Personal Injury Lawsuit
The fact that accidents are a common occurrence does not erase the pain and suffering that may result when you or your loved one sustains an injury or is involved in an accident. If you decide to take all the necessary steps towards protecting your legal rights following an accident or injury, you might have several questions concerning your personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury because of another person’s negligence, contact an experienced Jersey City personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. Their attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, offering free legal consultation to their clients.
What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injury claims are legal disputes that arise if an individual sustains harm from an accident or injury, and another party may be held legally accountable for that harm. The responsible party’s insurance company will compensate for the injured individual’s medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other associated expenses.
If your case involves medical malpractice, your personal injury lawyer will be working with hospital attorneys and insurance companies. You can formalize your personal injury claim via a personal injury attorney representing you in a civil court proceeding. The court seeks to find others legally at fault through a court judgment, or such disputes may be resolved via informal settlement even before a suit is filed.
The two probable outcomes of a case, such as an injury from property damage or needing medical treatment following an auto accident, may include:
- Formal Lawsuit — unlike criminal cases that the government initiates, a formal personal injury lawsuit generally begins once a private individual (plaintiff) files a complaint against another individuals, corporation, government agency, or business entity, alleging that they acted irresponsibly or carelessly in connection to the injury or accident that caused harm.
- Informal Settlement — In most cases, disputes over the fault for an injury or accident are resolved via informal settlement, commonly among the parties involved, their insurers, and their attorneys. The settlement generally takes the form of negotiation (payment of a consensual amount of money), accompanied by a written agreement where both parties forego further action (filing a lawsuit).
What Are the Laws Governing Personal Injury Cases?
Unlike other sections of the law that get their rules in statutes, such as penal codes in criminal cases, personal injury law development takes place often via court decisions and in treaties documented by legal scholars.
Most states, including New Jersey, have taken the necessary steps to summarize the establishment of personal injury law in documented statutes. Nevertheless, for practical purposes, the court decisions remain the primary source of the law in any legal case resulting from an injury or accident.
Get Expert Help With Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Any potential personal injury claim necessitates a comprehensive understanding of the facts, the processes involved, and the law. If an accident has negatively affected your life or that of your loved one, and someone else is liable for the injury, you may be granted compensation. Find out more about your legal options by contacting the Law Offices Of Anthony Carbone today to schedule a free consultation.