Linden Car Accident Lawyers
Experienced Injury Attorneys Fight On Behalf of Linden Car Accident Victims To Protect Their Rights And Recover Maximum Compensation
New Jersey’s more than 278,000 car accidents in 2018 left a total of 61,403 people injured. But injured victims are more than just a statistic. They are real people whose lives were turned upside down in a car accident.
If someone else’s negligent actions caused your car accident, the injury attorneys at
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari will fight tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team has been advocating for accident victims since 1963.
Recognized as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the state, the accomplished legal team at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has recovered more verdicts and settlements over one million dollars than any other law firm in New Jersey.
Linden Car Accidents Are Protected Under Personal Injury Law
When someone drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or texts while driving, and their behavior causes an accident, personal injury law protects those accident victims. Under personal injury law, injured victims can seek compensation for their accident injuries or other losses when the accident was caused by negligent behavior.
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our car accident attorneys have extensive experience handling all kinds of car accident claims, including the following:
- Head on car collisions
- Rear end car collisions
- Drunk driving car accidents
- Texting while driving and other distracted driving car accidents
- Fender benders
- Hit and run car accidents
- Side impact collisions
- T-Bone accidents
- Wrong way driving accidents
- Taxi cab accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Car accidents with trucks
- Car accidents involving pedestrians
- Car accidents with motorcyclists
- Car accidents with bicyclists
The issue of negligence is of primary importance in a personal injury claim. Negligence must be demonstrated, otherwise there is no basis for the claim. In many car accidents, the at fault driver will argue that the injured party is at least partly responsible for the accident. In cases where more than one person is to blame for an accident, the compensation that the injured party may recover will be negatively impacted according to New Jersey’s fault laws.
Linden Car Accident Claims and New Jersey’s “Modified Comparative Fault Rules”
If it is determined that you share some of the responsibility for your car accident, it is important to understand New Jersey’s “modified comparative fault” rules. These rules come into play when more than one party is at fault for an accident, and they affect the compensation that you are entitled to recover.
New Jersey’s modified comparative fault rules specify that — if you are somewhat at fault for your accident — your damage award will reflect your level of fault for the accident. Sound confusing? It is actually fairly simple. Here is an example to explain how this works: if a driver is 15 percent responsible for the car accident, their compensation will be reduced by 30 percent. So a damage award of $10,000 will be reduced by 15 percent — $1,500 — to $8,500.
What Is New Jersey’s Legal Deadline For Filing A Linden Car Accident Claim?
Legal deadlines for filing a claim in the courts are known as statutes of limitation. These statutes vary from state to state, and also vary depending upon the type of claim. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from when the accident took place. Statutes of limitations are very important deadlines. Only in unusual circumstances are there exceptions to this legal timeframe.
Car accident claims must be filed with the court before this deadline passes. Otherwise, the court will refuse to hear your case and you will have lost the opportunity to recover any compensation for your car accident injuries and other losses that you sustained.
Wondering If You Should File A Personal Injury Claim For Your Linden Car Accident? Schedule A Free Case Evaluation With An Experienced Car Accident Attorney
When you are faced with a medical diagnosis, you likely seek several medical opinions to make the most informed decision in your particular situation. And you are likely paying for each of those expert opinions. At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we believe it is in your best interests to obtain as much information possible regarding filing a car accident claim without having to pay for that insight.
And that is why the car accident lawyers at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari offer a free case evaluation. Our skilled personal injury team will analyze your case, discuss its merits, explain your rights under the law, outline the compensation that you may be able to obtain, and answer any questions you may have.
To make the most informed decision regarding your car accident claim, contact our office to schedule your free case evaluation. 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 Linden, New Jersey
Linden, New Jersey is a city located in southeastern Union County and is home to 42,620 residents. Linden is situated approximately 13 miles southwest of Manhattan, bordering the New York City borough of Staten Island. The east side of Linden is situated along the Arthur Kill, a strait that plays a key role in bulk cargo transportation in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Originally formed as a township in 1861, Linden was incorporated as a city in 1925.
Linden, together with the town of Elizabeth, is home to the Bayway Refinery, a facility that assists with supplying petroleum-based products to the New York/New Jersey area and the second largest on the East Coast. From 1937 to 2005, Linden was home to a General Motors manufacturing plant that in addition to producing GM automobiles also produced planes during World War II. Linden, together with Rahway, is also home to a leading pharmaceutical company, Merck & Co.