From dog bites to train crashes, accidents will happen, and personal injuries happen to New Jersey citizens every hour of every day: A quarter of a million vehicle accidents every year, slipping and falling while working or playing. If you have suffered personal injury and have incurred medical bills and lost work time due to an accident caused by the negligence of others, you may be entitled to compensated for your injuries, lost work time, rehabilitation and pain and suffering.
New Jersey Personal Injury attorney Tara Breslow-Testa is committed to holding negligent people or businesses accountable for the personal injuries they cause.
Ms. Breslow-Testa understands that an injured person has enough to deal with keeping health and family and job together, and the added layer of a time-consuming, expensive lawsuit is more than most can handle. As a personal injury lawyer assisting victims in New Jersey Tara Breslow-Testa has the experience and powers to make the discovery, litigation and compensation process as painless as possible.
If you need an attorney to represent you for a vehicle accident, a slip and fall/premises liability claim, a burn or dog bite, or other personal injury case (see the categories below) Ms. Breslow-Testa is the personal injury attorney in New Jersey best prepared to offer you the counsel and compensation you deserve.Establishing Negligence For Careless Conduct Leading to Injury
“Negligence” is the keyword in personal injury cases - where the carelessness of an individual or a business causes an injury to an unsuspecting person. This negligence can be a texting driver, a business that doesn’t warn of icy or slippery steps, a dog owner who lets their pet bite a passerby, or a doctor or nursing home professional who negligently causes pain or suffering.
In order to win on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must establish that an individual or business failed to act as a reasonable person should. That the defendant failed to exercise an acceptable degree of care, and the defendant’s breach of a reasonable duty directly caused an accident that lead to the physical harm of the plaintiff - a kind of harm that was avoidable if the plaintiff had exercised proper care.
For example, in New Jersey, the owner of a dog that bites a passing stranger is negligently responsible for the actions of that dog - regardless if their dog had always been a good dog, and this bite was a first offense.
The same is true for the negligence of a distracted or drunk driver, the negligent owners of dangerous property or an employer who is negligent in maintaining workplace safety.
It is important to understand that New Jersey law operates under the concept of “comparative negligence:” that there are two sides to every story and that negligence and fault is not always 100% the responsibility of the defendant - sometimes the plaintiff is in some way responsible for an accident.New Jersey’s Two Year Statute of Limitations.
New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations, which means a case must be filed in civil court within two years of the accident - 90 days in cases filed against a government entity. Failing that, you could lose your right to compensation altogether.
Beyond the statute of limitations, New Jersey has unique fault/no fault, comparative negligence and other laws which can be complicated: For example, if a plaintiff is found to be 50 percent or greater at fault in an accident, they will not be able to recover any damages from the defendant.
New Jersey personal injury lawyer Tara Breslow-Testa understands the ins and outs of New Jersey personal injury law. She is qualified and ready to take your case and ease your burden.Contact a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer in Tara Breslow-Testa
Serious accidents can cause chaos in the physical, emotional and financial lives of the victims. Adding a complicated court case to medical visits, medical bills, lost work time and pain and suffering can be too much for most people.
If you were injured or someone close to you was killed in an accident caused by the negligence of others, Tara Breslow-Testa is here to help navigate you through the legal and court process.
Call her at (732) 784-2880 or contact her online for a free, no-obligation appointment with one of New Jersey’s most experienced, dedicated personal injury/wrongful death attorneys.