Personal injury refers to any type of injury which occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence. It can involve an individual who slips and falls on a defective surface and sustains injury or someone who is injured in an automobile accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
In a personal injury claim it must proven that the harm suffered was a result of someone else’s negligence and thus the result of that negligence is the damage suffered.
Personal Injury Damages
Damages are generally proven through the use of medical records and the testimony of the treating physician and further supported by witnesses such as family members or other individuals close to the injured person.
Compensation for a personal injury may come be either a settlement of the claim or a result of a Trial on the claim. The claim may settle prior to a Complaint being filed. The claim may also settle after the Complaint is filed and before Trial. If the claim is not settled before Trial, a Trial will take place and then the jury renders verdict . The jury will reach a verdict based on the evidence that is offered in Trial. Compensation for the injury is based upon physical and mental suffering, both temporary and permanent.
As with any type of litigation the most important factors in selecting an attorney to handle your claim are experience and a complete understanding of all issues which may arise in a personal injury case. The Arnette Law Firm has such experience and understanding. This has been demonstrated by meeting the rigorous requirements of The National Board of Trial Advocacy and being recognized as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.
For a free initial consultation about a possible serious personal injury claim, contact us today.