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Injured In An Accident in New Jersey? Contact Simonson Goodman Platzer PC

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Helping Accident Victims Throughout NJ

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured victims and their families get back on their feet. We know that dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident can be overwhelming, especially when you are fighting to recover from your injuries. You may be out of work and struggling to pay your bills, all while trying to make sense of what happened to you and how to move forward.

Our team is here to help you through this difficult time. 

We understand that, when it comes to personal injury lawsuits, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and the unique circumstances surrounding your case. We are committed to providing you with the personalized legal guidance you need and deserve, as well as the strong representation you require.

Call Simonson Goodman Platzer PC at (800) 817-5029 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers in NJ.

How We Can Help

Our firm represents clients in all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Premises liability
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

How to Prove Your Case

After you have been injured, it is important to take certain steps to protect your right to seek compensation. 

One of the most important things you can do is to gather evidence. This can include photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage, as well as the contact information of any witnesses. Additionally, you should seek immediate medical attention. Not only will this help ensure that you receive the medical care you need, but it will also help establish a link between the accident and your injuries.

When filing a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that your injuries were caused by the at-fault party’s negligence. This means you will need to show that:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
  • The at-fault party breached the duty of care
  • The breach of the duty of care caused the accident
  • The accident caused your injuries

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases. We know what it takes to build a strong case and will fight to protect your rights every step of the way. Our team is prepared to do whatever it takes to help you secure a favorable settlement or jury verdict, and we are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and corporations.

Statute of Limitations in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the accident or injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file within this time frame, you will lose the right to seek compensation.

There are certain situations in which the statute of limitations may be “tolled” or paused, such as when the victim is a child. Additionally, if you do not discover your injuries right away, you may have an extended amount of time to file a claim. 

In any case, it's important to contact an attorney right away to ensure your rights are protected.

Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

There are two main types of damages in personal injury lawsuits: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that can be easily calculated, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are more difficult to quantify. These damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Typical damages in a personal injury lawsuit include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Additionally, in cases involving particularly reckless or egregious behavior, you may be able to recover punitive damages. These damages are designed to punish the at-fault party and help prevent others from engaging in similar behavior.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

There is no such thing as an “average settlement” for personal injury cases. Every case is different and, as such, the settlement amount can vary significantly. The amount of compensation you are able to recover will depend on a wide variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact your injuries have on your life and ability to work, and the actions of the at-fault party.

Our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey are prepared to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We will carefully review your case and help you understand the potential value of your claim.

What If I Was Partially at Fault?

In New Jersey, you can still recover compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. This is because New Jersey follows a “modified comparative negligence” rule. Under this rule, you can still recover compensation as long as you were not more than 50% at fault. However, your total damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if your damages are $100,000 but you were 10% at fault, you can only recover $90,000 in damages.

Do I Have to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

While you are not legally required to have a lawyer to file a personal injury claim, it is highly recommended that you hire one. Personal injury cases are incredibly complex and can be difficult to navigate, especially when you are also recovering from your injuries. 

The insurance company will have a team of adjusters and lawyers on their side, all working to protect their best interests. You deserve to have someone fighting for you.

When you hire a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey, you are putting a powerful advocate in your corner. Your lawyer will handle all aspects of your case, from gathering evidence and reviewing your medical records to negotiating with the insurance company and, if necessary, representing you in court. This allows you to focus on what really matters: your recovery.

Reasons to Call Simonson Goodman Platzer

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we know that you have many options when it comes to New Jersey personal injury lawyers. However, we believe that our team is uniquely equipped to provide you with the top-quality legal representation you need and deserve. We are committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation you are owed and will tirelessly fight for your rights.

When you choose to work with us, you can expect the following:

  • Compassionate, one-on-one attention: We know that dealing with a serious injury can be incredibly stressful. That’s why we are here to provide you with the compassionate legal guidance you need and deserve. When you work with our team, you will receive the one-on-one attention you deserve. We will take the time to get to know you and your unique situation, as well as your goals and concerns.
  • Proven track record of success: At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we have a long history of success. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and aggressive litigators who are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and corporations. No matter how complex your case, we have the tools and resources to handle it.
  • Personalized legal strategies: We know that no two personal injury cases are exactly alike. That’s why we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to your case. Instead, we take the time to get to know you and your unique situation, as well as your goals and concerns. We will work with you to understand the full extent of your injuries and the impact they have on your life and ability to work, both now and in the future. We will then develop a personalized legal strategy that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Get Started on Your Case Today

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers in New Jersey can help you understand your rights and options. We are committed to providing you with the strong representation you require and the compassionate guidance you deserve. 

Our team is available to answer your questions and address your concerns, and we will keep you updated on any and all developments in your case. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you secure a favorable settlement or jury verdict.

Injured by someone else's negligence? Contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys today at (800) 817-5029 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $87 Million Work Accident Verdict

    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.

  • $18 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy.

  • $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

    "Accommodating and Professional"
    The attorneys were kind, accommodating and professional. I couldn’t be happier with the settlement they achieved for me.
    Inbar V.
    "Totally Changed My Life"
    They have done an amazing job to win my case without even going to the court.
    Sezgin T.
    "Highly Recommend"
    Highly recommend!! I had the pleasure of working with Paul Simonson during the worst time of my life. He is knowledgeable, professional & he truly cares. When other attorneys turned down my case Mr. Simonson got results! I will be forever grateful.
    Dawn M.
    "I would highly recommend this firm."
    I would highly recommend this firm. Ted knows the law and did a great job.
    Dana
    "I Felt Comfortable and Supported"
    They were honest and clear about the process of bringing a lawsuit forward and managed my expectations.
    Nate G.
    "I Highly Recommend This Law Firm"
    Thank you, Mr. Goodman and Mr. Simonson very much for looking out for me and always having my best interest at heart!
    Naresh T.
    "The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable."
    Based on my experience with this firm, their name should be empathy, compassion and brilliance. Their kindness and attention to detail was second to none. I truly cannot say enough good things about Paul, Ted and this firm. The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable.
    Nic R.
    "There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done."
    Ted Goodman was amazing in the courtroom and eloquently argued my case. If I could give them 10 stars I would, they truly changed my life. There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done.
    Ashley W.

Why Choose Simonson Goodman Platzer PC?

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  • 98% Success Rate for Our Cases!
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