Truck Accidents Lawyers in New Jersey
We cannot overemphasize 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 hurt by these trucks and their families, which is why they may have the legal right to monetary settlement.
Undoubtedly, 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 and 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. With a successful civil lawsuit, you could recover and get compensated for all damages and losses sustained in the trucking accident.
It is advisable to consult one of our well-experienced truck accident lawyers who can help you deal with frustrations with insurance companies and with legal procedures. At Corradino and Papa, LLC, our team of legal experts is comprised of highly dedicated lawyers who are skilled at handling truck accident cases. We have achieved millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on clients’ behalf. We have complete confidence in our ability to provide you the results you deserve. Call us for a FREE EVALUATION of your case today.
Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions
What are some things I should know when filing for 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, stuff along with that nature. So it’s 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- they set a mandate that the drivers can’t be on duty a certain amount of hours per week. So with that, you want to confirm there are no log violations to ensure that the drivers weren’t fatigued at the time of the accident
The employer would be with respect to the federal motor carrier safety regulation- there are certain requirements if there are injuries reported and medical treatment [inaudible] fatigue for the carrier to a drug test and alcohol test the drivers so obviously you want to [inaudible] for that information. There are certain requirements as far as the fitness of the truck drivers [inaudible] operate other units. So, if you have type 2 diabetes, there are different requirements for you to be able to drive the truck as well. [inaudlbe] a lot of stuff, so my advice will be — if you’re involved in a truck accident, you really need to contact an attorney immediately, to preserve all the documents and at the same time start to build your case.
From whom does compensation for this, in a case like this, typically comes from?
Often times a trucking company is, the large chunk of companies, they will have an insurance policy that covers cases like this but there’s no insurance.
What kind of negligence is typically found in a commercial truck accident?
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 if their negligence caused the accident that hurt you.
How it all, if it does a truck accident case differs from a car accident case?
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. For two it differs: you’re dealing with the machine, you’re dealing with a motor unit of machine that weights a lot pounds, so 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 held responsible?
Under the doctrine of superiority, an employer is responsible for the negligence that occurred during the accident. So the truck driver is driving for the truck company, but the accident- the truck driver’s company is responsible for all their 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 the damage their driver cause.