New Jersey’s limitation on lawsuit thresholds does not apply in tractor-trailer accident cases. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you have the right to seek full compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, permanent injury and other damages.
I am a personal injury and truck accident lawyer in Essex County who represents truck accident victims from many states. I have been helping families devastated by tractor-trailer accidents for more than 30 years. I also represent injured truck drivers from throughout the United States and Canada who have been injured in New Jersey.
Large trucks, known as semis, 18-wheelers or tractor trailers, are subject to special state and federal safety regulations that do not apply to other types of vehicles. For example, drivers must maintain logbooks and take rest breaks to prevent fatigue. Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers and to maintain the trucks so they are in safe operating condition.
Trucking accidents require a lot of investigative work on the part of your lawyer to find out who owns the truck cab and the trailer, as there can be separate insurance policies covering each. The employer of the driver can be different from the owner of the truck. Only a lawyer who knows how trucks are owned, operated and insured can make sure you have identified the right defendant in your personal injury lawsuit.
I have handled many truck accident cases, and as your lawyer, I have the experience and the financial resources to hire experts who are needed to prove liability in a trucking accident.
For a free consultation with a Certified Civil Trial Attorney: Call Robert A. Jones at 973.852.3352 or fill out our simple contact form if you or a family member has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident.