New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers
A truck accident or Semi-Trailer Truck Accident may be a terrifying encounter resulting in serious injuries and even death. When any person is injured or killed because of a driver and trucking company’s negligence, it might be possible to seek compensation for damages.
Having a lot of working experience in representing injury victims across the state, the NJ truck accident lawyers at Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC have expertise in seeking maximum compensation that will cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
How Will Our New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers Help You?
After an accident, the trucking company is going to send its lawyers and insurance adjusters to the actual scene or place to make an investigation and do everything possible to protect its interests. That is why you must contact a reputable attorney as soon as possible so they will commence working to protect your interests.
Our NJ truck accident lawyers are very committed to giving a helping hand when recovering the compensation you require to move on with your life. Those who hire a lawyer will obtain more compensation than those who will not. People who will not talk to or try to hire a lawyer are likely to give in on the first settlement offered, which is often far less than what the victim can obtain.
We know that truck company and insurance providers will do everything possible to cut their payout after an accident. As skilled negotiators with a lot of experience working directly with insurance companies, we are ready to move very fast to build a strong case for you.
We have the resources needed to:
- Analyze police reports and accident reports
- Collection and review of medical records
- Investigation of truck driver’s background as well as driving records to check for previous arrests, violations of federal laws, and other accidents claims
- Consult with experts
- Recreate the accident scene
- Interview witnesses
Who is The Person Liable for a Truck Accident?
Although negligence of truck drivers is often the leading cause of accidents, the truck driver’s employer, negligence by the owner of the truck or trailer, or the trucking company may also lead to serious accidents. Product manufacturers and cargo-loading companies may hold liability for a truck crash.
Trucking companies will be the ones responsible for hiring responsible drivers as well as providing them with the training and skills they require to be safe on the roads. Trucking companies and other entities will also be held accountable for any accident if you or your lawyer will prove they:
- Had negligently trained, hired, or supervised employees
- Failure to conduct a thorough background check
- Hired drivers who have a history of traffic violations
- Was unable to inspect, maintain or repair the truck or trailer
- Overloaded a trailer
- Did not replace defective parts or equipment
What is Negligence?
It is a legal requirement that is supposed to be satisfied by the victim when having a personal injury case. The victim must show that another party breached a duty of care, resulting in injuries. A duty of care can be considered a legal requirement to take reasonable action when preventing others from getting injured. An example would be negligence, which would be distracted driving and speeding.
We may say that the responsibility of the victim is to prove negligence. That would mean you require evidence of the faulty party’s negligence and evidence connecting that negligence to your injuries.
What are the Forms of Compensation Available?
There are different forms of compensation for truck accident victims, not just medical expenses. Current and future medical bills have a large percentage of most settlement awards. You may discuss the value of your potential claims in a free consultation with our NJ truck accident lawyers.
Other forms of compensation that are besides medical expenses include:
- Vehicle damages
- Loss of wages
- Loss of capacity to earn
- Cost of hiring a caregiver when you have a severe disability
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Physical pain Emotional suffering
How Much Is Time Required to File a Claim?
N J truck crash victims must file a claim within two years after the accident. If that’s not the case, they may lose the right to file a claim. The deadline is usually set by state law. The deadline for wrongful death claims is also done in two years.
Some exceptions exist to these laws. We know minors have until their 20th birthday to make a personal injury claim. It is also very important to discuss your claim with an attorney who is licensed to determine the deadline for your claims. The clock may be ticking, so it is crucial to contact an attorney very soon. We require time to investigate and gather evidence to determine the value of your claim.
Who Regulates Commercial Trucks?
Commercial vehicles are regulated at the federal level by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and at the state level by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. They set regulations on things like height and weight and securing cargo.
Trucks involved in crashes often violate federal or state regulations to ensure the truck driver’s safety and other drivers share the road with the car.
Our New Jersey truck accident lawyers are ready to thoroughly investigate your accident to determine if any of the regulations were violated before the accident occurred.