South Jersey Negligence & Injury Lawyers
Establishing Your Lack of Liability
In any personal injury claim, negligence is a key talking point. To get
compensation from the party that caused you harm, you must increase their
liability, which often requires you prove that they were negligent at
the time of the accident. Our Moorestown injury lawyers of Stolfe Zeigler
New Jersey Divorce Group can help you prove negligence, reduce your own
liability, and confidently pursue maximized compensation.
Call our South Jersey attorneys at (732) 585-1651 today to learn more!
What Is Negligence?
When speaking in terms of a personal injury claim, negligence is any action
or behavior that breaches a person’s “duty of care”
to others. The “duty of care” that every person has automatically
is to act reasonable and responsible in any given situation. The definition
is somewhat vague, but that can play to your advantage as a personal injury
Examples of breaching the duty of care include:
- A driver who exceeds the speed limit is acting unreasonable and irresponsible.
Speed limits are calculated and posted for everyone’s protection.
- A doctor who goes outside of acceptable medical procedures to try to treat
you but ends up causing more harm has acted irresponsibly.
- A product manufacturer that sells a product with no or unclear instructions
is being unreasonable. Consumers have a right to instructions on how to
use a product safely when there is a possibility it could become dangerous
Lower Liability & Higher Compensation
In New Jersey, a “shared fault” law is when a court assigns
liability and rewards compensation in a personal injury claim based on
each party’s percentage of fault. This means that you are awarded
compensation based on how your actions contributed to the accident. In
other words, the more responsible you are for your own accident and injuries,
the fewer damages you can collect from the defendant. If the court finds
you to be at least 51% liable for your own damages, then it is possible
the court will dismiss your claim entirely.
For example, you get into a car accident with a drunk, but it is known
that you were talking on the cellphone at the time of the crash. The court
rules that you are 20% liable for the accident. If your award would have
been $100,000, then it is reduced by 20%, down to $80,000.
Trust Our South Jersey Negligence Claim Attorneys
When you come to Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group for guidance and
representation during your personal injury claim, you can count on us
to do all we can to maximize your possible recovery. We work diligently
to prove the other party’s negligence and reduce your own liability,
hopefully down to 0%. We take personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis,
which means you do not owe us any attorney fees unless we secure a favorable
settlement or verdict for you. You have nothing to lose when you go with
our Moorestown law firm!
Learn more about negligence, liability, and injury claims in New Jersey
by calling us at (732) 585-1651 .