Tractor Trailer Accidents
Our Firm represents victims in high stakes litigation involving tractor-trailer accidents in New Jersey resulting in serious injuries or death. When commercial trucks collide with cars, SUVs or motorcycles, this Firm holds negligent truck drivers and trucking companies liable for the injuries and fatalities caused by their actions or omissions. Each case that the Firm accepts is carefully evaluated and investigated in detail to ensure the best result for our clients.
Since tractor-trailer accidents typically involve devastating injuries and fatalities, it is essential that you receive elite representation to recover maximum compensation. Schiller McMahon’s New Jersey personal injury attorneys bring a wealth of investigative experience to the table in order to build formidable cases against big name commercial trucking companies. The Firm’s attorneys are former Assistant Prosecutors who spent years building and trying major cases against dangerous and evasive criminal organizations. Through that experience, our Firm utilizes advanced, cutting-edge approaches in achieving repeated success on behalf of our clients.
Victims of tractor-trailer accidents in New Jersey are entitled to receive compensation for the pain and suffering that they experience as a result of the accident. Pain and suffering may include injuries such as lost limbs, broken bones, disfigurement, scarring, brain injuries and/or neck and back pain. In addition to pain and suffering, victims are entitled to receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. In order to receive compensation for these injuries, it is important that you are cognizant of the time requirements in New Jersey to file a lawsuit. In some cases, the statute of limitations is only ninety (90) days. More importantly, key evidence which would be used to prove your case can be lost or destroyed if it is not secured swiftly.
Accidents involving commercial trucks (tractor-trailers; 18 wheelers; semi-trucks) have historically been caused by negligent operation, overloaded trucks, unsecured loads, improper maintenance, driver fatigue, failure to properly train drivers, and drunk driving. Most notably, demanding schedules by commercial trucking companies has led to truck drivers traveling long distances on insufficient sleep. A recent example of a catastrophic tractor-trailer accident is that which involved comedian Tracy Morgan in New Jersey. The driver of the tractor-trailer owned by Walmart that hit Tracy’s Morgan’s tour bus, which seriously injured Morgan and killed a passenger, is alleged to have driven over twenty-four hours straight without sleeping.
The personal injury attorneys at Schiller McMahon offer free, initial consultations to discuss the facts of your case. If you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, contact our office at (908) 233-4840 to make your appointment today.