Personal Injury

You’ve suffered enough. You deserve compensation.

We know a serious injury can uproot your life in so many ways. Our team of attorneys bring together empathy and experience in personal injury law to help you recover from the financial losses caused by a serious injury. This can include loss of income from time spent out of work, hefty medical bills, and in wrongful death cases, funeral expenses.

The rules and procedures around personal injury claims in New Jersey are complicated. But we have the skills to help you move forward.

Our Areas of New Jersey Personal Injury Expertise:

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Car Accidents (Including Ride Share and Public Transportation Accidents)

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Wrongful Death

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Workers Compensation

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Medical Malpractice

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Animal Bites

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Slip and Falls

Personal Injury Law Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have questions that are not addressed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 856-429-3144.

Do I qualify for a New Jersey personal injury lawsuit?

The following must be true to be awarded compensation for a personal injury claim:

  • There was a proven act of negligence by someone other than yourself.
  • The negligent act caused you personal injury.
  • The injury had a financial impact on you.

If you’re unsure if you qualify for a personal injury claim, contact our team at 856-429-3144.

What’s the statute of limitation for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey?

The statute of limitation for a personal injury claim is two years from that date of the injury. For a wrongful death claim in New Jersey, the statute of limitation is two years from the date of death.

Can I file a personal injury claim in New Jersey if I’m partially at fault for the accident?

New Jersey follows a modified comparative negligence law, which grants partial compensation for shared fault in personal injury cases as long you’re not more at fault that the other person involved. How much compensation you receive for personal injury claims is determined by the percentage of responsibility deemed by the court.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the executor of the deceased person’s estate is the primary person responsible for filing a wrongful death claim. If a person dies without a will, then the administrator of the estate as appointed by a probate court can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their beneficiaries. 

What damages can be sought in a New Jersey wrongful death lawsuit?

New Jersey’s wrongful death law allows only for compensation of financial losses, or pecuniary damages, which might include loss of income, medical care costs and funeral expenses. Emotional damages are not recoverable under New Jersey’s wrongful death act, although a separate claim of a “negligent infliction of emotional distress” may be applicable.

What is a survival claim?

Survival claims are claims made against the deceased individual’s estate to cover any financial damages that occurred from the time the individual was injured until the time of their death. Essentially a survival claim is what would be covered in a personal injury lawsuit if the person had survived.

What are the basic qualifications for filing a workers compensation claim in New Jersey?

  • You receive regularly occurring paychecks with tax deductions. 
  • You were injured, or a preexisting injury/illness was worsened, while performing an assigned work-related task while on the clock. 
  • Your injury couldn’t be treated with basic first aid. 

Work-related injuries that occur during break and commute times are generally excluded from workers compensation coverage.

Do work-from-home injuries qualify under workers compensation coverage in New Jersey?

Yes, if a person is injured while working from home and they are performing an assigned work task during working hours then workers compensation is often granted.

What’s the statute of limitation for filing a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey?

The statute of limitation for filing a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey is two years from the date the injury or illness occurred, or from the date of the last paycheck, whichever is later. Additionally, employees are required to inform their employers of any injury that happens while at the workplace within 90 days of the incident.

How much does a person receive under workers compensation in New Jersey?

New Jersey workers’ compensation allows for the payment of 70% of the employee’s salary while they are not able to work.

What can I do if my NJ workers’ compensation claim was denied?

If you are denied a workers compensation claim in New Jersey, our experienced attorneys can assist you in appealing the claim. Contact Singley, Gindele & Rinaldi, Attorneys at Law, at 856-429-3144.

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