If you or someone you know has been involved in a trucking accident, only then can you truly understand the pain and suffering these incidents incur. It is especially upsetting, though, when it is the result of someone else’s irresponsibility. Unfortunately, accidents with trucks and other vehicles happen almost every single day in New Jersey. As personal injury attorneys, our mission is to help the victims of these tragic incidents seek justice.
The Severity of Trucking Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, New Jersey recorded
that 6.2% of fatal motor
vehicle accidents involved or were caused by large trucks in 2017. The reason
this statistic is so concerning is because trucking accidents create much more devastating
damages than the average traffic
collision. In 2017, 4,761 individuals lost their lives due to
crashes with semi-trucks, which demonstrated a 9% increase from 2016. We believe that any loss of life due to trucking accidents is too many.
Most Trucking Accidents are Preventable
Adding insult to injury, we believe that most trucking accidents are preventable.
That’s because the main causes of these collisions can be avoided when proper precautions and measures are taken.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration maintains strict regulations to ensure drivers are well-rested and as alert as possible throughout their travels. Truckers are also expected to abide to the same laws that govern all other drivers, which means that speeding or texting is strictly prohibited.
However, it’s not uncommon for these rules to be ignored in an effort to make unrealistic deadlines. It is the responsibility of the commercial trucking company to enforce these regulations with their employees and to allocate ample time for drivers to deliver their freight. When these organizations violate these safety precautions, though, they are putting both their drivers and the general public at risk.
Why Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
The sheer weight of semi-trucks causes far greater injury than a typical vehicle accident. Victims of these incidents are more likely to experience serious damages, long-term disability, and fatal injuries.
Now, if you or a loved on has been hurt in a trucking accident caused by carelessness or negligence, you need to ask yourself:
Is it fair for you to pay for all your losses?
We believe that you have the right to hold someone accountable for your expenses if they’re responsible for your situation.
That’s why RAM Law provides results-oriented legal counsel our clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. We work tirelessly to have every case presented to a trial and will strive to keep you informed of all developments and options.
We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we’d love to help you receive justice, too!
Determining If You Have a Case
When a person involved in a vehicle accident suffers from physical or mental injuries, the case can be considered as a personal injury if other requirements are met:
- You need to prove that actual injuries have occurred and were caused by the accident.
- Your accident was caused by carelessness or negligence of another individual or entity.
- You can prove that another individual or entity is to blame for your vehicle accident.
- You have recoverable damages, such as personal and financial harm caused by the injury.
At RAM Law, our truck accident attorneys can help you assess the circumstances of your accident to determine if you meet all the requirements to build a strong case.
Why Choose Us
As your personal injury attorneys, we’ll fully investigate your accident, and gather and protect all the evidence you need to build a strong case. We’ll prepare all the documentation you need to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve for your losses.
What set us apart? We have a team that specializes in trucking accident cases, our accident attorneys have decades of experience and our Partners are all Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Attorneys–less than 2% of all New Jersey lawyers have this title. Most of all, we believe you should choose us because we genuinely care about your well-being and your case. We won’t stop until you’ve received the justice you are entitled to.
We offer all our clients a free initial consultation to help them assess their cases. If you or someone you love have been harmed in a trucking accident, contact us online or call our offices at 732-247-3600 (New Brunswick) or 908-448-2560 (Somerville) to schedule a private meeting.