What Types of Injuries Qualify for a Personal Injury Claim?

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Many types of situations and injuries can qualify someone to submit a personal injury claim. Our law firm is more than equipped to handle all types of claims. If you were hurt and you believe that someone else was to blame for your injuries, a Middlesex County personal injury attorney may be able to assist you.

What Kinds of Situations Lead to a Personal Injury Claim?

There are many ways that someone can be hurt due to the negligence or actions of someone else. A personal injury claim can be filed after:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Defective products cause harm
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Nursing home negligence

If you were injured in some way and you believe that someone else is to blame for it, then you should pursue damages. Do not worry if you think that your injuries are not serious enough to warrant a lawsuit. A personal injury claim can be made due to all types of injuries, including:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injuries, like concussions
  • Dismemberment or disfigurement
  • Paralysis

Should I Accept a Settlement When It’s Offered?

If you decide to submit a personal injury claim, you might receive a settlement offer from an insurance company. It can seem like a lot of money. However, you should know that insurers are not in the business of being generous. They are trying to get out of this situation with as little money spent as possible.

So you need to make sure that your settlement will adequately compensate you. Do you have a complete understanding of how serious your injuries are? Do you know how long it might take to recover or how much work you will miss? You need to know this before you sign anything.

What Can an Attorney Do With My Personal Injury Claim?

It’s also advisable to meet with an attorney before you settle a personal injury claim. Our lawyers have plenty of experience negotiating with insurers and fighting for the kind of compensation offer that our clients deserve. Your lawyer can help you strengthen your personal injury claim by:

Gathering evidence: If there is surveillance footage of the accident that caused your injuries or witnesses to talk to, your lawyer will make sure that all available evidence is used to back up your claim.

Defending you from accusations: Sometimes a defendant will try to argue that you were also at fault for the accident. This can reduce any potential settlement, so your lawyer is ready to defend you.

File your case before the statute of limitations expires: You do not have unlimited time to sue in New Jersey. The state gives you two years to file a lawsuit and your lawyer can make sure that you do not miss that deadline.

Talk to Our Legal Team

When you are ready to pursue a personal injury claim, contact Stathis & Leonardis. We can set up a consultation and take a closer look at your case. Then we’ll help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.

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