Ridgewood, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Committed to Aggressive Advocacy for Personal Injury Clients
Sophisticated representation of wrongfully injured people
When you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of an individual, a business or another entity, the Reinartz Law Firm can help in your pursuit of justice. Our team possesses the knowledge and resources to exhaustively investigate and fiercely litigate your claim. Our dedication to our craft, and results, have earned us the respect and admiration of peers and clients alike. The following accidents and injuries are some of the many types of personal injury claims our firm handles:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Defective/dangerous products
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful Death
- Dog Bites
- Workplace Injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
Our attorneys also handle workers’ compensation claims and medical malpractice matters.
What if you are partially responsible – New Jersey Shared Fault
If you are injured in an accident in New Jersey, and you bear some responsibility for causing the accident, this can impact your claim. New Jersey follows a modified comparative negligence rule in personal injury matters. This means that, to recover damages, you must be less than 51 percent negligent. If you can meet this standard, you can receive compensation, but your award will be decreased by your percentage of fault as assessed by a jury.
For example, let’s assume you tripped on a hole in the pavement and suffered a broken hip. The jury finds that the owner of the property is 80 percent to blame for not repairing the pavement, but that you are 20 percent responsible for your injury because you were previously aware of the hazard and didn’t use due caution to avoid it. Your damages amount to $100,000, but due to the modified comparative negligence rule, this amount will be reduced by 20 percent to $80,000. A skilled attorney will build a case that seeks to prove that you bear no responsibility for your injury or at the very least, a minimal amount of fault.
Contact our Firm to learn more about pursuing your Ridgewood, NJ Personal Injury claim
Call the Reinartz Law Firm at (201) 289-8614 to learn how we can help you successfully move forward in the wake of a grave injury. We have offices located in Hackensack, Jersey City and New York City.