A personal injury is any physical or psychological injury suffered by a person that is the direct result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct. An accident may be caused by an individual, a property owner, or a business.
The branch of law that handles civil cases where someone has suffered a personal injury due to an accident caused by another’s negligent conduct is known as personal injury law. A lawyer that handles these cases is often described as “personal injury lawyer,” although most bar associations, like the New Jersey State Bar Association, do not recognize specialization of lawyers.
Common types of accidents that result in personal injury are:
- Auto & Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Injury
- Whiplash and Neck Injury
- Construction Site Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Responsible Parties for Personal Injuries
You may suffer a personal injury on someone else’s property. If you are invited onto the property or are on a business owner’s property and suffer an injury, the owner of the property is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. If the property owner, or his insurance company, is reluctant to compensate you, a personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.
A property owner must keep the premises in a safe condition to avoid anyone suffering an injury. This means that the property owner must:
- Post warning signs
- Mark wet floors
- Keep the property adequately lit
- Provide safety equipment such as railings on stairs and ramps
- Make sure there are no cracks or damages to floors or stairs that my cause a fall
The company you work for must provide you with workers’ compensation if you suffer a personal injury while on the job. The company in which you are employed is responsible for your safety. This means that the company must provide you with the proper safety equipment needed to perform your job and the company must provide you with a safe environment. You will learn what to do after a work place accident by speaking with New Jersey personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone.
You may suffer a personal injury due to the negligence of a physician. A surgeon, doctor, or specialist may operate on the wrong part of your body, fail to diagnose a serious illness, prescribe you the wrong medication, or ignore major warning signs of a serious condition. The misconduct of a medical professional may cause you serious personal injury or cause the wrongful death of a loved one. If this happens, the medical professional will be held accountable.
Possible Compensation for Your Personal Injuries
No matter what accident caused your personal injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Hospital stays
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- At-home nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Pain management
- Doctor visits
The insurance company of the at-fault party who caused the accident that lead to your personal injury will be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Dealing with the insurance company is difficult and almost impossible for anyone without the help of a personal injury attorney. Mr. Carbone knows how to handle the insurance company so you will get the compensation you deserve.
- Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer
- Questions to ask your Personal Injury Lawyer
- Why Should You Choose Anthony Carbone?
If you or a loved has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence or misconduct of another, please contact a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C. today to schedule a free initial consultation about your personal injury case. We serve residents in and around the Jersey City, New Jersey area.