If you were injured in a truck accident in New Jersey, do not wait to give our legal team a call today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options. Our Monmouth County NJ truck accident attorneys are on your side.
What are the different kinds of truck accidents that occur?
Truck accidents can occur in a number of different ways. Some of the most typical that our firm has witnessed include the following:
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Blindspot accidents
- Underride accidents
- Jackknife accidents
What are the common causes of truck accidents in New Jersey?
Truck accidents can be caused by a number of different factors in New Jersey, however, you will want to keep in mind that most of them are a result of driver negligence. Some common causes include, and are not limited to the following:
- Poor judgment: Speeding, reckless driving, unacceptable lane changes, making unsafe turns, and following others too closely can result in a severe accident.
- Impaired driving: This can relates to drivers who operate trucks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, are drowsy, or suffer from a medical condition. Non-performance errors are the third highest reason for truck accidents.
- Inattentive driving: In the event that drivers do not give the road their full attention, they may not be able to slow down or navigate the vehicle in time to stop an accident from happening.
- Vehicle malfunction: If the truck has a defective part or malfunctions on the road, it can cause an accident.
- Inadequate conditions: If a road is not adequately supported or there is inclement weather, accidents can occur.
How can I satisfy the burden of proof?
If you would like to seek legal action and obtain financial compensation for the injuries and financial burdens you have faced as a result of a truck accident, you will want to take a number of steps to bolster your chances of a successful personal injury claim. They include the following:
- Call 911: The police will send an ambulance, file an accident report, make sure the scene is safe, and more.
- Seek medical attention: Go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility right after an accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are sufficiently treated, while also supplying you with evidence of the source and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
- Document the scene: If you are able, take photos and videos at the scene of the accident.
- Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw the accident occurring, they may be able to provide important witness testimony.
- File your claim on time: In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you do not file within two years, you may lose your capability of recovering the compensation you are seeking.
It is in your best interest to give The Wilton Law Firm a call today if you are facing the consequences of a truck accident. Our legal team will work to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve and file your claim promptly.