Union City Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Skilled Accident Lawyers Successfully Recover Maximum Compensation for Union City Slip and Fall Accident Victims
Slip and fall accidents are fairly common occurrences. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of personal injury claims in the United States. Accident victims have rights under personal injury law, and they may pursue compensation for their accident injuries and other losses.
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we have been protecting the rights of accident victims since 1963. Our slip and fall accident lawyers have a track record of successfully recovering the
maximum compensation for our clients and have recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in New Jersey.
Statute Of Limitations For A Union City Slip And Fall Accident
Statutes of limitations are laws that establish time limits on an individual’s right to file a claim in the state’s civil court system. Statutes of limitations vary from one state to another, and also differ based on the type of claim that is being filed. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which includes slip and fall cases, is two years from the time the accident took place.
Statutes of limitations are very important deadlines. If an individual files a slip and fall lawsuit after the state’s two-year deadline has passed, the New Jersey court may dismiss the case entirely. While there are exceptions to this deadline, they are rare and it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding your slip and fall accident claim if you are unable to meet this deadline.
Union City Slip And Fall Accident Victims Can Recover Compensation For Their Injuries And Other Losses
When a slip and fall accident victim files a personal injury claim, they may recover compensation for the losses that they sustained in the accident, known as “damages”. These damages may include any of the following and more:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Cost of surgery
- Cost of prescription medications
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Future anticipated medical bills that stem from the accident injuries
- Cost of rehabilitative treatment
- Lost income
- Lost sick time
- Los of earned vacation time
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Loss of companionship
Compensatory damages are designed to restore the injured victim to the condition they were in prior to the accident. Compensatory damages are not designed to punish the at fault party. When the damages do not have a clear monetary value, such as the loss of enjoyment in life or the loss of companionship, the New Jersey court will estimate the value of those losses based on several factors and then assign a value.
Proving Negligence In A Union City Slip And Fall Accident Claim
If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall accident, you must demonstrate that another individual or entity was at fault for your accident in order to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. Negligence is often difficult to prove; the other party will likely argue that you are at fault for the accident, at least in part or in full. Negligence in a slip and fall accident may be exhibited by not maintaining the property, a failure to alert others to unsafe conditions on the property, and not cordoning off an area that is hazardous.
If the court finds that you are, in fact, partly responsible for your slip and fall accident, the state of New Jersey follows “modified comparative fault” rules. Under these special laws, if you share some of the responsibility for your slip and fall accident, then your settlement or damage award will be reduced by an amount that reflects your share of responsibility for the accident.
For example, if it is determined that you bear 30 percent of the responsibility for your slip and fall accident, then your damages will be reduced by 30 percent. If the damage award was $12,000, then it would be reduced by 30 percent to $8,400. If you bear more than 50 percent of the responsibility for the slip and fall accident, however, then you may not recover any compensation from the other at fault party.
Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Protect the Rights Of Slip and Fall Accident Victims in Union City and Across New Jersey
Don’t settle for less than you deserve for your slip and fall accident claim.
Recognized as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the state of New Jersey, Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has been representing New Jersey accident victims for more than 50 years. Our firm has recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in the Garden State.
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari offers a free case evaluation for accident victims. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys will meet with you and analyze the merits of your slip and fall claim. We will discuss the process and your available options so that you can make the most informed decision in your case. To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Union City slip and fall accident attorney at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, 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 Union City, New Jersey
Union City, New Jersey is situated in Hudson County, and is located in the northeastern part of the Garden State. Resting just north of Hoboken, Union City is located on the Palisades. Union City overlooks the Hudson River and New York City, near the western end of the Lincoln Tunnel.
Union City serves as home to 66,455 residents. Originally settled by the Dutch, Union City was established in 1925 with the merger of Union and West Hoboken. Union City is a combination of both industrial and residential areas, and is known for its manufacturing industries, which includes textiles, clothing, lamps, paper products, and toilet preparations.