New Jersey is a bustling hub of industry, and it is no stranger to car accidents, negligence and personal injury cases. People constantly fight about where to pin blame and liability. Maybe it was you who experienced a life-altering accident; maybe it was a family member or friend.
Whatever happens during your New Jersey adventures, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find New Jersey's revised statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In New Jersey, you have six years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have six years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as estate planning law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are a large number of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.