Jersey City Personal Injury Attorneys
Representing injured accident victims with compassion and staunch advocacy since 1965
Personal injury cases include a variety of claims—such as those involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability incidents, and construction site accidents. At Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC , our Jersey City personal injury attorneys are experienced in New Jersey personal injury claims and serve clients throughout the state. For more than 50 years, we have fought for injured accident victims and their families and have a long history of success obtaining the best results possible under the law.
Motor vehicle accidents
Thousands of motor accidents happen every day throughout the United States. Unfortunately, a large number of motorists and their passengers are killed every year due to the negligence of other drivers. Texting and driving, drinking and driving, and simply failing to pay attention to the road are all to blame in many of these incidents.
To prevail in a motor vehicle accident claim , an injured victim must show:
The at-fault driver owed a duty to the victim;
The at-fault driver breached this duty by a negligent act or omission; and
Due this breach, the victim suffered damages.
The duty to the victim is generally the duty to operate a vehicle in a manner that is safe and reasonable under the circumstances. For example, speeding in snowy conditions is not reasonable under the circumstances and would be considered a breach.
Premises liability claims
When someone is injured on someone else’s property, that person may be able to file a premises liability claim. In a premises liability claim , the victim alleges the property was not safe.
Many premises liability claims allege that the property owner knew of a hazardous condition (or should have known of it) but failed to warn others about it. For example, perhaps a shopper in a department store tripped over merchandise that had fallen into the aisle. The store may be liable for damages if the shopper can show that the merchandise was in the aisle for a significant period of time or that store employees had notice of the merchandise but failed to pick it up or caution shoppers in the store against tripping in the area.
Premises liability claims also take the status of a visitor into account. Generally, those who are invited onto private property are able to file a premises liability claim against a property owner if they are injured. Similarly, those on public property are also able to file claims. Trespassers generally are not able to file premises liability claims, though some exceptions may apply.
Construction site accidents
Construction workers are employed in an inherently dangerous profession. They must work on unstable surfaces, at extreme heights, and in challenging outdoor conditions at times. However, they have the right to seek damages from negligent individuals if construction site accidents occur.
Depending on the facts of a claim, construction workers may be able to seek damages from a number of individuals, including:
Construction site managers
Construction site managers
Manufacturers of construction site equipment
Those in charge of construction projects and construction sites have a duty to make sure that structures are erected in a safe manner. Equipment should be regularly checked for safety, including scaffolding, ladders, and tools. If those in charge failed to ensure the safety of construction workers, they may be liable for construction workers’ injuries.
In a personal injury claim , damages are awarded to make the injured victim “whole” again by compensating the victim for the pain he or she has endured.
Damages may include generally any harm the accident has caused, such as:
Pain and suffering
The cost of future medical care
The cost of making alterations to one’s home, such as wheelchair ramps
Loss of consortium
Depending on the facts of the case, numerous types of damages may be available.
Contact our Jersey City personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation
At Brady, Brady & Reilly, our Jersey City injury attorneys know an injury suffered from an accident due to someone else’s negligence can change your life forever. We aggressively pursue all avenues of recovery to ensure we maximize the damages available to you and your family. To schedule a free consultation, call 201-997-0030 or contact us online.