Philly Law is an Experienced Law Firm Serving Clients in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Each year in the general Atlantic county area there are roughly 7,929 car accidents. Of those crashes, roughly 2,328 people suffer injuries in these crashes.
These statistics come from yearly reports by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and show how dangerous Atlantic City roads can be.
There is a wide variety of ways these accidents can happen including, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and traffic collisions. There is also countless ways people in Atlantic City can suffer injuries off the road.
Some accidents occur because of defective products, like household products, or defective children’s toys. Other times people can suffer injuries through the recklessness, or negligence of their medical provider.
When one of these scenarios results in personal injury, you should consider filing for a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims can help you recover just compensation for your injuries. At Philly Law, one of our experienced South Jersey personal injury lawyers can start helping develop your personal injury claim today.
Philly Law Can Help You With Personal Injury Cases in South Jersey
The attorneys of Philly Law cover a wide range of cases each year. Our experienced South Jersey attorneys can help you with your personal injury case. Some of these cases include:
- Construction accidents;
- Car accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Product liability accidents;
- Nursing home abuse;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Wrongful death
Sometimes when you, or a loved one gets hurt in an accident you can suffer serious, or life-threatening injuries. Our South Jersey lawyers also offer their service for a various types of these cases.
- Brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Amputation injuries;
- Other severe and debilitating injuries
Negligence Defined by New Jersey Law
When filing a personal injury claim, most of the time your case will rely on the theory of negligence. Negligence allows an injured person to file a claim against the party who caused injuries because of negligence.
Many state laws operate under different forms of negligence. New jersey law governs under comparative negligence. According to the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance, “New Jersey’s law does not provide specific guidelines or dictate procedures for assessing fault and responsibility. The amount of fault is determined on a case by case basis depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
There are many circumstances that can be involved in cases with comparative negligence. These include but are not limited to, carelessness, texting and driving, and reckless driving. The factors are many, so it’s important to get in contact with an experienced South Jersey personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
Understanding Comparative Fault in New Jersey
When a plaintiff has some responsibility for an accident, does this bar them from receiving compensation? The short answer here is no. According to the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance, “under New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence law, an individual’s fault for the accident cannot be more than the individual from whom damages are sought.”
This means each person can recover damages in a 2 car accident if they are both 50% at fault, but you cannot be at a higher percentage fault than the other party. So, The amount of damages an insurance company will pay you is subtracted by the percentage you were at fault.
This means if you were 50% at fault in an accident, and your total car damages were $1000, you would get compensation of $500 (%50) from the other party’s insurance company. Also, if you were 10% at fault in this accident you would receive $900 from the other party’s insurance company. It is also important to note that your at fault percentage is taken under consideration for accident related costs like a rental car.
Talk with a Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer in South Jersey Today
Were you, or a loved one injured in an accident in South Jersey? An experienced South Jersey personal injury and accident attorney can assist you. Contact Philly Law today. Our attorneys can get you the compensation you deserve in your negligence case.