Personal Injury

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Alexander Schachtel

Tenacious Legal Support After a Serious Injury
File Your Personal Injury Claim — Before Time Runs Out!
If you don’t file within the “statute of limitations” you may lose your ability to sue for your injury, forever! So don’t wait! – Get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer before it’s too late! When you bring a lawsuit for personal injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. For years, the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel has been vigorously pursuing personal injury cases for people in NJ & NYC.

Accidents that May Result in Personal Injury

These are only a few examples, in reality, any time you can show that another party’s actions or negligence were responsible for your injuries, you have grounds to file a personal injury claim. If you have suffered an injury from the negligence of another you owe it to yourself to at least get a free personal injury case evaluation! Call us at (201) 925-0660 or Click Here to contact us online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answered by a Personal Injury Lawyer
A ‘personal injury’ is a legal term describing an injury to any part of the body, brain, or organs, whether internal or external. However, just having an injury is not enough to win a court case. To do so, you need to prove that another person’s neglect, carelessness, or intentional conduct contributed to or caused your injury.

The compensation awarded in a personal injury claim will depend on the severity of the injuries and the degree of fault, or how much the other party is responsible. To demonstrate how a personal injury lawsuit works, let’s say for example:

You are standing in a supermarket walking down the aisle, you reach up to the shelf for your favorite bread, and your feet come out from under you! You end up on the floor, in severe pain, and you find yourself soaking wet! When you look around, you notice that a broken bottle of shampoo is on the floor beside you, and you realize you slipped on the substance! You are taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a broken ankle, requiring a short stay in the hospital, minor surgery and six weeks in a cast and boot!

If you file a personal injury lawsuit in this scenario, and you are able to prove that the supermarket was negligent, you could get you compensation for:

  • Medical bills that resulted from the accident.
  • Any future medical bills caused by the accident. For example, the cost of additional surgeries, physical therapy, and medical devices.
  • Pain and suffering caused by the injuries.
  • Emotional duress and mental anguish: In some cases, physical trauma can cause non-physical injuries that will require therapy, such as PTSD or panic attacks.
  • Permanent handicap or injury: The accident left you with a permanent limp that makes walking painful and difficult.
  • Vehicle and household modifications: Suppose that, the damage to your leg requires you to be in a wheelchair for months. You may be compensated for the cost of the wheelchair lift that gets you into your vehicle and wheelchair ramps at your residence.
  • Scarring and disfigurement: The accident caused permanent scars due to the broken bones and road rash.
  • Lost wages: Since you are a construction worker, you were unable to work until you were able to walk again.
  • Reduced earning capacity: Suppose that, your injuries only allow you to keep working in your former profession in a limited role, such as four hours a day.
  • Loss of earning capacity or career: Imagine that, your injuries are so severe that you can no longer climb ladders or stand for extended periods of time, making it impossible to continue working at your former occupation.
  • Occupational therapy and retraining: You could be compensated for the cost of training needed for a profession you could work at while sitting down.
  • Wrongful death: Your family could sue for your future wages and benefits, your pain and suffering before you died, funeral and burial expenses, and more.
  • Hedonic damages or loss of joy of life. Suppose, you enjoy running marathons in your spare time, but the injuries to your leg will now leave you unable to ever run again. In such a case, you may be able to seek compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.

In most states, including New Jersey, you generally have a two-year time limit, knows as a “statute of limitations” to submit a claim for personal injury to the court. In order to build a strong case and successfully collect damages for your injuries, you need to act fast. It’s strongly recommended that you speak with a personal injury lawyer if you are considering to make a personal injury claim. They will know the first steps to take.

Areas We Serve

At the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel, we serve people throughout New Jersey and New York in a variety of legal matters. Our team consists of civil & commercial litigation attorneys and personal injury lawyers that can assist you with your legal issues anywhere in New Jersey and New York.

Let our experienced and dedicated legal advocates work for you. Get in touch with us today to discover how the attorneys at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel can help you.

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If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, the effects can be more than physically limiting. Mental and emotional wounds can be as disabling as physical injury, they can even be incredibly isolating. Which is why at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel a Personal Injury lawyer will guide you through every step leaving no stone unturned and no question unanswered.

For additional information, call us at (201) 925-0660 to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers. Click for a Free Case Evaluation or you can use the contact form to submit a question. As we work diligently to secure the compensation you will need for the future, you and your family can begin the healing process.