Hackensack Truck Accident Attorneys
Commercial trucks play a vital role in the U.S. economy, transporting essential materials and goods to businesses and consumers across the nation. Despite this, however, commercial trucks can also present some serious risks to the driving public. This is especially true when truck drivers, trucking companies or others fail to take the proper precautions to ensure the safe operation of commercial trucks on America’s roads.
When the negligence of any party causes a trucking accident, victims will likely have legal options for seeking justice and financial recovery.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C., our lawyers are relentlessly devoted to providing truck accident victims with aggressive, effective advocacy in the pursuit of compensation and justice. We have extensive experience:
- Representing truck accident victims in various types of cases
- Standing up to any opponent, including major trucking companies and other corporations
- Working tirelessly to help our clients successfully resolve their claims and obtain the financial recoveries they deserve.
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Common Types of Truck Accidents
Any number of factors can lead to truck accidents, causing various types of wrecks, the most common of which include:
- Impaired trucker crashes – Trucker impairment can include alcohol or drug intoxication, as well as distracted driving and fatigued driving. All of these forms of impairment can dangerously prevent truckers from perceiving and properly responding to the changing traffic conditions.
- Rollover accidents – While rollover truck wrecks represent about 3 percent of all trucking accidents that occur every year in the U.S., they cause nearly half of the fatalities resulting from truck accidents.1 These accidents are so often deadly because they commonly crush the cabins (of trucks and/or passenger vehicles).
- Jackknife accidents – These wrecks occur when a trailer swings out from behind a truck, closing in towards the cabin (the same way a jackknife would close). Jackknife accidents, which can increase the risk of rollovers, are most likely to occur when truckers are speeding and/or they have failed to properly load cargo or secure their trailer.
- Underride truck accidents – These accidents occur when a passenger vehicle collides with a truck and becomes lodged beneath it. Underride wrecks account for about half of all fatal accidents involving a truck and a passenger vehicle.2
- Rear-end truck crashes – These wrecks can occur when a commercial truck rear ends – or is rear ended by – another vehicle. Driver impairment is commonly a factor in these types of accidents.
- Delivery truck accidents – Delivery trucks (like FedEx or UPS trucks) make frequent stops, may park in lanes of traffic and commonly backup with little notice. On busier roadways, this can present an increased risk of crashes, especially if delivery truck drivers are not checking their blind spots or are otherwise not complying with traffic laws.
- Municipal truck wrecks – Like delivery trucks, municipal trucks can be unpredictable on the roads. For example, police or fire trucks that are responding to an emergency may speed and blow through red lights. This can put others on the road at risk of a crash, especially if emergency responders fail to turn on sirens.
- Industrial truck accidents – Forklifts, turret trucks and other industrial trucks are most often involved in accidents on construction sites and in other workplace settings. Operator inexperience is commonly a factor in these accidents.
- T-bone truck crashes – These accidents are commonly caused by at least one motorist failing to abide by traffic laws (such as running a red light). When a passenger vehicle T-bones a truck, deadly underride accidents can occur, particularly if a truck lacks underride guards.
- Head-on truck collisions – Often deadly, head-on truck accidents tend to occur when a motorist fails to stay in his or her lane of traffic. Consequently, impairment and distraction are commonly involved in these wrecks.
- Falling cargo truck wrecks – When cargo falls off of a commercial truck, it can crash into other vehicles and remain on the roads, presenting a serious risk of collision to other motorists. Failures to properly secure cargo, as well as use of faulty cargo securement equipment, commonly contribute to these accidents.
- Runaway trailer truck accidents – These crashes occur when trailers detach from trucks. Failures to properly secure trailers, equipment failures (like hitch or brake failures) and speeding or reckless driving can all play a role in these wrecks.
The attorneys at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. are skilled at handling claims involving these and other types of trucking wrecks.
Get Effective Advocacy for Any Truck Wreck Claim: Contact a Hackensack Truck Accident Lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in any type of trucking accident, contact an experienced Hackensack truck accident lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. by calling (201) 585-9111 or emailing us. We are ready to level the playing field and help you fight for the justice and financial recovery you deserve.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C., we know that compensation will never make up for the permanent damage and losses caused by horrific trucking wrecks. We also know, however, that these recoveries can provide important financial support that can help victims and families focus on healing and restoring their lives.
That is why we are relentlessly committed to providing truck accident victims with superior representation, as well as compassionate, personal service. Testimonials from our former clients, as well as our numerous professional recognitions, affirm our record of exceptional service and success in truck accident (and other personal injury) cases.