Each year in New Jersey, thousands of people suffer injuries in all manner of situations, from car accidents and slip-and-fall accidents, to workplace accidents and even from defective products—and everything else our readers could imagine. Some of those who suffer injuries in these types of situations may chalk it up to “bad luck.” But, if you suffered an injury due to another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Most people are somewhat hesitant to entertain the idea of pursuing legal action. They may think that such a path is too time-consuming or costly. However, living with the injuries you have suffered—and the medical bills that are sure to pile up—may be an even more daunting prospect. A personal injury lawsuit could get victims the financial resources they need to attempt to return to life as usual.
Proving your case
“Negligence” is a term that is quite common in personal injury lawsuits. If, for example, the injuries in question were caused by a car accident—quite common in America—the injured victim, or “plaintiff,” would need to prove that the other party did not abide by the duty to drive carefully and reasonably on the roadways.
Injuries that arise from other situations also usually lead to situations in which the injured party must prove that the other party—a landowner, manufacturer or employer, for example—was “negligent” in some way.
At our law firm, we do our best to help New Jersey residents who are seeking financial compensation after suffering an injury that was caused by someone else. We know that the financial hardship that injured victims face is real. For more information, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.