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Truck Accident Attorney in New Jersey

Helping Victims Recover from Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks and trailers are everywhere on New Jersey roads. While these trucks play a major role in our economy, they also make the road a more dangerous place. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) found in a 2012 survey that New Jersey saw over 800 accidents involving big rigs. These accidents came with a higher fatality rate than passenger car incidents. Because truck accidents can have a lasting impact on victims’ lives, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC knows how important compensation is. We strive to earn our clients maximum compensation for their medical costs and pain and suffering.

Protect Yourself from Reckless Behavior

Unfortunately, truck companies and drivers often engage in risky behaviors. Cutting corners and downplaying safety can result in a higher instance of collisions, many of which leave several victims in their wake. The best thing you can do to protect yourself from these accidents is to learn what causes them. Over the years, our law firm has worked with claims involving these factors:

  • Brake or tire problems
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver’s unfamiliarity with local roads
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Unsecured cargo
  • Prescription or over-the-counter drug use
  • Pressure on the driver to deliver goods quickly
  • Speeding during bad weather or unsafe conditions

Know How to Respond in an Emergency

Our truck accident lawyers want you to stay safe on the road. However, we know that sometimes collisions are inevitable. It’s crucial to know how to proceed after one of these accidents. First things first, make sure you are safe. Never refuse medical help and do not start gathering evidence until the scene is secure. Your safety is always the top priority. If you and your passengers are unharmed, you can take the following steps:

  • Take Photos: Take photos of the scene, being sure to capture the bulk of the damage. These photos can be used to determine fault later.
  • Take Down Witness Contacts: Talk to witnesses at the scene. Their testimony may help to prove that the truck driver or trucking company was at fault.
  • Record Trucking Company Information: Write down the name of the trucking company and the driver’s contact information if you’re able.
  • Call a Lawyer: Even if you only have minor injuries, you should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. The truck accident attorneys at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC can help you get the compensation you deserve.

We Handle the Legal Process So You Don’t Have to

The team at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC can take care of the entire legal process so you can focus on what’s most important: recovery. Our attorneys aim to provide compassionate service and reliable counsel, resulting in the maximum payout of compensation. Depending on the unique circumstances of the truck accident, victims may be entitled to the following types of damages:

  • Hospital bills
  • Future medical costs (physical therapy, medication, etc.)
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Look to Our Team for Counsel

Waiting is the last thing you should do after a truck accident. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim, and Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC will make sure you have all the documents in order. With 65 years of experience under our belt, we’ve seen an array of claims and have the expertise to give you the legal advice you need. We have four offices throughout New Jersey, so there’s no reason not to seek out our counsel. Contact us today to learn more about your consultation.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • In 2021, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of nine million dollars. Furthermore, our average settlement—for the first time in the firm’s 70+ year history—exceeded $100,000.00. In the last ten years, the firm’s clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360