Dedicated New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers Work Hard for Clients
Clifton firm handles a range of accident claims
Whether your personal injury matter involves a car accident, slip and fall, or another incident, both legal and medical determinations will need to be made. At Kassem and Associates, in Clifton, New Jersey, we will efficiently parse out the issues involved in your case and aggressively advocate for you.
The protection and limits of New Jersey personal injury law
New Jersey is a comparative negligence state. This means that people who win their personal injury cases but were partially responsible for their own injuries have their award reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to them. New Jersey law allows just two years to sue from the time of an injury and limits most auto accident damages to the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage amount. PIP claims do not cover pain and suffering, just financial losses like medical costs and lost wages. However, a lawsuit can still be filed against the at-fault driver if an accident resulted in:
- Permanent damage — Loss of a body part or permanent damage to a part that prevents normal functioning
- Significant disfigurement — Substantial disfigurement or mutilation, including significant scarring
- Displaced fractures — Severe broken bone injuries where the broken ends no longer meet
- Death — Including the death of a fetus as a result of an auto accident
Pedestrians, including bicyclists and skateboarders, may also be limited to recovering the amount of PIP coverage. We can help you with any of these types of cases.
Compensation for slip and fall accidents
Property owners, including municipalities, have a duty of care to prevent unsafe conditions on their premises. If an owner fails in that duty and a person is hurt in a slip and fall accident as a result, that individual may be entitled to money damages for past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. On the other hand, sometimes people blame a property owner for an injury that either didn’t occur or that wasn’t the owner’s fault. We can help you if you are on either side of this scenario.
Representation for products liability
When a defective product causes injury, finding the responsible party or parties and determining the liability of each is challenging. In addition to errors in manufacturing or design, failing to provide proper instructions can create liability. If you’ve been injured by a defective household product, our products liability attorneys can provide valuable guidance. And if your company was wrongfully accused of creating a hazardous product, our firm will examine the details of your case to show that you are not liable.
Legal protection for dog bites
New Jersey holds dog owners strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets. Owners are generally liable for all damage, regardless of the dog’s history or whether the owner had any way to know it was a danger. If you are involved in a dog bite situation, our attorneys can represent your best interests.
Contact our personal injury firm for a free consultation.
If you are dealing with a personal injury matter, Kassem and Associates, in Clifton, New Jersey, can help. Call us at 973-330-8112 or contact us online for a free consultation.