As the victim of a tractor-trailer accident, you need time to recover from the injuries you have suffered. Unfortunately, insurance companies may not give you that time. Investigators are often on the scene within hours of the accident, looking for ways to shield the insurance company from liability. Insurance company representatives may attempt to contact you within a few days, pressuring you to sign documents or give statements that are probably not in your best interest.
The NJ personal injury law firm of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP, represents victims of tractor-trailer accidents throughout New Jersey. Our lawyers also represent family members of fatal accident victims. We are proud of our record of holding trucking companies and their drivers accountable when they hurt innocent people. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Investigating a truck accident is often a search for the truth. Facing the possibility of a significant damage claim, trucking companies and their insurers often look for ways to blame accidents on the person in the other vehicle rather than admitting liability. Our lawyers will collect and preserve evidence of truck driver and trucking company negligence such as:
Many trucks contain GPS systems that record all actions taken by the truck driver before the accident. Truck drivers are also required to keep logbooks to show that they did not drive too long without taking a legally required rest break. However, trucking companies will not turn over this evidence willingly. It usually takes a lawyer’s help to ensure that this evidence is not destroyed.
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers advise and represent clients in tractor-trailer accident cases throughout New Jersey.
Call our office at 732-777-0100, or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyer in Edison, Toms River, or Red Bank. We also offer free home and hospital visits.