Truck accident litigation in New Jersey

The size and weight of commercial vehicles make them a constant danger to other road users, and New Jersey residents involved in an accident with a semi tractor-trailer can suffer debilitating injuries even when the collision occurs at speeds well below the posted limit. If you have been involved in a truck accident in New Jersey, you could be coping with costly medical bills, and you may be unable to work for a prolonged period as you undergo physical therapy. You are also likely to have suffered significant property damage.

While some accidents involving commercial vehicles may be unavoidable, many others are the result of inadequate maintenance or driver error. Regulations strictly limit the amount of time that truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, but these rules are sometimes ignored. Truck drivers and trucking companies also operate in a highly competitive market, and it is not unknown for corners to be cut to allow deadlines to be met or strict schedules to be maintained.

Establishing liability in lawsuits stemming from a truck accident can be complex, and sometimes legal action will be taken against the trucking company involved as well as the driver. Drivers may be considered to have acted negligently if they are fatigued, impaired or distracted, and trucking companies may be liable if they have not done enough to ensure that their vehicles are safe and operated according to state and federal law.

If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, our experienced attorneys will seek compensation for your property damage, medical bills and other expenses. We can also seek damages to cover your lost income if the accident has impacted your ability to earn a living. If you would like to learn more about your legal options, you are invited to visit our page on semi-truck crashes.

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