Big trucks are everywhere on New Jersey roads. While our state benefits from increased commerce, the resulting presence of commercial trucks means the average driver faces major dangers on the road. In a recent 2012 survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), New Jersey had 819 incidents with big rigs and 61 were fatal—a much higher fatality rate than passenger car accidents.
Surveys like these prove how devastating commercial truck accidents can be. Too often, these accidents are caused by reckless practices and negligent behavior. If you or a loved one has suffered in an accident with a commercial truck, you deserve compensation for the damage it wreaks in your life. Find an expert truck accident attorney from Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC to defend your rights.
Truck companies and drivers often engage in risky practices to move their goods quickly, cutting down on costs and increasing profits. However, these practices lead to the circumstances that cause collisions. Our truck accident attorney can discover whether your crash was caused by one of these factors:
These situations describe just some of the many causes of truck accidents, and they may allow you to receive compensation for your injury.
When an accident happens, you should contact a truck accident attorney immediately. Your case needs hard facts quickly to have a chance of succeeding. Commercial truck companies will deploy their lawyers to discover evidence and spin the facts to their favor.
However, our Dover, NJ and Elmwood Park, NJ offices have investigative teams that can discover the facts to prove your case. We pay attention to the details that can make a difference for your case.
When you have an injury from a truck accident, let us help. Contact our nearest office today to get started on your case and receive personalized legal assistance.