Every year in Atlantic County, New Jersey, many people sustain injuries in different accidents. Some of these events are caused by the negligent or intentional acts of others. When people or entities negligently, recklessly, or intentionally act in such a way that injuries or fatalities result, the victims and the families of those who are killed have a right to pursue monetary compensation to pay for their losses. At Raynes & Lawn, our personal injury lawyers are aggressive advocates for our clients to help them recover maximal compensation for their negligence claims. We have more than 50 years of experience and have recovered billions of dollars for our clients.
Many types of personal injury lawsuits are filed in Atlantic County every year. These types of claims are called tort claims and involve civil wrongs. The law recognizes the rights of people who suffer harm to recover damages from those who negligently or intentionally caused their injuries. When negligence victims are harmed by others, they are entitled to file lawsuits to recover compensation and hold the negligent or intentional actors accountable. Victims are allowed to file personal injury cases against the wrongful parties even when criminal charges are also pending for the same incidents. While criminal prosecutors must prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, personal injury plaintiffs have a lower burden of proving liability by a preponderance of the evidence. This lower burden means that it’s sometimes possible for a defendant to be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit while also being found not guilty in a related criminal case. For this reason, filing a personal injury lawsuit might provide an opportunity for victims to ensure a responsible party is held accountable for their conduct.
Motor vehicle collisions happen all of the time in Atlantic County. While these are common events, some accidents result in catastrophic injuries or deaths. People who are injured in auto accidents because of the negligent or reckless actions of others can file injury claims against the at-fault parties. Auto collisions can leave accident victims suffering from debilitating injuries while they also contend with rapidly building medical bills, income losses, pain, suffering, and other losses. A car accident lawsuit might provide a way for an accident victim to recoup compensation to pay for all of their economic and non-economic injuries.
Atlantic County property and business owners have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition to prevent lawful visitors from suffering foreseeable injuries. Property owners must fix hazards on their properties that could cause injuries and warn lawfully present visitors about their existence. When a property owner or business fails to repair a dangerous condition or warn visitors about its existence, they can be liable to pay damages to a visitor who is injured as a result. The premises liability attorneys at Raynes & Lawn can analyze what happened in your case and explain whether a lawsuit is warranted.
Atlantic County residents see medical providers hoping they can resolve their medical conditions. While a specific outcome can’t be guaranteed, some medical providers deliver substandard treatment and make medical mistakes that cause severe injuries or deaths. When a doctor or another healthcare professional’s care fails to meet the type of care a reasonably competent professional in the same practice area would have provided under similar conditions, the injured victim has a right to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Filing this type of claim might allow patients to hold negligent doctors accountable, recover compensation for their losses, and prevent others from suffering similar harm in the future. Our child injury lawyers, birth trauma attorneys, and other types of malpractice lawyers work hard to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions.
Sexual abuse is a widespread problem in the U.S. Each year, tens of thousands of children are sexually abused across the nation. Unfortunately, some victims of child sexual abuse are victimized by people in positions of trust, including pastors, teachers, coaches, bus drivers, camp counselors, and others. Many of these predators are employed by institutions that give them access to children they then victimize, and some of these institutions try to hide the conduct of the predators. At Raynes & Lawn, we work to hold both the predators and the institutions that allowed the abuse to occur accountable. We are dedicated to recovering full compensation for sexual abuse victims and work to ensure similar tragic events are prevented in the future.
If someone else’s negligent or intentional actions have injured you, you are entitled to receive fair and full compensation. Contact Raynes & Lawn today to request a free consultation by calling us at 1-800-535-1797.
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