Morristown Car Accident Lawyers
One of the Most Successful Personal Injury Firms in New Jersey Advocates for Morristown Car Accident Victims
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we understand how a car accident can derail your life — both physically, emotionally, and financially. Between recovering from your injuries, missing time away from work, overcoming the mental trauma and emotional pain, and stressing over the growing pile of medical bills, a car accident can have significant impact on you and your family.
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari is recognized as one of the most successful personal injury firms in the state of New Jersey. Our skilled legal team fights on behalf of accident victims and has secured more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in the state.
What Type Of Injuries And Losses Can I Recover In A Morristown Car Accident Claim?
When you file a personal injury claim for your car accident, you may pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses that you sustained in the car accident. Providing you can demonstrate that your accident was caused because of negligence, you may seek to recover any of the following losses and more:
- Expenses for doctor visits
- Hospital bills
- Bills for medical treatment
- Bills for surgical procedures
- Any future anticipated medical expenses resulting from the accident injuries
- Cost of X-rays, other imaging tests, and lab work
- Bills for prescription drugs
- Cost of rehabilitative treatment
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of future earning capacity due to the injuries
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost wages
- Lost earned sick and vacation time
Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the injured party for the harm that was inflicted upon them in the accident. They are not designed to punish the injured party. Rather, compensatory damages are designed to restore the injured victim to the condition they were in prior to the accident.
Some of the losses incurred in a car accident are easily valued, such as the cost of a hospital stay or a surgical procedure. Other losses are immeasurable and do not have a straightforward monetary value, such as the loss of one’s enjoyment of life or an individual’s emotional pain and suffering. When the New Jersey court considers a personal injury claim that includes losses that are immeasurable, the court uses several components to assign a monetary value.
Negligence Must Be Proven In A Morristown Car Accident Claim
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim for your car accident, it is important to understand the issue of negligence. Injured accident victims are only protected under personal injury law when the accident was the result of negligent behavior on someone’s part. If negligence cannot be demonstrated, and no one can be held responsible for causing or contributing to the accident, then there is no basis for a personal injury claim.
In the case of a car accident that caused injuries, negligent actions may be demonstrated in several ways. These include speeding, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), texting while driving, driving recklessly, and other behaviors.
In the aftermath of a car accident, many injured victims believe that the issue of who is at fault is clear. However, in the eyes of the law, it may not be as straightforward. In many instances, the at fault party will argue that you share some of the responsibility for the accident. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to evaluate the merits of your case to determine whether your claim meets the legal standard for negligence.
How Compensation Is Determined When There Is More Than One Party Responsible For A Morristown Car Accident
If you believe you are somewhat at fault for your car accident, you may wonder how compensation is determined when more than one party is responsible. Under New Jersey’s “modified comparative fault” rules, when it is determined that more than one party caused the accident, then the compensation that the injured parties may receive is impacted.
If an individual is 25 percent responsible for an accident, then the compensation they may receive for their injuries and other losses will be reduced by that amount — 25 percent. So a damage award of $40,000 will be reduced by 25 percent, to $30,000. If it is determined that an individual is more than 50 percent responsible for an accident, then they may not recover any compensation for their injuries from the other at fault party.
Get the Maximum Compensation For Your Morristown Car Accident
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you need to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses, so that you can get back to the business of living your life. Unfortunately, the personal injury claims process can be complicated and confusing. Let us help.
The experienced car accident attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari have been helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve for more than 50 years. Regarded as one of the most successful personal injury firms in the state of New Jersey, our skilled attorneys have a reputation for delivering outstanding service, with a personal dedication to each case.
The personal injury attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari offer a free case evaluation for car accident claims. To schedule your free consultation today, contact our office. Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari was founded in Newark in 1929, and now has offices in four convenient New Jersey locations: Chatham, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Sea Girt.
About Morristown, New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey is the county seat of Morris County. Morristown was named the “the military capital of the American Revolution” due to its strategic role in the American Revolutionary War. Morristown’s rich history is evident in numerous locations throughout the town, which collectively comprise Morristown National Historical Park.
Home to 18,411 residents, Morristown was created in 1739, from portions of nearby Hunterdon County. Morristown was incorporated as a town in 1865, within the larger Morris Township, and in 1895, was formally set apart from the township.