Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys
NJ Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles Are Often More Disastrous Than Auto Crashes
You don’t have to be a daily commuter along New Jersey’s congested highways to know that sharing the road with trucks and other commercial vehicles can cause anxiety for even the most seasoned drivers. This is because when a truck or tractor-trailer is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating. The NJ Turnpike accident that seriously injured famed comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends in June 2014 is proof that an accident involving a commercial vehicle is a recipe for disaster.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck collision on the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway or on any of New Jersey’s roadways, we can help make sure you receive financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced truck accident lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC. We represent clients in Scotch Plains, Morristown, Newark and Cherry Hill and throughout NJ.
There Are Many Reasons Commercial Vehicles Get into Crashes in New Jersey
By definition, commercial vehicles are traveling the road for business. Truckers haul wares throughout New Jersey and often beyond state lines for many hours and days at a time. Thanks to the Port of Elizabeth and proximity to New York and Philadelphia and excellent location along the Eastern Seaboard, New Jersey’s highways see plenty of commercial vehicle traffic day in and day out.
Unfortunately, blind spots on a large vehicle can cause truckers to lose sight of small vehicles in their paths. The sheer size of commercial vehicles can make it difficult for the driver to avoid a road hazard at times. While many times a truck accident is caused by an honest mistake, other times negligence is to blame. Here are some reasons trucks get into accidents:
- The truck driver is DWI or under the influence of drugs
- The driver is exhausted and falls asleep at the wheel
- In an effort to get where they are going, drivers sometimes speed
- The truck is not being mechanically maintained well or safety standards are not being met
- Issues with the tires: low air pressure, significant wear or a blowout due to failure to balance or failure to periodically rotate tires
- Too much weight being hauled or poorly packed or unbalanced load
An Experienced NJ Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Can Properly Investigate the Accident
If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, your first priority should be tending to your health. Seek medical care immediately, depending on your injuries. While it may be difficult, try to get names of witnesses at the scene of the accident. If you can get photographs of the scene with your phone, do so. Those, along with a copy of the police report, can help our lawyers piece together what happened.
The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will work tirelessly to get to the bottom of what caused your accident and make sure the negligent parties are held responsible for their actions. Unlike passenger cars, commercial vehicles usually have “black boxes,” similar to airplanes, which record what’s happening in the vehicle at all times. We’ll get those recordings and review driver’s logs to make sure the company hasn’t violated Interstate Commerce Commission guidelines.
Talk to a New Jersey Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer for Free About Your Case
If you’ve been injured in New Jersey, whether on Route 3, Route 46, Route 80/280, Route 287 or any other highway in NJ, our skilled lawyers will get to the bottom of what caused your accident. Further, if we find that the cause of the accident was a faulty product, such as a truck tire blew out without just cause, we will file a lawsuit against the product manufacturer on your behalf as well. We’ll get you compensated for medical bills, rehab, lost pay and pain and suffering.
Contact Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC about your commercial vehicle accident today. When you’ve suffered a devastating injury from an accident, the medical bills start to pile up fast. Further, if someone you love was killed in a truck crash, you need a compassionate lawyer who will do what needs to be done on your behalf while you take all the time you need to grieve. Call our law office today for a free consultation about your accident.