Receiving Compensation in a New Jersey Personal Injury Case

Sometimes, personal injuries can be devastating and greatly impact the rest of a person’s life. Personal injuries accidents can be very serious and sometimes even cause death to individuals. In the event of this, injured parties often suffer from great losses. These may be financial losses as well as a loss of life. It is because of this that injured parties may be able to receive compensation from a negligent party who is responsible for the injury due.


When a person is injured, it is important for them to seek immediate medical attention immediately if it is necessary. Depending on the severity of the injury, these medical bills can pile up and become very overwhelming for someone. Sometimes, these injuries may prevent an individual from going back to work for a period of time or possibly even indefinitely. Because of this, those who suffer from a personal injury may receive compensation to cover any expenses or lost wages as a result of the accident. This allows an individual to recover after an accident without worrying about having to handle any expenses. Compensation may be available to cover the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When an accident happens and people become injured, they sometimes do not only suffer physically. There are many cases in which individuals suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. Because of this, they are not only entitled to financial compensation but emotional compensation as well. This may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

In order to receive compensation for an injury because of another party’s negligence, the injured party is required to file a personal injury lawsuit. To have a successful case, they must prove the other party was negligent in providing the lawful standard of care. This requires them to satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” To do so, the injured party and their attorney must collect evidence that proves the accident and the injury was a result of that party’s negligence. Evidence that may be used in a personal injury case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the accident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.