Commercial truck companies make billions of dollars in profits every year, in part by using public roads and highways that run through New Jersey. In exchange for the opportunity to use public roads, truck companies and drivers are required to follow a strict set of regulations governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Despite tough state and federal regulations, in a typical year in New Jersey police report more than 65 tractor-trailer accidents resulting in fatalities, more than 2,000 truck and commercial accidents causing more than 3,200 injuries.* Reckless and negligent truck companies and their drivers are responsible for many of the most catastrophic injuries and heartbreak to families throughout the state.
New Jersey truck accident injury and wrongful death cases are different. Many large over-the-road freight companies are self-insured and have their own investigators on the scene within minutes of a reported truck crash. Successful case preparation involves legal maneuvers to subpoena evidence and force the truck companies to obey federal regulations. In many cases, there are also multiple layers of liability, as the truck company points to the negligent independent driver, the maintenance subcontractor and even the dock workers responsible for loading the trailer.
Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP, does not accept frivolous lawsuits. We are recognized as one of the leading personal injury litigation firms in the state. We base our case for maximum recovery on integrity and hard, firm evidence on negligence on the part of the trucker, truck company and/or its subcontracted agents.
Before you talk to a truck company or its insurance representative about a settlement, talk to our NJ truck accident lawyers. We will provide an honest evaluation of the merits of your case and explain your options for a full and fair recovery. If the case has merit and you retain us to represent you, we will work aggressively to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Contact us online or call our office at 732-777-0100 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyer at one of our New Jersey law offices located in Edison, Toms River, and Red Bank.