The attorneys at our Monmouth County personal injury law firm represent individuals who have been involved in car accidents, suffered dog bites, have been the victim of malpractice or suffered the wrongful death of a family member. We offer a free consultation on all matters. Contact us today for help.
Monmouth County New Jersey
Monmouth County is located in central New Jersey. The county has a population of approximately 600,000 people. Middletown is the largest city in the county. The county seat is Freehold and therefore Freehold is the city in which the Monmouth County Superior Court is located. All personal injury claims which are filed in Monmouth County are tried in the Superior Court. Our firm has an office located in Freehold just a few blocks from the Superior Court. The Freehold office allows for convenient access to the Superior Court for both clients and the firm’s attorneys.
What Is A Monmouth County Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal lawsuit is a legal filing that seeks monetary compensation for someone who has been injured by the acts of another person, corporation and or a person and corporation in the same matter. Often times a personal injury lawsuit includes a claim for negligence. Negligence is the legal theory in which most Monmouth County personal injury lawsuits are filed. Negligence is comprised of four parts: duty, breach, causation and damages. Duty means that an individual or corporation had a requirement to do something. An example would be an individual has a duty to drive safely and operate their vehicle according to New Jersey traffic laws. Another example would be a commercial property owner has a duty to remove snow and ice from their premises and on the adjacent sidewalks. Breach means that the duty was not followed, or the duty was breached. Using the previous examples, an individual breaches his or her duty if they do not operate their vehicle safely or they do not abide by New Jersey traffic laws. Causation means that the breach of the duty caused an injury or some type of harm. In other words, the unsafe driving caused an accident which caused an injury. Or the failure to remove snow and ice caused a person to fall and injure themselves. Finally, damages refers to the ultimate harm caused. In a motor vehicle accident damages can include damage to the vehicle involved as well as personal injury to the individual. In a slip and fall accident, damages typically refer to injury and or monetary losses to the person who was injured. There are other types of lawsuits that are filed in Monmouth County including products liability lawsuits and or strict liability lawsuits such as dog bites. However, a negligence lawsuit is the most common personal injury lawsuit which is filed in Monmouth County.
When Can A Case Be Filed In Monmouth County?
Where a case is filed is known as the venue of the suit under the New Jersey court rules. Under New Jersey Court Rule 4:3-2, venue is properly established when one of the parties resides in the county where the case is filed at the time the case is filed or the county in which the event which is the subject of the lawsuit took place. For example, if the injured person resides in Monmouth County at the time of the filing of the lawsuit, the suit can be heard in Monmouth County. Additionally, if the person who is being sued resides in Monmouth County at the time of the filing of the lawsuit the lawsuit can be heard in Monmouth County. Finally, if the event took place in Monmouth County, the case can be heard in Monmouth County. For example, if the injured person and the other individual involved in the car accident do not live in Monmouth County, but the car accident took place in Monmouth County, the lawsuit can still be brought in the Monmouth County Superior Court.
Contact Our Monmouth County Personal Injury Attorneys
If you would like to speak with one of our Monmouth County accident attorneys call our law firm day or night. Our attorneys have achieved many successful civil recoveries for individuals who have been harmed as a result of a Monmouth County accident. Our firm handles Monmouth County car accidents, Monmouth County slip and fall accidents, Monmouth County workplace accidents and many other types of personal injury claims. Our firm also handles Monmouth County workplace and discrimination matters. Whether you or someone you know was hurt in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, a drunk driver or a careless driver, or during a slip and fall accident, our lawyers are ready and willing to fight for you. If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys, call our office or click on chat tab. A lawyer will get back to you immediately.
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