New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer

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Throughout the United States, are a variety of brain advocacy groups that are filled with dedicated individuals who have sustained a variety of injuries and illnesses, or who have been effected by them. They work diligently to improve the quality of life for those with brain injuries as they can be one of the most devastating types of injuries that a person can experience. If you or someone you love has experienced an accident in which you may have sustained a brain injury, it's imperative that you see a doctor as soon as possible for a full evaluation of your physical and mental processes. You should also consult a qualified brain injury attorney. If your accident was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a valid personal-injury lawsuit. Your attorney can help you determine the type and amount of compensation to which you may be entitled for the suffering you have undergone as a result of your brain injury.

In order to receive compensation, you have to prove that the person who caused the injury was negligent and failed to use reasonable care. You must prove that you have suffered damages, that the person who caused the injury failed to carry out their duty, and that the other person's failure caused your injury.

In the state of New Jersey, you can recover monetary damages against an individual even if you were also negligent, as long as the other person was more negligent than you were. If more than one person involved was negligent towards you, they are individually responsible for portions of their share of the damage. If one of them is 60% or more at fault for your injury, you are able to recover the full amount of the damages directly from them.

Most personal injury cases must adhere to a relatively strict statute of limitations, depending on the type of injury and the state in which the injury occurred. New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations, which means you have two years after the date of the injury or accident to file a lawsuit against the individual who caused you injury. With severe brain injury, you may have longer to file the case. Your attorney will advise you. If your brain injury lawyer is not able to settle the case with the insurance company, then you will have to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitation runs out.

Under New Jersey law, the person who caused you injury has to pay for your past, current and future estimated medical expenses, time lost from work, including time spent to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

Brain injury is considered a personal injury case and most attorneys that specialize in brain injury law will take the case on a contingency fee basis. Use the lawyer locator feature that is found on the American Bar Association (ABA) website to find the help you need to receive the compensation you deserve.


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