Carteret, NJ

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Personal Injury and Criminal Lawyer In Carteret, NJ

Carteret, NJ is a borough in Middlesex County with convenient commuting access to New York City by road, bus, and rail via several stops on the nearby North Jersey Coast Line. Carteret was created as a borough in 1906 and is home to the Carteret Waterfront Park and the Carteret Performing Arts and Events Center. The borough has a dense suburban feel and is popular with young professionals.

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Personal Injury in Carteret, NJ

If you are ever involved in a slip and fall, car crash, or another personal injury incident, you may be seriously hurt in a way that has a large negative impact on your ability to function and make a living. You may also be faced with emotional trauma, large medical bills, and other challenges. If you are currently in this situation, you need the services of a personal injury law firm with experienced and skilled attorneys to fight for compensation on your behalf. Here at The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, our skilled personal injury lawyers work closely with our Carteret, NJ clients to help them receive the maximum amount of compensation possible in their personal injury cases.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are a common reason for Carteret, NJ residents to seek out a personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze’s expert team of personal injury lawyers will expertly represent you so you can be compensated for your damages whether you were the driver, a pedestrian, or a passenger. We have multiple decades of experience with auto accident cases, which makes us the premier auto accident lawyers in Carteret, NJ. We have experience working with auto accident victims involving all kinds of motor vehicles from cars to motorcycles to trucks.

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Slip and Falls

Property owners have the legal obligation to keep their property safe and clear of dangerous hazards. Hazards property owners are responsible for removing include protruding tree roots, potholes, ice, snow, wet floors, cracked sidewalks, and other resolvable dangers. If you slip and fall on someone’s property because they were negligent in resolving dangers or alerting you to unsafe conditions, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. In slip and fall cases, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff, meaning it is up to you and your legal team to prove the property owner was at fault for your injuries. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze’s expert team of attorneys will work hard to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for injuries, lost wages, and other damages you incurred because of your slip and fall. If you are involved in a slip and fall accident in Carteret, NJ, our firm can help you with all aspects of your premises liability case. Contact us as quickly as possible after a slip and fall so we can start to collect relevant evidence about your case.

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Workplace Accidents

Have you been injured while working at your Carteret, NJ place of employment? You deserve safe working conditions. The NJ worker’s compensation system exists to provide you with funds if you become injured while on the job. No matter what industry you work in, from construction to office jobs, the workplace can sometimes be dangerous. Worker’s compensation allows you to receive the compensation you need without having to take the risky step of suing your employer. In some cases, you can also sue a third party involved in your workplace accident case while still receiving benefits from worker’s compensation. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze’s team of attorneys will help you receive the benefits you need and deserve to cover your injury-related expenses. Our workplace accident attorneys will also have the expertise necessary to help you overcome the bureaucratic hurdles you will face while applying for worker’s compensation.

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Dog Bites

If you are attacked by a dog, you can sustain serious and debilitating injuries like ripped tendons, facial injuries, deformities, and more. Dog owners are liable for the misbehavior of their pets and can be sued for damages if their dog attacks you. As soon as you are bitten by a dog, you need to do three things. First, talk to the dog’s owner and get their name and contact information, second seek out medical attention, and third contact us. If you are attacked by a dog in Carteret, NJ, The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze can help you weigh your legal options and secure compensation.

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Product Liability

No one expects to be injured by the consumer products they purchase, but product accidents do happen. If you are injured by a product, you may be entitled to compensation, especially if that product is defective. Three factors can make a product defective: a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn about possible dangers if a product is not used as intended. If you have been injured by a product in Carteret, NJ, you have two years from the date of the injury to pursue compensation, but it is best to contact us as soon as possible after an accident. You must also keep the product that injured you so that we can use it as evidence in court to prove it caused your injuries. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze’s expert personal injury attorneys have extensive experience with product liability cases and can help you fight to obtain compensation for your damages.

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Wrongful Death

It is always tragic when a member of the Carteret, NJ community passes away. Losing a loved one is always heart wrenching, and it is particularly devastating when this loss was caused by another party’s negligence. Monetary compensation cannot take away the pain of your loss, but it can help provide support for you and your family in the aftermath of a tragedy. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze’s expert team of compassionate and experienced lawyers will work closely with you and provide the utmost sensitivity as we fight for you to receive the proper compensation and benefits you need and deserve.

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Criminal Law in Carteret, NJ

It is essential to understand the nuances of the legal system and how to apply them to specific cases when dealing with the law, particularly in cases involving criminal law. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze’s expert legal team understands the ins and outs of NJ’s criminal justice laws and has the skill necessary to build a thorough case on your behalf to protect your legal interests.

DWI Defense

If you are currently facing a DWI (Driving While Under the Influence) charge in Carteret, NJ, you will need a skilled attorney with experience in this area to represent you in court. DWI charges can lead to fines, a criminal record, and jail time. Our experienced team here at The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze will explore every possible path to build your defense and fight the charges that have been made against you.

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First Offense

If you get a first offense DUI in Carteret, NJ, the severity of the charges you may face will be based on the level of your blood alcohol content (BAC). If you had a BAC of over 0.08% but under 0.1% this can lead to potential punishments, such as an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle for three months, a 30 day jail time sentence, and several fines totaling several hundred dollars. If you had a higher BAC of between 0.1% and 0.15%, the consequences you will face are much more severe. If you are under 21, you will be in serious trouble with the law with even the smallest BAC. You can also be charged with a DUI if you allow someone else to drive your car and that person is found to have been driving while intoxicated. If you are in this difficult situation, call us so that we can help defend you and assist you in getting your life back on track.

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Second Offense

Getting charged with a second DUI within a decade of your first DUI can lead to more serious penalties including 90 days in jail, hefty fines, and a two-year license suspension. You may also be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle for a number of years, including once your license is finally restored. If you already have a DUI on your record and you allow an intoxicated person to drive your car, you can also receive a second DUI if they are caught. It is always important to never allow any intoxicated person to get behind the wheel of your motor vehicle, and this is especially true if you have been charged with a DUI in the past. If you are facing a second offense DUI charge, call The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze so our experienced DUI defense lawyers can fight for you.

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Third Offense

A third DUI within a decade of your first two DUIs comes with even harsher penalties, including even higher fines and more jail time. Our expert DUI lawyers can defend you to reduce some of these penalties or even get your charge dismissed in court. If you are a Carteret, NJ resident who has received multiple DUI charges during the past decade give us a call as soon as possible so we can fight for you in court.

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Drug DUI

NJ has strict drug laws regarding driving while under the influence of an illicit substance. If you are found to be driving under the influence of drugs, you face both a DUI charge and a drug charge. This means you can incur severe penalties that can threaten your economic wellbeing in the short term and negatively alter the course of your life in the long term. Our DUI defense lawyers at The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze have extensive experience defending clients against DUI and drug charges. If you are facing a drug-related DUI charge in Carteret, NJ, contact our legal team as quickly as possible.

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High BAC

Blood alcohol content (BAC) is the metric that our legal system uses to determine how impaired you are while driving and, by extension, the degree of consequences you will face when you are charged with a DUI. If the BAC you were caught with is over 0.1%, that is considered a high BAC and comes with greater penalties than those caught with a lower BAC. A BAC of 0.15% incurs even more severe penalties. You require an attorney who will fight hard in your defense to reduce, or even dismiss, your penalties. The DWI lawyers at The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze will work expertly to fight for you, represent you, and defend your legal interests.

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