What to Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Personal Injury attorney, Victor Rotolo, and the attorneys of the Victor Rotolo Law Firm offer legal counsel to clients seeking to recover damages for injuries suffered as the result of accidents, including those related to defective products, accidental falls, and workplace mishaps.

Collecting damages for injuries you suffered as a result of another person’s negligence encompasses more than simply pointing the finger of blame. Laws governing personal injury cases vary by state. In New Jersey, those laws determine when you can file your claim, which injuries qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, and the type and amount of damages you can expect to collect.

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

New Jersey’s statute of limitations requires you to file a lawsuit within two years from the date of your injury. There are certain exceptions to that rule. For instance, with injuries that result from medical malpractice, the two-year statute of limitations begins on the date the injury is discovered. If the claim is being filed against a government agency or employee, a formal claim must be filed with the State within 90 days of the injury. You then must give the government six months to resolve the claim before filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Other rules regulate how injuries from motor vehicle accidents and dog bites are handled, what happens in cases where the injured party is found to be at least partially liable for his or her own injuries, and when you can claim punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.

Understanding Personal Injury Law

These laws can be complicated. Failure to meet deadlines or understand the various nuances could negatively affect your ability to collect damages. A personal injury lawyer knowledgeable in your State’s personal injury laws can help.

Victor Rotolo has been representing clients in personal injury lawsuits since he first established the Victor Rotolo Law Firm in 1992. He was first named a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum in June of 2002, and subsequently became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. These forums are composed of attorneys would have reached settlements or won verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

Mr. Rotolo built his law firm on fundamental standards of quality and excellence. Today, the attorneys of the Victor Rotolo Law Firm represent more than 120 years of experience and are committed to protecting the rights and interests of their clients. They maintain open communications with their clients and employ cost-effective strategies in pursuing this goal.

The Victor Rotolo Law Firm offers free initial consultations and handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning attorney’s fees are collected only when cases are settled in your favor.