Morristown Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm Gets Results For Slip And Fall Accident Victims In Morristown And Across New Jersey
When you have been hurt and someone else is to blame, you want to hold them accountable. You want to recover what is rightfully yours. We get it. Our results-driven personal injury team has a track record of doing just that.
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari is recognized as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in New Jersey. With a dedication to advocating for accident victims that dates back to 1963, our firm has recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in the Garden State.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover For My Morristown Slip And Fall Accident?
If negligence caused or contributed to your slip and fall accident, you are protected under personal injury law. Injured victims can file a personal injury claim in the state’s civil court system to recover compensation for their losses. These losses are known in legal terms as
“damages” and may include any of the following:
- Expenses for medical treatment
- Cost of prescription medications
- Surgical bills
- Hospital bills
- Cost of rehabilitative treatment and therapies
- Bills for medical scans and lab work
- Anticipated future medical costs that are the result of the slip and fall accident
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of earned vacation time
- Loss of earned sick time
- Loss of one’s life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
Compensatory damages are not designed to punish the person that is responsible for the accident. Instead, compensatory damages are intended to restore the injured victim to the condition they were in prior to the accident.
Some losses, such as hospital bills, have an exact monetary value. Other losses, such as the loss of companionship in life, are immeasurable. In cases where losses do not have a clear value, the New Jersey court will consider several factors to assign a monetary value.
Do I Need To Prove That The Property Owner Was At Fault For My Morristown Slip And Fall Accident?
Yes. If you or a loved one has had a slip and fall accident, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to recover any kind of compensation for your injuries. The answer to that question is that it depends. Personal injury law protects accident victims when the accident was caused by negligence. If no negligence was exhibited on the part of the property owner, then an accident is just an accident.
In the case of slip and fall accidents, a property owner may be considered negligent if they fail to maintain the property. Regular maintenance of a property includes performing safety inspections and repairing unsafe conditions in a timely matter. A property owner may also be considered negligent if they fail to alert others as to the unsafe conditions on the property. Alerting others to the hazards on the property includes cordoning off unsafe areas, clearly posting signage regarding the unsafe conditions, and taking measures to ensure that others are not put in harm’s way.
Negligence is not always easy to prove in a slip and fall claim. In the majority of cases, the at fault party will counter that the injured person is at least somewhat responsible for the accident. To demonstrate that your slip and fall accident was caused by another person’s negligence, it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding the specifics of your case.
If I Am Partly At Fault For My Morristown Slip And Fall Accident, Can I Still Recover Compensation?
If you shared some of the responsibility for your slip and fall accident, then New Jersey’s “modified comparative fault rules” apply to your case. Under these modified comparative fault rules, the compensation you receive for your slip and fall accident injuries will be reduced by a level that reflects your share of responsibility for the accident. While this may sound confusing, it is fairly easy to understand when you consider a hypothetical scenario.
Suppose, for example, that it is determined that you share 30 percent of the responsibility for your slip and fall accident. Under New Jersey’s modified comparative fault rules, your compensation will be reduced by 30 percent. So a damage award of $20,000 will then be reduced by 30 percent — which is 6,000 — to $14,000.
Morristown Slip And Fall Accident Victims Can Schedule A Free Case Evaluation With One Of New Jersey’s Most Successful Law Firms
Wondering whether you have the basis for a slip and fall accident claim? Do you have questions regarding what type of compensation you might be able to recover?
Schedule a free case evaluation with an accident attorney at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. Our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers and among the Best Lawyers in America. In addition, our firm has successfully secured more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in New Jersey.
During your free case evaluation, one of our skilled accident attorneys will review your slip and fall accident claim, discuss the issue of proving negligence, estimate the type of compensation you may be able to recover, explain the personal injury claims process, and answer your questions. To schedule your free case evaluation, 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 serves as 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 has a rich history, which is exhibited in numerous locations throughout the town — from parks to historic sites — which collectively comprise the Morristown National Historical Park. Morristown is home to 18,411 residents.
Morristown was established in 1739, from different portions of nearby Hunterdon County. Morristown was incorporated as a town in 1865, within the larger area of Morris Township, and was formally set apart from the township in 1895.