Monmouth County Truck Accident Lawyers
Tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks cause thousands of accidents and injuries each year. Many fatal crashes on both local and interstate highways involve a heavy commercial truck.
Occupants of smaller vehicles are the most at risk for suffering life-threatening injuries in these dangerous accidents. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck crash, our Monmouth County truck accident lawyers have the experience and resources to pursue maximum compensation against powerful trucking companies.
What Are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Most truck accidents are preventable and the result of negligent truckers, trucking companies, and/or other entities. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Speeding: Truck drivers who speed are more likely to lose control of their vehicles and be unable to brake in time to avoid a dangerous crash. Speeding is a top cause of catastrophic truck accidents across the country.
- Crossing lanes: When an 18-wheeler crosses over lanes of traffic or is completely off the road it puts others at extreme risk. Truckers who drift across lanes are often fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Loading errors: Improper loading can cause heavy cargo to fall from commercial trucks, creating hazards for nearby drivers and pedestrians. Overweight tractor-trailers can become unstable and rollover, putting others at risk for a variety of serious injuries.
- Poor truck maintenance: Large commercial trucks should be maintained and inspected on a regular basis. Tire problems, worn out brakes, and failing transmissions are all common contributors to truck crashes.
- Defective and faulty parts: When a big rig is operated with defective components or faulty parts, it can result in a tragic accident. Manufacturers, distributors, and repair shops can all be held liable in these kinds of cases.
- Violations of federal regulations: Many truckers continue to drive while exhausted, distracted, or impaired, despite safety regulations intended to limit their hours on the road. These violations are an increasing concern in New Jersey and across the country.
How Does the Truck Accident Claims Process Work?
The claims process and procedure involved after a commercial truck crash is more complex than ordinary car accident claims. If you have experienced serious harm as the result of a truck accident, it is crucial to work with an experienced attorney who is fully familiar with the federal regulations and laws involved.
Truck accidents claims often involved multiple parties, which make the process more complicated. A knowledgeable Monmouth County truck accident lawyer will help gather all evidence needed to prove negligence and liability. Commercial trucks are often equipped with tracking systems that provide valuable information about their location, speed, steering, and acceleration at the time of a crash. A truck accident lawyer will use these details, combined with the number of hours the trucker clocked before the accident, in pursuit of maximum compensation.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in Truck Accident Claims?
Truck accident victims may recover the following damages with the assistance of a dedicated attorney:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing care costs
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Monmouth County Truck Accident Lawyers at Ellis Law Offer Free Consultations
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident, our compassionate legal team at Ellis Law is here to help. We will fight to obtain the maximum compensation you need and deserve after being involved in a devastating truck crash. Call us at 732-308-0200 or fill out our online form to schedule a free initial consultation.
Conveniently located in Freehold, New Jersey, we serve clients in Freehold, 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.