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New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer
It only takes a few seconds for everything in your life to be changed by a truck accident. Accidents involving large trucks can lead to devastating injuries and long-term financial losses.
The New Jersey roads and highways are filled with 18-wheelers, construction vehicles, dump trucks and garbage trucks. All it takes is just one of these drivers to be distracted in any way, and a serious accident can occur.
There are many reasons that a truck accident can occur. It may be the result of driver negligence, the commercial trucking company’s negligence, the maintenance company’s negligence, or even the manufacturer of the truck or trailer. In some cases, it may be a result of several of these issues combined.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, protect your rights and speak with a qualified New Jersey truck accident lawyer.
Call the Rosengard Law Group at 856.284.6446 and schedule your FREE consultation. Call now and have your questions answered.
How much does a New Jersey truck accident lawyer cost?
Rosengard Law Group works on a contingency basis. This means that you NEVER pay for any legal fees upfront. We only get paid when we win your case.
That’s right. Our law firm will pay for all court filing fees, expert consultations, document requests, and attorney fees while we prepare your case to be filed in the court of new jersey. We will only get paid for our services when we win.
Why does Rosengard Law Group work on contingency? Because we feel that this ensures that everyone has access to quality legal representation in their time of need. When you have been involved in an accident, you are already facing financial losses. By working on a contingency basis, we relieve the stress of paying for legal services upfront.
Working with a law firm that works on contingency pay is the easiest way to protect your rights and get the maximum compensation for your losses.
We battle the insurance companies for you
Trucking accidents often involve multiple insurance companies. This can complicate the compensation process. Working with a truck accident attorney in New Jersey will be necessary to secure the maximum compensation for your claim.
Insurance companies know that truck accident claims are complex. They also understand that the policies covering these events are very large. Insurance adjusters will be very aggressive about keeping the compensation as low as possible because that is what their job requires.
Insurance companies use many “tricks” to reduce the value of a compensation package. They will use your statements out of context, dispute medical evaluations, and “forget” types of compensation that you are entitled to for your injuries.
Since multiple insurance companies are often involved, the adjusters blame the other companies for being responsible for a type of compensation instead of themselves. It can quickly become a nightmare if you are not working with an experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyer.
Our attorneys will not stand by and allow the insurance companies to worry about their bottom lines more than the injury victim. We will begin to gather evidence from the minute we accept your case, speak with experts, talk to medical care providers, and build the maximum compensation claim.
Rosengard Law Group does not back down, and we do not give up. We will work diligently on your behalf to ensure that the insurance companies treat you fairly and you receive the best compensation package for your losses.
Who is liable in a truck accident?
Driver negligence is often the cause of truck accidents. However, the accident may also be the result of negligent actions by the trucking company, the cargo loading company, the maintenance company, or a manufacturing defect.
Trucking companies are required to hire responsible drivers and to make sure that they have the training necessary to operate the trucks safely. Trucking support businesses may also be held accountable for the accident if it can be shown that they:
- Did not train, manage, or supervise their employees correctly
- Did not perform accurate background checks on employees
- Hired drivers with a history of traffic violations
- Loaded the truck incorrectly or overloaded the vehicle
- Failed to maintain the truck and trailer
- Did not replace broken or defective equipment
- Failed to have recall notices corrected on the vehicles
Rosengard Law Group will complete an extensive review of the accident to determine which parties are responsible for the event.
How do you prove negligence in a NJ truck accident case?
When you file a personal injury claim, you are required to show that the other party was negligent and caused the accident.
To do this, you must show that the other party had a “Duty of Care.” Duty of Care means that they must act in a certain way not to cause harm to others.
Our first task as your attorney is to show that the Duty of Care was breached, which was the cause of the accident. To do this, we will start by gathering as much evidence as possible about the case. We will review police reports, traffic camera footage, witness statements and request the driver’s logbook and truck black box for review.
Our New Jersey truck accident lawyers will work with the best accident reconstruction experts to find out the actual cause of the accident.
We will talk to medical professionals about the injuries you received and the anticipated outcome.
We will review federal and state laws and determine if any laws were violated.
We will use the black box information to determine if any of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements were breached and caused the accident.
The FMCSA requires that all truck drivers adhere to the following regulations:
- Drive no more than 10 hours on any shift
- There must be at least 8 hours between every shift
- Keep an accurate logbook that details all hours driven and all breaks taken
- Operate the truck fully alert and not under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or some prescription medications that can cause drowsiness
- Follow truck maintenance schedules that set by law
- Ensure that all cargo is loaded and secured properly
- Operate hazardous material (HazMat) loads in compliance with the law
- Operate all oversized loads in accordance with the law. This means they must be moved on the appropriate trailers, and an escort must be assigned to accompany the truck through the entire journey.
There are other factors that will be considered. We gather and review video footage to see if traffic violations occurred, if there was distracted driving involved, or if the driver was acting aggressively behind the wheel.
We will find the reason behind your accident!!!
We will aggressively investigate the case until we have the answers we need to secure you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
What types of compensation am i entitled to in a New Jersey truck accident?
To figure out the extent of the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and losses, we will begin by having an in-depth discussion with your doctor and medical experts about your injuries.
We will find out what types of medical care you will need for the long term to manage your injuries.
We will use this information to calculate what you will need to take care of yourself and your family now and in the future.
The types of compensation and their amount will be based on the facts of your case.
You may be entitled to one or more of the following types of compensation for your injuries:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Future earning capacity
- Costs for enhancements to your home or vehicle to accommodate your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional duress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
There may be additional forms of compensation available to you. Your New Jersey truck accident lawyer will discuss with you all the forms of compensation you are entitled to for your losses and injuries.
The attorneys at Rosengard Law Group will gather all of the information about your losses to create a comprehensive compensation package.
We will review and include all of your medical bills, your lost wages and include benefits that you may have lost, such as contributions by your employer to your health insurance premiums.
We will provide a clear picture to the insurance companies involved in the case of the extent of your pain and suffering and how much this accident has affected you mentally and emotionally.
We will create a Demand Letter for the maximum amount of compensation based on all of these facts.
We do not settle for anything that is unfair to our clients.
If the insurers do not want to act fair, we will take them to trial.
We will let the insurance companies know that we are not afraid to go to trial – period. Insurers know that it is a very large risk to go to trial for a personal injury because juries almost always side with the injured party. Knowing that we will go to trial on your behalf will make them more willing to agree to the terms of your compensation package.
When a NJ truck accident leads to a wrongful death
Sadly there are times when a truck accident results in the death of one or more of the passengers in the smaller vehicle. Qualified surviving family members can file a Wrongful Death lawsuit against the trucking company.
Rosengard Law Group understands that this is a very difficult time for families and that filing a lawsuit will not ease the pain of losing their loved ones. However, we also know that during this most difficult time, the family should not experience economic hardships while they are trying to heal from losing their loved one.
A wrongful death lawsuit helps families financially recover while they are trying to rebuild their lives.
Read More: Truck Accident Lawsuits
What should I do after an accident with an 18-wheeler?
After you have been involved in a truck accident in New Jersey, you are encouraged to take the following steps:
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
- Do not admit fault in any way when you are speaking to the police, the other driver, or anyone at the scene of the accident
- Refrain from giving the insurance company a detailed statement right away. They will try to contact you, sometimes even when you are still in the ER. Politely tell them that you will provide a detailed statement at a later time. You have this right.
- Call Rosengard Law Group at 856.284.6446 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION. We have the knowledge and resources you need to obtain maximum compensation from this type of complex case.
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Keep a detailed record of all of the property damage from the accident
- Keep a diary of all your medical appointments, including dates, times, and who you were seen by and for what reason. Document tests performed, prescriptions given, and any other information that the doctor may provide.
- Keep a list in your diary of symptoms and conditions you are experiencing as a result of your accident
- Keep records of the time you missed from work and any other related expenses
- Refrain from posting any information about your injuries, the accident, your prognosis, or your interactions with your attorney on social media.
Leading causes of truck accidents in New Jersey
There are over 11 million semi-trucks licensed in the United States. At any given time of the day or night, there are 3 million large trucks on the road. With so many of these large vehicles always in operation, it is easy to see why so many truck accidents happen.
Truck accidents can occur for any reason. However, as experienced NJ truck accident attorneys, we have found that most truck accidents happen for the following reasons:
The big rig driver may be distracted, operating the vehicle under the influence, or may have violated a traffic law such as speeding or running a red light.
Some drivers may not have had the proper training or experience to operate that type of truck.
All of these issues can lead to a driver making a costly mistake and causing an accident.
Overworked or exhausted driver
Drivers that have been operating their truck for more than 10 hours straight or have not had the required rest period between shifts can be too tired to drive. Being drowsy or overtired can prevent the driver from making good decisions, slow their reflexes, or cause them to react incorrectly to a situation. All of these things can lead to accidents.
If the owner of the truck or the trucking company does not follow regular maintenance schedules, the truck could become dangerous to operate. This could lead to accidents that would not have occurred for any other reason.
Rosengard Law Group will investigate the truck’s maintenance schedule to ensure that the maintenance schedule has been followed for the vehicle involved in the event.
Very similar to maintenance issues, mechanical failure may be the result of a manufacturer’s problem with the vehicle or tractor trailer. If either were under recall and the trucking company or truck owner did not have the repair made, this is considered negligence.
Additionally, if there was a mechanical failure as a result of poor manufacturing, the manufacturer could be held liable for the accident.
Cargo loading failures
There is a specific way that a truck must be loaded and secured to ensure that the trailer operates safely. Cargo weight must be distributed across the axles in a manner that keeps the truck balanced. The cargo must also be secured inside the trailer so that it does not shift around while the trailer is moving.
Improper loading of cargo can lead to the trailer being unbalanced while operating, which can lead to accidents.
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