Elizabeth Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Award-Winning Personal Injury Law Firm Gets Results For Slip And Fall Accident Victims In Elizabeth And Across New Jersey
When you hire a law firm to represent you in your slip and fall accident claim, you want results. And at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, when we take on a new client, we are dedicated to delivering just that.
With a dedication to helping New Jersey accident victims that dates back to 1963, Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari is recognized as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in New Jersey. Our firm fights tirelessly on your behalf and has recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in the Garden State.
Don’t Miss New Jersey’s Deadlines For Filing Slip And Fall Accident Claims
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, make note of the date on your calendar. You don’t want to miss New Jersey’s legal deadline for filing civil claims, known as the statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations are established by each state, and will vary depending upon the type of underlying claim. For personal injury claims, such as for a slip and fall accident, New Jersey’s statute of limitations is two years from the time the accident occurred.
If you file your slip and fall accident claim after the two-year statute of limitations runs out, then the New Jersey court can refuse to hear your case. Once that happens, you will have lost your opportunity to recover any damages from your accident.
Negligence Is Central To All Elizabeth Slip And Fall Accident Claims
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you may recover compensation for your injuries and other losses under personal injury law. It is important to understand, however, that personal injury law only protects individuals who were harmed in accidents that were caused by negligence. If no one behaved negligently in causing or contributing to your accident, then you do not have the basis for a personal injury claim.
What Type Of Compensation Can I Recover For My Elizabeth Slip And Fall Accident?
In filing a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, the injured party can recover compensation for their injuries and other losses. These losses are known as “damages”, and they include a number of different expenses related to the injuries as well as other losses that are the result of the slip and fall accident.
Specifically, slip and fall accident victims may recover any of the following and more:
- Expenses for medical treatment
- Bills for doctor visits
- Cost of future anticipated medical treatments that are a result of the accident injuries
- Bills for hospital stays
- Bills for emergency room visits
- Prescription medication costs
- Cost of surgical procedures
- Rehabilitation costs
- Cost of physical therapy
- Cost of medical diagnostic imaging testing including X-rays, CAT scans, and MRIs
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of earned vacation time
- Loss of earned sick time
The intended purpose of compensatory damages is to restore the injured party to the condition they were in prior to the accident. Compensatory damages are not designed to punish the at fault party.
What Happens If I Am Partly To Blame For My Elizabeth Slip And Fall Accident? Can I Still Recover Compensation?
If you are partly to blame for your slip and fall accident, you may still recover compensation for your injuries and other losses providing you are not more than 50 percent responsible.
New Jersey’s “modified comparative fault rules” call for a reduction in the compensation that an injured person may receive if it is determined they are somewhat responsible for the accident. Specifically, the rules state that the compensation will be reduced by an amount that reflects the injured person’s level of responsibility.
So, in the case of a slip and fall accident victim who is 25 percent responsible for the accident, their compensation will be reduced by 25 percent. A damage award of $10,000 will be reduced by 25 percent, which is $2,500, for a total compensation of $7,500. If the accident victim is more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, however, under New Jersey’s modified comparative fault rules, they will be unable to recover any compensation from the other party.
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Protect The Rights Of Slip And Fall Accident Victims In Elizabeth And Throughout New Jersey
Suffering a slip and fall accident can have a wide-ranging impact on your life. Doctor visits, lost time at work, medical bills, surgeries. Where do you begin?
Start with a free case evaluation with an accident attorney at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. Our firm has been protecting the rights of New Jersey accident victims for more than 50 years. Our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers and among the Best Lawyers in America and our firm has successfully secured more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in New Jersey.
During your free consultation, one of our experienced accident attorneys will evaluate your case, assess the evidence to prove negligence, discuss the type of compensation you may be able to recover, and answer your questions. To schedule your free case evaluation, 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 Elizabeth, New Jersey
Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the county seat of Union County and is also the county’s largest city. Situated in the northeastern part of New Jersey, Elizabeth is located on Newark Bay and Arthur Kill, adjacent to Newark. Home to approximately 125,000 residents, Elizabeth’s population ranks it as New Jersey’s fourth largest city.
Elizabeth was settled in 1664, when the Delaware Indians purchased the land. Chartered in 1740, Elizabeth was the site of four military engagements during the American Revolution. The arrival of railroads and the development of the Port of Staten Island assured Elizabeth’s steady growth.