What is a personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims are filed to get compensation for someone who has suffered harm because of the negligence or carelessness of another. By far, the most common types personal injury claims stem from automobile accidents.  The accidents can involve pedestrians hit by a motor vehicle or collision involving  cars, trucks, motorcycles, or bicycles.  Personal injury cases are not limited to specific facts.  However, some of the more commonly seen personal injury cases include slip and falls,  dog bites, and  accidents on private or public property.

If you have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another, consider contacting Ms. Fiorino to discuss your case.  You may be entitled to reimbursement for your medical expenses, damages, and compensation for your suffering, loss of current or future wages, and harm.

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Slip & Fall Personal Injury

Commonly seen types of personal injury cases include slip and fall in which a person is injured through no fault of their own. These cases arise when a person slips and falls in a store, on a sidewalk, or even inside a private residence.  A personal injury lawyer will set out to prove that the property owner or person in charge of maintaining the property acted in a negligent manner or breached a duty of care that lead to the dangerous conditions that caused your injury. 

MOTOR Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle accidents are by far one of the most common types of personal injury cases seen by lawyers and insurance companies. Accidents involving car crashes or pedestrian accidents may be shown to have been caused by the negligence or fault of a driver or operator.  

For instance, impaired driving in New Jersey—driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol might be a clear indication of negligence in causing an accident in which another person was injured.  Every year, more than 10,000 people die in the United States as a result of drunk driving. 

Speeding,  running red lights, failing to adhere to traffic laws, and not abiding by pedestrian right of ways,  are commonly seen causes of of personal injury case or wrongful death cases.  

If you’ve been injured in an accident contact a personal injury attorney to protect your claim.   It is important to contact us immediately to avoid losing your right to file a claim as there are statutes of limitations on filing.

Injury Resulting from Dog Bites

Dog bites in New Jersey round out the top three most common types of personal injury cases. Dog bites are very serious and might leave you with missed work, loss of wages, insurmountable  medical bills, permanent physical injuries, and psychological scars.  

New Jersey imposes strict liability on dog owners whose dog bites anyone. Dog owners are required to be be in control of their animals and have a duty to protect others from attack. 

Often, dog owners have home owner’s insurance that assists in defraying the cost of covering a loss that you or a loved one suffered as a result of a dog bite.  

Call today to see how we can help in recovering your financial and emotional losses suffered as a result of a dog bite.

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