Compensation For Your Truck And Tractor-Trailer Accident
Any car accident can cause serious injury, but the size and weight of commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers often make these injuries more consequential. Many factors can be at play in causing serious tractor-trailer accidents or semi crashes, not the least of which is driver error or negligence.
At Rosenberg, Kirby, Cahill, Stankowitz & Richardson, we hold at-fault parties accountable for the injuries they have caused on the road. Our firm was established in 1977, and since then, has recovered more than $350 million for clients throughout New Jersey. This record of success is a testament to our skill in litigation, our dedication to meeting our clients’ needs and the detailed approach we take to every case.
Your Compensation Package Should Reflect The Full Consequences Of Your Injury
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Ocean County or surrounding areas, our lawyers can help you pursue and recover the maximum compensation that reflects the full scope of your injuries. This may include:
- Medical treatment for your initial accident recovery
- Ongoing care for long-term medical needs and therapy
- Lost wages from the inability to work during recovery
- Lost income from the long-term disabilities
- Pain, suffering or loss of quality of life caused by your accident
Remember that insurance companies will work hard to limit the amount of money paid out for injury claims. Any case for compensation must be presented with thorough documentation and justification for the amount requested.
Some may argue that other factors – such as the condition or design of roadways, other drivers involved or weather conditions – were at play. No matter what caused your accident, our attorneys will help you find a solution to your personal injury needs. We are also here to answer your questions about your accident, such as:
Is there a statute of limitations to file a claim after a truck accident in New Jersey?
Yes, there is. In our state, a victim of an accident has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. While this may seem like a long time to file a claim, you do not want to wait long to begin pursuing the money you need for your injuries. The sooner you begin your claim, the sooner you can receive the outcome you deserve in your case.
How is fault determined in a trucking accident case?
Determining fault requires reviewing the factors that led to the crash. If the cause was a result of a driver’s mistake, the driver would be liable. If the driver did not have proper training or was forced to drive long hours, the trucking company may be liable for your injuries. Also, if the accident was the result of a defective truck product, the manufacturer or retailer may be ultimately liable for your injuries.
What are the most common causes of trucking accidents?
Many factors can cause catastrophic injuries in a truck accident. In our years of experience, we have seen accidents caused by factors such as distracted driving, driver fatigue, reckless driving, driving under the influence, negligent hiring, lack of training or education, dangerous road and weather conditions, speeding to meet delivery deadlines or faulty truck parts.
What are my options if a loved one is killed in a tractor-trailer accident?
If you lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to pursue fair compensation through a civil suit against the liable party. Fair compensation for these injuries should include losses like loss of future income, retirement contributions, health coverage, funeral and medical costs, and loss of consortium.
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Personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we effectively recover compensation in your case.