Newark Car Accident Lawyers
Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Protect the Rights of Newark Car Accident Victims
Been in a car accident? Wondering what your rights are? Unsure of what to do next?
It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed after you have been involved in a car accident. From dealing with your physical injuries and other losses, to paying for the doctor visits, to facing a pile of papers from the insurance company, it is certainly understandable. We are here to help.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari are dedicated to protecting the rights of car accident victims in Newark and throughout New Jersey. With a personal dedication to each case, our team is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and aggressively fight on your behalf.
Types of Newark Car Accidents Covered Under Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law is a broad area of law that protects people who have been hurt in accidents that were caused by negligence. Many types of car accidents fall under the domain of personal injury law, including any of the following:
- Car accidents due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Distracted driving accidents
- Wrong way driving accidents
- T-Bone accidents
- Head on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Hit and run car accidents
- Fender benders
- Side impact collisions
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Accidents with trucks
- Taxi cab accidents
- Accidents with pedestrians
- Accidents with motorcyclists
- Accidents with bicyclists
It is important to note that only accidents that were caused by negligent behavior are covered under personal injury law. Sometimes accidents occur and nobody is to blame.
The Importance Of Negligence In A Newark Car Accident Claim
Negligence is at the heart of all personal injury claims, including car accident claims. Negligence must be proven and the evidence must meet a legal standard in order to seek compensation under the law. Negligence may be exhibited in a car accident in the form of reckless driving, driving above the speed limit, distracted driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), disregarding standard safety measures, and other behaviors.
Legal Time Limit For Filing A Newark Car Accident Claim
Every state has legal time limits for filing claims in the state’s civil court system, known as statutes of limitations. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the time the accident took place.
Statutes of limitations are very important legal deadlines. Filing a claim in the state’s court after this deadline has passed will result in having your case dismissed entirely. Furthermore, you will have lost the opportunity to recover any compensation for your injuries and other losses that were a result of your car accident.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Recover For A Newark Car Accident?
If you were injured in a car accident and it can be demonstrated that someone else was at fault for the accident, you may recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. Specifically, in a personal injury claim, you may seek compensation for any of the following:
- Doctor bills
- Hospital bills
- Surgical bills
- Cost of rehabilitation
- X-rays and other imaging tests
- Prescription medications
- Lab work
- Future anticipated medical expenses related to the accident
- Lost wages
- Lost earned sick time
- Lost earned vacation time
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
Some losses, such as a medical expense, have an exact cost. Other losses, such as loss of life enjoyment, are immeasurable and will be estimated by the court.
I Am Partly to Blame For My Newark Car Accident. Can I Still Recover Compensation?
If you were partly to blame for your car accident, the question of whether you can still recover compensation depends on your level of responsibility for the accident. The state of New Jersey follows “modified comparative fault” rules for situations when more than one party is at fault for an accident.
Modified comparative fault rules impact the amount of compensation you can recover, based on your level of fault. Your damage award will be reduced by a percentage that reflects your degree of responsibility for the accident. So, for example, if you are 20 percent responsible for a car accident, your damage award will be reduced by that same amount — 20 percent.
However, in New Jersey, if it is determined that you are more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, then you will be unable to recover any compensation from the other at fault parties.
Have More Questions Regarding a Newark Car Accident Claim? Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With A Skilled Personal Injury Attorney
Being in a car accident understandably raises many questions. Can I recover any compensation for my injuries? Can I be reimbursed for loss of income? What happens if I am partly responsible for the car accident?
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we understand. Our skilled personal injury attorneys decades of experience handling a wide range of car accident claims — from fender benders to head on collisions. With a demonstrated track record of success, we recover just compensation for Newark car accident victims.
Our team is available to answer your questions and provide a free case evaluation so you can make an informed decision regarding your next steps. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our car accident attorneys, contact our office.
About Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey, located in the northeastern part of the state, is the seat of Essex County and the largest city in New Jersey. This leading industrial center is situated on the west bank of the Passaic River and on Newark Bay. Newark is a short eight miles west of lower Manhattan.
Incorporated as a city in 1836, Newark is home to 282,090 residents. Newark serves as a major transportation center and East Coast distribution point. This highly industrialized city boasts a diverse manufacturing industry that includes electronics, textiles, chemicals, furniture and fixtures, leather goods, and jewelry. Newark is also home to significant publishing, printing, and insurance businesses.
One of the world’s busiest airports, Newark International Airport, is located here, serving both Newark and the New York City areas. The Port of Newark, established in 1915, is now leased and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.