Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer in New Jersey

Injured in a Truck Accident? You Have the Right to Seek Full Compensation.

Truck accidents in New Jersey are reaching epidemic proportions. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that fatal truck accidents went up 13% nationally, a staggering increase. 

In Medford, large commercial trucks use Highway 70, Highway 541, and the city streets to deliver goods to local establishments. Newark highways are among the most heavily traveled in the region, including Highway 95, Highway 78, and other main roadways crisscrossing the region. 

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Serious and Catastrophic Truck Injury Cases

The types of injuries sustained in a collision with a large commercial truck include:

  • Spinal cord injuries: The impact in a collision may sever or crush the spine, leaving an innocent person facing a lifetime of challenges.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: A traumatic brain injury can affect the ability to control the body, cause cognitive deficits, and may require a long and grueling journey to relearn how to speak, walk, or perform normal daily tasks, and frequently lead to permanent disabilities.
  • Broken bones: A truck accident can cause very serious fractures, often multiple, which may require several surgeries, or in some cases, amputation as the limb is so damaged it cannot be surgically repaired.
  • Internal injuries: The force of the impact with a truck may crush the body, causing internal organ damage.
  • Disfiguring injuries: Facial lacerations can leave another driver or passenger permanently disfigured. Even with the most advanced reconstructive surgeries, these injuries are often impossible to fully resolve, leaving the individual with severe physical and emotional damages.
  • Burns: A truck accident may lead to a vehicle fire, whether due to the impact, or when carrying a flammable substance. Drivers and their passengers may be seriously or catastrophically burned, requiring extensive medical intervention, ongoing surgeries, and severe scarring.
  • Severe lacerations: The impact of a truck accident may throw a driver or passenger out of the vehicle, leading to severe lacerations, and permanent scarring. 
  • Fatal injuries: Sadly, many truck accidents lead to fatal injuries, with the driver or passengers killed on impact, or within days of the collision.

Causes of Truck Accidents in New Jersey

When unsafely operated, a commercial truck can lead to serious or catastrophic injuries to drivers and passengers who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Truck accidents come about due to several types of negligence, including:

  • Tired driver
  • Drug- or alcohol-impaired driver
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Operating a truck too fast for road or weather conditions
  • Unsafe turns
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Uneven load
  • Truck part or safety system failures
  • Driver swerving out of lanes
  • Unsafe merging

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, connect with us at Law Office of Steven Ellman for a free case evaluation. No legal fees unless we win. Contact us online or call (609) 293-4556.

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