Union City isn’t actually in Union County. The entirely land-locked municipality sits on just 1.283 square miles in Hudson County, New Jersey’s smallest county. Given the city’s small size, many local residents travel outside its borders for work. Residents may also take advantage of Union City’s close proximity to New York City and its many tourist destinations. While the city may seem conveniently located, the congestion all that traveling generates can lead to some dangerous road conditions and even auto accidents. When these events lead to injuries, car accident attorneys in Newark, NJ help victims pursue deserved compensation for their losses. Our highly successful personal injury attorneys can help you gain the required compensation.
Well-traveled Routes through Union City
- Interstate 78 (Interstate 78 Express)
- Garden State Parkway (State Route 444)
- U.S. Route 22
- State Route 82 (Morris Avenue)
- State Route 124 (Springfield Avenue)
- State Route 439 (North Avenue)
Two major highways (Interstate 78 and the Garden State Parkway) run through Union City and receive the majority of traffic from those traveling through the city to points north and east of the town, including New York City and northern New Jersey.
Reckless Driving in Union City
While there have been no fatal auto accidents in the last three years in Union City, that doesn’t mean injuries and reckless driving don’t still occur. In March 2010, two vehicles dragged racing down New York Avenue in Union City crashed into one another causing multiple injuries and damaging property all along the street, according to NJ.com. Authorities charged the drivers, Daniel Soto and Bryan Medal with an array of criminal counts, including assault by motor vehicle, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident causing injury. Their actions caused injuries to several passengers and bystanders, including then Fordham freshman Chris Gaston and a 15-year-old girl who sustained head injuries and lost at least one finger. Incidents such as this one present an opportunity for car accident lawyers in Union City to pursue those responsible for any resulting injuries.
Comparative Liability in New Jersey
New Jersey uses comparative liability for determining fault in auto accidents. This rule means that drivers found to be 49 percent or less at-fault for causing collisions can pursue damages, including compensation for medical expenses and property losses, resulting from the crashes. Those ruled 51 percent or more responsible for the accidents can’t legally sue to recoup losses. For example, the drivers in the above-mentioned incident probably won’t be able to sue anyone involved for any injuries or damage to their cars because their liability in the accident breaks the 51 percent threshold.
Auto Accident Attorneys in Union
Insurance companies use a variety of strategies to reduce your accident claim. Fighting this large corporation on your own to win the compensation you deserve is a sheer climb, and can be an impossible task. Fortunately, there is a help. The attorneys at Console and Associates have been representing accident victims in Union City and surrounding New Jersey for more than 25 years. Our experienced legal team comprises many former insurance company employees who are fed up with the insurance industry’s nasty tactics of tricking accident victims into lowball settlements that don’t begin to pay for their injuries. Call us today at (862) 229-1137 to discuss your rights and legal options free of charge.
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