Large commercial trucks are intimidating. They are just so much larger than your vehicle — and behave so differently on the road — that you’ve likely felt some apprehension when driving near one. Unfortunately, large truck accidents are a reality of the roadways in our country, and too often, they’re very serious and even fatal. Owing to their enormous size and the conditions in which truckers are sometimes asked to operate, large truck accidents are significantly more likely to result in severe damage or death. At The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., we take large truck accidents seriously. If you’ve been injured because of a trucker’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for all of your damages. Family members who’ve tragically lost a loved one in a truck crash may also have a claim for wrongful death. An experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyer can help you fight for justice and claim every dollar to which you are entitled under the law. You should know that commercial truck drivers and their employers are subject to higher safety standards according to New Jersey personal injury law. In many cases, the truck owner or employer is liable for the driver’s negligence. At The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., we have many years of experience in successfully seeking justice for victims so they can move on with their lives.
Personal Injury Claims for Large Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Those injured in large truck accidents are able to recover for a wide range of physical, emotional, and economic damages. The goal of New Jersey personal injury law is to put you in the same position that you were in prior to the accident (or as close to that as possible). Usually, such restitution takes the form of financial compensation. At our firm, a New Jersey truck accident lawyer will fight for your full recovery. Auto accident cases — including commercial trucks — usually involve insurance companies. Insurers have large legal teams and will do their best to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., we’re used to taking on insurance companies. We know how to handle them and how to navigate the legal system to maximize our clients’ success.
Rules of the Road for Commercial Truck Drivers
Commercial truck drivers are required to take breaks, stay well rested, and behave responsibly on the road. The law puts caps on how many hours a trucker can drive before getting some sleep. Employers must also be careful about whom they entrust with the authority to drive their trucks. Often, large truck accidents happen because someone failed to play by the rules. Our firm will investigate the accident to determine whether the employer and/or driver complied with trucking laws. Even if they did, the driver may still have been negligent in his or her performance on the road.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Large Truck Accidents
Because large truck accidents are so often fatal, wrongful death lawsuits are commonly part of the litigation process. Under New Jersey personal injury law, certain family members are allowed to sue a negligent party if the negligence results in a loved one’s death. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to recompense family members who’ve suffered emotionally or monetarily. Lost benefits and wages, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering are all recoverable under wrongful death law. A New Jersey truck accident lawyer can help your family take action after suffering a wrongful death.
Schedule a Consultation with a New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. can help. Remember that auto and truck accident cases are subject to a statute of limitations (i.e., time limit), so you should contact a New Jersey truck accident lawyer right away. We accept most trucking-related cases on a contingency basis, which means you will only pay for our services once we’ve recovered money in your case. To schedule a free consultation today, call 1-855-432-2489 or simply use our online quick connect form. We’ll help you understand the law and take the best next steps.
Call the Law Office of James C. DeZao at 1-855-432-2489
The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Therefore, please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.