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Personal Injury Fact Sheet

Americans – including residents of Newark – are susceptible to serious injuries every day. This fact translates into a surprising number of injuries and hospital visits per year. According to the National Center for Health Statistics:

  • In 2012, there were 37.4 million instances of injuries and poisonings that were treated by medical personnel.
  • There were 80.1 million visits to hospitals, doctors’ offices, and outpatient centers between 2009 and 2010 for various injuries and poisonings.
  • During 2010, there were 1.1 million people treated and released from hospitals for fractures.
  • In 2010, 1 million people were treated and released from hospitals after suffering from complications from surgeries and medical care. Some of these complications were caused by the negligence of healthcare personnel.

A personal injury that results in a trip to the hospital or doctor’s office can turn your life and the life of your family upside down. Medical costs can quickly escalate to thousands of dollars; time missed from work can result in your inability to pay your bills. This stress and worry can, in turn, delay your recovery even more. But when you have been injured in Newark as a result of someone else’s carelessness, a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover monetary damages to help you cover these costs and expenses.

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Personal Injury Incidents

While no amount of monetary damages can reverse the pain and suffering of a personal injury, a personal injury lawsuit can be brought against the negligent or careless individual who caused your injuries. The monetary damages you recover can help you pay for the monetary losses a personal injury incident causes such as medical bills, treatment costs, time missed from work, lost future earnings, and a loss of enjoyment of life.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we see a wide variety of personal injuries. Some personal injuries may be considered minor: they heal within a matter of days and do not require any special attention. In many cases, however, the injuries are much more severe and can require significant time away from work. Some injuries can require lifelong care and treatment and permanently limit your ability to work. Some injuries that occur frequently in Newark personal injury cases include:


Spinal cord and neck injuries, which are frequently present in slip and falls, car crashes, and sporting injuries. These injuries can require significant rehabilitation and leave a victim with lifelong limitations.


Bone fractures, which are common in car crashes, slip and falls, recreational injuries, pedestrian crashes, and bicycling injuries. While most broken bones will eventually heal, this usually occurs only after a period of rest and limitation on activities.


Burns, either chemical or from fire, can occur either because of someone not following safety precautions at work or from a defective product, for example. Burns can result in permanent disabilities and disfigurement.


Traumatic brain injuries typically occur after serious falls or blows to the head, such as in a high-speed car crash. Victims of TBI are typically left with permanent limitations or disabilities and can require lifelong treatment.

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While a personal injury lawsuit cannot prevent individuals from acting carelessly, a lawsuit can provide monetary damages to compensate you for the injuries such conduct causes. Contact Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. at 888-572-7388 to for a free consultation.

Investigating Personal Injuries Requires Resources

When you hire a personal injury attorney, one of the first things he or she should do is conduct an investigation into your case. Attorneys know that a successful personal injury case requires evidence and testimony from people other than the injured victim. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will work quickly to preserve important evidence and interview individuals who can support your claim for damages.

Part of a successful personal injury case requires the injured victim to prove that the defendant (the alleged negligent party) acted carelessly. Eyewitnesses – those who saw the defendant’s conduct – can usually offer testimony that is powerfully persuasive to a court. Even where there are no eyewitnesses, certain experts such as doctors, mechanics, and reconstructionists may be able to “re-create” the chain of events that led to your injury.


Another claim that must be proven as part of a successful personal injury case involves showing that the defendant’s careless actions were a cause of your injuries. For this, evidence such as medical records and accident reports can be useful. For instance, in a car accident case the records of EMS individuals who treated you at the scene can help establish that the car accident caused your neck pain, broken bones, and lacerations.

Not all evidence is equally persuasive. Instead, a knowledgeable personal injury attorney is able to sift through the witnesses and evidence and preserve and present those witnesses and evidence most helpful to your claim. Contact Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. at 888-572-7388 for a free consultation today. We will help you understand the evidence and witnesses that can help you succeed in your personal injury case.


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