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Nestled in Middlesex County, New Jersey, the City of Perth Amboy is a bustling city with approximately 51,000 residents. Part of New York’s Metropolitan Area, the city is located 35 miles southwest of the City of Manhattan. Its near approximation to major cities makes Perth Amboy prone to many personal injury accidents each year. Although most accidents will result in minor injuries, others can result in permanent debilitations or in worse cases, can even have deadly consequences.
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If you or a loved one has suffered an accident in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, there may be an opportunity to recover compensation. When the accident was caused as a result of another’s negligence, the liable party can be held accountable for the damages sustained.
The attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC are exclusively dedicated to the field of personal injury cases. As a result, the firm understands what is needed to help victims of negligence obtain the compensation they deserve. After an accident, it is important to act quickly and seek legal support as soon as possible. This will ensure that necessary evidence is protected and the liable parties are held accountable. Consider contacting the support of the skilled attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC today for a free case evaluation.
Our lawyers will also represent you in civil litigation cases such as Work Compensation, Medical Malpractice and much more.
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Common Types of Accidents in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
In cities as busy as Perth Amboy, there is ample opportunity for accidents to occur, particularly, accidents that are caused as a result of another’s negligence. When a careless person, company, or organization causes the injury or death of a person, the victim or victim’s survivors may be able to recover a financial settlement. The following are common accidents that could lead to a personal injury claim:
Dog and Animal Bite Cases – The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that over 4.5 million individuals are bitten by a dog across the United States each year. Of these incidents, roughly one in five will require treatment.
Individuals who have suffered a bite from a dog or another animal have the law on their side as pet owners are subject to strict liability.
Slip and Fall Accidents – One of the most common accidents in Perth Amboy are slip and fall accidents. Although the specific origin of the incident can widely vary, these accidents are usually caused as a result of the property owner’s negligence. When a property owner fails to maintain a safe premise, the consequences can be dire for the victim.
Property owners in New Jersey have a legal obligation to reasonably fix or warn of dangerous conditions within their property. Some of these dangerous conditions can include:
- Insufficient lighting,
- Uneven sidewalks or uneven payments,
- Obstructed pathways,
- Slippery floors,
- Defective elevators, or
- Deteriorating staircases
Auto Accidents – The State of New Jersey follows a no-fault insurance law as it pertains to auto accidents. This means that those who have been involved in an auto accident have a responsibility to cover their own medical expenses, regardless of who caused the accident. Medical expenses that result from a car accident are covered through insurance provisions known as personal injury protection, or PIP coverages. Regrettably, although this is a relative simple rule, there are a few complications that can arise as a result of certain types of car accidents. These can include:
- Pedestrian accident
- Passenger injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
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Aside from feeling pain following a motor vehicle accident, many people are left with feelings of confusion, uncertainty and fear. When you are a victim of a car accident your life changes instantly. Severe car accidents can lead to irreversible physical trauma. The law governing automobile accidents in the State of New Jersey contains many protections for those who are injured as a result of the negligence of others.
When you were a victim of a car accident caused by another person, you may have the right to file a claim. Car accident claims can help to provide compensation for damages for physical, emotional as well as financial damages. Understanding your rights as a victim of a car accident is an important first step. Our car accident lawyers are available to consult regarding your case. We offer a no obligation and confidential consultation at no charge. Learn more about how an experienced New Jersey auto/car accident attorney can help you.
Experienced an injury after a slip, trip or fall? In many instances in New Jersey, when a person suffers injuries after a fall, they are not at fault. While initially a fall can be embarrassing, the devastation from the injuries can be long lasting. Slip, trips and falls are often the result of unsafe conditions, and when those unsafe conditions are on someone else’s property, and could have been made safe, a “premise liability” claim may proceed.
Premise liability claims allow victims of slip, trip and falls to fight to recover compensation for the damages they suffered. Premise liability claims in New Jersey are complex and understanding your rights is crucial to your case. Our premise liability attorneys are available to advise you of your rights, responsibilities and your available options with regards to a claim. We offer a free, no obligation and completely confidential consultation. Learn more about how an experienced slip and fall attorney can help your claim in New Jersey.
The trauma that an individual may experience a result of a dog bite attack will often last far longer than the initial cuts, bruising and wounds. Under New Jersey law, owners of dogs who bite victims can be held liable. Dog attacks can happen instantly and without warning. The physical injuries are commonly just one aspect of the trauma suffered by dog bite victims. Emotional and financial burdens also become evident quickly.
Dog bite cases are sometimes complex and understanding your rights is important to your claim. Our dog bite lawyers are available to talk about your potential claim and advise you of your rights as a dog bite victim. We offer a confidential, no obligation consultation at no charge to you. You can learn more about our representation for dog and animal bites here.
In most automobile accident cases, individuals seeking compensation for pain and suffering must first prove that the injuries they sustained are permanent before being entitled to money damages. Truck accidents can be devastating to those involved. Unlike common passenger motor vehicles, trucks and big rigs are heavy, bulky and maneuver much slower. Trucks also have large blind spots and for all these reasons, accidents do happen.
Truck accidents in New Jersey could be a result of driver error, poor truck maintenance, lack of training and more. For these reasons claims are complex and can involve multiple negligent parties. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck or big rig, you need to understand your rights. Our truck accident attorneys are available to help and consult with you. There is no charge for our consultations and they are always free of charge. You can also learn more about our truck accident representation here.
When riding a motorcycle, there is an extremely small margin for error. Even if you are safest, most contentious rider on the road, you cannot control the environmental conditions, the road conditions or the actions of other motorists around you. While riding a motorcycle can be a great way to commute, and an even better way to spend your days off, motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Accidents where motorcycle riders are stuck by other motorists can result in more severe injuries than when in vehicles.
Further, some motorists do not understand that motorcycle riders do in fact have the same rights on the road as those in vehicles. When motorcycle accidents occur due to someone else and their negligence, motorcycle accident victims have rights. Claims can be filed and compensation can be sought. Our motorcycle accident lawyers are available by way of a no obligation, confidential and always free consultation. We can explain your rights and your options. You can also learn more about motorcycle accident claims here.
Each of us has often been asked, “What is medical malpractice?” Medical malpractice is defined as a violation of the standard of care that causes injury. The standard of care is what a reasonable physician would do in the treatment of you. If your health condition has worsened or you experienced a trauma while under the care of a physician or hospital staff, it may not be normal, it may be a result of Medical Malpractice. Injuries, worsened conditions, or even death are not as un-common as you may think when it comes to health care professionals.
If you or a loved one believes you have been the victim of medical malpractice/negligence, you may have right to file a claim and be compensated. Medical malpractice claims are very complex in the State of New Jersey. There are also very strict time limits to initiate a claim. The first step in any medical malpractice claim is to understand your rights. Our medical malpractice attorneys are standing by to consult with you during a no obligation and free consultation. Learn more about how a New Jersey medical malpractice attorney can help you.
When you have been injured on the job you may be dealing with extreme physical and emotional trauma. What’s worse is when you begin to think about the financial stress this injury may cause. Workers’ Compensation benefits are in place to help those injured at work receive financial compensation and benefits. The process to filing a workers’ compensation claim is not always easy and straight forward and it is not uncommon for the process to drag out, include denials and appeals.
Further, depending on the nature and circumstances of the injuries, there may also be options for victims to file personal injury claims for their injuries. These situations can be very difficult to navigate, and understanding your rights just as complex. Our workers’ compensation lawyers understand the process and can explain your rights. We work hard and fight for the benefits you deserve. We offer a free consultation to those who have been victims of injuries at work. Learn more about how a New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer can help your claim.
Manufacturers are responsible for their products. You have the right to be safe while using any item you purchase. Companies must design and manufacture products to be safe when they are being used. Injuries as a result of a defective product or one that is dangerous are common and the injuries can be traumatic or catastrophic. Defective products, dangerous products as well as products without sufficient instructions that cause injuries are all examples of potential “products liabilities” claims.
When someone is injured by these products, those victims often have rights to file claim, and seek compensation. Products liability claims are very complex and must be filed within a specific time frame allowed under New Jersey law. Our products liability lawyers are available for a free and confidential consultation. Learn more about our products liability cases here.
We hear about it more and more today. From the NFL, to college athletics, down to pee wee football: concussions or traumatic brain injury are causing so many long term problems. Brain injuries can be traumatic and present lifelong devastation. Aside from physical in-capacities, victims and their families can be left trying to manage massive medical bills related to treatment and on-going care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another, our brain injury attorneys can help. We offer a free, no obligation and confidential consultation. The best way to protect your rights as a brain injury victim, is to understand them. Learn more about how a New Jersey brain injury law firm can help you.
While we all love to believe that we are placing our loved ones in a safe and competent environment with regards to nursing homes, it is not always the case. Nursing home abuse is more common than people would like to believe, and the impacts on the victim can be traumatic physically, emotionally and even financially.
If you see symptoms of abuse, or think abuse may be happening to someone you love you may have a nursing home abuse claim. These cases are very complex and have many moving parts. The most important first step is to understand the law and your rights under it. As a personal injury law firm that handles nursing abuse cases, we are available to help. You can schedule a free and confidential consultation to have your questions answered. The consultation is always at no charge to you. You can also learn more about our nursing home abuse cases here.
Losing a loved one is a tragedy beyond what we can express through words. When that death is caused by the negligence of someone else, it is even more difficult to find closure. Losing a loved one can be one of the most traumatic & emotional events in a person’s life. What makes the loss even worse is when it didn’t have to happen. After losing a loved one, especially if they were the primary provider of the household, financial stress can mount on top of the grieving process. When someone else’s negligence contributed to the death of a loved one, wrongful death claims may be pursued.
Wrongful death claims can lead to financial compensation to cover funeral expenses, lost wages and other damages. The New Jersey laws concerning wrongful death are very specific, meaning the claim must be filed adhering to the proper process. Our wrongful death attorneys understand the wrongful death claims process and can help. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and can advise you of your rights and options available. Learn more here about wrongful death cases.
Did you know that if you’re injured on a construction site you may be entitled to two forms of compensation? Through your employer you will be entitle to workers compensation benefits. Construction sites are inherently dangerous. Temporary structures, massive equipment and raw materials all combine for a truly hazardous environment. Accidents can happen on a construction site without warning for various reasons including defective equipment, lack of safety protocol and even human error.
In many construction site accidents, there was a negligent party who caused or contributed to the accident. In these cases, injury claims can be pursued. Victims of construction site accidents needs to understand their rights and responsibilities for the best possible chance of recovering compensation for damages. Our construction site accident attorneys are experienced with regards to these case. We offer a confidential and free consultation. You can learn more about our construction site cases here.
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Suffering an injury as a result of another’s negligence can have long lasting consequences. For many victims, the physical pain experienced after the accident is only beginning, as many will also experience emotional trauma and financial uncertainty.
If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of another’s negligence and are contemplating filing a personal injury claim, it is important to know that the state has imposed strict deadlines to file a claim. Consider speaking to a well-experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you in recovering the compensation you are owed.
The personal injury attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC are skilled in the field of personal injury cases. Personal injury claims in New Jersey are oftentimes complex and can demand the legal guidance of an experienced attorney. The Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC law firm is dedicated to helping victims of negligence obtain the restitution they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, contact the support of a firm you can depend on. Consider contacting the legal support of the attorneys at the Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC today.