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Receiving Compensation in a New Jersey Personal Injury Case

Personal injury accidents have the power to negatively impact many lives. This may be due to a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. When this happens, an injured person or their loved ones may be left with a significant loss. This may be a financial loss, a loss of quality of life, or the loss of a life entirely. In the event of a situation such as this, injured parties may seek compensation from the negligent party through a personal injury case.

Receiving Compensation

It is important for a person injured in an accident to seek medical attention immediately. Depending on how serious an injury is, the injured may require a great deal of medical help. Serious injuries can lead to numerous medical bills that can become overwhelming for a person. Sometimes, they can prevent a person from going back to work for a period of time or even permanently. When the individual is not receiving an income, these added expenses be more difficult for them to manage.

It is because of that that those who are injured in an accident due to negligence are able to seek compensation for these costs. This compensation exists to cover any medical bills or lost wages that came about as a result of the accident. This allows the injured person to recover without having to worry or stress about any additional expenses due to the accident. Compensation may be awarded for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When traumatic injuries happen, people often suffer more than only physically. People can suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. Because of this, they are eligible to receive emotional compensation in addition to physical compensation. Emotional compensation exists to cover pain and suffering, a loss of quality of life, and more.

Proving Negligence

An injured party is required to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to pursue compensation. During the lawsuit, they must prove the other party’s negligence caused the accident. The can be done by collecting evidence that proves the accident and the individual’s injuries happened as a direct result of the party’s negligence. This satisfies what is known as the “burden of proof.” Evidence that may be used can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures or videos of the hazard, or any witnesses to the incident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today.

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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