Consumers, business owners, and other motorists all rely on our truckers to operate their rigs in the safest manner possible. Generally, this is the case, and truckers are dependable, responsible, and get the job done. However, truck driving is a career that comes with a ton of responsibility. Truckers are under constant pressure from their employers to do their job as efficiently as possible, never missing any stops. This sometimes causes truck drivers to rush or drive recklessly, which will very often cause an accident. If you have been involved in a truck accident, the injuries you’ve sustained are most likely severe, which is why you are probably looking into recovering financial compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, please read on to learn about your legal options:
What are some of the most common truck accidents?
- Rear-end crashes: Trucks are no exception to the general rule of thumb that the rear-ending party is usually at fault for a rear-end accident. The only difference is that when a truck rear-ends a smaller car, the outcome is oftentimes far more catastrophic.
- Rollover accidents: These most commonly occur when a truck is making a turn too quickly and rolls onto its side. Depending on where this occurs, a truck could land on top of another motor vehicle.
- Jackknife collisions: A jackknife collision is when the trailer swings independently of the cab, causing both sections of the tractor-trailer to move in opposite directions.
- Wide-turn accidents: These will generally occur when a truck driver swings left to make a right turn, colliding with cars around it.
- Blindspot accidents: Trucks are notorious for their blind spots, which is why truck drivers will sometimes not see smaller cars when changing lanes. These types of accidents will very often run cars off the road.
- Head-on collisions: Head-on collisions are generally the most fatal truck accidents. If you were injured because a truck driver was on the wrong side of the road, there is a very strong chance you will recover financial compensation.
Am I entitled to financial compensation following a truck accident?
If you and your attorney can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you will most likely recover financial compensation. However, you must first satisfy the burden of proof via security camera footage, witness testimony, medical documents, and more, depending on your situation. An attorney will ensure you have all the necessary information assembled to win you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you have been seriously injured in New Jersey by the negligence of another party, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.