New Brunswick Personal Injury Lawyer
Accomplished attorney obtains compensation for people hurt in accidents
At John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick, we have witnessed the heartache that results from serious injuries and wrongful deaths. With compassion and resolve, our firm has achieved justice for families devastated by the negligence of others for more than a century. Throughout Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer Counties, we take great satisfaction in helping injured victims obtain full compensation for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress and pain and suffering. By teaming with the finest physicians, engineers and other experts, we are able to maximize your recovery.
Common types of injury claims
If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side. While you concentrate on getting well, our firm will diligently pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track. We handle a full range of New Jersey personal injury matters, including cases relating to the following:
- Auto accidents, including truck and motorcycle collisions
- Slip and fall incidents
- Workplace injuries
- Defective products, such as machinery in a factory or at home
- Medical malpractice
In cases of fatal negligence, our firm advises surviving family members and estate representatives on wrongful death litigation where plaintiffs can recover reimbursement for funeral expenses and income that the decedent would have provided had he or she lived. You can also trust us to handle other types of matters associated with serious injuries, such as workers’ compensation cases and Social Security Disability claims.
What to do after suffering a personal injury
From the moment you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness or deliberate act, the actions you take can help or hurt your ability to secure fair payment for your injuries. Your first priority should be the physical well-being of everyone at the scene. If there is no danger, you should take photos and get contact information for the people who saw what happened. Go to the hospital promptly to document your accident and get necessary treatment. Don’t let the liable party, their lawyer or insurer talk you into a settlement before you speak with us about your legal rights.
Damages and comparative negligence under New Jersey law
Generally, personal injury damages available under New Jersey law are divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Injury-related harm with a tangible cost is compensated through economic damages, which might include reimbursement for medical costs, lost income and rehabilitation expenses. You can collect noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering, emotional distress and the loss of enjoyment in your life due to the injury. State law allows you to win damages at trial even if you are partially liable for your injury as long as your share of the fault does not exceed 50 percent.
You don’t pay legal fees unless you collect a financial recovery
The inability to work and the accumulation of medical bills can add financial strain to the stress of dealing with an injury. John VR. Strong, Jr. will handle your personal injury claim on a contingency fee basis so you do not have to pay us to represent you until we recover compensation either through a settlement or trial.
Statute of limitations in New Jersey personal injury cases
In most cases, New Jersey victims have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the parties whom they believe caused the injury. Whatever type of harm you’ve suffered, you should contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Securing key evidence gets more difficult as time passes and the sooner you initiate legal action, the sooner you can obtain payment through a verdict or settlement. To ensure timely investigation of your claim, we can schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and will make hospital and home visits.
Contact a Central Jersey personal injury lawyer to set up a free consultation
John VR. Strong, Jr. seeks compensation for New Jersey residents who have suffered personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence or willful act. Our firm is located in New Brunswick and serves clients throughout Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer Counties. For a free consultation, please call 732-979-2166 or contact us online. Se habla español.