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Receiving Compensation in a New Jersey Personal Injury Case

Receiving Compensation in a New Jersey Personal Injury Case

Sometimes, personal injuries can be devastating and have the potential to change a person’s life. Personal injuries can sometimes occur because of another party’s failure to provide a standard of care for other people. These situations can cause serious injuries and sometimes even death to individuals. When this happens, those who are injured can find themselves in difficult situations of great loss. This can be a financial loss or even a loss of life. It is because of this that injured individuals may be able to receive compensation from another party who is responsible for their accident.

Compensation

When someone becomes injured, it is important that they seek immediate medical attention immediately. Depending on how serious the injury is, medical bills can pile up and become very expensive for an individual. Sometimes, an injury can prevent an individual from going back to work for a period of time, possibly even indefinitely. Because of this, those who are injured as a result of another’s negligence may be eligible to receive compensation to cover these medical bills and lost wages as a result. This allows them to relax and focus on recovering after an accident without worrying about any expenses. An individual may receive compensation to cover the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When an accident occurs and someone is seriously injured, they sometimes do not only suffer physical trauma. There are many cases in which individuals suffer emotional and psychological trauma as well. This is why it is possible for an injured individual to receive not only financial compensation, but emotional compensation as well. This may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

In order to receive compensation for an injury, an individual must file a personal injury lawsuit. To have a successful case, the injured is responsible for proving the other party was negligent in providing the legal standard of care. This requires them to satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured party to gather evidence that proves their injuries were sustained as a result of the other party’s negligence. Evidence that may be helpful in a personal injury case can include the police report of the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the accident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC. today.

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

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