Morris County Personal Injury Attorney Brings Decades of Experience to Your Case
Standing up for the rights of New Jersey’s injured
Kevin T. Kutyla, Esq. gives injured people the high-quality, aggressive representation they need to obtain full and fair compensation in the aftermath of a serious accident. My firm, based in Succasunna, has helped thousands of clients in Morris County, Sussex County, and throughout New Jersey take on insurance companies, employers, and others who have their own best interests at heart. By selecting me as your personal injury attorney, you are choosing someone whose work on motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death claims, and other injury cases is recognized throughout the state. I am also a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a recognition of my legal ability and professional reputation.
How were you injured?
You can rely on my law firm to provide the intelligent, aggressive representation you need if you’ve been hurt in a:
- Car accident — The sooner you reach out to me after a car accident, the sooner I’ll be able to start gathering evidence and building your case for compensation.
- Truck accident — Hundreds of truck accidents occur on New Jersey roads every year, causing serious injuries and fatalities. I have extensive experience litigating complex truck and bus accident injury claims.
- Motorcycle accident — If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, I’ll evaluate your case, deal with the insurance company, and aggressively protect your rights.
If you aren’t sure you can afford your own lawyer, please know that as a Morris County personal injury lawyer, I handle cases on a contingency basis. That means you don’t owe attorney fees unless I obtain compensation for you.
The basics of personal injury damages and no-fault insurance in New Jersey
A person who is injured by the negligence of someone else in New Jersey may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation (also called damages). However, New Jersey has a comparative negligence law that prevents recovery of damages by a person found to be 50 percent or more responsible for the underlying incident. Moreover, an injured party’s recovery will be reduced by their own percentage of fault.
Personal injury damages fall into three categories:
- Economic damages — This includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, cost of repairing or replacing a car, and other tangible things.
- Noneconomic damages — This covers harm that doesn’t necessarily have a measurable dollar value. Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life are the most common examples.
- Punitive damages — This rarely awarded form of damages covers situations where the defendant acted in an extremely egregious manner. Your lawyer would need to be able to prove that the defendant’s actions were done with malice or a willful or reckless disregard for your safety.
New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state. That means if you get hurt in an auto accident, your own insurance company is required to pay your medical expenses up to a certain amount. However, you can recover damages from an at-fault driver for specified serious injuries, such as dismemberment, fractured or broken bones, and significant disfigurement or scarring.
Wrongful death claims handled compassionately and aggressively
Wrongful death claims are some of the most emotionally difficult cases I handle. Clients come to me in sadness and anger, wondering if anything can be done. As a Sussex County lawyer, I understand the emotions, and I can help. In New Jersey, a wrongful death claim can be pursued by a surviving spouse, child, parent, sibling, niece, nephew or person who received support from the deceased, but there is an order in which they would be eligible that I can explain during your consultation.
Schedule a consultation with a determined injury lawyer in Succasunna
The law firm of Kevin T. Kutyla, Esq. in Succasunna provides powerful representation in all types of personal injury cases for clients in Morris County, Sussex County, and throughout New Jersey. You can schedule an attorney consultation by calling 862-354-8931 or by contacting me online.