Established New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer Represents Injured Drivers
TRUSTED LAW FIRM SEEKS DAMAGES FOR VICTIMS OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
Tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles can cause serious, life-threatening injuries when they’re involved in crashes with much smaller cars. Practicing New Jersey personal injury law from the Law Office of Steven Ellman, APC in Marlton since 1989, I skillfully represent motorists, passengers and others involved in accidents caused by negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. The immediate and long-term physical, emotional and financial costs of a trucking accident can be severe. On behalf of my clients, I aggressively pursue the compensation needed to cover medical bills, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.
EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR UNDERSTANDS SPECIAL FACTORS INVOLVED IN BIG-RIG CRASHES
Truck drivers regularly traverse New Jersey's roads, from major thoroughfares like I-95, I-295 and Route 206 to smaller, local streets. Though many truckers are safe, a single error or act of aggressive driving can cause a truck to jackknife, overturn or collide with another vehicle.
To collect compensation for your injuries after a trucking accident, you will need to prove that another party was at fault because of their negligence. A trucker can be found negligent if he failed to exercise a degree of care expected of a reasonable person, and his actions directly contributed to the cause or severity of injuries. In truck accident cases, fault may be shared by several parties. It is possible that the driver, trucking company and vehicle manufacturer all contributed to the accident through their negligent actions.
Though federal and state laws exist to prevent truckers from driving without enough sleep, driver fatigue is still a serious problem. I have handled numerous auto accident injury lawsuits involving fatigue and other types of driver negligence. Drug and alcohol use, speeding, distracted driving and inadequate vehicle maintenance are other common factors in truck crashes. I examine the possibility that these and other forms of negligence may have contributed to each truck accident I litigate. I also review records to determine whether the driver or trucking company has a history of breaking safety protocols. Past disciplinary measures, citations, traffic infractions or lawsuits may provide the court with an understanding of a defendant’s pattern of recklessness.
PASSIONATE NEW JERSEY TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENT LAWYER SEEKS COMPENSATION FOR A RANGE OF INJURIES
It is not uncommon for a trucking accident to involve several vehicles and significant property damage. A single crash may hurt numerous people, causing permanent and minor injuries. Utilizing decades of experience as a personal injury lawyer, I represent auto accident victims in search of compensation for their medical bills and other expenses resulting from a range of injuries:
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Nerve damage
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Lacerations and other soft tissue injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
I also handle wrongful death lawsuits filed by the estates of people killed in trucking accidents.
In court and at the negotiation table, I am prepared to go after trucking and insurance companies when they try to avoid their responsibility to pay my clients what their losses deserve. With your well-being in mind, my goal will be to secure a swift and satisfactory settlement or verdict that allows you to move forward with financial security.
Contact a determined Burlington County trucking accident attorney for a free consultation
At the Law Office of Steven Ellman, APC in Medford, New Jersey, I litigate personal injury lawsuits for individuals hurt in trucking accidents. I accept clients from Burlington County and throughout the state, and do not charge an attorney fee without a successful outcome. To schedule your free initial consultation with my office, call 609-297-5657 or contact me online.