retained. Then, lawyers will ask for records of any medical care that the person may have received. To strengthen a client’s case, a lawyer may also choose to collaborate with accident reconstruction experts or other experts.

Serve Notice of Claim
If someone chooses to pursue a personal injury claim, they must notify all parties involved of their intention to bring a lawsuit. Process serving is another name for this. The notification is often personally delivered by a qualified process server, court representative, or law enforcement officer.

Is There a Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Case in New Jersey?

A statute of limitations, which is the window of time set by the state of New Jersey to file your personal injury case with the courts, restricts lawsuits involving personal injury claims. However, there are deadlines for both filing new documents and responding to previously filed materials once the case has been filed.

These deadlines, however, are subject to extensions, whereas the statute of limitations is only subject to extensions under extremely limited circumstances with the court’s agreement. This implies it’s extremely unlikely the court will hear your case if you don’t file it before the deadline.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in New Jersey

If you or a loved one has had an injury occur, you may be able to hire a New Jersey injury lawyer in New Jersey. While keeping key considerations in mind, you can move forward with filing a claim. If you’re ready to get the justice you deserve, contact Bhatt Law Group today by clicking the link here or calling (201) 798-8000 to get started.

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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.