Injured In A Truck Accident In New Jersey?
The occupants of the passenger vehicle commonly suffer severe or fatal injuries even when the truck driver escapes with minor harm. Despite the physical and financial devastation, victims of truck accidents face many obstacles to compensation. The more serious the crash, the harder the defense will work to deny responsibility or downplay the damages.
The aftermath of a car-truck collision requires prompt intervention and follow-through by a skilled advocate. At Fishman & Fishman, LLC, you are represented by experienced personal injury attorneys who understand how to hold commercial drivers, their employers and their insurance companies accountable. We handle 18-wheeler accidents and other truck accidents in Cherry Hill, Camden County and throughout southern New Jersey.
Passenger Cars Vs. Trucks And Commercial Vehicles
Over the years, we have handled many traffic accidents involving trucks, including tractor-trailers (18-wheelers), package trucks (UPS, FedEx), delivery trucks, utility trucks and service vans, garbage trucks, construction vehicles and other commercial vehicles, as well as state and county trucks such as snowplows and highway maintenance vehicles.
Our lawyers are skilled at identifying negligence on the part of truck drivers and trucking companies, businesses and governmental entities, such as:
- Driver fatigue (drowsy or asleep at the wheel)
- Speeding to meet delivery deadlines
- Texting while driving or other distractions
- Unsafe lane changes and traffic violations
- Weight violations or unbalanced freight
- Poor maintenance (tires, brakes, running lights)
- Negligent hiring, training and supervision
It is important to act swiftly after a tractor-trailer accident or other truck accident. We obtain the driver’s logs, dispatcher logs, maintenance records, the “black box” data from the truck’s onboard computer, witness statements and other evidence that may otherwise be lost or destroyed.
We work closely with clients, their doctors and other professionals to detail the extent of injury and disability, future medical needs, loss of income and earning capacity, and appropriate damages for pain and suffering. A thoroughly documented claim will usually result in a better settlement, but our trial lawyers are fully prepared to take the case to a jury if necessary to get justice.
Start The Investigation – Time Is Of The Essence
Call 888-339-7675 or complete our online form if you were in an accident with a delivery truck or commercial vehicle. Our Camden County truck accident attorneys can meet with you at our offices in Lawnside or Hammonton. We can also come to your home or hospital.