Practice Areas Include Family, Personal Injury, General Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Municipal Court Cases
*Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody and Support, Alimony, Spousal Support and Maintenance, Equitable Distribution of Property and Debts, Counsel Fee Awards
The Firm represents clients in all civil family actions in the Superior Court of NJ, Chancery Division, Family Part, which include all civil actions in which "the principal claim is unique to and arises out of a family or family-type relationship" . See Rule 5:1-2. These actions include among other matters summary actions for spousal support between separated married persons, summary actions for child custody and parenting time, and summary child support actions between married or unmarried persons with children; actions for divorce, and issues incidental thereto, for example, child custody and support, alimony, property and debt distribution, and awards of counsel fees and costs; nullity and separate maintenance actions; actions to adopt a child or adult; proceedings for the termination of parental rights; domestic violence proceedings; removal of children from the State; pre-martial, marital settlement agreements, and modifications of agreements, judgments or orders for alimony or spousal support, and child custody and support; and interstate custody and support issues.
Attorney Robert Savage was a Member of the Central New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court. He is a Member of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and serves as a volunteer Attorney Panel Member of the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Warren County, NJ, assisting litigants and their attorneys to resolve their cases and avoid costly contested trials.
SAVAGE LAW counsels and represents clients in many areas of Personal Injury Law, also sometimes referred to as Negligence Law. These actions seek monetary damages for pain and suffering, temporary and permanent disability, past and future medical expenses, past and future wage losses, and other economic and non-economic losses suffered as a result of the wrongful act, neglect or default of another.
Injuries, and sometimes death, can be caused by the carelessness of another driver; the failure of a restaurant owner to take proper care in the preparation or service of food and beverages; the lack of care by a business owner in maintaining his premises, including aisles, stairs, walkways or parking lots providing access to his customers; the failure of a medical professional to properly diagnose or treat an illness; a manufacturer's failure to properly design a product or to warn of dangers in the use of a product; and many other wrongful acts or omissions by persons owing a duty of care to others.
Not all injuries give rise to an action for compensation. The law generally requires that a duty of care be owed to the injured person; that there is a breach of that duty; that the breach of duty proximately caused the injuries sustained; and that as a result of such injuries, losses ensued. In limited types of cases, strict liability may be imposed, that is, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries even in the absence of negligence.
Attorney Robert Savage has been handling personal injury cases for more than 20 years. He was a Member of the Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court, and served as outside counsel to a major Pharmacy Chain. In that capacity, he gained valuable insight and experience in how personal injury cases are evaluated, defended and settled. Having prosecuted and defended personal injury cases, including wrongful death and professional negligence matters, Mr. Savage has the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to successfully handle your case.
If you've been injured in an auto accident, any statement you make to the other driver, a witness, or to a law enforcement officer will be incorporated in his or her investigation report and WILL be used by the insurance company defending the person who caused your injuries. If you've been injured on someone's premises, you will be asked to provide a statement or complete an incident report. Again, any statement, written or oral, WILL be used by the insurance company defending the person or company causing your injuries. Shortly after the accident, you will likely receive a communication, in writing or by telephone, from the insurance company representing the individual or company causing your injuries. Many times your telephone conversation will be recorded. BE CAREFUL. ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS WILL BE USED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO AVOID LIABILITY AND AVOID THE PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION TO WHICH YOU MAY BE ENTITLED.
Contact SAVAGE LAW as soon as possible after any accident causing injury to you. Call us at 908-835-1900 or toll free at 866-SAVLAW2 (866-728-5292) to discuss your case. After a brief telephone consultation, if it appears that you have suffered a compensable injury, we'll invite you into the office, or come to you, to further discuss the facts of your case and the law pertaining to it, how you should proceed to protect your rights, and the fees and costs you may expect to incur if you retain us to represent you. Note that in cases involving serious personal injuries, SAVAGE LAW may accept your case on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay no attorney's fees unless we recover and collect a settlement or judgment in your favor.
SAVAGE LAW represents clients in consumer and business contract disputes. Contracts can be for the sale of realty, the sale of goods, the sale of services, or a mix of the above. The Uniform Commercial Code may govern a Contract for the sale of goods; certain other Statutes may govern other contracts; Consumer Protection Laws may apply; the common law could determine the outcome of a contract dispute. The best way to minimize your chances of having a contractual dispute, and the costly litigation that can ensue for a breach of contract, is to have an Attorney review your contract BEFORE you sign it. Various remedies may be available in contract disputes, including but not limited to actions for damages, rescission, reformation, avoidance, and specific performance.
Arbitration Clauses, Choice of Venue Clauses, and other Clauses, including those limiting or attempting to limit your remedies, must be considered in any plan of action to resolve your dispute.
Even the most carefully crafted Contract can give rise to a dispute. For a review of a proposed contract before you sign it, or if you find yourself in a dispute over a contract, CALL Attorney Robert Savage at 908-835-1900 or toll free at 866-SAVLAW2 (866-728-5292) to discuss the particular facts of your case and the law that will govern resolution of your dispute.
The jurisdiction of the State's Municipal Courts are set forth in the New Jersey Statutes, and includes but is not limited to, jurisdiction over disorderly persons offenses, traffic offenses, ordinance violations, and summary actions to collect certain penalties.
Disorderly persons offenses can carry terms of imprisonment of up to 6 months, plus significant fines.
Convictions for Traffic offenses can not carry only stiff fines, but also the potential for suspension or revocation of your driver's license, your vehicle registration, points against your license that could result in suspension of your license and the imposition of surcharges by the Motor Vehicle Commission AND your Automobile Insurance Company. Traffic Offenses can also affect the way your insurance company "rates" you, thereby affecting the premiums charged for insurance coverage.
If you are stopped for a motor vehicle violation, bear in mind that any statement you make to the law enforcement officer will likely be noted on the back of the Officer's copy of the Summons issued to you, and WILL be used against you in Court.
You have the right to be represented by an Attorney in the Municipal Courts. If you are facing a complaint charging you with an offense within the jurisdiction of a Municipal Court, CALL Attorney Robert Savage at 908-835-1900 or toll free at 866-SAVLAW2 (866-728-5292) to discuss your case, the penalties that may be imposed against you if convicted, and a plan of action to achieve the best possible outcome with the least possible consequences for you.