Jersey City Car Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Car Accident Victims in Jersey City And Throughout New Jersey
New Jersey saw 278,413 car accidents on its roadways in 2018, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. If that number isn’t troubling enough, the fact that those accidents resulted in 61,403 injuries certainly is. In fact, car accidents are a leading cause of injury in New Jersey and across the country.
When your car accident results in injury, you may recover compensation from the at fault party. Unfortunately, the injury claims process can be complex and challenging. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari work on behalf of car accident victims in Jersey City and throughout New Jersey to successfully recover just compensation for their car accident injuries and other losses.
Car Accident Attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari Handle All Types of Car Accident Claims
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our car accident attorneys have extensive experience representing clients with all types of car accident claims. Our team handles all of the following car accident types and more:
- Wrong way driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Head on collisions
- Side impact collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Fender bender accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Car accidents with trucks
- Car accidents with pedestrians
- Car accidents involving motorcycles
- Car accidents involving bicycles
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim for your car accident, schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our car accident team. We will evaluate the merits of your case, discuss your legal options, and explain your rights under the law.
Accidents Must Be Due to Negligence In Order to Recover Damages in a Jersey City Car Accident Claim
In order to recover damages in a car accident claim, it must be proven that the accident itself was the result of negligence. In many car accidents, the party that is responsible for the accident will claim that you are at least somewhat at fault and therefore share some of the blame. Hence, proving negligence can become complicated.
Negligent behavior in a car accident includes driving over the speed limit, texting while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), driving without consideration for others’ safety, not obeying traffic signs and signals, and more. The issue of negligence is of utmost importance in a personal injury claim. Without demonstrated negligence, an accident is just an accident.
When There Is Shared Blame For A Jersey City Car Accident
Sometimes, more than one driver is responsible for an accident. In these situations, New Jersey follows “modified comparative fault” rules. These rules provide that, if you are even partly to blame for your car accident, then the compensation that you would receive will be reduced. Specifically, the rules call for a reduction in your damage award that is equal to your level of responsibility for the accident.
Simply put, if it is determined that you are 15 percent responsible for your accident, then your compensation will be reduced by 15 percent. If, on the other hand, you share more than 50 percent of the responsibility for the accident, then you may not recover any compensation from the other at-fault party.
Recover The Compensation You Deserve For Your Jersey City Car Accident
In filing a personal injury claim, the injured party may seek compensation for their injuries and other losses that are a result of the car accident. Specifically, you may be compensated for any of the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills that are attributed to the accident
- Prescription drugs
- Medical treatments
- X-rays and other imaging tests
- Lab work
- Surgical procedures
- Loss of income due to time away from work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of earned vacation time
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
In situations where there are losses that do not have a clear monetary value — such as the loss of life enjoyment — the courts will then estimate and assign a value.
Important Legal Deadline For Filing A Jersey City Car Accident Claim
If you are deciding whether to file a car accident claim, it is important to note the legal deadline for doing so. Legal deadlines for filing claims in a state’s civil court are known as statutes of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the time of the accident.
Your car accident claim must be filed before the statute of limitations runs out. Otherwise, the New Jersey court will dismiss your case and you will have lost your opportunity to recover any compensation for your injuries and other losses.
We Have A Reputation For Excellence In Representing Car Accident Victims In Jersey City And Throughout New Jersey
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we understand the impact that a car accident has on your life. Injuries, medical bills, absences at work and school, and emotional pain and suffering are just a few of the consequences. We have been successfully representing injured victims since 1963, with a reputation for excellence.
To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys, contact our office. Our legal team is available to meet with you, 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 convenient New Jersey locations including Chatham, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Sea Girt.
About Jersey City, New Jersey
Part of the New York metropolitan region, Jersey City, New Jersey is the seat of Hudson County and the county’s largest city. Home to 265,500 residents, Jersey City is bordered on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay, and Newark Bay and the Hackensack River on the west. Jersey City is a port of entry, with nearly 31 miles of waterfront.
The Jersey City waterfront is home to one of the largest centers of finance and banking in the United States. Nicknamed “Wall Street West”, Jersey City shares substantial mass transit connections with Manhattan. The city, with its rail infrastructure and connectivity, is a significant transportation, distribution, and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey.