When you’ve been injured in an accident on someone else’s property in New Jersey, you may have a right to bring legal action to recover damages for your losses.
Safety Officials Point to Distractions as Major Cause of Motor Vehicle Accidents
It’s all just part and parcel to our ever-increasingly busy lives. We try to cram as much as we can into every minute. We’ve sold ourselves on the idea that we can effectively multi-task—we listen to books on tape while we exercise, we watch the evening news while making dinner, and we engage in a whole host of activities while we’re driving, including texting, phoning, surfing, eating, drinking and even applying makeup. But here’s what science is increasingly demonstrating—our brains are not designed to multitask. According to most studies, about 2% of people actually have the ability to effectively pay attention to more than one task at a time. In fact, some studies even suggest that multitasking can lead to brain damage.
When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, it can affect every area of your life, and have financial consequences every time you turn around. You may be unable to work and earn any wages. You may have medical bills that aren’t being covered or reimbursed. You may need to retrofit your home or vehicle to accommodate your injuries. As a consequence, it’s important to understand the different types of damages available in a personal injury lawsuit.
In New Jersey, when your loved one has died because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, whether it’s the result of a slip and fall, a car crash or a construction site accident, you have the right to file legal action to hold the wrongful party liable for his or her misconduct. But can anyone who claims loss because of a wrongful or accidental death seek damages in a court of law? What are the requirements to qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
When you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial truck, the injuries suffered can often be serious and catastrophic. In addition, there can be a wide range of factors contributing to the cause of the accident. To present a clear and persuasive argument to a judge and jury, it’s often essential to bring in expert witnesses. [Read more…]
If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a commercial truck, you may believe that it’s just like any other motor vehicle accident and that a skilled car accident lawyer can handle your case. But truck accident claims are very different. You need an attorney who understands the many different potential causes of a truck wreck and knows how to gather the necessary information and prepare an effective case. [Read more…]
The court has ruled on the admissibility of key issues of evidence and has resolved any motions to dismiss or pare down the lawsuit. You’re still not ready for trial. Here’s what happens next. [Read more…]
You’ve filed the complaint, it’s been answered, and you’ve gathered and evaluated all the evidence. It’s time to go to trial, right? Not yet…there’s still much to be done before your attorney can make an opening statement. It’s important to understand that conducting a full-blown trial can be expensive and time-consuming. It’s in the interests of the court and of the parties to streamline the process. That’s customarily done through pre-trial motions. [Read more…]
When you are involved in a legal dispute, and you’ve been unable to resolve matters without filing legal action, you want matters to be addressed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the legal process in the United States is just that…it’s a process. There are a number of steps you must complete before opening arguments can be made at trial. This series discusses the road map of a typical personal injury lawsuit, so that you know what to expect. [Read more…]