If a negligent truck driver caused your accident in Englewood, New Jersey, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. This may include your medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

This compensation may be available to you through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. If you qualify, an Englewood truck accident lawyer from our office can offer you representation in either of these processes. This means taking over your case, communicating with all parties on your behalf, and fighting for your compensation while you focus on your recovery.

To learn more, contact us today at (201) 585-9111. A representative of our law firm can discuss your accident, your legal options, and our services during your free, no-obligation consultation. If we decide to work together on your case, Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments required.

Unique Features of a Truck Accident Case

There are a few unique characteristics of a truck accident case that may make them different from a standard road accident between two passenger vehicles.

The Trucking Company May Be Liable

If the trucker is working when they cause your accident, the responsible party may be their employer and not the individual truck driver. This may be true even if the trucker’s negligent behavior, such as texting and driving or running a stop sign, was the clear cause of the trucking accident.

This is because New Jersey recognizes the legal principle of vicarious liability, where an employer may be liable for their employee’s actions if they occur during the course of their work duties.

Verdicts and Settlements

A commercial truck driver disabled after a crash which resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

A mother and her 3 sons traveling to NY with a car rental from Hertz, the car began to act up and loose power. The mother called Hertz for help and was told they didn’t provide road side assistance but that she should head to their nearest location for further help, that was about 25 miles from her location. She couldn’t go more than 25-30 miles per…

To a 42-year old truck operator and auto mechanic who suffered ulnar neuropathy, bulging lumbar disc, torn meniscus right knee and post traumatic stress disorder when he was struck by a tow truck backing up during a job thereby ending his two occupational careers.

Special Rules Apply to Commercial Vehicles

If the truck involved in your accident was a commercial vehicle, unique laws and regulations may apply to the driver.

For example:

  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) imposes hours of service limits on some commercial vehicle drivers that mandate rest periods after certain amounts of consecutive driving. This is to make sure drivers have adequate rest and do not push themselves to drive when drowsy.
  • Per New Jersey Revised Statutes § 39:3-10.18, a commercial driver’s license is required to operate commercial vehicles of a certain class and weight in New Jersey. This includes many types of trucks seen on our roadways.
  • According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for commercial vehicle drivers in New Jersey is 0.04%, less than the standard limit of 0.08% for passenger vehicle drivers.

A violation of these or other traffic laws that apply to truck drivers may establish their liability in your case. We understand New Jersey traffic and commercial vehicle laws and can bring this knowledge to bear on our defense of your case.

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After thirteen surgeries, multiple procedures and over two months in the ICU, all due to the negligence of one of my doctors, I was referred to Michael Maggiano to pursue a medical malpractice case. I had never been involved in a lawsuit in my life and from the moment I met Michael and his team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi I knew I was in extremely competent hands. Michael is the best lawyer you could imagine – he is intelligent, detail oriented, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his work and his clients. Michael is a consummate professional and I will forever be impressed by, and indebted to, both him and his team. The entire staff at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi is friendly, welcoming and do everything to make their clients comfortable. I would like to specifically thank Linda Reid and Bernadette Elbert who both went above and beyond to make my experience as comfortable as possible, from including me in all detailed correspondence to sending encouraging texts and even giving hugs when needed. Thank you so much to everyone at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi – I highly recommend this law firm to anyone looking for a compassionate team to handle a personal injury claim.

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How a Lawyer for Truck Accidents Can Help You with Your Case

When you partner with our personal injury law firm on your case, an Englewood truck accident lawyer from our firm can offer a variety of services, such as:

Representing You

As your legal representative, we can communicate for you with all parties involved in your case, including the trucking company or their insurance agents. We can also answer your questions, discuss possible outcomes, and design a legal strategy for your case.

Building Your Truck Accident Case

We can investigate your accident to identify the liable party and gather evidence of their liability. This may include photos, videos, witness statements, and testimony from accident reconstruction experts. We will also examine your damages and produce evidence that demonstrates their value.

Filing Your Injury Claim

Once we build your case, we can file your claim with the responsible party’s insurance company and demand compensation for your damages. This may initiate a series of settlement negotiations, which we will also handle.

Taking Your Case to Trial

If the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make you a fair offer, we can exercise your legal rights and bring your case to trial.

Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can also protect your right to sue by taking legal action on your behalf before the statute of limitations in your case expires. In general, New Jersey imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, per New Jersey Revised Statute § 2A:14-2.

To learn more about these services in a free consultation with a member of our legal team, contact us today at (201) 585-9111.

Pursuing Compensation in Truck Accident Cases

Accidents with trucks can cause serious injuries and damages to victims. When we represent you, we can investigate your damages and produce evidence of their value.

Depending on your personal injuries and the way they impact your life, these damages may include:

  • Emergency room treatment, ambulance fees, and hospital stays
  • Your current and future costs of medical care, including doctor’s visits, therapy, and medication
  • Lost wages for the time you were unable to work because of your personal injuries
  • Diminished earning capacity if you can no longer work as gainful a job as before the accident
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • And more

Wrongful Death Damages

Tragically, some truck accidents can cause fatal injuries. If your loved one passed away in a truck accident, you may be able to recover a different set of damages, such as funeral and burial costs, through a wrongful death lawsuit. Call our office today to learn more about how we may be able to help you with this type of action.

Get Help from the Office of a Truck Accident Attorney in Englewood Today

At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., we understand the laws that govern traffic and the rights of accident victims in New Jersey. If you believe that another party’s negligence injured you, call us today at (201) 585-9111. A member of our legal team is standing by to discuss your accident, your injuries, and what the next steps may be in your case.

If we believe your claim is warranted, an Englewood truck accident lawyer from our firm can represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you do not pay attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.