18 Wheeler Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Morris County Trucking Accident Lawyer
Passenger vehicles and large trucks don't "play well" together. When a large truck weighing over 10,000 lbs. smashes into a car or SUV, the passengers in the smaller vehicle suffer serious injuries, including head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, burns, even death. Serious injuries deserve serious compensation.
If you have been involved in an accident with a semi or tractor trailer, call The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. at 973-557-7203 at my Northern New Jersey office. The call is free, and so is the consultation. You pay no attorney fees unless we win.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are common on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and Routes 3, 46, 80, 280 and 287. Big rigs need more time to stop than a passenger vehicle. Semis are top heavy, so they are involved in more rollover accidents than passenger vehicles.
Semis are higher off the ground. In a collision a big truck hits the passengers rather than a vehicle bumper, causing more extensive injuries to occupants of the smaller vehicle.
Horrific truck accidents can be caused by truck driver errors, including:
- Following too closely
- Driving too far, or working too long without a rest break
We Know How Insurance Works
Trucking insurance companies work hard to settle quickly. If you negotiate by yourself, you need to win money damages that will cover medical expenses, living expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering - now and in the future. We advise clients not to sign or agree to anything without speaking to an attorney first. Our accident reconstruction specialists interview witnesses and determine how the accident happened. Then I negotiate hard on your behalf with the truck driver's insurance company.
As the founder of The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., I have extensive previous experience in insurance defense. My team puts that knowledge to use representing you for a fair settlement. I will negotiate aggressively and bring your truck accident claim to trial if needed. Your case is the entire focus of my personal injury practice. I return phone calls and messages the same day, so we're never out of touch.
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact us. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start our investigation and help you seek maximum compensation.