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.
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:
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:
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:
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. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request. Contact us today to learn more about your consultation.