If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about the different types of damages in New Jersey and how you can recover the compensation you deserve:
Types of damages
An injury can drastically change your life. Some of the burdens you may experience include:
Tangible losses: This refers to losses that can be calculated. For example, medical bills and lost wages as a result of the accident.
Intangible losses: Some losses are more difficult to calculate. For example, an injured individual may deserve compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, limited mobility, and more.
How can I recover compensation?
You will need to work with an experienced attorney to fulfill the burden of proof. This involves providing evidence that your injury was the direct result of another party’s negligence. In order to do so, you should:
- Call 911
- The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more. If possible, obtain a copy of this report.
- Seek medical attention
- It is important to go to your doctor, hospital, or an urgent care facility as soon as possible. This will help ensure that your injuries receive the proper treatment. It can also provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask the doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents, as this can play a major role in your personal injury case.
- Document the scene
- If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur
- Speak to witnesses
- If anyone saw the accident happen, they may be able to provide important witness testimony. Be sure to ask for their name and contact information.
- Contact an attorney
- An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence that you could not otherwise access. This may include phone records, police reports, security camera footage, and more.
What is the statute of limitations?
In order to pursue legal action and recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal, you will have to adhere to the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will mean forfeiting your right to pursue legal action.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here for you. Reach out today to discuss your case.
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