At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, we have over twenty years of experience in handling cases as diverse as car accidents, truck accidents, and child abuse.

Our team of lawyers are experienced in all areas of the law, including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Child Neglect Cases
  • And more…

Our law office is located in Freehold, just a 15-minute drive from our Monmouth County neighbors in Manalapan.

If you are a resident of Manalapan and seek representation for any other case related to personal injury or criminal law, call us today at 888-355-4752.

Manalapan Truck Accidents

Driving a truck can come with unique challenges as opposed to driving a car. The driver of a truck has to be aware and alert behind the wheel of a sturdier vehicle. While failing to signal before passing on a highway can turn into chaos with a regular vehicle, it can be even worse when behind the wheel of an eighteen-wheeler going at high speeds.

Oftentimes, regular passenger vehicles are to blame for traffic accidents with big rigs or other commercial trucks. Common accidents caused by smaller cars include:

  • Changing lanes abruptly in front of a truck.
  • Failing to slow down or speed up when a truck begins to change lanes or merge.
  • Driving between large trucks.
  • Merging improperly into traffic, causing a truck to maneuver or brake quickly.
  • Pulling into traffic from the roadside in front of a truck without sufficient acceleration.

Some trucking accidents are caused by a malfunction of the truck. Common truck malfunctions include brake malfunctions, tire effects, faulty air horns, and broken trailer hitches.

Any defect in a large truck can potentially cause accidents that result in serious injuries or even death of others on the road. The injured party may be entitled to financial compensation from the truck’s owner, manufacturer, or repair shop.

If you’ve been affected by an accident involving a truck—whether you were the driver of a truck or a driver or a smaller vehicle—call our skilled personal injury legal team today at 888-355-4752.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child in Manalapan

If you face child abuse or child neglect charges in Manalapan or anywhere within the state of New Jersey, you may face serious penalty without an attorney.

Endangering the welfare of a child is typically considered a Second Degree crime and can result in 5 to 10 years in prison. If the individual is found guilty of a Third Degree Offense for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, they may face 3 to 5 years in prison. These charges may also include Megan’s Law registration requirements.

Megan’s Law is a statute that requires offenders who’ve been convicted of crimes such as sodomy, rape, child molestation, and other sex crimes to provide information to the police regarding their appearance, address, and history of their past crimes.

Although Megan’s Law applies to nearly all sex crime convictions, the statute provides different registration and community notification requirements depending on the circumstances, nature, and severity of each offense, with registration information for the highest risk offenders being publicly available on the Internet.

Sex offenders must remain on the Megan’s Law registry for at least 15 years, but some offenders cannot terminate their registration obligations and must remain registered for life.

If you face child endangerment charges and you need the help of a skilled criminal defense legal team, contact us today at 888-355-4752.