A New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Who is Both Aggressive and Compassionate
While most accidents result in only minor injuries, some are catastrophic events that can change lives forever. When these accidents are caused by negligence, you may need to pursue a legal claim against the other party to get the compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, navigating the insurance claim process can be difficult, and the legal system is nearly impossible for non-lawyers. Therefore, most non-lawyers settle their claims for far less than they are worth. However, if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a New Jersey personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Injury Claims We Handle
Personal injury cases include more than just car accidents. No matter what type of accident caused your injury, you need an experienced lawyer who knows how to get results. New Jersey personal injury lawyer Daniel Silberstein has 25 years of experience in helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve in the following types of claims:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slip and fall accidents and premises liability
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death claims
If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, Mr. Silberstein can help you navigate the claim process and, if necessary, file a lawsuit to protect your rights.
The Statute of Limitations for New Jersey Personal Injury Lawsuits
Every type of legal claim has a deadline by which you must file your lawsuit, or you will lose all of your rights. This deadline is referred to as the “statute of limitations.” For personal injury cases, the New Jersey statute of limitations is two years from the date of your accident. For example, if you are injured in a car accident, you must file your lawsuit no later than two years from the exact date of the accident to pursue a claim for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you do not file your lawsuit within that time period, your claim will be barred, and you will not be able to receive any compensation, no matter how strong your case may otherwise be.
Even if you do not plan to go to court, the insurance company has no obligation to pay your claim if the statute of limitations has expired. In fact, they may delay paying your claim if the statute of limitations is about to expire in the hope that you will miss the deadline.
There are exceptions to the statute of limitations that can extend the deadline, but those exceptions are limited. Therefore, the best thing you can do is contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the easier it will be to prove your case and protect your rights.
A New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Get the Damages You Are Entitled To
If you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other losses. A New Jersey personal injury lawyer can help you recover monetary damages for the following:
Economic damages are also often referred to as your “financial” losses. They typically include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Property damage
- Funeral expenses
These losses are fairly straightforward to prove, as they can be proven by submitting bills and other documentation.
You may also be entitled to non-economic damages, which could include the following:
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Loss of marital relations
Non-economic damages may be a substantial portion of your claim. Unfortunately, non-economic damages can also be much more difficult to prove than economic damages because these losses are often subjective. However, the fact that they are subjective does not make them any less real for the victim.
An experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney will be able to prove both your economic and non-economic losses to get full value for your claim.
Injured In New Jersey? Contact New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Daniel P. Silberstein
If you have been injured and don’t know what to do, New Jersey injury attorney Daniel Silberstein can help you start putting your accident behind you. Call or email us today to schedule a free consultation; the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. Our office is conveniently located in Union County, New Jersey, and we serve clients in Newark, Elizabeth, and more.