Truck Accident Attorneys Serving New Jersey

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.

If you choose us, our truck accident lawyers 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.

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.

Hiring a New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer 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.

Client Success Story

We hired Chris DiGirolamo as our attorney after Mike suffered a life changing injury at work. From the time we met Chris we felt we can trust him to work in the best interest for Mike’s needs. Chris is very down to earth and we felt comfortable whenever we met with him. He spoke to us so we always understood what was going on. He never threw around legal jargon that we would not be able to understand. He was always willing to ensure we knew exactly how our case was proceeding. Chris showed humanity in dealing with Mike’s Injuries and understanding of Mike’s unwillingness to accept some of the changes in his life.

Chris’s high level of energy and desire to bring a case to the best possible results were evident from day one. Our case was settled but of court with the help of a mediator and Chris was by our side explaining what was going on every step of the way. His preparation throughout the case was evident as he spoke before the mediator. It was a pleasure to watch. Chris at work and know he was working for us. He is tough and stubborn when necessary. We were also impressed by the respect shown to Chris by the retired judge we worked with as well as other lawyers. Chris was only happy with this case when he knew we had a settlement that we were very impressed with.

- Michael and Donna Secol

Client Success Story

Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi has a team of dedicated attorneys, knowledgeable and give 110% to each one of their cases.

- Andrea Y Jose

Client Success Story

Mr. Michael Maggiano is an outstanding attorney who uses his many years of experience and wisdom to put forth a solid representation of his client.  In my particular case, Mr. Maggiano showed compassion, caring, and commitment in order to bring about a successful resolution involving a local municipality.  My case seemed to be unique in that it’s not often that there is a successful pursuit of justice when a municipality is involved.   I was lucky to find Mr. Maggiano through the recommendation of other outstanding attorneys, and he certainly measured up to every expectation.  Mr. Maggiano’s thoroughness and drive to seek a justifiable agreement in my favor cannot be under-stated; he met with me and my husband day or night, weekend or weekday; he always gladly returned calls and emails promptly.   The devotion Mr. Maggiano and his staff displayed to us made us feel that we were his sole priority; simply stated he makes you feel special.   While being reassuring and kind, Mr. Maggiano leaves no stone unturned in his research, preparation, and presentation.  His vast knowledge works to his client’s advantage, and he is revered by fellow attorneys and judges in New Jersey and New York.

In addition, the staff at Maggiano, DiGirolamo, and Lizzi always represented the highest caliber of professionalism.   Office staff, legal assistants, and the firm’s attorneys were always diligent while being respectful, polite, and caring.     It is without hesitation that I give Mr. Maggiano my highest praise and recommendation.

-  BR

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.

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 a truck 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.

Verdicts and Settlements

$5,000,000 - Trucking Accident

Recovery to a husband, wife and four children as a result of a tractor trailer making an improper turn into the right of way of the family SUV in which the husband was operating with wife in the front passenger seat and four children secured in the rear seat compartment area.

$1,067,000 - Truck Collision

To a female truck driver who suffered fibromyalgia following a multi-vehicle accident.

$450,000 - Trucking Accident

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…