Experienced Lawyers For Victims Of Trucking Accidents
Many of the worst automobile accidents on the road involve semitrailer trucks. At the law offices of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., we have seen these accidents up close, and we understand the serious challenges facing catastrophic injury victims.
Our Mount Laurel truck accident lawyers have more than 30 years of experience helping New Jersey personal injury victims get the compensation they deserve for medical bills, lost wages and disabilities. They understand all the many legal ramifications of traffic accident cases. Let them help you today.
The Dangers Of Tractor-Trailer Accidents
Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are easily the largest vehicles on the road, which is why truck drivers are held to such a high standard. They need a special license and thorough training. They are also supposed to follow hours of service rules and regulations to keep them from operating such big vehicles when it may be unsafe for them to do so.
As seen in many tragic cases, truck driver fatigue can cause serious accidents that may result in severe injuries, disabilities and even death to other motorists. Our attorneys understand how emotional you may be after you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident.
What We Do, And Common Questions We Receive
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident, then you want an attorney on your side who can conduct a thorough investigation to protect your rights. At Ginsberg and O'Connor, our Burlington County lawyers will obtain the driving logs from the trucking company and research the backgrounds of the drivers, including their traffic records. They have extensive experience helping victims of truck accidents get fair compensation for their injuries. Below are a few questions that our team regularly receives, but reach out to us if you have others.
What causes truck accidents?
There are many factors that can come into play in these accidents, including:
- Driver inattention
- Intoxicated driving involving alcohol and drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted drivers
- Defective products on vehicles
- Unsecured loads
Our lawyers are skilled at reviewing the evidence to pinpoint the causes of the crash and the parties who may be liable.
What should I do after a truck accident?
After your truck accident in Burlington County or Camden County, make sure you get proper medical attention as soon as possible. In addition to taking care of your health, it is important to document your injuries for your case. Our attorneys work with medical experts from across New Jersey, and they will make sure you have access to the care you need.
Who is liable for truck accidents?
Both truck drivers and truck companies can be held liable for accidents. For example, if a truck driver was too tired to safely operate their vehicle but they still chose to drive, then the driver and the company can be named in a lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries as well as pain and suffering.
Other parties, such as shipping companies, dispatchers and even vehicle manufacturers, may also be at fault. These cases are often extremely complex because multiple parties are involved. Our lawyers know how to handle these cases and can make sure that your best interests are protected at all times.
What kinds of compensation can I get for a truck accident?
You may be entitled to significant damages for a truck accident, including compensation for:
- Your medical expenses
- Your lost wages for missed work due to the accident
- Your property damage
- Your permanent impairments, including scarring and disfigurement
- Your pain and suffering
In fatal truck accident cases, surviving loved ones can pursue additional compensation for things like the loss of their loved one’s financial support and companionship.
How does a lawyer prove fault in a truck accident case?
Your attorney will first need to identify who was at fault and gather strong evidence, such as:
- Black box records and other electronic data from the truck
- Witness testimonies
- Police reports
- Accident reconstruction evidence from the appropriate experts
- Trucking dispatcher records
Our lawyers know how to uncover all the evidence that can help prove a strong claim for compensation in a truck accident case.
Contact A New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a semi truck, you deserve skilled legal help. Let us take care of your legal concerns so that you can focus on your recovery. We handle all truck accident claims on a contingency basis, so there is no risk to you. Call our Mount Laurel offices at 856-437-0969 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.