Yes, you can, so long as the accident was due to the negligence of another party. There are different types of damages you may recover after getting hurt in a NJ car accident:
• past and future medical expenses;
• past lost wages;
• future lost wages or reduced earning capacity;
• out of pocket expenses; and
• pain and suffering.
Because you could not work for 3 months after the accident, you may recover your lost wages in a car accident lawsuit. In your situation, you may also be able to make a claim for future lost wages. Of course, I would need more information with regard to your job and your job duties; however, an economic expert is needed in order to estimate your future lost earnings. The expert will make a projection of your future economic loss based on your age, your job duties, your injuries, etc.
With regard to your medical bills/expenses, it is important to note that if injuries require extensive medical treatment, your car insurance PIP benefits may exhaust. In other words, your medical expenses may exceed what is covered by PIP. If this occurs, you may make a claim against the negligent driver to recover your medical expenses beyond those covered by PIP.
Suggested reading: NJ PIP benefits and prerequisites to getting PIP under NJ car accident law.
Therefore, it is important that you consult with an experienced NJ car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights and the damages you may be able to recover.
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