Most Common Personal Injury Cases in New Jersey
While personal injury cases cover almost every conceivable type of harm to people and property, there are a few categories of cases that we see over and over again at our firm and on dockets across New Jersey’s many courthouses: car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workplace injury, and dog bites.
Car Accident Cases
Sadly, there are thousands of auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents in New Jersey every year. Equally unfortunately, many of these accidents are not caused through sheer bad luck. Instead, the negligence of one or more people contributes to a lot of them.
In cases like these – where someone has negligently caused harm to persons or property by way of causing an accident – the injured or aggrieved person has the right to file a lawsuit against whomever has harmed them. Mazie Slater handles many of these types of cases every year and has a long history of success and superior client service in these challenging and sensitive matters.
Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death is a tragic type of case in which one or more people cause the death of another person. While this category of case does not result in anyone going to jail, they can offer the family and dependents of the person who has died a measure of financial compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are a particular kind of personal injury lawsuit in which a medical practitioner – often a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional – has, intentionally or not, caused injury to a patient. Filing a medical malpractice claim can sometimes result in compensation for the injured person and compensate for lost wages, personal pain and suffering, and other forms of loss.
Workplace Injury Cases
Workplace injury cases can result when a person is injured or hurt on the job. It’s a special kind of case because there’s a legislated framework for pursuing compensation from a worker’s compensation fund, rather than against your employer directly. Many people find it very helpful to hire a lawyer to help them navigate this complicated area of law and to assist them in negotiating with insurance companies.
Dog Bite Cases
While usually friendly and peaceful, man’s best friend has been known to occasionally bite or attack people. Should this happen to you or a loved one, you’re entitled to file a claim against the owner of the dog and/or the person who had care and control of it at the time of the attack. The lawyers at Mazie Slater are experienced in handling this kind of lawsuit.
Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Do any of these common types of personal injury cases sound like they might describe a situation that you’ve been in? Then give us a call or send us an email and we’ll set up a free consultation to explain your rights and options to you. We’ve got seasoned and skilled counsel standing by to walk you through the challenges you’re facing.