New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

holding an arm in a castIf you or a loved one has been hurt as the result of someone else’s negligence, then you may have been a victim of personal injury. Personal injury is a legal term used to describe all bodily and emotional damage a person may suffer as a result of a traumatic incident. If you suffered a personal injury because another party behaved carelessly or recklessly, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

According to a National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey, more than 29.3 persons visited the emergency room seeking treatment for an unintentional injury in 2010. Of these, more than half were admitted to the hospital for additional treatment.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury due to another person’s negligent, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. are dedicated to helping people in your situation claim the compensation they deserve.

For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation of your personal injury claim, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form located to your right – it’s free to submit and strictly confidential.

What is Negligence?

In order to determine whether or not you will be able to make a successful personal injury case, you need to understand the concept of negligence. If your injury was caused by another party’s negligence, then you may have a valid claim.

Negligence is most generally described as acting in a careless manner, such that another individual or party is harmed as a result. We all owe other people a duty of care, meaning that we should act in safe and reasonably careful ways. A breach of this duty is considered to be negligence.

Causes of Personal Injury

Physical and mental damages can be the result of a multitude of situations, including both intentional acts and negligent acts. Most commonly personal injury claims are made after a motor vehicle collision, and according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey that is the 2nd highest cause of emergency room visits.

Some areas of personal injury we specialize in include:

What signifies negligence is often based on each individual case, and in some claims such as medical malpractice more than one person could be helped accountable for the actions or inactions. Our lawyers will work hard to prove that all parties responsible be held accountable for the injuries they caused.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

Personal injuries most commonly include physical damages however psychological damage can also be claimed. For example a person may wish to be compensated for their pain and suffering or emotional anguish as well as for their medical expenses and lost wages.

Some common types of personal injuries include:

  • Bone Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Serious Head Trauma
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychological Side-Effects (Anxiety, Depression, etc.)
  • Infections

An individual could suffer from a multitude of physical and mental injuries due to another’s carelessness. At Levinson Axelrod we firmly believe that those who caused you, or your loved ones’, personal injuries should be held accountable for their negligence. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights. 

Types of Damages

In a successful personal injury case, you may be awarded damages, or monetary compensation. There are two main types of damages that may be won – compensatory and punitive damages.

Compensatory damages are awarded in order to directly compensate you for your losses. Typically, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, and pain and suffering are included.

Punitive damages, on the other hand, serve the purpose of punishing the offender and deterring him or her from taking the same line of action in the future. In New Jersey the limit on punitive damages is $350,000 or three times the amount of compensatory damages.

Contact our New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers Today

If you have suffered a personal injury from another party’s negligence or malicious intentions, then you may have the right to claim damages for your suffering. The knowledgeable team of attorneys at Levinson Axelrod P.A are ready to help you fight for your right to fair and just compensation.

For years we have opened our doors to personal injury victims throughout New Jersey and provided them with comprehensive legal counsel to ensure that they receive the MAXIMUM amount of compensation they deserve.

We have several offices located throughout New Jersey and proudly serve the following areas:

Contact the New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 1-800-346-5529 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Our intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.

If you prefer to contact us online, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form located at the top right hand corner of this page – it’s 100% FREE to submit and your information will remain completely confidential.

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