Belleville, NJ Personal Injury Lawyer

People who are injured in many types of accidents could be entitled to substantial compensation for their injuries.  Additionally, anyone injured by someone else’s intentional or negligent behavior could be entitled to hold them responsible for the resulting injuries.

For help getting compensation after an injury, work with our Belleville, NJ personal injury lawyers.  Our attorneys are equipped to handle your case, talk to insurance companies for you, and fight your case in court – if necessary – all to get you the compensation you deserve.

For a free case review, call our Belleville, NJ personal injury lawyers at The Carrion Law Firm today.  Contact us at (718) 841-0083 for a free case evaluation.

When to Call a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in Belleville, NJ

Many people who face injuries might be concerned that their case is not important enough or that it was not a serious enough injury to warrant asking a lawyer for help.  Our attorneys offer free case evaluations to help you determine whether you have a case, so you should never hesitate to call us for an analysis.  Ultimately, you should call a lawyer any time you believe that someone else caused your injuries and you have damages that you need compensated.

Your lawyer can usually file a personal injury case when there is “negligence.”  This means that someone violated a legal duty that they owed you, resulting in your injuries.  If someone else did something wrong, and those events caused your injuries, then you likely have a personal injury case and should call our Belleville personal injury lawyers about it.

More specifically, for a personal injury case to succeed, the following elements must be met:

Duty

You must be able to prove that the at-fault party – the “defendant” – owed you some legal duty.  This can be something as simple as the duty to follow traffic laws or something complex like the standard of care that a doctor owes their patient.

Other cases are based on intentional injuries, which follow a different analysis than negligence cases.  If someone intentionally injured you, you almost certainly have a case against them.

Breach

You have to prove that the defendant breached their legal duty in order to hold them responsible.  If the defendant did everything they were supposed to do, but you were injured anyway, then it might have been a true “accident,” and there might be no one to hold responsible for your injuries.

Causation

You and your Belleville personal injury lawyer must be able to prove that the defendant’s actions actually led to your injuries.  If some other intervening person caused the actual injuries, then they might be liable instead.  If the injuries were unavoidable, then the defendant might not have been the one to cause them.  Talk to an attorney for help with accidents involving complex causes.

Damages

This is the element that people often have the most doubt about when analyzing whether or not they have a personal injury case that is “worth” calling a lawyer about.  People who face minor or moderate injuries might not think that their case is worth filing or that they might not be entitled to much by way of damages.

Any time you face injuries because of someone else’s fault, you are legally entitled to compensation for those injuries.  The payout could be low in some cases, but many cases involve economic and non-economic damages that you might not be aware you can claim, such as the following:

  • Lost wages caused by the accident (even if your accident had nothing to do with your workplace or work duties)
  • Ongoing physical therapy and rehab for your injuries
  • Financial expenses at home to make up for your injury (e.g., childcare costs, household services you can no longer perform)
  • Lost spousal intimacy caused by the injury
  • Physical discomfort
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress

Ultimately, you should speak with a lawyer about your damages.  Simply by sending a demand letter or calling your insurance company, we might be able to push for a resolution in minor cases.  With bigger cases, there might be huge areas of damages you are not aware you can claim, and our Belleville personal injury lawyers can help you seek compensation for those damages.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Attorneys Handle in Belleville, NJ

Our Belleville personal injury lawyers handle a wide range of personal injury cases.  Ultimately, any case where one or more parties made mistakes or acted unreasonably could be grounds for a lawsuit.  The following are types of cases that we commonly handle, but we handle other types of injury claims as well:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Drowning injuries
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Other premises liability injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Other medical malpractice cases
  • Dangerous product injuries
  • Defective product injuries
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Wrongful death cases

In many of these cases, there is one party to sue.  However, our Belleville personal injury lawyers might be able to include other parties in the lawsuit as well, holding each and every responsible party accountable for your injuries.  For example, in many truck accident cases, both the trucker and the trucking company they work for can be held liable.  Similarly, many medical malpractice cases involve suing both the doctor and the hospital.

Our attorneys will help you determine who is responsible and what “type” of personal injury case you can file all as part of your free case review.

Call Our Belleville Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation

For a free case review with our Belleville personal injury lawyers, call The Carrion Law Firm today at (718) 841-0083.