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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents:

There are over 15 million trucks on the road in the United States. Accidents involving trucks or large commercial vehicles can have a devastating effect on the life of the injured party and their family.  Commercial truck drivers must operate their vehicle with reasonable care or in some cases extreme caution to ensure the safety of themselves and other drivers on the road. However, truck accidents are common, and individuals hurt due to negligent truck drivers or defective equipment should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that their claim is being handled right and that all the parties involved are held accountable for the injury caused by the negligent action of the truck driver.  At Voto & Cavalli, Attorneys at Law P.C. our attorneys specialize in commercial vehicle accident litigation with over 30 years of experience litigating complex cases.
Common causes of truck accidents:
  • Lack of driver training
  • Driver fatigue
  • Unsecured load
  • Poorly maintained truck or trailer
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Driver distraction
  • Driving under the influence
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks

If you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle contact the police and  seek medical attention immediately. If at all possible, document as much evidence from the accident scene.

Take photos of the damage to your vehicle and the truck, obtain witness names and phone number.

Common injuries sustained in a truck accident:
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Facial fractures and disfiguration
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries to extremities
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations/burns
Who is liable for the accident?
Commercial vehicle accidents are often complex. While the driver of the vehicle will most often be found negligent their may be other parties who could ultimately share liability. For example, the owner of the trucking company or the company that loaded the cargo on the truck. Hiring an experienced attorney is essential in helping to determine who the liable parties are and holding them responsible.
Who pays for your medical care:
New Jersey is a No-Fault state and as such all your medical care is covered by your personal auto insurance policy. If you do not have an insured vehicle than you can pursue a claim for personal injury protection against the vehicle that you were in.  An experienced attorney must review the facts of your case to determine which coverage applies to your specific situation. ‘;’./;Contact our office for a free consultation.