Common Personal Injury Cases

January 30, 2020

Personal injury law allows injured parties to obtain compensation from those who wrongfully caused their injuries. It encompasses many types of situations, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bites. Injured victims and their families may seek justice through the legal system, preferably with the assistance of legal counsel. Common types of personal injury cases our experienced lawyers have handled include:

Car Accidents

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) national statistics revealed in 2017, there were nearly 6.5 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes. In these crashes, approximately 1.9 million people were injured and more than 34,000 were killed. There are various underlying causes of these crashes, including drunk driving, drowsy driving, and speeding, to name a few.

Those who are injured in car accidents may be able to obtain compensation from either their own car insurance or the at-fault driver. New Jersey is a no-fault state; therefore, drivers must typically file a claim with their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurer to recover for medical treatment and other out-of-pocket costs stemming from the accident. However, injured parties may be able to sue the person responsible for the accident if they sustained serious injuries, such as:

  • Loss of a body part
  • Significant disfigurement or scarring
  • Displaced fracture
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Permanent injury
  • Death

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety reports that bicyclists are injured each year due to bicycle-motor vehicle collisions. Head injuries are the most serious type of injury in this type of accident and the most common cause of death. Bicyclists and pedestrians who are injured in an accident with a motor vehicle may be able to collect monetary compensation for their injuries from the responsible driver.

Dog Bites

In New Jersey, dog owners are strictly liable for dog bite injuries inflicted by their dog. Therefore, even if the dog had never bitten someone before, the owner is still responsible for paying damages to the victim. Injuries such as loss of vision, nerve injuries, and emotional/psychological distress are all potential sources of damages in this type of case.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents commonly occur when property owners fail to keep their property in a safe condition. Slip and falls can occur anywhere, especially in stores, hotels, and parking lots. Slippery floors, uneven carpeting, and inadequate lighting are just some examples of how this type of claim arises.

Camden Car Accident Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Help Those Injured Due to Another’s Negligence

If you were injured by the wrongful actions of another, contact the Camden car accident lawyers at DiTomaso Law. We are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation our clients deserve. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, we serve clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, including Mt. Holly, Camden County, and Vineland. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 856-414-0010.