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If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a truck or tractor-trailer accident, our experienced team of Nutley, New Jersey-based truck accident lawyers are here to help fight for your right to recover full and fair compensation for those injuries. As a state bustling with a wide range of industries, there are few places in New Jersey where drivers are not required to share the road with cargo trucks, construction vehicles, tankers, 18-wheelers, and other “big-rig” trucks. When all parties exercise caution and drive responsibly, traffic flows freely and everyone remains safe – but too often, careless or reckless driving or other unsafe conditions cause truck and tractor-trailer accidents that have the potential to produce catastrophic or fatal results.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a truck or tractor-trailer accident in Essex County or elsewhere in New Jersey, you need an experienced injury lawyer on your side to fight for your right to fair compensation. Many injuries that result from collisions between ordinary passenger vehicles and large trucks can be permanent or extremely difficult to recover from—meaning that the stakes are high for the insurance companies responsible for paying your compensation award. Commercial insurance carriers will jump into action immediately following a truck accident in order to minimize their potential financial exposure, meaning that you, as the victim, also need experienced legal counsel on your side.
At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our skilled Essex County truck accident lawyers are here to evaluate your accident and help you chart the best course to reach a fair outcome. Your initial consultation is free, and you make no commitment in seeking out our honest opinion, so call or contact our office today.
Many truck and tractor-trailer accidents are caused by the truck driver’s negligence. Because drivers must be on the roads for long periods of time, driver fatigue and driver distraction ultimately cause many catastrophic truck and tractor-trailer accidents in Essex County. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, some of the top causes where a truck driver’s negligence or error caused a fatal truck or tractor-trailer accident include:
A negligent truck driver can cause an accident such as a truck rollover accident, underride accident or jackknife accident. Some of the primary factors that lead to the ultimate issues identified above include:
Catastrophic injuries occur at an increased rate in accidents involving tractor-trailers, big rigs, 18-wheelers, tankers, and other commercial trucks – and it’s not hard to see why. Passenger vehicles are no match for these large vehicles in terms of weight and size—in many cases, the truck or tractor-trailer involved in these crashes can be up to 25 times heavier than an ordinary passenger vehicle. In other cases, secondary injuries can occur from dangerous types of cargo these vehicles may be transporting.
Injuries from truck and tractor-trailer accidents can leave victims with thousands of dollars in medical bills at best, and, when an accident turns fatal, grieving loved ones at worst. At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our experienced Essex County truck and tractor-trailer accident lawyers will evaluate your accident and help you determine the best course for a fair outcome in your case. We will be your advocate as you recover from your accident so you can focus your energy on recovering your health.
It is important that your truck accident or tractor-trailer accident injury claim or lawsuit is handled professionally and compassionately–and that your lawyer gets to work as soon as possible to gather all relevant evidence if fault is contested in your case. You can count on our experienced Essex County truck and tractor-trailer accident lawyers to work tirelessly to recover the monetary damages that you rightfully deserve after your accident. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a truck or tractor-trailer accident, we invite you to call or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
In many cases where a truck driver’s negligence causes a truck accident, it is the trucking company, as the driver’s employer, or another entity that is ultimately responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Our skilled lawyers will identify all potential sources of compensation in your case, which may include the company that owns the truck, the truck driver’s employer, a company that leased the truck, the company responsible for loading the truck cargo, or even a company tasked with inspecting or maintaining the truck.
Because these vehicles are so large, they are much more likely to leave behind evidence as to the course of the accident. In addition to subpoenaing all relevant tangible evidence—such as the truck’s maintenance log, the log of hours the driver has been on the road, hiring and training protocols and even a type of black box data recording device contained in some newer model trucks—we can work with accident reconstruction specialists to analyze the physical evidence left behind at the accident scene to determine what went wrong to cause the accident.
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