East Orange Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Results-Driven Accident Attorneys Obtain Maximum Compensation For Slip And Fall Victims In East Orange And Across New Jersey
When a property owner fails to maintain safe premises — either by not clearly closing off areas that are unsafe, or by not repairing something that is broken — and someone slips and falls because of that failure, personal injury law protects the victim of the accident. Under personal injury law, slip and fall accident victims may seek to recover compensation for their accident injuries and other losses.
But filing a personal injury claim for your slip and fall accident can be complicated and confusing. And often your initial settlement offer from the insurance company is far below what you rightly deserve. Let us help.
Personal injury attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari have been representing accident victims in New Jersey since 1963. Our skilled team is results-driven and is recognized as the most successful personal injury law firm in the state. We have recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in New Jersey.
What Are “Damages” In An East Orange Slip And Fall Accident?
The legal term “damages” refers to the losses that have been sustained in an accident. Slip and fall accident victims may file a personal injury claim to recover damages for any of the following losses:
- Medical treatment costs
- Future anticipated medical treatment costs that are related to this injury
- Bills for hospital stays
- Cost for X-rays, CAT scans, and other medical imaging tests
- Cost for surgical procedures
- Prescription medication
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Rehabilitative treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost earned sick time
- Lost earned vacation time
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
When seeking damages for your slip and fall accident, it is important to consider the long-term effects of your injury. For example, if you must use both hands in your line of work, but now have a brace on your wrist for three months, you may seek compensation for loss of wages while you are unable to perform your job duties due to the injury.
When The Property Owner Says You Are At Fault For Your East Orange Slip And Fall Accident
When you slipped and fell on the wet floor at the store, you may have assumed it was fairly obvious that the property owner was to blame. However, when making a claim of negligence in a slip and fall accident, assigning responsibility for the accident is rarely that straightforward.
The property owner may argue that your slip and fall accident was your own fault, perhaps claiming that you weren’t looking where you were going at the time. Or that you were in an aisle that had a bucket with water dripping from the ceiling so you should have known the floor was wet.
If it is determined that you share some of the responsibility for your slip and fall accident, then the damages you receive will be reduced under New Jersey’s “modified comparative fault” rules. These rules take effect when more than one party is at fault for an accident. New Jersey’s modified comparative fault rules specify that the compensation you would receive for your accident will be reduced by an amount that reflects your level of fault for the accident.
So, take the case of a slip and fall accident where the damages total $50,000. If it is determined that you are 20 percent responsible for the accident, then your compensation will be reduced by 20 percent. In this scenario, the $50,000 compensation is then reduced by $10,000 — which is 20 percent — for a total damage award of $40,000. If, however, it is determined that you are more than 50 percent responsible for the slip and fall, then you will not be able to recover any damages from the property owner.
“Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Jeff Zenna for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times in my life.”
“I just wanted to take some time to thank you and your team for all your help in the last 3 1/2 years. Your confidence, professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency in resolving this case have been greatly appreciated by my family and I. ”
“You exhibited a genuine caring for my predicament and the outcome. These are all qualities that are prized in any professional relationship.”
Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Are Recognized For Their Success In Recovering Maximum Compensation For East Orange Slip And Fall Accident Victims
When you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, you want to receive full compensation for all of your losses as soon as possible. After all, you are recovering from physical injury and perhaps emotional trauma, you may be unable to work, you are faced with rising medical bills, and you want to get back to the business of living your life.
Unfortunately, trying to recover the compensation you deserve from the at fault property owner can be challenging, frustrating, and quite time-consuming. Unless you have us by your side.
Our firm offers a free case evaluation for accident victims. One of our accident attorneys will analyze your slip and fall claim, discuss the issue of negligence and fault, outline the compensation you may be entitled to pursue, and answer your questions. To arrange for your free confidential consultation, contact our office.
Founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1929, Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has offices in four convenient New Jersey locations including Chatham, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Sea Girt.
About East Orange, New Jersey
East Orange, New Jersey is located in Essex County. Home to 65,000 residents, East Orange is a diverse cultural community offering a unique combination of suburban and urban living. East Orange is one of only 28 cities designated as a Transit Village, offering convenient daily direct train service to Midtown Manhattan.
The town of East Orange encompasses four square miles, and lies adjacent to West Orange, Orange, South Orange, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Montclair, and Newark. Founded as a Township in 1863, East Orange was incorporated as a city in 1909.
Frequently Asked Questions About East Orange Slip and Fall Accidents
The first step when you sustain a slip and fall injury, is to immediately notify the manager or owner of the property. It’s important to request an incident report and provide you with a copy. Also consider taking photos of the scene, which can help provide invaluable evidence in your lawsuit.
Also be certain to make an appointment with your doctor, or visit an emergency room, to determine the seriousness of the injuries you’ve sustained. The doctor’s report will serve as the official report of the extent of your injuries for your lawsuit.
Slip and fall accident attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari are recognized for our success in recovering maximum compensation for accident victims. Our attorneys have received numerous awards, including being named Super Lawyers and among The Best Lawyers in America. Recognized as one of the best law firms in New Jersey, our knowledgeable team is dedicated to protecting the rights of slip and fall accident victims and achieving the best possible outcome in each case.