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