Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Serving Clients with Truck Accident-Related cases in Princeton, Ewing, Hamilton, Pennington and across Mercer County, NJ
According to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, truck accident deaths continue to increase dramatically each year. Since 2009, truck accident-related fatalities have risen by 41 percent, a statistic that would not be tolerated in any other industry.
Truck accidents are among the most serious motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA), especially since these roads are frequently packed with commercial trucks transporting 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 vehicle accidents can result in wrongful death.
Cohen & Riechelson is a New Jersey law firm that assists clients with personal injury claims throughout both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We know what it takes to win a commercial vehicle and truck accident case. Our litigation team has achieved successful verdicts and settlements for pedestrians and joggers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and other motorists injured in commercial vehicle-related 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.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Mercer and Middlesex County, NJ
A significant number of truck accidents in NJ and PA involve 10,000-pound business or commercial vehicles, which contribute to interstate commerce.
Commercial vehicles are governed by a complex set of federal and state regulations that require truck drivers and truck companies to meet certain requirements in order to operate a commercial vehicle on an NJ or PA roadway. When these parties fail to meet their legal obligations, their negligence can result in devastating damage to life and property, and life-changing, catastrophic personal injury.
Significant accident causes that can result in you filing a truck accident personal injury claim:
- Inadequate or improper training
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Unrealistic delivery schedules
- Unsecured cargo or improperly working restraints
- Defective truck parts
- Poor truck maintenance
- Inadequate lights and reflectors
- Distracted driving (i.e., phones, other passengers, navigation systems, eating, and drinking)
- Driver Fatigue
- Weather Conditions
- Dangerous or poor road conditions
- Construction site conditions
Reasons to Consult a Truck Accident Lawyer to Fight for Your Cause
You need to know if other people, apart from the truck driver, are also accountable. The average commercial vehicle or truck accident case can involve multiple parties (i.e., truck operator, trucking firm, the truck owner, and manufacturer of the truck or truck components).
A truck accident lawyer can shoulder the responsibility and allow you to recover from your injuries in peace. If more than one person is at fault, you’re entitled to name them when you file a personal injury compensation claim.
It’s important to gather as many facts as possible if you’re planning to file a compensation claim in a truck accident. The personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson will fight to get you maximum compensation for your truck accident injuries by:
- helping you understand your rights
- guiding you through the complicated legal process
- keeping your medical records and bills organized and staying up to date on your medical care
- investigating and gathering evidence identifying the parties responsible whose negligence may have indirectly led to your accident
- handling complicated negotiations with the insurance companies who may try to decrease your claims
- building a strong case to help you secure the settlement that satisfies your demands and what you deserve.
Mercer County Insurance Coverage & Truck Accident Injury Claims Lawyers
Any truck used for business must carry commercial auto insurance. Commercial policies have higher coverage limits than passenger cars. According to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, commercial vehicles are usually covered by policies with $1,000,000 or more in liability coverage. These higher policy limits mean not having to worry about there not being enough coverage for your claim. We are committed to helping you obtain the maximum compensation for your losses.
You should never let an insurance company discourage you from exercising your legal rights and pursuing fair compensation for your injuries. If you are recovering from a personal injury, you need to maximize your recovery to ensure you have the money to pay your bills and rebuild your life. Our resourceful attorneys understand this and will fight for every penny you deserve.
We thoroughly prepare every case for trial so the insurance company knows they must treat our client fairly. Insurance companies throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania understand that we are tenacious litigants who won’t back down from a fight in the courtroom, so they tend to be willing to negotiate with us and give our clients the compensation they deserve.
You can fill out the online contact form to schedule a meeting at our offices in Trenton New Jersey or contact our Mercer County offices today at (215) 337-4915 to learn more about how our Auto Accident/Personal Injury team and how we can assist you.