Helping Injured Victims Throughout South Jersey Obtain Compensation

Personal injury claims happen when a person is injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person. The definition is purposefully broad to provide a way for those injured to collect compensation they deserve via a personal injury lawsuit. However, due to this broad definition, the accidents that qualify under these laws range greatly.

Some examples of accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim include, but are not limited to:

  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus or train accidents (including SEPTA and NJ TRANSIT)
  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Improper maintenance of properties (including defective sidewalks and rental properties in disrepair)
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Products liability/defective products
  • Slip-and-fall accidents/premises liability
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Trucking accidents
  • Wrongful death

Like accidents, injuries a person can sustain also can vary. Some examples of types of injuries suffered by a victim that can lead to a personal injury claim include:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Joint injuries, including shoulder and knee tears
  • Burn injuries
  • Scars and disfigurement
  • Eye injuries/loss of vision
  • Altered smell and taste
  • Loss of consortium
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegic/quadriplegic
  • Amputation/loss of limb
  • TMJ and other dental injuries
  • Emotional or psychological distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Types Of Personal Injury Claims

Just as the accidents and injuries themselves can vary, there are three different types of lawsuits a person can file after they have been injured. Depending on the circumstances of your unique case, you may have to pursue one of the following types of claim:

  • Negligence. This is when carelessness or negligence is the main factor in a lawsuit. Liability can be found against an individual, a business, or even a government entity. Negligence does not involve intent to harm, and even those who played a role in their own injury may still qualify for compensation.

  • Intentional torts. Assault, battery, theft, fraud, invasion of privacy, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress are examples of intentional torts. In these lawsuits, the intent to cause harm must be proven for a successful case.
  • Strict liability. When someone is harmed due to inherently dangerous activities or a dangerous product, strict liability applies against the offending individual or business entity. This can apply to anything from a product defect or a dog bite injury in the state of New Jersey.

When It's Time To Call A Lawyer

New Jersey personal injury law is nuanced and can quickly play against the one seeking damages. Before talking to an insurance company or making a statement to police, it is imperative to find a trustworthy Vineland personal injury lawyer. The right lawyer can help wade through the legal waters and ensure you not only avoid incriminating yourself, but that you also have the best legal strategy along the way.

Vineland Personal Injury Lawyers At Rone & Kowalski, LLC, Have More Than 25 Years Experience Helping Injured Victims

At Rone & Kowalski, LLC, our team of Vineland personal injury lawyers fights for clients. We listen to your side of the story and use every legal strategy at our disposal to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served.

If you have been harmed due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person, call 609-416-1453 today or contact us online to set up a consultation with a Vineland personal injury lawyer. We serve residents of Vineland, Milmay, Bridgeton, Millville, Buena Vista Township, Maurice River Township, Upper Deerfield Township, Greenwich Township, Stow Creek Township and Cumberland County.