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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawsuit

close up of US Supreme CourthousePersonal injury lawyers fighting for the rights of accident victims throughout northern New Jersey, including Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Middlesex, Essex and Bergen County.

If you have been harmed by the negligence of another party and are facing serious medical, financial, and personal hardships through no fault of your own, you may have good reasons for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey.

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we understand why you need help. Something goes wrong: an error in the operating room; a fall that occurs due to unsafe surroundings; a car or motorcycle crash; complications from a recalled product or a dangerous medication; or an injury inflicted by a careless co-worker.

This injury can alter your life. Medical bills and debts are mounting. Whereas you once worked hard to support yourself and, perhaps, a family, your ability to earn a living is now compromised. Your quality of life is altered, your relationships are strained, and your peace of mind is shattered. In the worst cases, you may have lost a loved one forever: a spouse that you loved and depended on, or a dear and irreplaceable child.

Need help filing a lawsuit? Contact Eisbrouch Marsh

The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh can’t make all of the suffering you have experienced go away; however, we can help to ease the burden through the compensation that may be available through legal recourse. Monetary damages can help pay medical bills, cover the cost of ongoing care that you or a dependent may need, or provide for you and your family if your ability to earn an income has been taken away. Compensation may also be available for pain and suffering, or wrongful death.

If you need help filing a lawsuit, our lawyers provide a free, no-obligation consultation in which we can discuss whether litigation is the right course of action for you. For 25 years, our slip and fall lawyers have represented clients from New Jersey–including Hackensack, Paramus and throughout Bergen County – as well as all 5 New York City boroughs and Long Island.  Time and again, our effective representation has brought our clients significant compensation for the injuries that they have suffered. Moreover, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we receive no fee if we do not secure a jury award or settlement on your behalf.

Types of personal injury cases we handle

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we represent clients in every type of personal injury lawsuit whether the injuries are the result of reckless, negligent, and even intentional action.

Common causes of  litigation include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Defective or recalled products
  • Dangerous drug or medical device injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Wrongful death

If you have questions about whether you’re entitled to filing a claim for damages in the state of New Jersey, please call to set up a no-cost consultation with a member of our legal team.

Accidents that leave victims with life-altering injuries

Our firm represents clients who have suffered all manner of injuries, including but not limited to the following:

Though you might think of your injury as “minor,” we know that in many cases even relatively small injuries can have serious personal and financial repercussions. Don’t automatically dismiss the idea that a lawyer would be able to help you in such a situation.

What will happen if I file a personal injury lawsuit in NJ?

If you have suffered severe personal injuries stemming from an accident, you may have questions about how the legal process works.

Ideally, a strong personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey will proceed as follows:

  • Get medical treatment: always get medical treatment first, primarily for the sake of your own health, but also because a jury will not find your claim credible if your injury does not appear serious enough for you to have sought immediate medical attention.
  • Choose a lawyer: the right lawyer is critical to the success of your case. Experience and reputation are of supreme importance when choosing the right firm. However, it is equally as important that you work with a team that you can really talk to and trust. Your case is as individual as you are, and you need to feel you are in the right hands. You will need to sign a retainer agreement with the attorney you choose to work with.
  • Investigation/review by lawyer: tell your lawyer everything you know about the accident and the  injury.  Your lawyer will also review all medical records to determine the strength of your case and value of your injuries.
  • Pre-suit negotiation: your lawyer will usually attempt to settle the claim with the defendant’s insurer prior to filing suit.
  • Lawsuit is filed: it often comes as a surprise to plaintiffs, that this is not the first step of the process. Your attorney actually does a lot work prior to this stage.
  • Discovery process: each side of the suit has an opportunity to learn about the evidence and demands of the other side.
  • Mediation/negotiation: depending on what is learned during the discovery process, lawyers may once again attempt to reach a settlement at this point.
  • Trial: if no settlement is reached, the trial will go forward.

Causes of action in a NJ personal injury lawsuit

In a New Jersey personal injury claim, there are many possible “causes of action” (or grounds on which your case may be based), including strict liability, negligence, reckless endangerment, fraud, failure to warn (as in the case of a drug company that knew but did not disclose the risks associated with its medications). Generally, in a civil case, a plaintiff is obliged to demonstrate that the “preponderance of evidence” supports their case.

The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice, product liability, or other personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey is generally two years from the time of injury (or, in the case of malpractice, two years from the date of injury or admission of injury, or two years from the time when the injury reasonably could have been discovered). However, if one of the liable parties is a government or other public entity, you must provide notice to this party within 90 days of the injury or death, according to the New Jersey Torts Claim Act (NJTCA). It is therefore important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you believe that this may be the case to avoid having your case dismissed.

Examples of recent NJ personal injury verdicts

In recent years, several personal injury lawsuits in New Jersey have resulted in multimillion dollar settlements or jury verdicts.

Here are just a few examples:

  • In 2012, the family of a Montague, NJ mother of five was awarded $34 million in a medical malpractice suit over a traumatic brain injury that left her with limited physical and mental capacities.
  • A jury awarded the parents of a boy born with cerebral palsy $18.5 million in a 2010 medical malpractice suit against Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
  • In 2010, a Sparta man was granted a total $2 million award in a product liability case, after losing his leg in a snowmobile accident.
  • A Sussex man was awarded $4 million in 2012 after suffering serious injuries in an elevator accident.
  • A Newark woman who suffered multiple broken bones and other injuries that required several surgeries after she was dragged by a NJ Transit bus received a $17 million jury award in February of 2014.

Of course, the amount of compensation awarded will depend on the extent of damages, including the nature of the injury, its short and/or long-term ramifications for the plaintiff, and the circumstances of the accident or injury.

How Eisbrouch Marsh can help you

If you have been injured due to the actions of another party in Morris, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic, Essex, or Bergen County – including Hackensack and Paramus – it is important to partner with a law firm that has the resources and skill to get you maximum compensation.

If you have any questions about whether you qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey, please contact Eisbrouch Marsh at 201-342-5545 for a complimentary case review.  Remember that you will not be charged any fees unless we win or settle your claim.

  1. American Bar Association, Personal Injury http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers
  2. New Jersey Courts, Model Civil Jury Charges http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/civindx.htm
  3. NJ.com, Montague family awarded $34 million in malpractice suit after mother suffers brain damage, http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/montague_family_awarded_34m_in.html
  4. NJ.com, MiddlesexCounty family is awarded $18M in malpractice case that left son with cerebral palsy, http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/middlesex_family_is_awarded_18.html
  5. NJ.com, N.J. judge awards Sparta man who had leg amputated following snowmobile accident an additional $900K http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/10/nj_judge_awards_sparta_man_who.html
  6. NJ.com, Sussex County man injured in elevator accident awarded $4M http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/sussex_county_man_injured_in_e.html
  7. NJ.com, $17 million verdict for Newark woman dragged by NJ Transit bus in 2011, http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/02/17_million_verdict_for_newark_womanl