Personal Injury Attorneys in Somerset County NJ

Advocating for Clients in Injured in Accidents in Bridgewater, Somerville, Bedminster, Watchung, and other Somerset County towns

When an accident happens, we all hope that there are no major repercussions, including injuries. However, even in the case of a minor injury, you must seek the support of a seasoned personal injury lawyer to ensure that you receive the full extent of damages caused by the accident. This is particularly because these injuries can take months to show themselves fully and even longer remedy, though they originally appear minor. A personal injury attorney at Cohen & Riechelson can help you recover damages from the party responsible for causing the injury.

To schedule a confidential consultation with our firm today to discuss your personal injury claim, please contact us online or through our office at (609) 528-2596.  We serve injured victims and their families in towns across Somerset County, New Jersey including Basking Ridge, Green Brook, Bernardsville, Manville, and Bridgewater.

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When can one file a personal injury claim in Somerset County NJ?

Somerset County NJ Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury lawsuits are generally filed after an accident occurring in or because of an automobile, a motorcycle accident, during a routine medical procedure in which malpractice is suspected, due to a malfunctioning product that causes harm, in a slip-and-fall accident or other accident occurring on the property of someone who neglected to properly maintain the space for safety, because of an animal bite, and even due to psychological and emotional injury caused by defamation or libel.

In New Jersey, all personal injury claims are handled by the New Jersey Superior Court: Civil Practice Division. When reviewing a personal injury lawsuit, the court considers four main factors to determine whether the defendant is responsible for covering the plaintiff’s related expenses and how much they are responsible for:

  1. What are the medical expenses associated with the injury? This includes initial medical expenses, ongoing treatments, and even estimated medical expenses extending into the future if the personal injury is ongoing until healing is guessed to be complete.
  2. What out-of-pocket costs has the defendant had to endure? A victim’s health or accident insurance will generally pay upfront costs regarding medical expenses until a personal injury claim is resolved; however, there are many expenses that the victim may have to pay that are not immediately covered by insurance, including over-the-counter pain relievers, recovery supports such as crutches and slings, and homeopathic treatments such as aromatherapy tools to address initial nervous system recovery and reset.
  3. Was the victim forced to miss work to recover from the accident? Were there lost wages resulting, and even adverse long-term effects on the person’s ability to work in their full capacity? The Court will take the to-date and estimated future wage loss into consideration when determining a proper settlement for a personal injury lawsuit.
  4. Has the victim faced a great deal of pain and suffering as a result of the accident? This is the most subjective of considerations the Civil Court judge will review. Though people usually only have the physical and financial repercussions of an accident, there are absolutely adverse psychological and emotional effects. Many accidents, even small ones, are traumatic for the body and the person, and the long-term results can be everything from nervous system dysregulation to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

A jury takes all of these into account when determining the size of a plaintiff’s claim. Most personal injury lawyers, including our team, only charge for their services if and once a claim has been settled. A lawyer is not likely to take on a claim that doesn’t appear likely the plaintiff will win because of the contingency basis on which they work, which is a good thing for determining the validity of your claim. For this reason, it is important to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case as soon after the accident as possible.

Keep these things in mind when filing a Somerset County personal injury lawsuit.

Filing a Somerset County Personal injury Lawsuit

The New Jersey Statute of Limitations, under Revised Statutes section 2A:14-2, notes that the time limit for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the original accident. Except in extreme circumstances, the Civil Court will not hear a plaintiff’s claim made after that two-year period. Though your injuries may continue to present themselves up to weeks and months after the accident, it is recommended that you hire a personal injury attorney expediently following the accident, so they can support you through the process and ensure that you receive financial compensation for the full extent of damages caused by the accident and the defendant’s negligence.

New Jersey also operates under shared fault laws, which means that if you were partially responsible for causing the accident that injured you, the settlement you receive would be reduced by the percentage of culpability you hold. To ensure you receive your fair share of compensation if you were injured in an accident, you must have the support of a skilled attorney.

Contact our Somerset County Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you seek damages for personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence in Somerset County, we have the extensive experience, legal prowess, and commitment you want on your side. At Cohen & Riechelson, we successfully represent clients in Somerville, Warren, Watchung, Branchburg, Martinsville, Raritan, Bound Brook, and other Somerset County areas.

Call us anytime to discuss your personal injury case at (609) 528-2596. To arrange a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Somerset County New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney, all you have to do is reach out. We handle car accident claims, slip and fall lawsuits, medical malpractice, dog bites, and other accidents that leave clients seriously injured, and we are here to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.