Personal Injury Damages

In Bayonne, New Jersey a recent accident has raised the question of damages in personal injury matters. The Bayonne Fire Department captain was charged with drunk driving and in the process caused three separate accidents within 30 minutes. The captain named John Leahy, who is 46 years old has since been suspended without pay within 48 hours of the crashes that took place on March 5, 2013. Read more.

Damages awards in a personal injury matter can vary depending on fault. To prove negligence in New Jersey, the complaining party has to show that the opposing party acted negligently by failing to exercise the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised in a similar situation. The plaintiff must prove that there was a duty of care that was breached and that the breach of that duty of care caused the plaintiff injuries which resulted in damages. New Jersey is a comparative negligence state which means that, if a plaintiff is 51 percent or more at fault for his injuries, he may not sue. If he is 50 percent or less at fault, he is only allowed to sue for an amount proportional to that person’s percentage of the fault. Notably, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in New Jersey is two years. Moreover, punitive damages are limited to five times the compensatory damages or $350,000, whichever is greater. For more information, see here.

Find out what damages you may be entitled to

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, truck wreck, motorcycle crash, your slip and fall, contact Mount Laurel personal injury attorneys at Taylor & Boguski today to discuss your case. Taylor & Boguski represents clients in personal injury accidents in the Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill and other South Jersey areas. If you have been involved in a serious accident or a loved one died in a fatal accident, contact the serious injury lawyers at Taylor & Boguski for a free consultation call 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233 or contact us online.