West New York Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Results-Driven Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Obtain Maximum Compensation For Accident Victims In West New York And Across New Jersey
When an individual slips and falls because a property owner did not maintain safe premises, the injured victim is protected under personal injury law. Personal injury law provides a mechanism for accident victims to recover compensation for their accident injuries and other losses.
And while personal injury law provides protection, the personal injury claims process can be complex. The property owner will often refute the claim and the insurance company will most likely make an initial settlement offer that falls far below what you rightly deserve. Let us help.
The results-driven slip and fall accident lawyers at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari have been representing accident victims in West New York and throughout New Jersey since 1963. Our experienced legal team is recognized as the most successful personal injury law firm in New Jersey. Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in the state.
What Are “Damages” In A West New York Slip And Fall Accident?
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim for your slip and fall accident, you most certainly have heard the term “damages”. Damages is a legal term that refers to the losses that an individual sustained in an accident. Slip and fall accident victims may recover compensation for damages that include — but are not limited to — any of the following:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Future anticipated cost of medical treatment that is related to this slip and fall accident
- Bills for hospital stays
- Expenses for CAT scans, X-rays, and other medical imaging tests
- Cost for surgical procedures
- Cost of prescription medications
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Cost of rehabilitation treatment
- Loss of income
- Lost earned sick time
- Loss of earned vacation time
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
When considering the damages you sustained in a slip and fall accident, it is important to factor in the long-term impact that the injury has on your life. In addition to emotional pain and suffering and the cost of medical treatments, injured victims may face other hardships. A slip and fall accident victim that is unable to use their dominant hand for weeks or months may seek compensation for the loss of income due to the inability to perform their work duties.
The Property Owner Claims I Am At Fault For My West New York Slip And Fall Accident. Can I Still Recover Damages?
In most slip and fall accident cases, the injured party feels fairly confident that they will be able to recover damages for their injuries because — in their minds — it is undeniable that the property owner is to blame for the accident. But making a claim of negligence in a slip and fall accident and assigning responsibility for the accident is most often not that easy.
If you have fallen on a wet floor at a sandwich shop, for example, the sandwich shop owner may argue that your slip and fall accident was your own fault. Perhaps you were looking down on your phone while walking and did not notice the sign posted that read “Wet Floor”. Or perhaps you were rushing out the door too quickly and that was part of the reason that you slipped on the wet floor.
If the judge decides that you do, in fact, share some level of responsibility for your slip and fall accident, then the compensation you will receive will be reduced under New Jersey’s “modified comparative fault” rules. New Jersey’s modified comparative fault rules apply when more than one individual or entity is at fault for an accident. These rules state that the compensation you were entitled to receive for your accident will be reduced by a level that directly reflects your level of responsibility for the accident.
Simply put, if the damages for your slip and fall accident totaled $20,000, and it is determined that you are 10 percent responsible for the accident, then your compensation will be reduced by 10 percent. In this scenario, the $20,000 compensation is then reduced by $2,000 — which is 10 percent — for a total damage award of $18,000. If, however, it is determined that you bear more than 50 percent of the responsibility for the slip and fall accident, then you will not be able to recover any damages from the property owner.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Are Recognized For Their Success In Recovering Maximum Compensation For West New York Slip And Fall Accident Victims
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our experienced personal injury lawyers are known for our success in recovering maximum compensation for slip and fall accident victims. Recognized as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in New Jersey, our attorneys have received numerous awards, including being named Super Lawyers and among The Best Lawyers in America.
We offer a free case evaluation whereby one of our accident attorneys will analyze your slip and fall claim, explain negligence and fault, discuss the compensation you may recover, and answer your questions. To arrange for your free confidential consultation, 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 West New York, New Jersey
West New York, New Jersey rests on the New Jersey Palisades above the Hudson River and is home to approximately 53,787 residents. Situated in the northern part of Hudson County, West New York is also the highest point in Hudson County. West New York ranks as one of most densely populated municipalities in the United States and around the world.
Incorporated as a town in 1898, the early 1900s saw tremendous growth in West New York, fueled by the development of textile industries. The Hudson Waterfront, which was known as Bulls Ferry since before the American Revolutionary War, has been redeveloped from industrial use to residential and recreational use.