Personal Injury

More Than $6 Billion Recovered for Personal Injury Victims

Over the course of the last decade, our personal injury attorneys have been vital in recovering more than $6 billion for personal injury victims.

Unlike the majority of personal injury law firms, our resources can compete with the biggest defense firms in the United States and insurance companies, while still offering the personalized service of a smaller boutique firm. In 2011, our firm was involved in obtaining a sizeable settlement for an injured New Jersey construction worker who fell from scaffolding. This is just one example of how we have helped injured clients. Our track record and reputation are some of the many reasons that you should consider working with Seeger Weiss.

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In any of these situations, an injured person might feel like he or she is at a disadvantage after the accident. It might be impossible to return to work. Treating the injuries associated with the incident could be costly or require painful and comprehensive recommendations like surgery. These treatments and their cost can make an already stressful situation even worse. That’s why the tort system exists to allow individuals to recover compensation for their injuries when someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior ultimately caused the incident.

Basics of America’s Tort System

Tort actions in the U.S. are a non-legislative way to be compensated for wrongs and harm done by another person. The tort system attempts to compensate victims for loses and can also help to minimize future liability from harm or accidents.

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A Victim’s Right to Civil Justice

Corporations are responsible for thousands of preventable diseases, deaths and injuries every single year. These leave workers, consumers and the environment paying the significant costs after an incident. The civil justice system, however, provides victims the only way to deter these companies from engaging in this behavior.

Protecting Your Rights

All Americans have a democratic right to trial by jury and civil justice, regardless of the position that a big business may take about tort reform. Victims have a right and deserve a chance to receive justice from a jury and a judge. You should never attempt to handle a case like this on your own, however. You need an experienced legal team to assist you with the complex process of bringing a personal injury claim to court. While most personal injury suits are settled out of court, you want to know that you have an attorney willing to take the case all the way to trial if necessary.

A personal injury lawsuit may be the only way to hold a company accountable and to recover damages to help you move on with your life after a serious injury.

Statutes of Repose Vs. Statutes of Limitations

Many assume that if someone has been hurt, this individual has the opportunity to seek remedy in an open ended fashion. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Frequently, legal proceedings have to abide by a statute of repose, which limits a victim’s timeframe in order to recover a compensation and file a suit. A statute of repose can also nullify legal responsibilities that the corporation or a wrongdoer has done to the victim.

If you or someone you know has recently been injured as a result of negligence and accident or medical malpractice, make sure you fill out the form below to receive a free consultation. If you are unable to come to our office directly, a home visit or hospital visit can be arranged.