Trucking accidents in Newark can result in serious damage and major injuries. You may be entitled to compensation to recover your losses. The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. is here to help you right now.

Facts About Truck Accidents in Newark

Trucks are incredibly large vehicles that travel the roads around Newark alongside cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Due to their large size, trucks take longer to stop when they break. This can increase the odds that they will be involved in an accident, according to a fatality statistics report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Truck accidents are often deadly. In fact, the IIHS says that 4,136 people were killed in truck accidents in 2018. Of these 4,136 people, there were:

  • 678 occupants of large trucks
  • 2,786 occupants of passenger vehicles
  • 619 pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists

As you can see, individuals riding in passenger vehicles are at a very high level of risk for injuries or even a fatality in a truck accident. Fortunately, you can get help if you or a family member were involved in a truck accident in Newark.

Contact the Professionals if You Were Hurt in Newark

There are thousands of motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey every year. In fact, a crash records report from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that there were 278,413 crashes just in 2018. This did not include crashes on private properties.

The DOT reported that over 30,000 of these 278,413 crashes occurred in Essex County, in and around Newark. The New Jersey State Police reported that 524 of the total accidents in 2018 were fatal. If you were hurt in a trucking accident with an 18-wheeler or another vehicle, you are not alone.

Client Success Story

In my Book Chris gets 10+ stars. An Incredibly Talented Attorney. I cannot begin to express my sincere appreciation for all that Chris DiGirolamo has done for me. He took on a most challenging Title59 Immunity Case, against all odds. He always leveled with me as to the complex nature of the case, but with a positive and professional attitude. He was aided in this case, by a fantastic Paralegal, Marisol Suarez. Marisol made a difficult time much easier with her courtesy, humor, and always being responsive. Chris made you feel at all times that he was fighting for you as he would fight for a member of his family. It would not be a trite statement to say that watching him prepare my case was like watching a Maestro conduct a Philharmonic Orchestra. He always kept you informed as to the latest developments in a case that took 3 1/2 years to settle. Chris was able to achieve a settlement that both of us were happy with especially considering the very complex set of circumstances. Simply put, Chris is an Incredible Attorney who is empathetic yet tough and most important ” A Good Guy.”

- Bob

Client Success Story

My experience with Maggiano office is incredible. I have been working with Michael’s firm for almost two years now and I always felt that they really cared for their individual client. Personally I loved that Michael would spend the time to get to know me as a person and care about my feelings and well being so he can truly protect me. Him and his firm is super kind and always willing to work with my demanding work schedule. They are very responsive and keep me in the loop of everything. I am very meticulous when it comes to follow up and getting tasks done in timely fashion.. and this firm definitely impressed me (and it is not easy to impress me).

If there is a family member or a friend looking for a law firm, I would recommend this firm in a heart beat.

Thank you very much to Michael and his team (especially Linda and Bernadette).

- Grace

Client Success Story

I cannot express how grateful and pleased I am to have had Christopher DiGirolamo and his paralegal Christine Carrino represent me in connection with my personal injury action.

What had happened to me was an event that was about to completely change my life.

Initially I was unable to go to the offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi because of my injuries. I had been hit by a motor vehicle while walking in a crosswalk. Christopher came to me. He offered not only expert legal advice but helped significantly with other things like obtaining police reports, how to handle telephone calls, photographing the scene and even advice about warding off “adjusters” who came knocking on my door. Most importantly, Christopher listened. His compassion, knowledge and understanding cannot be overstated.

I, as a lawyer with medical knowledge who needed a lawyer, would consider myself to be somewhat of a challenging client. Christopher took all this in stride and was fearless in offering guidance and advice when I was having difficulty looking at things objectively. Christopher allayed my anxieties and made me feel better each and every time we spoke. He put things in perspective for me while at the same time, not sugar coating the difficult days ahead that were in store for me, both physically and throughout the legal proceedings. Christopher asked me about my preferences and my choices. He was always interested in my ideas and my point of view. Christopher balanced my convictions with his undeniable objectivity and expertise.

Throughout the protracted course of discovery and pre-trial conferences, Christopher went out of his way to communicate with me and keep me informed. When Christopher was in court we engaged in many real time texting sessions. He respected my decisions about strategy and was constant in upholding his integrity. With Christopher’s tenacity and wit, the case was ultimately resolved without trial.

Christopher and the law firm of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. made every effort to accommodate me in whatever way they could. I offer my thanks and gratitude.

- Karen

The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to offer you the legal guidance you need following a collision. Our team understands the legal regulations surrounding truck accident claims in Newark. Call us at (201) 585-9111 to learn more about your options for pursuing the compensation to which you may be entitled.

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Steps to Take After a Newark Truck Accident

If you were struck by a semi-truck or tractor-trailer in Newark, you should attempt to take a few steps right away. The experts recommend that you:

Record Information About the Truck Accident

Most of us carry a cellphone with a camera everywhere these days. You can use your camera to take pictures of the scene of your accident, your injuries, and even the damage to your vehicle. It is also important that you take down contact information from any witnesses and the other drivers involved in the collision.

Contact Legal Authorities

Most truck accidents in Newark should be reported to the police. Law enforcement officers can visit the scene of your accident. They may file a report about the accident. This report may be important when it comes time to file a claim against the truck driver or the trucking company.

Get Medical Attention

You should seek medical care as quickly as possible if you were hurt in a truck accident in Newark. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries for passengers in smaller vehicles. Getting help right away can protect your health. It may also demonstrate that your injuries were a result of the accident.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer

Consider getting help from a Newark truck accident lawyer immediately after your accident. A legal professional may be able to offer you advice about what steps you should take after your collision. A truck accident lawyer may also handle communication with insurance agents for you, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Verdicts and Settlements

$1,067,000 - Truck Collision

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

$6,200,000 - Truck Accident

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

$1,061,392 - Tow Truck Crash

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.

Allow a Newark Truck Accident Lawyer to Build Your Claim

In order to get compensation for the losses caused by your truck accident, a lawyer will need to prove that someone else was responsible for the collision. Note that in truck accident cases, multiple parties may be responsible, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The manufacturer of the truck
  • The manufacturer of the truck’s parts

The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to investigate the facts surrounding your accident. We may be able to determine if the truck driver caused the accident by breaking traffic laws or operating the truck in an unsafe manner. We may also research the hiring practices of the trucking company to find out if they hired a driver they knew to be unsafe behind the wheel.

Compensation for Your Truck Accident Claim in Newark

Depending on your situation, a lawyer may be able to help you get damages for your injuries, including:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Burns, abrasions, and cuts
  • Head, neck, and back injuries
  • Internal injuries to your organs

You may also be able to receive compensation to cover your lost wages at work during your recovery. Even lost earning potential may be covered by a truck accident claim in Newark. In many cases, truck accident claims in Newark are resolved with an out-of-court settlement; however, your lawyer may also recommend taking your claim to court in some cases. Find out more about your legal options by contacting a Newark truck accident lawyer right now.

Speak to a Newark Truck Accident Lawyer Today

The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can offer you legal support after a truck accident in New Jersey. Call (201) 585-9111 for your FREE consultation.

Take steps to review your legal options for securing compensation for your losses by reaching out to our truck accident lawyers in Newark today.