Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Jersey City, NJ
Our Jersey City Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Can Assist You with Your Claim
Motor vehicle accidents are very common in Jersey City and elsewhere in NJ, despite efforts (however inconsistent) by lawmakers and vehicle manufacturers to make driving safer for everyone involved. According to a study conducted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the state of New Jersey saw 270,000 accidents in 2015 alone, with Jersey City accounting for 7,962 accidents. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident may not realize that they have an actionable claim against the defendant.
If you have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident — whether you were in a car, truck, or motorcycle at the time of the accident, or were a pedestrian — then New Jersey law may give you a right of action against the defendant for damages. Many plaintiffs are uncertain about the potential of their injury claims, however. If you believe that you have an actionable claim for a car crash in Jersey City, NJ, call or email to get connected to the experienced Jersey City motor vehicle accident lawyers at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. We will evaluate your case and help you move forward with recovery.
We Understand the Complications and Contours Typical of Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation in Jersey City, NJ
Motor vehicle accident litigation is a subset of personal injury litigation, and as such, the contours of motor vehicle accident litigation may seem somewhat familiar. If you can demonstrate that the defendant acted negligently, or otherwise wrongfully, and in doing so caused you to sustain injuries, then you should be entitled to recover damages as compensation under New Jersey law.
It is not enough, however, to succeed in proving that the defendant is liable for your various injuries. Successful litigation demands that you also be able to secure the maximum available compensation for your injuries.
For example, if you are claiming damages of $200,000 in a Jersey City motor vehicle accident lawsuit, but the jury awards you only $50,000, then despite the fact that you have secured compensation, you may feel that the amount was inadequate to cover your losses.
Here at Blume Forte, our Jersey City auto accident attorneys understand that every aspect of litigation is connected. We know that how we engage the defendant during the various phases of negotiation, evidence gathering, and trial litigation can influence your ability to prove the defendant’s liability and to secure maximum compensation.
Blume Forte Is the Right Choice for Your Jersey City Auto Accident Case
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari is a New Jersey litigation firm with more than a dozen attorneys, more than 45 support staff, and four offices located throughout the state — Chatham, North Bergen, Sea Girt, and, of course, our Jersey City location. We have a long and successful history, beginning in 1929, of representing injured plaintiffs in a range of lawsuits, including those that involve motor vehicle accidents.
Unlike many other firms, we are truly committed to personalized, client-oriented legal representation. We believe that by keeping clients engaged and involved in the litigation process, we are able to identify potential weaknesses in the lawsuit early and strategize more effectively. This approach has helped us secure a number of favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injured clients in Jersey City and throughout NJ.
“While coming highly-recommended to me, Jeff handled a motor vehicle case wherein I sustained permanent injuries from 4 pelvic fractures. He was very upfront with me about the value of my case and he succeeded in going above and beyond to make sure I received the settlement I deserved for my injuries. Jeff’s level of expertise and professionalism surpassed even my greatest expectations.”
“I just wanted to take some time to thank you and your team for all your help in the last 3 1/2 years. Your confidence, professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency in resolving this case have been greatly appreciated by my family and I.”
“I wish to convey my esteem and admiration for your professional excellence and personal manner in dealing with me regarding my auto accident case. Your attention to detail and knowledge were impressive by any standard.”
Contact Our Jersey City Office for a Free Consultation About Your NJ Motor Vehicle Accident
If you’ve suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident due to the fault of another person (i.e., a negligent driver) or entity (i.e., the trucking company responsible for their driver in a truck accident), then New Jersey law may entitle you to compensation for your injuries. Among the various personal injury lawsuits, motor vehicle lawsuits are quite common — too often, drivers fail to operate their vehicles with the necessary care and simply do not account for the safety of others on the roadway.
Although your Jersey City auto accident case may seem quite straightforward at first glance, it’s important to consider the complications — unexpected and expected — that you may encounter over the course of litigation. For example, what may seem to be a clear-cut case of liability could be challenged by the defendant on the basis of a pre-existing injury that you suffered years ago.
Here at Blume Forte, our Jersey City motor vehicle accident attorneys are well equipped to effectively navigate injury litigation, even in cases where the defendant is not willing to negotiate or is otherwise making the process of securing compensation difficult. Call or email today to schedule a free consultation with a Jersey City auto accident attorney at Blume Forte.
About Jersey City, NJ
Although Jersey City has — since its inception — played second fiddle in some respects to its larger cousins throughout the mid-Atlantic region, it has a long and important history that stretches back as far as 1630. Moreover, Jersey City has experienced something of an economic revival in recent years, thus putting it back in the public eye after half a century of decline.
Jersey City is the second-largest city (by population) in New Jersey and sits on the banks of the Hudson River, just opposite the island of Manhattan. Given that it serves as something of a transportation “gateway” for drivers entering and exiting New Jersey through the northeastern side, Jersey City is no stranger to high volume vehicular traffic. Jersey City is connected to New York City by the Holland Tunnel, and it is connected by multiple highways to other locations in New Jersey, such as the I-78, 1/9, Route 139, and Route 440. Urban planners estimate that Jersey City has nearly 220 miles of roadways, all told.
Here at Blume Forte, we operate four offices throughout New Jersey, with one of our primary offices in the heart of Jersey City itself — 26 Journal Square Plaza #603. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident in or around Jersey City, or if you have any questions or concerns about a potential accident claim, we encourage you to call and speak with one of our experienced attorneys.
Frequently Asked Questions About Jersey City Motor Vehicle Accidents
The Jersey City motor vehicle accident lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for your claim. The fee will be a fixed percentage of whatever is awarded to you. Our firm also offers a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your claim. During the consultation, your attorney will further discuss any other costs associated with hiring a lawyer.
Getting into a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of someone else can be frustrating. Taking the proper steps can be very helpful. You should always seek immediate medical attention. Some injuries can show up days later and by then it will be harder to prove the accident caused them. Call the police after the accident so you have a police report if you need to file a claim. Collect contact information from witnesses and the negligent party. If you plan on collecting compensation, hire a skilled motor vehicle accident lawyer to represent you.
The worth of your motor vehicle accident case is going to be dependent on the severity of your damages. These damages include:
– pain and suffering
– lost wages
– medical bills
– lost earning capacity
The more serious your damages the higher your possible compensation will be. Speak with an experienced Jersey City motor vehicle accident lawyer to get a better understanding of what your case may be worth.