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Last Updated July 2022
What Constitutes Personal Injury?


A personal injury accident refers to injuries caused by another party’s intentional, negligent, or reckless actions. Under personal injury law, someone injured can file a claim or lawsuit for fair compensation for injuries.

Personal injury law is a part of tort law, which covers conduct that results in injury, harm, or loss. If someone hurts you, they are liable for damages. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover the damages and compensation you deserve as a result of your injuries.

Are Emotional Pain and Mental Anguish Personal Injury?

Serious physical injuries are not the only outcome of an accident. You may be in emotional pain and struggle to sleep and/or carry out your everyday tasks as a result of an accident. Costly medical bills and lost wages from time off from work disrupt your recovery. If someone else was responsible for your injuries, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for any emotional, mental, and financial damages as well.

Common Accidents Resulting in Personal Injury

Auto Accidents

If you have been injured in a car crash, you should contact an injury lawyer as soon as possible, even before speaking to an insurance adjuster or insurance company. By speaking to a lawyer after a crash, you can ensure that you will be protected from private investigators and insurance adjusters who want to hurt your case. A lawyer will handle your case so that you can focus on your recovery by getting the right medical treatment and receiving the full money award or settlement that you deserve. 

Dog Bites

According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than 85 million dogs across the country are considered household pets. Pet owners possess the special responsibility of ensuring their pets do not harm any individuals or other pets around them.

Yet, every year a significant percentage of these canine companions are responsible for biting attacks that lead to serious injuries. Dog bites and attacks can be traumatizing, causing physical, emotional, and financial damages that can last for a very long time.

In New Jersey, some laws protect dog bite victims and help them get the compensation they deserve. 

Should I Hire an Attorney for a Dog Bite?

In short - yes, absolutely. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help dog bite victims understand the unique challenges they’re facing, let them know what to expect at each stage of the process, and build a strong case to receive compensation for their injuries. Owners need to be vigilant to make sure that their pets don’t become a danger to the public. They are—and in case of attacks, should be held—responsible for the behavior of their pets.

New Jersey's Top Personal Injury Attorneys

Whether you have been the victim of a car accident, trucking accident, dog bite, workplace injury, or other instance of third-party negligence, the expert personal injury attorneys at the Sanvenero & Cittadino Law Firm are here to fight for you. Contact us today for your confidential consultation, and let our team help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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