Injured in a Truck Accident?
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Take Action Right Away
In accidents involving semi trucks and passenger vehicles, people inside the smaller cars typically suffer the most severe injuries. Given the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and commercial trucks, truck accidents often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to drivers and occupants of passenger vehicles. Our truck accident lawyers represent individuals who sustained injuries and family members who lost loved ones in trucking accidents. Speak with an experienced attorney to find honest answers to your questions, receive advice about your options and learn more information about how to file a personal injury claim in Rockland County, New York, Bergen County or New Jersey.
What Injuries Are Caused by Trucking Accidents?
Our firm has handled a wide range of cases involving 18-wheeler and semi-truck accidents that have caused significant injuries, including:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back, neck and head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
Did the Trucking Company Break the Law? Was there a Negligent Truck Driver?
Some of the common causes of truck accidents include: driver fatigue, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and alcohol or drug use. Truck accidents are frequently also caused by trucking company negligence and/or negligence on the part of semi drivers. These accidents may be caused by jackknifing or underride accidents. Commercial truckers are bound by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), and we will look to see whether these rules were followed in your case.
What Happens in a Truck Accident Lawsuit? What are Average Truck Accident Settlements?
If you have been involved in a truck or tractor trailer accident in New York or New Jersey, it is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We will walk you through the case and explain your options. You should never accept a settlement without talking to an attorney because your compensation can vary based on so many factors in your case, including looking at who was negligent and whether the FMCSR were followed.
Call a Truck Accident Lawyer Now
Initial consultations for our personal injury clients are always free. Call our office toll free at (800) 771-5258 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our offices in either Bergen County, NJ or Rockland County, NY. For injury clients who cannot travel to our offices, we may be able to visit you upon request.