Many American lose their lives and suffer extensive injuries because of an accident. While we often think of car crashes when we think of accidents, there are many other ways a person can suffer an unintentional injury.
Traffic accidents remain one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injuries in the U.S. The New Jersey Department of Transportation reports that 607 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2016.
Premises liability claims arise out of accidents that occur because of dangerous conditions present on a person’s property or in a business. Premises liability claim often arise out of slip and fall accidents, drowning accidents
Nursing Home Abuse
Adults over the age of 60 are very vulnerable to abuse and neglect because of their age and medical conditions. Their mistreatment can cause devastating treatment.
Types of Compensation for Accident Victims
Economic Damages- These types of damages make up the bulk of awards in accident settlements. Economic damages are awarded to cover an accident victim’s medical costs, rehabilitation, medications, property damage, wage loss and costs associated with temporary or permanent disability.
Emotional Damages-Another type of damages awarded in accident cases is emotional damages. Accident victims suffer psychologically as well as physically, and they deserve to be compensated for the mental anguish and pain they endure.
Punitive Damages- Punitive damages are not warranted in all accident cases but a victim may be awarded if the at-fault party’s actions are considered grossly negligent. Punitive damages are used to punish a driver.
A wrongful death occurs when one party commits a negligent act that leads to the death of a person. Wrongful acts include vehicular manslaughter (like drunk driving), a purposeful attack or manufacturing a defective product. Family members who lose a loved one in an accident may be entitled to compensation for their untimely loss.
A fall in a store, a crash at an intersection, or an accident on the job can alter the course of a victim’s life for a short time or long-term. The following are a typical accident injuries:
Back, neck, and spinal injuries
Traumatic brain injury
The above injuries are painful and debilitating, and the recovery often entails long-term rehabilitation.
Physical Therapists in New Jersey:
New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy
69 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457
Comprehensive Orthopedic Physical Therapy
900 Easton Ave #22, Somerset, NJ 08873
Rehabilitation Clinics in New Jersey:
Kessler Rehabilitation Center – West Orange (KIR)
1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
1501 NJ-33, Trenton, NJ 08690
Chiropractors in New Jersey:
The Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center of New Jersey
544 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109
Bergen Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation Center
532 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
How Will I Benefit from Hiring an Accident Lawyer?
For your case to prevail, you must be able to prove negligence. That is an important job and one that our team of accident lawyers in New Jersey can accomplish.