When someone suffers injuries due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, the injured party may be able to hold that person accountable for damages. The primary way to do so is to initiate a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
Whether you were injured in an automobile accident or due to a defective product or dangerous property condition, a Cape May County personal injury lawyer could help you hold negligent parties liable for the harm you suffered. A trustworthy attorney could work to understand the facts of your case, advise you on the potential claims you could assert against at-fault parties, and secure reasonable compensation to cover the associated losses.
Most personal injury claims arise because a person or company acted negligently, resulting in injury to others. However, another common action that claimants in our area assert are strict liability claims. Depending on the particular facts of his or her case, a person might be able to make both negligence and strict liability claims against liable entities.
When bringing a negligence claim against an at-fault party, plaintiffs must be able to establish that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care for others, and that this failure resulted in physical or emotional harm. Although each claim is unique, some types of negligence actions are more common than others. These include:
Whether someone suffers injury or property damage after being involved in one of these scenarios or sustains losses in some other way, a personal injury attorney in Cape May County could work with him or her to initiate and prove his or her claims against at-fault parties.
In certain circumstances, a person could bring lawsuits against other people or companies that are responsible for a defective product. This type of lawsuit is called a strict liability claim.
To establish a strict liability claim in this context, a plaintiff only needs to prove that the product was defective when it was manufactured or sold and that the defect caused harm. Unlike negligence claims, those asserting strict liability claims do not need to prove that the manufacturer or distributor of the defective product acted negligently. A lawyer from our team could help someone assess whether they have a potential strict liability claim against a product manufacturer or distributor by reviewing the facts and evidence of his or her case.
New Jersey law requires all personal injury claims to be filed before a specific deadline, regardless of whether it is based on negligence or strict liability. This deadline is called the statute of limitations.
Under state law, most civil claims must generally be filed within two years of the accident date. There are, however, some exceptions which might extend or shorten the deadline. If claimants do not file their claims with the appropriate court within this timeframe, the court will bar them from obtaining any compensation for their injuries. A Cape May County lawyer could help an individual file his or her personal injury case in compliance with the state’s statute of limitations.
When you are harmed in an accident that was not your fault, you do not have to bear the economic burden by yourself. If you have been harmed because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to sue the at-fault parties for economic relief. A Cape May County personal injury lawyer at our firm could help you determine what kind of claim you have and how much you could potentially recover in compensation. Call to speak with a member of our team who could advocate for you in court.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
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I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.
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