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How Can I Prove that the Trucking Company Was Negligent?

When a trucking accident occurs, there are multiple parties who can be responsible. Determining responsibility is important in order to collect any compensation that you need to recover. Choosing the right legal team will play an important role in figuring out what happened and what led to your injuries.

Common Causes of Negligence from the Trucking Company

A trucking company can be negligent for many reasons, including:

  • Failing to provide adequate training to drivers
  • Failing to monitor driver safety
  • Poor maintenance of equipment
  • Not completing routine inspections of trucks

The commercial trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA sets certain requirements to improve the safety of both truck drivers and other drivers on the road. This includes things like the amount of time driven between rest stops or the required frequency of truck inspections.

Proving Fault in a Truck Accident

The state of New Jersey requires that we identify four important elements when proving fault in a truck accident. Our team will work to identify that the trucking company held a legal duty of care for you and that they breached that duty of care. This is usually through negligence, such as failing to keep up with routine maintenance or driving under the influence. We will also work to identify that the truck accident was the actual cause of the accident, and your injury. Then, we will determine that there are actual damages that can be compensated.

Recoverable Costs in a Truck Accident

If you are injured in a truck accident and the trucking company is deemed at fault, you are eligible to collect certain costs, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitative costs
  • Property damages
  • Lost wages and benefits

Each case is different. It is important to evaluate the many ways that the truck accident has impacted your life. Many truck accidents can also lead to pain and suffering and diminished earning capacity. The injuries from a truck accident are often significant and lead to injuries that require ongoing medical care.

New Jersey’s Statute of Limitations

With a statute of limitations of just two years, it is important to consider your legal options as soon as possible. Waiting too long to file can make it difficult, if not impossible, to collect the necessary evidence to build your case. We understand that the recovery from a truck accident can be time-consuming, which is why we handle all aspects of building your case.

Hire The Representation that You Deserve

Whether you were the truck driver or another driver on the road, the injuries from a trucking accident can be severe. Don’t let the negligence of the trucking company leave you in a difficult financial place. We will work hard to get you the justice you need, while also ensuring that the trucking company learns from their mistakes.

We are familiar with New Jersey’s laws and will provide you with the legal representation that you need during this difficult time. If the truck company is to blame, then you deserve to be compensated for their negligence.

Contact a Haddonfield Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Truck Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a truck accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Andres & Berger P.C. represent clients injured because of a truck accident in Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Winslow, and throughout New Jersey. Call (856) 795-1444 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at264 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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Sharon Smith

Mike Berger and staff were professional, pleasant, strategic and knowledgeable. The office always kept me informed about my case and moved the case along quicker than I expected. I would highly recommend them to anyone !!

Kathryn N.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Mr. Andres is reliable, honest, driven, knowledgeable, compassionate and highly respected among colleagues and medical professionals. He stands by his word and can be trusted. He and Gail have fought for me during times when I wasn’t strong enough to fight for myself. The Andres & Berger law firm understands Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Mr. Andres thank you for your support and guidance over the years. I consider you my fierce, tenacious attorney and dear friend.

Mike V.

Mike Berger of Andres & Berger handled my case over a six year period. He and the team examined every detail to get the best outcome. They were honest, candid and communicative throughout the whole process. It was a long ordeal but could not have been handled more professionally. I highly recommend.

Yadira R.

I just want to say thank you for what you have done for me and my family throughout the years. You made us feel like family, not just clients. You were always very detailed when it came to our cases and tried everything in your power to get us all the help we needed.

Gregory W.

Our family appreciated your unfailing attention to detail. There were last minute snags, we seldom worried that something would fall through the cracks, but you anticipated every contingency. Your firm demonstrated a veracity for the truth, a strong work ethic and overall impeccable character in dealing with our case.

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