Livingston Car Accident Lawyers
Results-driven Personal Injury Law Firm Obtains Maximum Compensation for Accident Victims in Livingston, New Jersey
When you are looking for a car accident attorney, you want someone that gets results. Otherwise, you could just try and muddle through the paperwork yourself and accept the pittance that the insurance company offers. At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we understand. Our results-driven team is recognized for our demonstrated track record of success in obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims.
What Are Compensatory Damages In A Livingston Car Accident Claim?
When you file a personal injury claim for your car accident, you are seeking what is known as “compensatory damages” for your injuries and other losses. The purpose of compensatory damages is to reimburse the injured party for the harm that they suffered as a result of the car accident.
The goal of awarding compensatory damages is to restore the harmed individual to the condition they were in before the accident. In filing a personal injury claim, the injured person may seek compensation for any of the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Surgical costs
- Future medical expenses that are related to the accident injuries
- Prescription medication
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earned vacation time
- Loss of earned sick time
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
Some of these losses, such as wages and medical bills, are exact and a monetary value is easily assigned. Other losses — such as emotional pain and suffering or loss of life enjoyment —
are immeasurable and a value will be estimated by the courts.
What Kinds of Car Accidents Are Covered Under Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law applies to any accidents that are the result of another person or entity’s negligent actions. In the case of car accidents, any type of car accident may be covered, including any of the following :
- Wrong way driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Head on collisions
- Fender benders
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) accidents
- T-Bone accidents
- Hit and run car accidents
- Side impact collisions
- Taxi cab accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Car accidents with trucks
- Car accidents with pedestrians
- Car accidents with motorcyclists
- Car accidents with bicyclists
When it comes to personal injury law, it is not the type of accident that is most important. It is the issue of negligence. Without negligent actions on the part of the other party or entity involved in the accident, there is no basis for a personal injury claim.
When You Share Some Level Of Fault For Your Livingston Car Accident
When you share some level of fault for your car accident, New Jersey follows “modified comparative fault” rules. These rules impact the amount of compensation you may receive for your injuries. Under modified comparative fault laws, your damage award will be reduced by an amount that directly reflects your level of fault for the accident.
While this may sound confusing, it is actually quite straightforward. If, for example, you share 30 percent of the responsibility for a car accident, then your damage award of $10,000 will be reduced by 30 percent — to $7,000. It is important to note that, because New Jersey is a modified comparative fault state — as opposed to a pure comparative fault state — if it is determined that you are more than 50 percent at fault for the car accident, then you may not recover any compensation from the other parties.
Why Choose Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari to Protect Your Rights After a Livingston Car Accident?
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our car accident attorneys fight to protect the rights of car accident victims. With a personal dedication to each and every case, our experienced team has in-depth knowledge of the personal injury claims process and skillfully navigates its complexities to recover the maximum compensation for our clients.
These are some of the services our firm provides to our clients:
- Investigate and obtain the necessary evidence to prove fault for the car accident
- Collect relevant medical information to address the impact of your injuries now and in the future
- Interview witnesses and other relevant parties in support of your car accident claim
- Discuss your goals for recovering compensation for your car accident
- Work with you to estimate the cost of your injuries and other losses
- Ensure that all documents and paperwork are filed with the insurance company in accordance with legal deadlines
- Negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the maximum compensation allowable without delay
- Litigate your case before a judge or jury if necessary
Schedule A Free Case Evaluation With An Experienced Livingston Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you want an attorney with skill and experience representing you. At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we have been protecting the rights of accident victims since 1963. Our accomplished legal team is skilled and experienced handling every type of car accident claim, with a reputation for excellence and a track record of success.
We are available to answer your questions about the personal injury claims process, and to explain how compensatory damages are calculated. To meet with one of our car accident attorneys to discuss your case, schedule a free case evaluation by contacting our office.
About Livingston, New Jersey
Livingston, New Jersey is situated in Essex County, with convenient access to New York City. Livingston boasts a highly rated public school system consisting of six elementary schools, two middle schools, and a comprehensive high school that received the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon award in 1998.
Livingston’s 29,358 residents are active in over forty volunteer boards and committees. The town is home to tennis courts, two community pools, playgrounds, basketball courts, adult and youth athletic programs, and a wide range of activities and assistance programs for seniors.
Livingston, New Jersey was named in honor of William Livingston, who served thirteen terms as the governor of New Jersey before his death in 1790. William Livingston was also the first governor of the state as well as a framer of the United States Constitution.