Do not allow a negligent truck driver who hit you and caused your injuries to get away with this act. By bringing a personal injury case against the truck driver, you and your Fair Lawn truck accident lawyer can work toward receiving the judgment you deserve while holding the driver responsible.
Contact Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 as soon as possible for a free review of your case. If you choose us, we will work tirelessly on your behalf, investigate the facts of the crash, and defend your right to receive the fairest possible settlement.
Truck Accident Statistics
Large trucks are far more frequently found on roads in the United States now than they were a decade ago, leading to an increase in fatal truck accidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 4,862 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash in 2018, a 51% increase from 2009.
Trucks are so much larger than the typical passenger vehicle. The amount of force in the collision can overpower many safety features.
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Negligence on the Part of the Truck Driver
To have the basis of a personal injury case, you will need to prove that another party acted negligently. If a truck driver was speeding, for example, he or she may lose control of the truck, creating a serious accident with multiple injuries for those involved.
If you can show that the truck driver was behaving negligently before the crash—and that those actions led to the accident—you will have a better chance to win a favorable judgment in your personal injury lawsuit. Some actions that suggest negligence include:
- Drunk driving: A truck driver who has been drinking even a minor amount of alcohol could experience a significant decrease in his or her driving skills.
- Distracted driving: When a truck driver is paying attention to something in the cab instead of watching the road, such as a smartphone, he or she could cause an accident.
- Fatigued driving: A truck driver who has been on the road too many hours without adequate rest increases the chances of causing a crash.
- Violating traffic laws: A truck driver who is making an illegal turn, failing to maintain a lane, or driving recklessly will have a higher chance of causing an accident.
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Hiring a Representative for Your Case
Sometimes, the truck driver will admit to the facts of the case and accept responsibility for a victim’s damages. Other times, though, there may be a dispute about who is at fault. If this happens to you, your Fair Lawn truck accident lawyer can argue the facts on your behalf, showing that you did not do anything wrong.
Once you are able to show negligence on the part of the truck driver, you are ready to argue for the fairest possible settlement in the case. The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can handle all parts of your case, including settlement negotiations. Call us today at (201) 585-9111 for a free review of your situation.
Determining the Negligence of Other Parties
Since the truck driver who hit you almost certainly was driving a commercial vehicle, other parties may also have contributed to the accident.
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The Trucking Company
The company that owns the truck or that hired the driver must follow certain rules. For example, suppose the company did not ensure that the driver has the proper commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate the truck in New Jersey. In that case, the company could be part of a personal injury lawsuit.
The Cargo Company
If those who loaded the trailer for the truck did not follow proper loading procedures, the cargo could shift, causing the driver to lose control of the rig. This negligence could lead to a rollover or a multi-car accident.
The trucking company may have been responsible for loading the trailer. Alternatively, the company that owns the cargo and hired the trucking company to move the cargo may have loaded it.
The Truck Manufacturer’s or a Repair Shop
If a truck manufacturer designed the vehicle with a flaw in it, this flaw could lead to a mechanical failure while traveling, causing the driver to lose control of the truck.
If parts for the truck are not built properly, they could fail under stress. This could also lead to an accident, such as if one of the truck’s tires fails.
If the repair shop failed to install a part correctly, it could be part of the lawsuit, too.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis for Your Benefit
Victims who suffered an injury in an accident because of another driver may be leery of starting the process of filing a lawsuit. They may believe they cannot afford an attorney or that the lawsuit will occupy too much time.
However, when you choose to hire a Fair Lawn truck accident lawyer with our firm, we can help with both of these issues. Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you do not pay us anything ahead of time to secure our services. Instead, our fees come from a percentage of the final settlement in the case.
By hiring us, you allow us to take over many of the tasks related to the case you may otherwise need to perform on your own. We will negotiate with the relevant parties on your behalf, leaving you more time to focus on your family. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111 for a free case review.