If you’ve been injured, let us help you seek justice
Broadly defined, personal injury is a legal category that includes cases in which a person has suffered bodily injury due to another person’s negligence — the failure to exercise a reasonable amount of care in a circumstance that results in harm to someone —to whom a duty of care is owed. The negligent injury to another is known as a tort, and the person inflicting the harm is known as the tortfeasor.
Negligence includes the following four key elements that must be established in order for a personal injury lawsuit to be pursued: duty of care, which is the responsibility to act reasonably so as to avoid injuring others; breach of duty, which is the tortfeasor’s failure to take precautions in a situation where an injury to another was foreseeable; causation, which is where the tortfeasor’s actions caused the victim’s injuries; and damages, which are the provable losses that a victim has suffered.
At Petrillo and Goldberg, our experienced team of lawyers boasts decades of experience in expertly advocating our clients’ personal injury claims in the South Jersey and metropolitan Philadelphia area.
We extend our professional services to each client from the moment they contact us, as one of our attorneys will handle the initial case call; thereafter we throughly investigate an incident and assess all injuries, carefully collect all relevant evidence, and pursue the interests of our clients through, in most cases, a settlement, or judgment at trial, if necessary.
Our expertise in and service for personal injury law cases focuses on the following areas of practice:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle/Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Premises Liability Injuries
- Worksite Accidents
- Industrial Negligence Claims
- Death Claims
In New Jersey, generally the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the injury; for cases against a public or government entity, the time limitation for filing notice of a lawsuit is within 90 days of the date of injury. Although these deadlines permit a victim time to pursue his or her claim, it is important for anyone who has suffered a serious personal injury to contact an attorney experienced in personal injury law such as our team at Petrillo and Goldberg as soon as possible in order to properly investigate and prepare a claim for successful resolution. We are here to help personal injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve and we are available for a free consultation at our Pennsaucken, N.J., office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are also on call and available for emergencies and after-hours new client phone conferences by calling (856) 486-4343