Experienced NJ Truck Accident Attorneys
Eighteen Wheelers dot the landscape of America’s highways. Country songs are composed about the pilots of these titanic vehicles: championing the men and women who drive on little sleep, face tight deadlines and travel hundreds of miles a day. However, an unwritten chapter in this history involves the victims of commercial trucking accidents.
Due to the mere size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents involving commercial trucks are often far more damaging to the injured parties. Likewise, these massive vehicles are difficult to maneuver and as a result are more at risk to be involved in an accident. Other factors such as a failure to comply with industry safety and maintenance regulations or pressures put on a driver to meet a deadline may also contribute to the likelihood of trucking accidents.
Types of Trucking Accidents:
Underride (car runs into rear of truck, actually going under the truck – sometimes top of car is sheared off)
Override (truck rides over a motor vehicle or pedestrian)
Jackknife (when the truck folds at its’ pivot point)
- Turning Accidents
Various factors can contribute to trucking accidents. Many involve some type of negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, or have to do with defective products or defective roadways.
Depending upon the circumstances, truck accident victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering. It is important however that truck accident victims utilize an NJ truck accident lawyer to protect their rights. The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Clark Law Firm, P.C. are experienced in handling trucking accident cases and can successfully navigate the intricacies of these types of cases.
Truck Accident Injuries: Who Can Be Held Liable for Truck Accident and Related Injuries?
There are a litany of reasons that commercial trucking accidents occur: driver negligence, a failure for the trucking company to follow applicable safety standards, poor road conditions, sleep deprivation, but the bottom line is that over 150,000 people are injured each year across America as a result of commercial truck accidents. Injuries caused by truck accidents are often times catastrophic, and sometimes even fatal. Types of injuries vary, but may include:
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Paralysis Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, there may be various parties liable for your injuries and depending upon the specific causes and circumstances of the truck accident, the parties deemed liable may include the truck driver, cab owner, trailer owner, truck loaders, truck maintenance contractor, truck manufacturer, truck equipment manufacturer, and possibly local, State or Federal governments. In cases where more than one party is responsible, liability may be divided amongst the various parties based on a percentage of fault (also known as comparative negligence).
The Importance of Contacting a NJ Truck Accident Attorney
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to receive compensation to assist with your accident-related expenses such as medical bills, current costs associated with on-going care, pain and suffering (both physical and psychological), loss of income and possible repairs for property damage.
It is important to hire a NJ truck accident lawyer to protect your rights and best interests. There will undoubtedly be circumstances throughout your case that require an accident lawyer in NJ’s knowledge and legal guidance: for example, you may encounter scenarios where you are incurring expenses from the accident that have not been reimbursed, the insurance company is delaying the settlement of your claim, the insurance claim is denied, or the liable party does not have insurance.
If you or a loved one have been involved in or perished as a result of a truck accident contact the Clark Law Firm, P.C. Our experienced New Jersey truck accident attorneys can review your case and guide you as to the best course of action in order to hold the negligent parties accountable and to obtain the appropriate compensation for you and your family.