When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, and other damages. The reliable legal team at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., is prepared to fight to obtain compensation for all of your losses.
At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., we understand how traumatic and costly a personal injury can be. That is why we represent each client with compassion and dedication. To maximize your chances for success, it is important to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible after your accident.What are the most common types of personal injury suits?
A personal injury claim can arise from almost any type of mishap or accident that was caused by someone else's negligence. Some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits involve auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and product liability.
- Auto accidents: If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by the negligence or fault of one or more other drivers, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the responsible party or parties.
- Slip and fall injuries: If you are injured because you slipped and fell on property that was not maintained in a safe and reasonable condition or did not have adequate warnings about the dangers on the property, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the owner of the property or the individual or entity that was responsible for maintaining the property. Common examples of these types of claims involve a wet floor in a grocery store, a parking lot that fell into disrepair or was covered with snow or ice, or a dangerous area that was under construction.
- Product liability: The manufacturer, designer, and retailer of a dangerous or defective product may be responsible to compensate an injured consumer who was injured while using the product as it was intended.
The statute of limitations is the time that the accident victim has to file a lawsuit after an injury. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injuries is only two years. When the injured person is a minor, however, the clock does not start running until he or she turns 18.
In cases in which a public entity or a public employee, such as a municipality or an employee of a municipality, may be responsible for a dangerous condition or an accident that caused one's injuries, there are strict filing requirements, including a notice of claim that must be served on the responsible public entity and public employee within 90 days after the accident.How long do personal injury cases take?
The duration of a case depends on many factors. Some cases settle quickly once the defendant and the defendant's insurance company realize that our attorneys are ready, willing, and able to take the case to trial if our client does not receive fair compensation. Some cases are slower to resolve because it takes time to determine whether the accident victim’s injuries have caused permanent disabilities, or when there are multiple parties who may share in liability for the cause of the accident.
If a case is litigated, the pretrial period can take several months to over a year, as both sides gather evidence and file motions with the court. There may be additional time required depending upon the court's calendar. No matter how long it takes, you can rest assured that our attorneys will continue to endeavor to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.Contact our Middlesex County Personal Injury Lawyers as Soon as Possible
The sooner you retain a personal injury attorney after an accident, the stronger your case will be. The personal injury lawyers at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., are ready to provide you with a free consultation today. We handle personal injury suits on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay us no fees until you recover compensation. Call our Metuchen office at 732-767-0044 or use our online contact form to get started.