Truck accidents can be catastrophic events that can lead to life-long injuries or even death. If you were the victim in an Edgewater truck accident, you could be facing ongoing treatment, missed time at work, and bills that keep piling up. In the worst-case scenario, you may have lost a loved one due to a negligent truck driver.
If truck driver negligence has injured you or cost your loved one their life, you may be owed compensation. An Edgewater truck accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to represent you in either a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Call us today at (201) 585-9111 for your free consultation with a member of the Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. team. We may be able to handle your case on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payment required for us to begin working for you.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
In order to recover compensation in a truck accident case, you must first determine the party that is responsible for causing the accident. A factual analysis of your case can help you to understand whether it is the truck driver or another party that should take responsibility.
The following comprises evidence that may help you determine whether the truck driver is one of the liable parties.
- Police reports
- Citations issued to the truck driver following the crash
- The position of the truck and the other vehicles
- Nature of the damage
- Tire tread marks on the road
- Data from electronic on-board recorders
- Accident scene photos and videos
- Statements from witnesses
An accident reconstruction expert may be able to determine the position of the truck and the other vehicles involved in the events leading up to the crash to determine which party is responsible.
Truck Driver Liability
In some cases, the truck driver may be at fault for the accident. This could be true if they caused the crash due to:
- Violation of a traffic law
- Distraction or inattention
- Drug and substance abuse
- Drowsy driving
- Other negligent actions
Other Potentially Liable Parties
There could be other parties that are liable for causing your truck accident, such as:
- Other motorists or roadway travelers
- Automotive equipment manufacturers
- Insurance companies
- Motor carriers who employ the trucker or who own the involved truck
- Government entities
After your accident, an Edgewater truck accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you in identifying the proper defendant for your case. We are willing to take on complex truck accidents that involve multiple parties and corporate or government liability.
Services of an Edgewater Truck Accident Lawyer
When you work with Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. on your case, an Edgewater truck accident lawyer from our firm can provide a variety of legal services. These may include:
- Examining how various insurance, trucking, traffic, and liability laws pertain to your case
- Investigating your case and gathering evidence of your defense
- Assigning an evidence-backed valuation to your damages
- Hiring expert witnesses to testify in your defense
- Handling all communications, deadlines, and legal paperwork on your behalf
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement offer
- Taking your case to trial if they are not willing to make you a fair offer
The legal team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. invites you to discuss your case and our services in a free case evaluation. Call us at (201) 585-9111 to get started.
Compensation in a Truck Accident Case
Every truck accident case is different, meaning it would be impossible to estimate what compensation you may be able to recover without a direct consultation. That said, the following damages may be available in personal injury cases for truck accident injuries:
- Ambulance fees and costs of emergency room treatment
- All medical costs, including treatments, therapies, and medication
- Estimated future costs of medical care
- Lost wages or reduced ability to earn
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If you are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, a different set of damages may be available to you. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. to learn more.
Be Cautious When Speaking With Insurance Companies
After an accident, insurance companies may conduct a thorough investigation of their own. They may have a team of advocates and attorneys to defend their client and try to reduce the amount they pay.
An insurance adjuster may call you after your accident to offer a settlement. If you have injuries and pending medical bills, you may be tempted to accept the first offer from the insurance company. However, this offer may not cover all of your damages.
You are not obligated to accept an initial offer from the responsible party’s insurance company. Furthermore, we recommend using caution when communicating with them, as they may be able to use your statements to reduce or deny your claim.
When an Edgewater truck accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. represents you, we can handle these communications and negotiations on your behalf.
Statute of Limitations on Your Lawsuit
New Jersey imposes a statute of limitations, or legal time limit, for how long victims have to file certain types of lawsuits. The following general statutes of limitations may apply to your case:
- Two years for personal injury lawsuits, per N.J.S. 2A:14-2
- Two years per wrongful death lawsuits, per N.J.S. 2A:31-3
There may be certain circumstances in either type of lawsuit that could alter these statutes of limitation. To determine what specific deadlines apply to your case, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. for a free consultation.
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
What an Edgewater truck accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. represents you, we can handle the legal complexities of your case. We understand the laws that govern New Jersey truck accidents and are prepared to defend your rights while you concentrate on your recovery when we represent you.
For a free consultation on your case, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis. In this type of arrangement, we do not collect lawyer fees unless and until you recover compensation.