Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer in Hackensack, New Jersey
Representing injury cases is important to our firm because we believe every client deserves to have a team of trustworthy attorneys who care about their overall well-being after an accident.
Personal Injury Lawyers Who Care About Injured Victims
The personal injury lawyers at Peter N. Davis and Associates serve the Hackensack, New Jersey, community and have the knowledge and experience necessary to build strong cases. Our team will walk alongside those who have suffered injuries as a result of the negligent actions of another person.
What Is A Personal Injury?
Personal injuries cover any bodily harm that resulted from another individual’s negligent actions. If you have been injured due to another person’s careless actions, you may be able to file an injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries.
Types Of Cases Our Firm Handles
The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates handles cases such as:
- Auto Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “There are 146,571 unintentional deaths, 33,381 fall deaths, 37,757 vehicle traffic deaths, and 47,478 poisoning deaths.”
Injuries are usually unexpected and can easily cause an individual to panic and become overwhelmed. However, the decisions you make after an accident occurs can affect you later on if you decide to file an injury claim. It’s important to stay as calm as possible and know how to proceed.
What To Do After An Injury?
Being injured in a car accident or at work can be stressful and overwhelming. Consider following these tips after an accident:
- Check for injuries. Evaluate the scene and see if anyone is injured.
- Call the police and emergency responders. A police report is a vital asset in a compensation claim because it can provide clarity on the facts of the accident instead of relying on the opinions of those involved.
- Get medical attention. It’s important to see a doctor, even if your injuries are minor.
- Document the scene of the accident. Take photos of the scene of the accident and any injuries that occurred from multiple angles.
- If you have been injured in Hackensack, New Jersey, call one of our personal injury lawyers. Damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage could be recovered.
What Makes Peter N. Davis and Associates Different?
Our firm believes every person should have a team of compassionate and determined attorneys who are willing to fight for them. Our team has more than 27 years of experience handling injury cases that we can use to help you file an injury claim. We will do whatever it takes to resolve your case inside or out of the courtroom.
No matter how minor your injury may appear, if you were hurt due to someone else’s careless actions, our team can help you seek compensation for your injuries and any damages.
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How Will Filing A Lawsuit Help My Future?
Our team understands the stress and uncertainty you may be experiencing after an accident. We know that expenses can be high and you may be unable to work. Filing a lawsuit could result in your medical expenses and any lost wages being covered. Additionally, if any future medical treatment is required, compensation could be obtained for those expenses as well.
When it comes to your legal rights, our attorneys have you covered.
Special Damages Vs. General Damages
In injury cases, there are two basic types of compensatory damages: special and general damages.
Special damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, and damaged property. These damages are meant to cover monetary losses that resulted from the accident.
General damages can include mental anguish, physical impairment, loss of companionship, anxiety and physical disfigurement. This type of damages is more subjective and challenging to calculate because it covers a variety of emotional distress, which is harder to gauge than physical injuries.
These different types of damages are taken into account when calculating compensation in order to help determine the amount an injured victim should receive for their case.
How To Prove Negligence
Negligence describes an individual who acts in a careless way and causes an innocent person to become injured. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when determining fault. In order to receive compensation, it must be proven that your injuries were caused by another individual’s negligent actions.
To win an injury claim, the plaintiff must prove four factors to establish the defendant’s negligence:
A Duty Owed
Every citizen owes those around them a duty of care. For example, drivers are required to obey all traffic laws to ensure the safety of others.
Duty Is Breached
This means the defendant broke their duty of care to others.
The Breach Of Duty Caused The Accident
It must be proven that the breach of duty resulted in an accident.
Finally, you must prove that the defendant’s negligence resulted in your injuries or damages. Damages can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Although these are some of the damages one can recover, any compensation you may receive depends upon the circumstances of the accident.
How Long Will It Take To Receive Compensation?
The length of time it takes to settle an injury case depends on multiple circumstances. Some of these include how willing both parties are to come to an agreed amount, if the case needs to go to court, and how long the discovery process lasts. There is not a guaranteed answer for how long it takes to receive compensation. Every case is different and the process will vary depending upon the circumstances.
Why Hire Peter N. Davis and Associates
Our law firm believes in establishing a strong attorney-client relationship, meaning you will talk with a lawyer not a secretary or paralegal. Our personal injury lawyers strive to get results for our clients in the Hackensack, New Jersey, area. We can use our extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to dealing with insurance companies to fight for those who have fallen victim to an accident. Call our office today at 973-279-7246 or fill out our free case evaluation form. We look forward to helping you with your injury claim.