Are you suffering the consequences of a truck accident that wasn’t your fault? Then turn to New Jersey truck accident lawyer Steven Ellman for the experienced legal representation you need to pursue the compensation you’re owed. You should not have to pay for injuries, vehicle repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing expenses because of someone else’s negligence.
For over 35 years, Steven Ellman, a truck accident lawyer in New Jersey, has tirelessly advocated for the rights of injured accident victims throughout New Jersey. He has a proven record of success inside and outside the courtroom, securing considerable verdicts and settlements. He believes that each of his clients deserves the best possible results in their case and will do everything in his power to deliver them.
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What Is Considered a Truck in New Jersey?
A commercial truck is defined as any vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating or a gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more or is used to transport materials designated as hazardous under 49 U.S.C. §5103 or 49 C.F.R., Subtitle B, Chapter I, Subchapter C. Examples of vehicles that qualify as trucks include:
- Box truck
- Big rig
- Car transporter
- Tow truck
- Dump truck
- Cement truck
- Waste collection truck
- Crane trucks/mobile crane
- Livestock truck
- Logging truck
- Furniture truck
- Flatbed truck
- Tanker truck
What Injuries Can Someone Sustain in a New Jersey Truck Accident?
The weight and speed of a commercial truck can impart devastating forces in a collision. Victims of New Jersey truck accidents often suffer serious and potentially life-threatening injuries as a result, such as:
- Lacerations, abrasions, and deg loving injuries
- Burns and smoke inhalation injuries from post-accident fires
- Toxic exposure and resulting disease from hazardous cargo spills
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Ligament, tendon, and muscle injuries or tears
- Nerve damage
- Herniated spinal disc injuries
- Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
- Perforation injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic amputation/limb loss
For a fatal truck accident, the families of the victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit.