A personal injury case is primarily for the purpose of compensating you for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. What that means is that you are to be compensated for any pain that you have, any limitations that you have, anything that you can no longer do at work or at home or with your family. Additionally, it can also provide reimbursement for any medical bills that you have paid out of pocket as well as any lost wages or any hired help that you needed to do to perform some of the activities that you can no longer do.
When you are injured in an accident, whether it be a slip and fall or a car accident, you must file your claim within the statutes of limitations that New Jersey has placed on personal injury cases. You have two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. If you need to file a personal injury claim against a government entity such as a fire department, for example, you must give them a notice of claim within a certain amount of time in order to file your case. Many times it is only within 90 days of the date of your accident. If you don’t file the notice of claim, you will not be allowed to bring a claim against that entity and you will not receive compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages or medical expenses.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. and we will be happy to assist you.