New Jersey Personal Injury Law: The Legal Elements
If you’ve incurred a personal injury in New Jersey, there is a lot more to know beyond just what kinds of injury incurred can be successfully claimed as a NJ personal injury and the definition of a NJ personal injury. Below, we offer a helpful primer on the most important legal elements of any personal injury case to help you in your understanding.
First Steps After a Personal Injury
These first steps should be taken by a victim of a personal injury as soon as possible after the injury has occurred. By having the most time-sensitive information in this and any other legal matter, you create the most substantial of legal proof to prove your case:
1. Document all facts, memory, stats of your personal injury.
2. Take photos and collect other physical evidence to serve as proof.
3. Gather prescription receipts, doctor visit records, etc.
4. Determine if there were/are witnesses and contact them.
How a Personal Injury Claim is Proven
Every part of the law has a certain amount of proof that must be determined in order for the deciding party to rule the case in the favor of defendant or claimant. In New Jersey personal injury law, the following must often be proven in order for the injured to win the case:
• Negligence of the party/parties caused an accident.
• This accident caused the personal injury in NJ.
• The NJ personal injury claim was filed within the state’s statute of limitations.
A New Jersey Personal Injury Claim Win
Compensation for a personal injury in New Jersey depends on a number of telling factors to include:
• Amount of medical bills, prescriptions, etc
• The severity of the injuries
• The age of the injured
• Pre-existing injuries of the injured
• Pain and suffering incurred
• The ability of the injured to work
• The ability of the injured to have a normal lifestyle
• The future medical prognosis of the injured.
Call one of our personal injury lawyers at LePore & Luizzi today to go over your personal injury case questions and determine your next steps toward personal injury compensation. We can help! Call us at (732)922-5500 for a free consultation today!