People in Woodbury, New Jersey are injured every year in a variety of different accidents. When a victim’s injuries are caused by another person’s negligence or intentional acts, the victim is entitled to pursue a type of legal claim called a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits provide a mechanism through which negligence victims can pursue compensation for all of the losses they have suffered because of the wrongful actions of others.
Depending on the situation, both compensatory and punitive damages might be available. Compensatory damages are funds to compensate victims for their economic and non-economic losses. Punitive damages are only awarded in rare cases and are meant to punish and deter defendants for egregious behavior rather than compensate the victim. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct, you should reach out to the experienced attorneys at Raynes & Lawn. We have more than five decades of experience helping people recover the compensation they deserve, and we provide free consultations to help victims understand their legal rights.
Personal injury lawsuits are civil law matters and can be filed when people are injured by another individual or entity through negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts. Victims are allowed to file lawsuits against those who are responsible even if the prosecutor files criminal charges for the same incident against the defendant.
Since personal injury plaintiffs have to meet a lower burden to win their claims, victims might be able to hold defendants accountable in a civil lawsuit even when the defendants are found not guilty in a criminal case involving the same incident. To prove a civil personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove the events more likely than not happened as they claim. By contrast, criminal prosecutors must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which is much more difficult.
Auto accidents happen all of the time in Woodbury, New Jersey. While many crashes only involve property damage to vehicles, some are more serious and cause catastrophic injuries or deaths. When a victim is injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident because of the other driver’s negligence, the victim or the surviving family members might be entitled to pursue a car accident or wrongful death claim. Filing an auto accident lawsuit against the party who caused your injuries might allow you to recover full compensation for your losses. Our car accident attorneys can thoroughly investigate what happened and gather evidence to build a strong claim and maximize the compensation you might receive.
Property owners and possessors in New Jersey are required to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This legal duty is meant to protect lawfully present visitors from suffering foreseeable injuries caused by known dangerous conditions that exist on someone else’s property.
If you were injured while visiting a store, business, government agency, or the home of someone else, you might be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys can assess your case and explain the rights that you might have.
Most doctors and other medical providers strive to provide quality care to every patient they see. However, some providers fail to meet the relevant standard of care and deliver substandard treatment that injures patients. If you were seriously injured because of a doctor’s medical errors or lost your loved one because of medical negligence, you might have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible healthcare professional. Medical malpractice lawsuits might help victims recover full compensation for their losses while also holding the providers accountable and preventing others from suffering similar injuries in the future.
The sexual abuse of children is a terrible crime, but it persists despite the threat of criminal prosecution and incarceration. Many sexual predators prey on children by working at respected institutions, including churches, synagogues, schools, daycares, and others that provide services to children. A sexual predator might be a respected professional that few people might suspect, including a teacher, preacher, pastor, coach, doctor, bus driver, camp counselor, and other similar professions. Unfortunately, some institutions try to cover up abuse rather than bring the perpetrators to justice.
Our civil sexual abuse lawyers are dedicated to exposing sexual predators and the institutions that cover for them through careful investigation and litigation. We work with experienced mental health professionals who understand how to talk to child victims without causing further emotional harm. Our goal is to stop the cycle of abuse and prevent other children from suffering harm in the future while recovering maximal compensation for our clients.
If you have been injured by someone else in any of the above-listed types of events, you should reach out to the attorneys at Raynes & Lawn. We provide free consultations and can explain the rights that you might have. Call us today at 1-800-535-1797.
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