Personal Injury

Personal injury

Personal Injury is a legal term that refers to injury resulting from someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. The party who caused the injury is liable for damages, and depending on the case, damages are recoverable for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Scarring
  • Loss of a bodily member or its function
  • Impairment
  • Lost future income
  • Damage or loss of property
  • Lost profits

In many cases, liable parties are insured. Your personal injury lawyer will negotiate with insurance company representatives to arrive at a fair settlement or take the case to trial if necessary to achieve a favorable outcome. However, most cases resolve without ever going to trial.

When an individual dies as a result of a personal injury, the surviving family may file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for damages.

Personal injury law covers a broad scope of legal claims and issues. Marc Chase has represented hundreds of clients who sustained injuries in a variety of situations including, but not limited to auto accidents, slip/falls, department store and shopping mall incidents, dog bites and so many more. An infinite variety of situations gives rise to claims; this is a list of some of the most common.

  • Failing objects
  • Negligent or intentional assaults
  • Trespass
  • Playground accidents
  • School Liability
  • School accidents

STATUE OF LIMITATIONS

The New Jersey statute of limitations for personal injury cases limits the time within which an individual can institute a lawsuit.

EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT ADVOCACY

Retaining experienced and competent representation is vital to recover the full compensation that is rightfully yours. Severe injury can leave families with exorbitant medical costs and extreme financial hardship. Marc Chase has taken cases to trial and has been successful before some of the toughest and most conservative juries in the country. As a result,  Marc Chase became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum by winning a jury verdict of $1.5 million in a personal injury case.