Kearny Car Accident Lawyers
Successful Personal Injury Lawyers Help Car Accident Victims In Kearny and Across New Jersey
When you hop in the car to head to school, work, the train station, or another destination, the last thing on your mind may be whether you will end up in a car accident. Unfortunately, more than 278,000 people in the Garden State did just that in 2018. And 61,403 of them were injured.
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari is one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the state, securing more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in the Garden State. Our accomplished legal team has been advocating for accident victims since 1963.
Dedicated Kearny Car Accident Attorneys Handle All Types Of Car Accident Claims
Many different types of car accidents are covered under personal injury law, providing the accident was caused by someone’s negligence. At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our dedicated team handles all kinds of car accident claims, including — but not limited to — any of the following:
- Distracted driving car accidents
- DUI car accidents
- Fender benders
- Wrong way driving accidents
- Hit and run car accidents
- T-Bone car accidents
- Head on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Side impact collisions
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Car accidents involving pedestrians
- Car accidents involving motorcyclists
- Car accidents involving bicyclists
- Car accidents involving trucks
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Kearny Car Accident Claim?
The deadline for filing a car accident claim in New Jersey — known as the statute of limitations — is two years from the time of the accident. Your claim must be filed in the civil courts before this deadline passes, otherwise your case will be dismissed. If that happens, you will have lost your opportunity to recover compensation for your accident injuries and other losses.
Results-Driven Accident Attorneys Recover Maximum Compensation For Car Accident Victims in Kearny and Throughout New Jersey
If you have been involved in a car accident that has left you with injuries and other losses, you may seek compensation under personal injury law, providing the accident was a result of negligence. In filing a personal injury claim, you may pursue compensation for any of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Surgical bills
- Hospital bills
- Cost of rehabilitative treatments
- Cost of X-rays and other imaging tests
- Bills for lab work
- Cost of prescription medications
- Future medical expenses that are the result of the accident
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity due to the injuries
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of earned sick time
- Loss of earned vacation time
The results-driven accident attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari recover maximum compensation for car accident victims. When a loss is immeasurable, such as a loss of life enjoyment or emotional pain and suffering, our dedicated team fights on your behalf to obtain the greatest assigned monetary value of your loss.
Negligence Is the Basis For All Kearny Car Accident Claims
Negligence is the basis for all car accident claims. If it cannot be demonstrated that someone behaved negligently and that the negligence caused or contributed to the accident, then there is no foundation for a personal injury claim. Without negligence, an accident is just an accident.
Proving negligence in a car accident claim may seem fairly straightforward from your point of view. Perhaps you thought the other driver was speeding, or maybe you saw them look away from the road to get a glimpse of their cell phone. In many situations, the at-fault driver will argue that you were somewhat responsible for the accident.
A knowledgeable personal injury attorney with experience handling car accident claims will collect the necessary evidence to support your claim of negligence. In addition to speeding and distracted driving, other negligent behaviors include driving recklessly, not signaling when changing lanes, drunk driving, and disregarding the safety of others.
Can I Still Recover Compensation For My Kearny Car Accident If I Am Somewhat At-Fault For The Accident?
If you are somewhat responsible for your car accident, then special rules apply with regard to your compensation. New Jersey follows what is known as “comparative fault rules” in these situations.
New Jersey’s comparative fault rules provide that any compensation you would receive will be reduced by a percentage that reflects your percentage of fault for the accident. This may sound complicated but it is actually a straightforward calculation.
If, for example, it is determined that you are 25 percent responsible for the car accident, then your damages will be reduced by 25 percent. So a damage award of $10,000 will be reduced by 25 percent to $7,500. Under these comparative fault rules, if it is determined that you are more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, then you may not recover any compensation from the other at-fault driver.
Kearny Car Accident Attorneys Have Demonstrated Commitment To Each And Every Case
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari is one of the best known and most successful personal injury law firms in New Jersey. Our accomplished team has a demonstrated track record of success — securing more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other firm in New Jersey — and a dedication to each and every case.
If you have been injured in a car accident, schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys. We will answer your questions, review the merits of your case, explain the injury claims process, and discuss your legal options.
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 Kearny, New Jersey
Kearny, New Jersey is situated in Hudson County and is a suburb of nearby Newark. Home to 40,684 residents, Kearny is named after Philip Kearny, a Civil War general. Kearny was once considered to be “the beehive of industry”.
Formed as a township in 1867 from portions of Harrison Township, Kearny was incorporated as a town in 1899. Kearny is undergoing a residential renewal, most predominantly along the Passaic River.