Suffering an injury due to the negligence of another person can be a stressful and frustrating experience. Your injury may keep you from working and could impact your ability to maintain your household or care for your family. You and your family should not have to bear the burden of another person’s negligence. If the actions of a negligent party injured you or a family member, you should consult with an experienced New Jersey injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at the Reiff Law Firm are prepared to help you hold a negligent person accountable for their actions. Our firm of legal professionals has decades of experience representing clients in complex personal injury cases, and we will use this experience to help fight for the case outcome that you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our diligent lawyers, call the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940, or reach us online.
Common New Jersey Personal Injury Claims Our Firm Handles
A personal injury claim may arise under numerous scenarios. The details of your case will determine the type of personal injury suit you will need to file. The following is a list of common personal injury claims our firm can litigate for you.
Car accidents are a common occurrence due to the number of people that commute through the State of New Jersey on a daily basis. There are a number of factors that may lead to a severe car accident. For example, if a person was driving while under the influence of alcohol, they are more likely to lose control of their vehicle. A car may also occur under the following circumstances:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Ignoring traffic signals
This is not a comprehensive list. If you were injured in another manner during a car accident, our firm could help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Many patients do not expect that they will be injured due to the actions of a doctor they trusted. Unfortunately, there are some doctors that fail to provide a patient with the standard of medical care that is adequate. For example, if a patient has developed cancer, it is imperative that a doctor is able to diagnose the condition accurately. If a doctor fails to diagnose a disease like cancer, a patient may lose valuable time to seek treatment for their condition. Medical malpractice can also be committed in a number of other ways:
- Birth injuries to a newborn or a mother
- Misdiagnosing a condition
- Prescribing the wrong medication or treatment plan
- Surgical errors like leaving a medical instrument inside a patient
It is important to note that not every mistake by a doctor may lead to a valid medical malpractice claim. Our firm can evaluate the circumstances of your case to explore your legal options for pursuing compensation from a negligent medical practitioner. Additionally, an injured patient may also be able to seek compensation from the hospital that employed the doctor.
Premises Liability Lawsuits
Premises liability deals with a landowner’s duty to maintain their property. Specifically, if a landowner fails to correct safety hazards on their property, they could be held liable if a visitor is injured. For example, if a restaurant owner fails to clean up a spill, this could lead to a slip and fall accident. There are other circumstances that could lead to a premises liability lawsuit:
- Construction accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Hotel accidents
- Dog bites
There are many other personal injury claims that the Reiff Law Firm can litigate on your behalf. To learn more about filing a lawsuit after an accident, continue reading and speak with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.
When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Jersey
As a victim of an accident, you should be aware that you only have a limited amount of time to file your personal injury case. The reason for this is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations determines the length of time that a potential plaintiff has to file a personal injury lawsuit. The filing deadline for your case can vary depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, a medical malpractice lawsuit may have a different deadline than a case based on a car accident.
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. When victims wait longer than two years to file their case, the court could bar their claim. This would typically happen after a defendant moves to dismiss due to a violation of the statute of limitations.
Do not make assumptions about the statute of limitations for your case. If you believe you have more time than the law affords, you could easily miss the filing deadline for your case. As a result, you may be left with no other option to seek compensation for your injuries.
Work with Our Trusted New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
If you were harmed in an accident caused by another person or entity, contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. At the Reiff Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing you with the legal representation that you deserve. We recognize how a car accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident can change a victim’s life, and we are here for you in your time of need. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940. You can also contact us online.