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Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorneys Passaic County, NJ

Serving Clients Across Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, West Milford, and Passaic County

New Jersey’s roads and highways are used not only by commuters and tourists, but by many trucks and industrial vehicles as well. These trucks transport goods and products across the state, but the danger of these trucks causing serious injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent disabilities, and loss of limb is very real.

For this reason, truck drivers, trucking companies, and delivery companies all have the responsibility of ensuring safe usage of these trucks, proper maintenance, thorough hiring standards and review, and following state and federal safety and operation regulations. When these parties fail to do so, and cause injury as a result, they need to be held accountable for their actions, and compensate truck accident injury victims for their medical expenses, lost income and wages, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of experience helping the victims of truck accidents across Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, West Milford, and the greater Passaic County area recover the compensation they need and deserve, and begin rebuilding their lives. If you have been injured in a truck accident or industrial vehicle accident, contact us today to begin discussing your case.

Common Causes of Passaic County Trucking Accidents

In most Passaic County truck accident injury cases, there is one of several common causes for that accident. The most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Reckless driving, distracted driving, or speeding
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Driver intoxication
  • Negligent hiring of drivers (drivers with prior DUI/DWI record or record of dangerous driving)

If you and your Passaic County truck accident injury attorney are able to prove that any of these negligent actions took place, and were what directly lead to your accident, you will have a strong personal injury case against the responsible parties.

Paterson NJ Truck Accident Attorney Holds Responsible Parties Liable

Unlike most car accident injury cases, truck accidents often have more than one potentially liable party. These can include the driver of the truck, the company that employed the driver, and any entities which employed the trucking company. New Jersey’s joint and several liability laws state that any party which is at least 60% responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries may be held liable for all of plaintiff’s injuries.

It is critical that you and your Paterson truck accident attorney correctly identify each potentially liable party and the extent of their responsibility when filing a claim. This is both to ensure you receive full compensation, and to prevent at-fault parties from delaying your case by claiming other parties are responsible.

Potential at-fault parties for any truck accident include:

  • The driver (and their insurance company)
  • The driver’s employer
  • The entity which hired the trucking company (through vicarious liability)

Contact Our Wayne NJ Truck Accident Injury Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, we have extensive experience helping clients across Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, West Milford, and the greater Passaic County area to recover the compensation they need and deserve for injuries sustained in truck accidents.

Our personal injury team is lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and features attorneys nominated to the Super Lawyers list as it relates to personal injury law. With millions of dollars already recovered for our clients, we are ready to put our legal knowledge, trial skills, and training to work for you today.

To speak with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your truck accident injury case, please contact us online, or through our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 771-5259. All personal injury cases are taken on contingency, and if your injuries prevent you from meeting with us in our office, we are happy to come to you.