Lawrence NJ Truck Accident Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers with Offices in Trenton and Pennington NJ
Truck accidents are among the most serious motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey. It is not uncommon for NJ and PA roads to be filled with commercial trucks carrying large loads or cargo. When careless truck drivers and poorly maintained trucks enter our streets and highways, they can cause catastrophic injuries and property damage. In the worst cases, commercial truck accidents can result in wrongful death.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a New Jersey law firm that assists clients with personal injury claims throughout both states. Our litigation team has achieved successful verdicts and settlements for clients injured in truck accidents throughout Mercer County, NJ, including Princeton, Hopewell, and West Windsor. We are here to offer you experienced advice and strong advocacy because we are sensitive to clients’ needs and we believe that every client deserves personalized attention. Call KCR now to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys and explore your legal options.
Causes of Truck Accidents in Mercer County NJ
The primary causes of truck accidents in New Jersey include:
- Driver fatigue
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Moving in reverse
- Overloaded vehicles causing truck rollovers
- Poor truck maintenance
- Inadequate lights and reflectors
- Improper training of drivers
In order to determine the cause of your truck accident and identify all potentially liable parties, it is important for your attorney to work with investigators and speak with expert witnesses. It is also critical for your attorney to understand the nuances of commercial vehicle regulations in New Jersey.
Commercial Vehicle Laws in New Jersey
A large number of truck accidents in New Jersey involve commercial vehicles – trucks that are part of a business, traveling into the state as part of interstate commerce, and weighing at least 10,000 pounds.
Commercial vehicles are governed by a complex network of federal and state regulations which call for truck drivers and truck companies to meet certain requirements in order to operate a commercial vehicle on a New Jersey roadway. For example, the operators of large commercial trucks need to have greater insurance coverage than the operators of standard motor vehicles. Additionally, truck companies must ensure that their drivers are properly trained and have secured the necessary licenses and registration to operate large vehicles such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, or tractor-trailers.
Securing Compensation in a Trenton NJ Truck Accident Claim
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, it might be possible to file personal injury claims against both the truck driver and the truck company. Other potentially liable parties include a trucking contractor and a trucking insurance company. Once liable parties have been identified, your attorney will need to do everything possible to prove that they acted negligently and are therefore responsible for your truck accident injuries.
Additionally, some truck accident cases involve workers’ compensation claims. That’s why you should make sure that your attorney has a background in personal injury law and workers’ compensation law.
The compensation in truck accident cases may include the cost of your medical bills, future medical care, and lost wages. Depending upon the circumstances of your accident and the nature of your personal injury claim, you might also be entitled to damages for your physical pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and a lower quality of life caused by the accident.
Free Consultation with Hamilton NJ Truck Accident Lawyers
The personal injury lawyers at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson will fight to get you maximum compensation for your truck accident injuries. Call us today to speak with a member of our legal team and explore your legal options. You can also fill out the online contact form to arrange a meeting at our offices in Trenton or Pennington, NJ.