Many different types of injury accidents happen in Cape May County, New Jersey each year. While some of these incidents are true accidents for which no one is at fault, others are caused by the negligent, intentional, or reckless conduct of individuals or businesses. When an individual or entity acts in a way that causes someone else to suffer injuries, the victim is legally entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to hold the wrongful actor accountable and recover compensation. The personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Raynes & Lawn have prosecuted negligence claims on behalf of accident victims for more than 50 years and have the experience needed to investigate claims and present the stories of our clients in a way that increases the likelihood that they will succeed. Over our years of practice, we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients.
Personal injury lawsuits are civil matters that fall under an area of the law called tort law. This legal area deals with civil wrongs. New Jersey recognizes the rights of people who suffer harm because of the negligent or intentional actions of others to recover full compensation for the losses they suffer as a result of their injuries. Personal injury cases provide a way for negligence victims to be made financially whole after their accidents and achieve justice for the harm caused to them.
In some situations, a criminal case might also be filed against the defendant for the same event. However, this does not prevent an accident victim from filing a civil personal injury lawsuit while a criminal case is pending. Since criminal prosecutors must meet a higher burden of proof before a defendant can be found guilty, it is a good idea for victims to consider filing personal injury lawsuits against the defendant who harmed them. Unlike criminal cases, personal injury lawsuits do not result in a loss of the defendant’s freedom and thus require a lower burden of proof. This means that it is sometimes possible to hold a defendant liable in a civil lawsuit even when they are found not guilty in a criminal case. Filing a personal injury lawsuit might allow victims to hold the wrongful person accountable while also recovering fair compensation for their losses.
In Cape May County, auto accidents might almost seem like a fact of life because of how frequently they happen. While some collisions might only result in property damage, others are serious and cause debilitating injuries and/or fatalities. When someone is seriously injured or killed in a collision caused by another motorist, the victim or the surviving family members have a right to file claims against the driver who caused the collision and resulting injuries. Auto accidents can be life-altering events and leave victims and families struggling with substantial medical bills, wage losses, property damage, grief, pain and suffering, and more. Filing an auto accident injury lawsuit might provide an avenue for victims to receive full compensation for all of the losses they have suffered because of the negligent conduct of the at-fault motorist.
Property owners and businesses in Cape May County must maintain their premises in a way that prevents lawful visitors from suffering injuries. When a property owner knows or reasonably should know about a dangerous condition on their property, they must warn those who are lawfully present about the condition and take immediate action to remedy it so that people won’t be injured. People who suffer foreseeable injuries while legally visiting the property of another because of a dangerous condition that wasn’t repaired and that they weren’t warned about might have a right to recover compensation from the property owner or business. Our personal injury lawyers can review what happened and help you understand the merits of your potential case.
When you go to your doctor’s office or a hospital in Cape May County, you do so with the expectation that you will receive quality treatment from a competent medical professional. While most healthcare providers are caring and competent at their jobs, some provide substandard treatment that causes serious injuries and harm to patients. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed when a medical provider’s mistakes arise to the level of malpractice. To determine whether you have grounds to file a malpractice lawsuit, you will need to have your medical documents reviewed by an experienced attorney and a medical expert to determine the relevant standard of care and whether the provider’s treatment deviated from it and caused your injuries. Our malpractice attorneys have substantial experience helping medical negligence victims recover the compensation they deserve for the injuries and harm they have suffered.
Unfortunately, thousands of children in the U.S. are victims of sexual abuse. More cases come to light every year, but the cases continue to occur. Some children are victimized by predators who serve in positions of trust for educational, religious, and other organizations. Predators can be anyone, including pastors, priests, coaches, teachers, counselors, and more. Unfortunately, many predators take advantage of their roles to abuse children in their care, and the institutions for which they work sometimes try to hide the evidence of what occurred.
The civil sexual abuse lawyers at Raynes & Lawn strongly believe in holding all of those involved in these types of cases accountable. We understand how difficult these types of cases can be for victims and work closely with trained counselors who understand their sensitive nature. Our goals in sexual abuse cases are to protect the children we serve, help them recover the compensation they deserve, expose the predators and the institutions for their egregious actions, and prevent other children from suffering similar harm 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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