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What is Personal Injury Pain and Suffering in NJ?

When you suffer an injury at the hands of a negligent person or party, you have the right to seek damages for the harm you suffered — both physical and mental. These compensatory damages are for your “pain and suffering.”

Many factors such as the extent of your injuries, the level of negligence displayed to you by the defendant, your level of contribution to the accident, and the evidence supporting your claim ultimately determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive. To increase your chances of obtaining a favorable settlement, retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Examples of pain and suffering

Pain and suffering compensation is used to quantify the value of what a person lost due to their injuries. Some examples of pain and suffering include:

  • Physical pain — As a result of your injury, you feel physical pain. Neck, back, head, and other injuries can cause long-lasting or permanent pain and disability.
  • Depression — Your disability may cause depression. You may also suffer post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident.
  • Physical or mental limitations — You may be unable to perform the same mental or physical tasks you once accomplished before the accident.

Determining the full extent of your injuries is important to ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation. Discuss your case with a skilled lawyer for information on how to move forward.

Comparative negligence

New Jersey follows a comparative negligence rule. This means that your level of fault in an accident will reduce the amount of compensation you can receive. For example, if you are looking to receive $100,000 for an accident injury, but the court found you were 30 percent at fault for the accident, you would only be entitled to receive $70,000. If you are 51 percent or more at fault, you may be barred from recovering any compensation.

When you suffer an injury through the negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity, you deserve fair compensation to move on with your life. A knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney can fight for your rights.

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Kreizer Law fights passionately for the rights of injury victims in New Jersey. If you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other type of accident, we may be able to help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call 1‑(800)-4-JUSTICE®1-(800)-458-7842 or contact us online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney today.

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