New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucking Accident Claims
An attorney who deals with truck accidents knows that it takes completely
different skills and knowledge than a common automobile accident attorney.
These types of accidents are typically much larger, involving more damage
and can result in a higher degree of personal injury for the people involved
in the accident.
Commercial trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times more than a typical family vehicle
contributing to severe permanent injuries such as traumatic brain trauma.
Whether it is the truck driver himself, his passenger or any other people
that are in any other crash vehicle, the massive weights and momentum
involved can create a large amount of physical damage.
What factors impact truck accident claims?
There are numerous factors that can affect the outcome and size of your
truck accident claim that only a New Jersey personal injury lawyer can
help you determine. Some of the factors that can affect your claim include:
Federal Regulations - Commercial trucks are federally regulated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Regulations. The personal injury investigation will be focused on violations
of any of these regulations. We are well-versed in trucking regulations
and you need to contact our professional firm as soon as possible so that
we can begin a thorough investigation.
At Fault Parties - Many trucking companies lease some of their equipment. The seasoned
attorneys at our firm have the experience necessary to fully identify
all possible parties to pursue in a truck accident claim. The driver of
the truck may be the owner of his own tractor, but not own the trailers.
Or he may be merely an employee, with the tractor owned by one party and
the trailers by another. When it comes to the loading of the goods being
transported, that action may have been performed improperly, bringing
another possible party into the injury claim. All of these parties may
have a responsibility in the matter and need to contribute to a settlement.
Severe Injuries and Commercial Insurance - Due to the large and usually complex policy requirements for commercial
trucks, any claim you present must be thoroughly documented to support
the settlement figure being requested. Typically, trucking companies have
the most experienced claims adjusters and attorneys representing them
in the industry. These adjustors will aggressively pursue the best possible
result for their company which, of course, may not be the best possible
result for you. Considering the catastrophic injuries that can occur in
a truck accident, it is vital to have a hard-hitting attorney tenaciously
representing you and your best interests.
Punitive Damages - Federal Safety Regulation violations can significantly increase a possible
settlement. This type of industry is often cited for clear violations
of federal safety regulations including poor maintenance practices. Our
firm can obtain proper documentation of these violations when they occur
to assist you in seeking punitive damages.
Seeking Compensation for Your Truck Accident
If you've been involved in a truck accident, The Law Offices of Lloyd
E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. can help. Our firm is conscious of the trauma and
upset you might be experiencing. With this type of accident, you very
likely do not know what the correct procedure is to handle your claim.
Our legal team will guide you through the procedures to help ensure that
any losses or injuries you have sustained are taken care of. Due to the
complications of truck accidents, many issues need to be addressed.
We are very familiar with the complex detail required to properly document
all aspects of your truck accident case. It is imperative to contact our
office without delay so that we can properly evaluate and prepare your
case in order to assist you in obtaining optimal compensation for your losses.
Contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you seek compensation when you or a loved
one has been involved in a truck accident.