Injuries2018-11-02T14:08:38+00:00

NJ Injuries

You Need a Personal Injury Attorney if You Have Suffered Injuries from a Negligent Act

New Jersey personal injury laws are broad and encompass cases where you are suffering physically, economically or psychologically through another person’s negligence. If an injury is a result of careless driving, an intentional act, or the result of a defective product, you need to contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected. These are some of the traumas covered under New Jersey law.

Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of the human body. It controls the nerve information for your body’s functions. Even the slightest injury to the spine can result in permanent, debilitating injuries that can impact your life.

Causes of Traumatic Brain InjuryTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

An injury to your brain could potentially lead to death, but if you survive, your future will never be the same. There are both cognitive and physical disabilities resulting from a TBI. Recovering from this type of injury can be long and likely include extensive rehabilitation treatments after you’ve undergone several surgeries. Most patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury find they have to learn how to walk and talk all over again. They discover the most basic functions performed during a typical day are lost and have to be relearned.

Shattered or Broken Bones

A shattered or broken bone can vary in severity. These breaks can range from a closed fracture, where the bone remains in place, to a more severe case called a displaced fracture, where the bone breaks and protrudes through your skin. A shattered bone may require a series of surgeries and also the possibility you will need rods, screws or other hardware to secure the bone back into place.

Knee Injuries

One of the most fragile joints in the body is the knee and, and injuries including those involving torn meniscus (i.e. cartilage), tibia, fibula or femur fractures in the area of the knee compartment (e.g. tibial plateau), and ligament tears, torn ACL, MCL, LCL, and PCL.

Emotional/Psychological Distress

Emotional distress includes mental distress, mental suffering, and mental anguish. It encompasses all mental reactions, including fright, nervousness, worry, anxiety, grief, shock, indignity and humiliation. Infliction of emotional distress can come in two major forms: negligent infliction of emotional distress and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Pain and Suffering

Personal injury cases tend to focus on physical injuries and monetary losses caused by the accident. However, pain and suffering is an important part of being fully compensated for your injuries. “Pain and suffering” puts a monetary value on the past, present, and future physical distress in a personal injury case. There is no hard-and-fast rule of when you can sue for pain and suffering, but pain and suffering damages are typically awarded when the plaintiff suffered a severe physical injury that causes physical or mental pain for a period of time afterward.

Additional Forms of Injuries

The above are some of the injuries you might be facing. Other forms of trauma include: Wrongful death, loss of fetus, amputations, shoulder injuries, burns, back injuries, neck injuries or nerve damage.

As an experienced New Jersey trial attorney that has been board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court, I can protect your rights, stand up to insurance companies, and build you an effective and substantial case. It is important to call immediately, as any delay can potentially hurt your claim.

Have you been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence? Whether it’s auto-related or an incident on the job, I can help represent your interests. I provide skilled representation to help people who have been injured in car accidents and at work, as well as other situations. You have rights that your employer and insurance company will not tell you about, but you can be sure that I will advise you of all your rights and options. I will work to make sure you get the medical attention and assistance you need and back on your feet. I don’t get paid until the work is completed and you receive compensation.

As your personal injury attorney, I am committed to providing you with professional, aggressive and trustworthy legal representation. I understand that most people find themselves in need of a lawyer at some point in their life.  I am here to help. You can reach me by phone at 908.264.7701, by email at howard@lesniklaw.com, or by completing the form at the top of the page on the right.