Hoboken Car Accident Lawyers
Hoboken Car Accident Attorneys Are Recognized For Their Skill And Accomplishments
You don’t need to be traveling on the Garden State Parkway or on the New Jersey Turnpike to witness an accident in the state of New Jersey. Based on the daily traffic reports, accidents are happening everywhere. It is not surprising, given the number of people traveling on New Jersey’s roadways on a regular basis.
When you are involved in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. Trying to recover what you rightfully deserve can be an uphill battle. At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our car accident attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of New Jersey car accident claims. Our team is recognized for our skill and accomplishments, and has a track record of success.
What Kinds Of Hoboken Car Accidents Do You Handle?
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our accomplished car accident attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of car accident claims. We represent Hoboken car accident victims who have been involved in any of the following kinds of motor vehicle accidents:
- Rear end collisions
- Head on collisions
- Side impact collisions
- Accidents due to distracted driving
- Accidents due to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Wrong way driving accidents
- Hit and run car accidents
- T-Bone accidents
- Fender benders
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Car accidents with trucks
- Car accidents with pedestrians
- Taxi cab accidents
- Accidents with motorcycles
- Car accidents with bicyclists
An experienced car accident attorney will collect all the necessary evidence to support your claim of negligence, obtain all medical records to assign a value to your physical injuries, review police reports and witness testimony, and ensure that your car accident claim is filed according to legal deadlines.
Understanding the Importance of Negligence As Part of Your Hoboken Car Accident Claim
Personal injury law protects people who have been injured in accidents that are the result of negligence. This is an important distinction. Sometimes accidents happen — whether that is a fender bender or a slip and fall accident — and nobody is at fault.
Negligence must be demonstrated and legally proven, and the negligence must have caused or contributed to the accident occurring. Without negligence, there is no basis for a personal injury claim. In terms of a personal injury claim for a car accident, negligence is often demonstrated by the at-fault party by driving over the speed limit, driving recklessly, texting while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), rapidly changing lanes without signaling, and other behaviors.
Shared Fault For A Hoboken Car Accident
In cases where there is shared fault for a car accident, the state of New Jersey follows “modified comparative fault” rules. Under these rules, the compensation that the injured party may recover will be impacted by their level of fault for the accident.
Simply stated, if it is determined that you share 30 percent of the responsibility for a car accident, then the damages that you may recover it will be reduced by 30 percent. So a damage award of $15,000 will be reduced by 30 percent — by $4,500 — to $10,500. In New Jersey, if it is determined that you share more than 50 percent of the fault for a car accident, then you may not recover any compensation from the other at fault parties.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Receive For My Hoboken Car Accident Claim?
When you file a claim for a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you may seek to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. Specifically, you may recover compensation for any of the following:
- Hospital costs
- Medical bills
- Surgical costs
- Future medical expenses that stem from the accident
- Costs of Rehabilitation
- Prescription medication expenses
- Cost of X-rays and other Imaging
- Costs for necessary lab work
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earned vacation time
- Lost earned sick time
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment in life
When determining the value of these losses, some losses — such as medical bills — have an exact monetary value. Other losses — such as emotional pain and suffering or loss of companionship — are immeasurable. For these losses, the court will assign a value.
Schedule A Free Case Evaluation With An Experienced Hoboken Car Accident Attorney
The dedicated accident attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari have been fighting on behalf of New Jersey accident victims since 1963. With a reputation for excellence and a track record of success, our skilled team protects your rights and works tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation for your accident injuries and other losses.
To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Hoboken car accident attorneys, contact our office. We are available to answer your questions and discuss your car accident claim. Founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1929, Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has offices in four New Jersey locations including Chatham, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Sea Girt.
About Hoboken, New Jersey
Hoboken, New Jersey, is a city located in northeastern New Jersey and is home to 50,000 residents. Situated in Hudson County, Hoboken rests alongside the Hudson River, opposite Manhattan Island, New York City. Hoboken offers convenient access to New York City via ferry, train, tunnel, subway, and highway.
Purchased by the Dutch from the Delaware Indians in 1630, Hoboken built the first American Brewery there in 1642. It is also recognized as the first place that an organized baseball game was played, in 1846. Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken in 1915, and the 1945 film, On The Waterfront, was filmed near Hoboken’s piers.
Hoboken served as a major port of embarkation for American troops leaving for Europe during World War I, and, in 1952, the port of Hoboken was leased for operation as part of the port of New York. Hoboken’s wide range of Industries includes shipbuilding, Food processing, and the manufacturer of pencils, boxes, clothing, machinery, and furniture.