If you have been injured as result of the conduct of another person, company or corporation and the nature and type of your accident or injury does not fit into any of the other criteria on our website, you still may be able to sue to protect your legal rights under a theory of general negligence.
Negligence is generally defined in the law as the improper or unreasonable conduct of another person. To qualify as negligence, however, that improper or unreasonable conduct must result in a personal injury for which compensation is allowed under New Jersey law. For example, the lighting of fireworks near a container of gasoline could constitute negligence or negligent conduct if the gasoline ignites and causes personal injury.
Thus, any conduct which causes personal injury or bodily injury could be considered negligent conduct if the conduct engaged in by the other person would be considered unreasonable under the circumstances. If it can be established that the actions of the other person which caused the injury were unreasonable under the circumstances, the injured party would be entitled to recover for pain and suffering, disability and impairment and loss of enjoyment of life.
In order to determine whether or not the other party has engaged in negligent conduct which would give rise to a lawsuit, it is imperative to contact an attorney who may have handled the same or similar type cases in the past and could provide guidance with respect to pursuing the matter. If you or a family member have been injured as a result of the wrongful conduct of another, we would be happy to meet with you for free consultation to discuss your matter at length.