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Jersey City Truck Accident Lawyer

Being involved in a truck accident will turn your life upside down. Your life and the lives of your loved ones can be permanently changed by the injuries you receive in these devastating accidents. 

You could face endless medical bills, loss of income, and many additional expenses related to your injury. It only seems right that the responsible parties cover these expenses.

Truck accidents are complex issues. They often involve multiple parties, federal and state laws, and large insurance policies. Protect your rights as an injury victim and speak with a Jersey City truck accident lawyer at Rosengard Law Group today.

Do I Need A Jersey City Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck accident claims always require the assistance of an attorney. This is the only way that truck accident victims can ensure that they receive all of the compensation that they are entitled to for their injuries and losses.

Our truck accident lawyers have the resources, skills, and experience to help you win your case.

We fight for the maximum amount of compensation and never settle for less. 

We’ll Increase Your Chances for Winning Maximum Compensation

Our attorneys are experienced at aggressively representing truck accident victims. We understand the severity of the injuries these accidents cause and the many facets that must be addressed to secure compensation.

We also understand the value of these claims and will not allow the insurance companies to low-ball your compensation package. We’ll fight for you to receive all of the compensation that you are entitled to for your losses. 

We’ll Identify All Insurance Policies Covering The Accident

One of the most complicated issues about a truck accident is figuring out what insurance policies cover the accident. It is important for all of the responsible parties to cover your losses and contribute to the compensation.

In the trucking industry, there are several different companies involved with each load. The trucking company may own the truck, but another may own the trailer. The company that loaded the shipment or the company that made repairs to the truck may play a part in what caused the accident.

Our attorneys are incredible investigators. We will look at every aspect of ownership or responsibility for the truck that hit you, so we can secure the largest settlement possible for your case.

We Have The Resources To Handle Your Case

There is a lot of research that is necessary to build a compensation claim for a truck accident. Our attorneys will work with accident reconstruction specialists, medical specialists, and financial specialists, all on your behalf.

There is a lot of paperwork to be completed, many different contacts to be made, and a lot of follow-up work to create the case well enough to secure maximum compensation.

The attorneys at Rosengard Law Group have the resources that they need to investigate and build a solid case for injury compensation.

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Why Are Truck Accident Claims So Complicated?

Truck accidents almost always result in catastrophic injuries to those in the smaller passenger vehicle. Semi-trucks are 72 feet long and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they are fully loaded. The average passenger vehicle is about 15 feet long and about 3,000 pounds. As you can imagine, the difference in size and weight leads to devastating damage to the smaller vehicle.

Add to the fact that a person has suffered life-altering injuries. Truck accidents often have multiple responsible parties and insurance policies covering the event. Because of this, these accidents require extensive investigations, so all of the at-fault parties can be held responsible.

A final reason truck accidents are such complex issues is that multiple state and federal laws regulate the industry. All of these regulations must be researched when you are conducting a compensation claim. 

Rosengard Law Group Jersey City truck accident lawyers are ready to fight to protect your rights and secure the maximum compensation package for your losses.

Most Common Causes For Trucking Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has stated that the following factors are the most common causes of truck accidents.

Fatigue

Trucking companies are famous for scheduling their loads on very tight schedules. They often do not consider traffic jams, weather conditions, or other issues that may occur on the roads. This leaves their drivers pushing themselves to the limits to make deadlines.

Truck drivers often face long periods behind the wheel without stopping. They are placed in situations where they cannot take breaks, cut their rest period short, or push themselves even when they know they are over hours.

This can lead to fatigue, and fatigue leads to accidents. If you have a truck driver that cannot concentrate on the road, is dozing off, or actually falls asleep behind the wheel, it is a danger to themselves and everyone on the road.

Drugs or Alcohol Use

We all understand the dangers of using illegal drugs or alcohol when operating a vehicle. Add to the fact that a semi-truck weighs 80,000 pounds and is 5 times larger than a passenger vehicle, and the danger level significantly increases.

Being under the influence can cloud your judgment and slow your reflexes. It is a bad combination when you add in a semi-truck.

Truckers also have to be aware of the sleep-inducing effects of many prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and medications used to help them stay awake. Too much caffeine can cause you to overreact to a situation because you are jittery, which can cause the truck to swerve, jackknife, or rollover.

Distracted Driving

Face it, sitting behind the wheel of a truck for extended periods of time has to get a little boring. Boredom, however, can lead to distraction. If the truck driver is texting or doing other things with a handheld device, they are not paying attention to the road.

Distracted driving can lead to serious accidents. It only takes 4 seconds for a truck to move the length of a football field. It also takes approximately 4 seconds to read a text.  That is a long time to be moving without looking at the road.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is one of the most infuriating types of truck accidents because these accidents are always 100 percent preventable. This is a profession that should be upholding traffic and safety regulations, not breaking them.

Reckless driving can lead to serious accidents and life-changing injuries for the people in the passenger vehicles.

Poor Truck Driver Training

Truck drivers are required to have special licenses to operate these large vehicles. Most states require that a truck driver also have the training to operate the vehicle itself, not just pass the written exam. Most companies prefer drivers that have been professionally trained for this profession.

However, some companies are willing to risk drivers that may not have proper training because it allows them to pay the drivers less. This cost-cutting measure places everyone on the road at risk, including the driver.

Drivers should have the proper training for all of the loads that they will carry. It is also recommended that trucking companies provide additional safety or refresher courses during the term of employment.

Overloading or Improper Loading of Trailer

Truck trailers must be loaded properly for them to operate safely on the road. The loads must have the weight distributed evenly on the axles so that the driver can operate the trailer effectively. Loads must also be secured so that they do not move when the trailer is moving.

Some trucking companies also try to increase profits by overloading the trailers. These trailers have a weight limit for a reason, and overloading them makes them unsafe to operate.

Who Can A Jersey City Truck Accident Lawyer Hold Liable?

Truck accidents are very different from accidents involving two or more passenger vehicles, because truck accidents often have multiple responsible parties. 

Our truck accident attorneys know how to investigate a truck accident so that all responsible parties are discovered and held liable for the accident. 

Our attorneys will aggressively pursue justice for you and secure the maximum compensation for your case.

We will research all areas of compensation and hold all responsible parties liable for your losses.

Some of the parties we will investigate include:

The Truck Driver

Truck drivers are required to operate their trucks following the law and in a safe manner. 

If the truck driver was acting recklessly, driving under the influence, or was distracted while driving, we will hold them accountable for the accident.

The Trucking Company

We will investigate the trucking company to see if their decisions were part of the problem. We will check to see if loads were scheduled too close together to be delivered safely, if the drivers were forced to work over hours, if the drivers were trained properly and if safety protocol was being followed.

The Cargo Companies

Our attorneys will look at the cargo company that was responsible for loading the truck. Was the cargo loaded properly and the weight distributed evenly? Was the cargo secured? Was the cargo within weight limits? All of these questions must be answered.

The Manufacturer

We will also check to see if problems or defects with the truck or trailer led to the accident. The manufacturer may be held responsible if defects caused the accident.

These are just a few areas that we will investigate when we accept your truck accident case. 

Our attorneys are dedicated to uncovering the truth and holding those responsible for the accident accountable for their actions.

Speak With A Jersey City Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Truck accidents are devastating events that lead to extensive property damage and serious bodily injuries. As a truck accident victim, it is within your legal right to seek compensation for your losses.

Rosengard Law Group will file and manage your compensation claim. We are a contingency fee law firm, which means there are no upfront costs to you for our legal services.

Call our office today to get a FREE no-obligation truck accident case evaluation.