Tractor-Trailer Accidents

New Jersey Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers

Representing Victims Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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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.

Muscle tears and sprains, burns, and head and spinal cord trauma commonly stems from truck accidents. In some cases, these types of personal injuries may develop into temporary or permanent disabilities, which may impact the victim’s ability to earn an income and the individual’s quality of life.

The NJ personal injury law firm of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, 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 Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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:

  • Driving an overloaded or improperly maintained truck
  • Hiring drivers who have a history of traffic violations
  • Truck driver fatigue caused by driving too long without a legally required rest break
  • Truck speeding
  • Using drugs to stay awake

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.

What happens if you are injured in a NJ tractor-trailer crash?

Truck crashes are among the most dangerous and deadly collisions that can occur on New Jersey roads. Depending on where and how you were injured, you may have different options for collecting recovery. For example, if you are hit while a truck is backing up, you may be able to make a claim against the driver. If you are injured because of crumbling infrastructure, the state or the county may be liable (though these claims have a much shorter statute of limitations, and different regulations). If you are injured in a chain reaction crash, there could be multiple parties to blame.

After you or someone you care about has been injured in a truck accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck crash, you will need skilled legal help. Our NJ truck accident lawyers can help you recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. If you lose a loved one, we can help you file a wrongful death claim.

Experienced New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP Handle all Types of Tractor-Trailer Accident Cases

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.