Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

collision of the truck and car on a busy road

Protecting New Jersey Clients After a Truck Accident

The roads of New Jersey are congested and dangerous. Drivers in vehicles of all shapes and sizes are aggressively driving to and from locations on tight schedules that motivate them to speed and drive recklessly. A motor vehicle accident can be dangerous enough when cars of the same size collide. When a truck is involved, the chances of major damage and severe personal injury increase dramatically. Unfortunately, some truck drivers act as though they own the roads. They have a responsibility to drive safely at all times with a truck in good working order, ensuring that cargo is properly loaded. The federal government and state legislatures have drafted laws to govern how trucks should operate on the roads. When you are faced with the facts of a truck accident case, there is a lot to consider. You need effective representation that can explore the causes of the accident and hold the responsible parties accountable, whether that is the driver, their employer, or perhaps a municipality or a manufacturer.

What Factors can Cause a Truck Accident?

Truck drivers have a difficult job that involves long hours and tight schedules. When pressure from an employer gets to be too much, the driver is tempted to speed and take less care. This can lead to a dangerous condition for other drivers on the road. Trucks are often loaded or overloaded with cargo. Trucks are also susceptible to mechanical problems or improper maintenance. When a truck has problems on the road with a full load, the combination can be dangerous, putting everyone at risk. When thousands of pounds of truck collide with a car, the damage and injuries can be some of the worst imaginable.  

Contact Cohn Lifland

Cohn Lifland is dedicated to seeking justice for clients who have been involved in a truck accident. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to recover damages related to the crash. The negligence of the driver or the company who supplied the truck or cargo may have had an impact on the accident.  Sometimes the truck manufacturer or a municipality may be responsible for all or part of the damage.  If you are the victim of a truck accident, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit in New Jersey. You need to protect yourself from the financial burden of medical bills and permanent injuries that can affect your life and livelihood. Cohn Lifland is ready to assess your case, guide you through your options and passionately represent your interests. If you were hurt at the hands of another’s neglect, you should contact a firm committed to its clients. Contact Cohn Lifland for a free consultation today.

Contact:

Richard A. Schnoll

Barry A. Knopf

Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann and Knopf LLP
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