Long Branch Truck Accident Lawyers
Fully loaded semi-trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Their massive size, high rates of speed, and short stopping distance are dangerous combinations in an accident. When they collide with a passenger vehicle, the occupants often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Our Long Branch truck accident lawyers at Ellis Law have seen first-hand the devastation truck accidents cause entire families, emotionally and financially. While no loss can be replaced monetarily, we fight tirelessly for accident survivors or surviving family members to secure compensation.
What Are Common Types of Truck Accident Injuries?
The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks create such a magnitude of force upon impact that injuries are almost always severe and life-threatening, especially when the truck is fully loaded. The height of commercial trucks also frequently results in the smaller vehicle becoming pinned underneath the truck or trailer. Common injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries: In semi-truck accidents, brain injuries are common, usually severe and permanent.
- Spinal cord and neck damage: Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of neck and spinal cord injuries.
- Severed or crushed limbs: The size and impact of a commercial truck demolish passenger vehicles, causing crushing and severing injuries.
- Broken bones: Broken bones are likely in this type of accident and are often extensive. Broken bones can cause further injury by puncturing internal organs.
- Severe burns: Large semi-trucks hold hundreds of gallons of explosive diesel fuel that can erupt into fire if ruptured.
- Nerve damage: Nerve damage, such as breathing, is common in truck accidents, affecting movement and functions.
- Disfigurement: The magnitude of injuries suffered during a truck accident leaves many survivors with permanent disfigurement.
- Psychological trauma: The severity of truck accidents frequently cause survivors to experience lingering psychological effects of the trauma.
How Can Ellis Law Help After a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents typically result in catastrophic or fatal injuries, leading to dire financial hardships, permanent disabilities, and loss. Ellis Law has nearly 35 years of experience negotiating and litigating commercial truck accidents. Our Long Branch truck accident lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in handling these complex cases and securing millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Our skilled lawyers can do the following:
- Investigate the accident scene and report.
- Utilize experts.
- File necessary documents.
- Negotiate with opposing counsel and insurance companies.
- Represent you in court.
Who Can Be Held Liable if I am Injured in a Truck Accident?
Accidents involving semi-trucks can be complex and complicated, mainly because there are often multiple responsible parties when commercial trucks are involved. Possible liable parties include:
- Truck drivers, if their actions led to the accident, such as failing to stop or speeding.
- The driver’s employer is usually responsible if the company owns the truck.
- Third-party truck owners may be responsible if the truck is improperly maintained.
- If the accident is due to a faulty part or defective system, the truck manufacturer.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
New Jersey’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the accident or date of death and six years for a property loss claim.
Long Branch Truck Accident Lawyers at Ellis Law Advocate for Clients Injured in Commercial Truck Collisions
A commercial truck accident can result in life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, our Long Branch truck accident lawyers at Ellis Law can fight to obtain compensation. Call us at 732-308-0200 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. Located in Freehold, New Jersey, we serve clients in Asbury Park, East Brunswick, Toms River, Middletown, Jersey City, Long Branch, Neptune, Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, Monmouth County, Marlboro, and Ocean County, as well as Brooklyn and New York City.
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