Trenton Truck Accident Lawyers
Attorneys Dedicated to Recovering Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in Mercer County and Throughout New Jersey
Driving on highways throughout New Jersey involves sharing the road with semis and 18-wheelers. When commercial trucks and passenger cars are involved in an accident, the results are often fatal for the occupants of the car. The consequences of being injured in a collision with a truck can affect you financially and physically for the rest of your life because accidents that do not result in loss of life are still usually very severe.
At Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC, our Trenton Truck Accident Lawyers bring over two decades of experience to your case to help you hold the trucking companies accountable when you suffer injuries and damages from a truck accident. Contact us today for a free initial case review to learn more about your rights and options and how we can help you pursue maximum compensation in your New Jersey truck accident case.
The Severity of Truck Accidents in New Jersey
If you are driving a personal vehicle and collide with a tractor trailer, your vehicle will be outweighed by over 75,000 pounds. This massive size and weight differential are why accidents are among the most severe law enforcement sees each day on the highways of New Jersey.
While trucking companies operating on the highways and roads of New Jersey are obliged to follow a standard of care for the safe operation of their fleet, this is not always the case in practice.
Reasons for Truck Accidents in New Jersey
The most common examples of negligence that lead to accidents on behalf of the trucking company and their drivers include:
- Breaking state and federal driving laws and other regulations
- Driving over the posted speed limit
- Drivers working past their legal hour and mileage limits
- Drivers being tired or even falling asleep at the wheel
- Negligent hiring and retention of drivers and maintenance personnel
- The trucking company and the driver knowingly overloading the truck
- Infrequent or substandard maintenance
- Setting and adhering to dangerous delivery schedules
- Use of substandard equipment and equipment failure
There are very strict legal limits that determine how many hours a driver is allowed to drive a tractor trailer. However, it is common to see accidents in New Jersey that are caused by drivers trying to meet impossible delivery schedules set by the trucking company.
By trying to keep their jobs and meet these schedules, drivers sacrifice their rest and sleep. This impacts not only their rest patterns while taking breaks on active duty, but also how they sleep while at home recuperating.
To compensate for often failing health and poor energy and focus, these commercial truck drivers sometimes rely upon stimulants and other over-the-counter or illegal drugs to keep their trucks moving. This is often a major cause of tragic accidents in New Jersey.
Beware of Insurance Companies and Quick Settlement Offers
Neither the trucking company nor their insurance company is on your side when you are injured in a trucking accident. Trucking companies pay their insurance companies a lot of money each year to protect their interests. Part of this is framing the facts surrounding a commercial truck accident with your car in the most favorable light to them, not to you. From this framing may come a quick “low-ball” settlement offer in which you may get far less compensation than you deserve for your injuries.
You should never discuss your case with an insurance company or consider accepting a settlement offer without the skills and experience of a New Jersey personal injury law firm such as Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC.
Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Truck Accident Injury Lawyers to Discuss Options Today
Truck accident claims require careful review of many pieces of evidence unique to truck accident cases. Let an experienced Trenton truck accident attorney handle your case and fight to get you the monetary compensation you need. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today to discuss your case with our legal team and to learn more about how we are prepared to fight to secure the financial recovery and justice you deserve following your accident.
Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accident Injuries in New Jersey
Yes. We have represented people for years who have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and throughout New Jersey. We have the experience and perspective to help you get the maximum compensation from your claim.
Your case is almost certainly worth more than the amount the trucking company’s insurance company initially offered you. It is important for anyone involved in a truck accident to understand that these huge trucking companies have their own teams of insurance adjusters, claims investigators, and even lawyers. Their job is to win for the trucking company, not to be fair to you or convey anywhere near a realistic and accurate compensation figure. The experienced legal team at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC will always fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Yes. Pain and suffering and lost wages are only two of the categories in which you may seek compensation if you have been in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Contact Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today and we can review the details of your case.