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New Jersey & New York Personal Injury Lawyer

Navigating the complexities of personal injury law in New Jersey and New York can be daunting for those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. Each state has its own set of laws and nuances that can significantly affect the outcome of a personal injury case. The New Jersey & New York personal injury lawyers at Poulos LoPiccolo PC have profound expertise and experience in both states, provide critical guidance and representation to victims seeking justice and compensation.

Common Personal Injuries

In New Jersey and New York, personal injury claims encompass a wide array of incidents, including:

Auto Accidents: One of the most common sources of personal injuries, where victims suffer due to road mishaps involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles.

Slip and Fall Accidents: These occur when individuals fall and injure themselves on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions like wet floors, icy walkways, or poor lighting.

Workplace Accidents: Injuries at work can include everything from falls to injuries due to malfunctioning machinery or hazardous working conditions.

Medical Malpractice: When healthcare professionals deviate from standard practices, causing harm to patients, it can lead to serious personal injury claims.

Auto Accidents: Claims and Settlements

Both New Jersey and New York operate under a no-fault insurance system for auto accidents. This means that after an accident, an individual’s own insurance company will pay for medical expenses and lost earnings regardless of who was at fault. However, for serious injuries, the victim may step outside the no-fault system to pursue a claim against the party at fault to seek compensation for pain and suffering, which is not covered by no-fault insurance.

The claims process can be intricate, involving the gathering of evidence, submission of claims forms, and potentially negotiating settlements with insurance companies. In cases where settlement cannot be reached, litigation might be necessary.

Legal Differences Between New Jersey and New York

Statute of Limitations: In New Jersey, personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the injury, whereas New York allows claims to be filed within three years.

Comparative Negligence: Both states follow a comparative negligence rule, but New York applies a “pure” comparative fault, allowing a damaged party to recover even if they are 99% at fault, although the recovery is reduced by their degree of fault. New Jersey uses a “modified” comparative fault rule, which bars recovery if the plaintiff is more than 50 percent responsible for the incident that caused their injuries.

Insurance Claims: Auto insurance laws also vary, with New Jersey offering a choice between a zero threshold and a verbal threshold for suing for pain and suffering, whereas New York imposes a serious injury threshold to sue for non-economic damages.

How Poulos LoPiccolo PC Can Assist

Poulos LoPiccolo PC excels in personal injury cases across New Jersey and New York, offering:

  • Expertise in Multistate Litigation: They understand the subtleties of state-specific laws and can navigate the legal complexities in both New Jersey and New York.
  • Comprehensive Claim Handling: From documentation and evidence collection to aggressive negotiation with insurance companies, the firm handles all aspects of your claim.
  • Litigation Support: If a fair settlement is not achievable, Poulos LoPiccolo PC is prepared to advocate vigorously in court, leveraging their litigation expertise to secure the best possible outcome.

The firm’s approach is personalized, recognizing that each client’s situation is unique and requires a tailored strategy. They are committed to securing the maximum compensation possible and to providing support throughout the legal process, ensuring clients are informed and empowered at every step.

Contact An Experienced New Jersey & New York Personal Injury Attorney

Whether dealing with an auto accident, slip and fall, workplace injury, or medical malpractice in New Jersey or New York, Poulos LoPiccolo PC offers the legal acumen and dedicated representation needed to navigate these challenging situations and achieve a favorable resolution.

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