Truck Accidents

Truck & Commercial Vehicle Injury Attorneys Monmouth and Ocean County

The size and weight of commercial trucks can significantly increase the outcomes of a truck accident and commercial vehicle collision

Injured by a Semi-Truck or Heavy Commercial Vehicle? Need to File A Personal Injury Claim?Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to keep other drivers on the road safe. The government has instated strict guidelines and rules for these companies to abide by to protect other drivers. When companies fail to abide by these rules, the results are often devastating.

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you are owed compensation for your pain and loss. Damages cannot bring back a loved one, but they can help to bring closure and provide for those left behind. At Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, our attorneys leverage their skill in investigation and litigation to recover what victims and their families are owed. Trucking companies will go to great lengths to cover up liability in an accident, including losing critical incriminating evidence. We will confront the companies and uncover the truth.

Size and Weight Matter

The size and weight of commercial trucks can significantly increase the outcomes of a truck accident and commercial vehicle collision, so much so that the personal injuries facing a victim when a truck rolls-over, jackknifes, underrides, or makes too wide a turn are often catastrophic and can result in car occupant fatalities. Since most traffic on the road is smaller personal non-commercial vehicles, trucks that often weigh 20-30 times passenger cars, have greater ground clearance, require greater stopping distance, and means most wrongful deaths or severely injured are vulnerable passenger vehicle occupants, followed by pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.

Finding an experienced personal injury attorney who can comprehensively evaluate your case is often the first step toward obtaining just compensation for your injuries. Fortunately, the attorneys at Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience representing clients with truck accident injury claims. They are pleased to provide free consultations to anyone who has sustained an injury as a result of a truck or commercial vehicle accident in New Jersey. Call 732-440-3950 today or contact us online, to discuss your case and find the guidance you need to navigate through this tumultuous time.

Ocean County NJ Truck Accident Injury Lawyers

  • Traffic laws and transport rules that are often violated include:
  • Time limits on the road: Drivers are required to document all hours spent driving in driver’s logs, as well as time spent sleeping. Truck driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of trucking accidents. Drivers who spend too many hours on the road pose a serious threat to other drivers.
  • Maintenance requirements: Drivers must ensure proper maintenance of their rigs, including tires, engines, and all mechanics of the truck. Mechanical failure or tire blowouts can cause accidents.
  • Proper supervision: Companies must provide proper supervision and training to all drivers. They must ensure that each driver is licensed and certified to carry the load in question.
  • Securing of loads: Drivers are trained to safely secure and balance each load that they are assigned to carry. Failure to do so can cause the load to shift en route and overturn the truck or fall out onto other vehicles.
  • Reckless driving: Speeding, improper lane changes, and reckless driving can cause serious accidents, endangering drivers on both sides of the highway.
  • Abuse of alcohol, drugs, and other substances: Drivers are to be thoroughly tested and undergo background checks to ensure that they are not going to drive under the influence of any substance.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents on NJ Shore Roadways

Although truck drivers and their employers have a responsibility to keep other drivers on the road safe, it’s not uncommon for truck companies and their drivers to engage in reckless driving behavior and risky practices, in order to transport their goods quickly, cut costs and increase their profits. These poor practices can lead to situations that result in accidents and collisions.

Our truck accident and personal injury attorney can discover whether your crash was caused by:

West Long Branch Truck Accident Injury Lawyers Recover Compensation

In order to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries resulting from a truck accident, our West Long Branch attorneys will first need to prove that your accident was the fault of another party.

Once the fault is established, our lawyers will also need to prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident in question. It is a wise idea to seek medical attention as soon as possible in order to not only receive medical care but also to get an official diagnosis of your injuries. This should be done as quickly as possible in order to strengthen the connection between your accident and your injuries (i.e., whiplash, traumatic brain injuriesneck and spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paralysis, etc.).

At this point, we will seek to recover compensation for incurred expenses, damages, and pain and suffering. Depending on the nature of your case, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Contact our Monmouth County, NJ Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accident Law FirmPhysical pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Incidental expenses
  • PTSD/emotional trauma
  • Property damage
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you are owed compensation for your pain and loss. Damages cannot bring back a loved one, but they can help to bring closure and provide for those left behind. At Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, our attorneys leverage their skill in investigation and litigation to recover what victims and their families are owed. Trucking companies will go to great lengths to cover up liability in an accident, including losing critical incriminating evidence. We will confront the companies and uncover the truth.

Contact our Monmouth County, NJ Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accident Law Firm

To learn more about how a Monmouth County truck accident personal injury lawyer can advocate for you and your family, please contact our West Long Branch, NJ law firm today at 732-440-3950 or toll-free at 888-328-9131.