Chatham NJ Personal Injury Attorneys
Experience, skill and a proven track record of success in Chatham New Jersey
Most of the civil litigation in this country falls under the realm of personal injury law, with the most prevalent lawsuits involving legal issues arising from car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall cases, and faulty products. While the injuries themselves may be relatively commonplace, navigating the complexities of personal injury law can be challenging. The Chatham personal injury lawyers at Leonard Legal Group are experienced legal advocates with a demonstrated track record of success.
What is personal injury law in NJ?
Personal injury law is also known as tort law. It is intended to protect those who suffer injury or property damage due to someone else’s actions or failure to act. When the claim is successful, the party that caused the injury or harm justly compensates the party that suffered the injury or losses. Determining liability and damages is at the core of personal injury cases. In most personal injury lawsuits, the liability is due to negligence.
Types of personal injuries in Chatham
The most common personal injury lawsuits are the result of injuries sustained in car accidents. Personal injuries can also be attributed to the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Marine accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace incidents
- Dog bites
What is the time-frame for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey?
Each state has limits concerning the amount of time an individual has to file a civil lawsuit. This is called a statute of limitations. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases gives an individual two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations is very important; failure to file a lawsuit prior to the close of the two-year period will result in the New Jersey court system refusing to hear your case at any time in the future. In addition, your right to receive compensation will also be lost.
Legal representation in Chatham and throughout New Jersey
At Leonard Legal Group, our Chatham personal injury lawyers deliver excellence in everything we do. We are dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, contact our Chatham office to discuss your case at (973) 984-1414 or online.