Personal Injury NJ: What is it and how does it affect me?
As the weather begins to get colder and the holidays draw closer, most people look to small things that they can do in the area with family and friends. Pumpkin picking, apple picking, and holiday shopping are all things that come to mind. These are meant to be happy events that the entire family takes part in. Imagine, for a moment, that you and your family venture out early on a Sunday morning for apple picking. Thanksgiving is coming soon and your family is apple pie lovers. The ride to the apple farm is uneventful and for a Sunday the farm is moderately full. However, while pulling into the parking lot, another driver comes flying around a blind turn and crashes head on into your car.
The story like the one described above is a scary reality to any family and could be potentially crippling in a number of ways. Odds are with a head on collision, the potential is very high that a member of your family sustained some type of injury. Hospital and medical bills can be monumental. What if you or a family member sustains an injury in which as specialist is required that is not covered by your insurance? What about all of the pain, suffering and emotional ramifications that come from the accident that you have been in? What if you are the sole financial provider for your family and now you are unable to work?
In this situation, that injury in the legal field is known as personal injury. Personal injury is any type of injury that is sustained to the body, mind or emotions as opposed to damage that happens to just personal property. In the example that is provided in this case, a family could have a number of legal options that should definitely be explored. For example, the driver of the car that was speeding could be held accountable in a personal injury case. Additionally, if it is determined that the apple farm did not provide adequate safety in the parking lot with the set-up of its parking, it is very possible that the farm itself could be held accountable for the pain and suffering that the family has experienced as well.
Personal injury cases are always emotionally straining, no matter what the situation. The Law Offices of Marc A. Futterweit is proud to be able to provide their clients with years of experience in the world of personal injury. We understand that each and every personal injury case is unique and that each and every case can be emotionally draining to our client. We offer each client a hands on approach of handling their case in the best way possible to provide the best potential outcome both emotionally and financially. Please call our office today at 973-442-0200 or visit our website at www.futterweit.com to learn more about personal injury as well as other legal services our office can provide you.