New Jersey Truck Accident Attorney
Let Bendit Weinstock, P.A. Help You Find the Liable Parties
When you have been injured in a truck accident, understanding who is liable for all of your medical bills and property damage can be a bit confusing. Who is accountable? Is it the truck driver? The company the truck driver works for? A truck broker? Another party if more than two vehicles were involved? It can be very difficult to know who to hold responsible for your damages.
Our experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers are here to cut through the red tape and help you recuperate the money you have spent on your vehicle repairs, medical recovery, and, possibly, pain and suffering. At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we work to make injured people like you whole again.
Two Main Reasons for Truck Accidents in NJ
Truck accidents usually happen due to either driver error or vehicle malfunction. Truck drivers are on the road for long hours every day, usually in heavy traffic. Even the most seasoned driver gets tired or their attention gets diverted from the task at hand. While these mistakes can happen to anyone, they can be particularly dangerous when an 18-wheeler is involved, as accidents are amplified due to the sheer size of the trucks.
Truck driver errors can include:
- Disregarding the right-of-way
- Violating traffic safety laws
- Following too closely
- Changing lanes or directions last minute
- Distracted driving, including texting/cell phone use
- Fatigued driving/falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving while impaired/under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Violating hours-of-service regulations
- Engaging in road rage/reckless driving
Truck accidents can also be caused by a problem with the truck itself. This is often due to carelessness on the company’s part. Long, hard use every day takes its toll on the parts of the truck and proper attention must be given to essential truck systems. Poor vehicle maintenance could lead to brake failure, loose or bald tires, failed indicator or head lights, or even engine failure.
Sadly, when the worst happens, ordinary people get caught in the fray. Our experienced truck accident attorneys in New Jersey work to get the maximum compensation possible from the insurance companies for truck accident victims.
Common Injuries & Damages in Truck Accident Cases
Truck accidents occur every day and many of them result in serious bodily injury.
The following are some of the injuries that commonly occur in truck accidents:
- Neck and back sprains
- Injuries to shoulders and knees
- Head injury
- Wrongful death
Establishing Liability in NJ Truck Accident Cases
As previously mentioned, proving liability in any given truck accident case can be very complicated. In many cases, there are multiple liable parties. One reason for this is that most truck drivers are employees of trucking companies and, as such, their employers are partially or fully liable for their actions.
In other cases, both a trucking company and a truck parts manufacturer may be liable for a collision. For example, if the manufacturer of a certain type of brake used in 18-wheelers allows a defective brake to be installed in these vehicles, that manufacturer is liable for damages that result. However, the trucking company may also be partially at fault if it failed to conduct proper maintenance and routine inspections that would have caught the faulty brake.
At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we have extensive experience in complex truck accident claims in New Jersey, including those involving multiple liable parties. Our New Jersey truck accident attorneys know how to investigate these accidents, and we often work with various experts to determine exactly how and why a truck accident occurred. If you were severely injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, we can help.
We have handled numerous tractor-trailer and truck accidents, including those involving the issue of conspicuity and whether or not the rear of a tractor-trailer was properly marked to alert surrounding traffic of its presence and, in most cases, slow rate of speed. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or truck, our truck accident lawyers in New Jersey have the experience and knowledge to handle all aspects of your claim.
Our New Jersey truck accident attorneys routinely works with experts who will evaluate the conspicuousness and visibility of the rear of a tractor-trailer, which in most cases contributes to horrific accidents involving the impact of a motor vehicle with the rear of a tractor-trailer.
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Our New Jersey truck accident lawyers have been serving people injured in truck accidents since 1957. Our goal is the best possible outcome for each case we take on. All of our clients always talk personally with their attorneys, not the attorneys’ paralegals. We strive for excellence—and it shows.
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