Truck Accident Lawyers in Wall, New Jersey

Maggs McDermott & DiCicco: Your Truck Accident Lawyers

According to the 2020 New Jersey Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Report, 550 fatal crashes resulted in 587 fatalities. Of those 550 fatal crashes, 23 incidences involved 25 tractor-trailers and 24 fatalities.

Commercial trucking companies and their drivers are required to adhere to state and federal regulations. Laws and regulations regulating the number of hours drivers can drive in one period, required resting periods, truck maintenance, weight limits, required equipment, record keeping, and more, were implemented to curtail unnecessarily dangerous and avoidable accidents. Despite these safeguards, truck accidents still occur and often result in life-altering injuries. Since the trucking industry is so regulated, the legal process is typically more complicated when a truck accident occurs, as opposed to a car accident. A truck accident lawyer is well versed in truck accidents and the legal implications that are created and knows the tactics insurance companies and trucking companies use to avoid fair compensation to victims. While you are recovering from your injuries, the least of your concerns should be arguing with an insurance company and maneuvering the legal maze for your compensation. If you or your loved one has been involved in a truck accident, contact the truck accident attorneys at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco.

Causes of Truck Accidents in New Jersey

Truck drivers do not solely cause truck accidents – there are many factors that can cause an unfortunate encounter with a truck. When a truck accident occurs, it is typically due to at least one of these common causes:

  • Exceeding the speed limit                                       
  • Aggressive driving
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Inclement weather
  • Lack of training
  • Blind spots in mirrors
  • Lack of experience
  • Unsafe passing
  • Careless driving
  • Tractor or trailer defects
  • Loose cargo
  • Road rage
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to adjust speeds when merging or switching lanes

Compensation for Truck Accidents

Due to the severe nature of the injuries commonly sustained due to truck accidents, the financial compensation awarded to victims, or the family of victims is typically considerable. The exact amount you will receive as compensation depends on the case details, the severity of the injuries and the extent of damage caused. A truck accident lawyer will help you determine the correct parties to identify after an accident, as there could be others involved beyond the truck driver. Depending on the situation in which the accident occurred, responsible parties could potentially include other drivers on the road, the tractor-trailer or trailer’s owner, the loading or shipping company, the company that performs maintenance on either the truck or the trailer, or the manufacturer.  Thorough investigations will be conducted by the attorneys at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco to ensure that you receive the highest amount of financial compensation.

Why Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?

After finding yourself involved in an accident with a truck, healing should be your first priority – not sorting out litigation. High impact crashes are known to be associated with severe injuries, which can lead to significant medical and rehabilitation expenses, while simultaneously hindering you from earning an income. There are no limits to the havoc an accident can wreak on your life; some survivors experience long-term disability, emotional trauma, and pain long after the accident occurred.

After a truck accident, truck injury attorneys are needed to fight for your fair compensation. Seeking financial compensation after a car accident is a difficult task on its own; when it comes to handling the complicated legal situations surrounding an accident with a truck, professional legal assistance from a truck injury lawyer will help you through the process.

The attorneys at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco are dedicated to thoroughly inspecting every aspect of your case to demonstrate how the accident occurred and determine the at-fault party. Our experienced truck injury attorneys are experienced in dealing with trucking companies and their respective insurance companies’ tactics to minimize compensation for accidents. Our Firm knows the complexities of state and federal truck laws, as well as the truck accident claims process, meaning you can focus on healing while our attorneys seek the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries you sustained.

Contact Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers in New Jersey

At Maggs McDermott & DiCicco, we believe that clients are best served when they develop a close and long-standing relationship with lawyers who efficiently manage their legal issues through a highly trained support staff with state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to providing high-quality legal services promptly and cost-effectively. Contact Maggs McDermott & DiCicco today for the truck accident representation you deserve.

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