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Truck Accident Injury Attorney Somerset County, NJ
Bridgewater Truck Crash Lawyers Protect Your Future
So many of the goods and products we use in our daily lives are transported across New Jersey’s highways and roads by truck. Trucks play an integral role in the functioning of our society, but they are also dangerous machines, and if not maintained or operated properly, their use can result in serious injury and tragically even death.
In 2013, 3,964 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks across the United States. In that same year, 95,000 people were injured in accidents involving trucks. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the injuries and deaths were suffered by pedestrians and the passengers of other vehicles, and not the drivers of the trucks themselves.
Attorney Brian J. Levine has extensive experience helping his clients recover the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries, including compensation for medical expenses, lost income and wages, and pain and suffering. With offices in Somerville, NJ, we have close proximity to some of the busiest and most important roads in the state including I-287, I-78, Rt. 22, and Rt. 206. We are intimately familiar with personal injury law, and we are ready to represent you in any vehicle accident injury case, including truck, motorcycle, auto, and pedestrian accidents.
Who is Liable for My Truck Accident Injury?
In any trucking accident, there are several potentially liable parties including the driver of the truck, the company that employed the driver, and companies that hired the trucking service to transport its goods. The trucking company is liable for the actions of its drivers, and may also be liable for the poor maintenance of its trucks or negligently hiring a driver with a poor driving record or a history of substance abuse.
Punitive damages may be sought if the driver of the truck was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or if the trucking company over-worked its drivers by expecting them to work multiple shifts without rest, negatively affecting their level of alertness.
New Jersey also follows the concept of joint and several liability, meaning that any party that is at least 60% responsible for the accident is considered liable. As such, entities who employed the trucking company may also be responsible for the negligent and reckless actions which lead to your accident.
Contact a Somerville, NJ Truck Accident Lawyer Today
An experienced personal injury attorney can help to determine which parties are liable for your injuries, and can prove to the court the extent of their liability. Additionally, in accident cases involving multiple negligent parties like trucking accidents, the negligent parties will try to blame each-other, or even the defendant themselves, in order to avoid having to pay you the compensation you deserve. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will help to clarify responsibility, and protect you from false claims of your own negligence.
Brian J. Levine is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney. This is an accolade won by only 2% of the active lawyers in the state, and signifies his excellence in legal knowledge and trial skills. Practicing exclusively personal injury and medical malpractice law, the law office of Brian J. Levine is uniquely suited to helping you recover compensation in any accident or injury case, including trucking accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, we are ready to help you. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, please contact us online or through our Somerville offices at 908-524-0123. Our law team is available 24/7 to provide you with an honest assessment of your case. We also operate on a contingency model, which means we do not charge you anything until we win your case.
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