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Truck Accident Lawyers in New Jersey

We cannot stress enough on the importance of large commercial trucks in our economy. The fact is that goods and cargo worth millions of dollars are transported yearly to help keep our economy’s engine running. However, because of their weight and size, these commercial vehicles can put other drivers at a high risk of becoming critically or fatally injured. Such accidents can have a huge, life changing impact on the victims and their families. These are the reasons why they may have the legal right for monetary settlement.

Large commercial trucks expose highway drivers to serious potential dangers. Failure to take necessary care of these trucks can result in catastrophic accidents involving unsuspecting motorists. At Corradino & Papa, LLC. we have the necessary experience to handle the following kinds of cases:

  • Accidents due to Drunk Driving
  • Malfunction/Defect of Truck
  • Negligence on part of Trucking Company
  • Negligence/Error on the part of Truck Driver
  • Garbage Truck Accidents
  • No-Zone Truck Accidents

No person should have to suffer an injury from a truck accident due to the recklessness or negligence of the other party. You could recover damages from the truck accident through a successful civil lawsuit.

It is advisable to consult with one of our well-experienced truck accident lawyers in NJ who can help you deal with frustrations with insurance companies and with legal procedures. At Corradino & Papa, LLC, our team of legal experts is comprised of highly dedicated lawyers who are skilled at handling truck accidents and their related claims. We have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on our clients’ behalf. We have complete confidence in our abilities to achieve the desired legal outcomes. Call us for a FREE EVALUATION of your case today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accidents

What should I know before filing a truck accident claim?

Some things you want to know with respect to filing for truck accident claims include “the sooner the better.” So, if a trucking company is engaged in interstate commerce and subject to federal motor carrier safety regulations, there are certain time requirements in which they have to preserve documentation such as driver logs or other items along with that nature. It is imperative to put them on notice of the accident and to preserve all the documents regarding the truck and the maintenance of the truck and the employee’s files, so you can look for driver laws violation. The federal motor carrier safety regulations require that they set a mandate where drivers can’t be on duty a certain number of hours per week. You would want to confirm there are no log violations to ensure that the drivers weren’t fatigued at the time of the accident

Which party is responsible for compensating the victims?

A commercial carrier services insurance provider typically covers the cost of compensating truck accident victims.

What kind of negligence is typically found in commercial truck accidents?

The truck driver, the company that hired the driver or a third party connected to your crash may ultimately be found to be liable for your injuries, especially if their negligence caused some form of hurt.

How are truck accidents different from car accidents?

Truck drivers are professional drivers. They’re held to a higher standard than an average driver. They’re professionals. That’s for one how it differs. Additionally, you’re dealing with the machine and a motor unit of machine that weights a lot of pounds. The potential for significant substantial devastating injuries on the highway is much greater.

If a truck driver is working for a company, are they held responsible? Or is the company responsible instead?

Under the doctrine of superiority, an employer is responsible for the negligence that occurred during the accident. The truck driver is driving for the truck company, but the latter is responsible for the drivers’ negligence. They’re essentially both defendants in a case and both are responsible, but the trucking company can’t just say they’re responsible for all of the damages their driver causes.


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