Being injured or losing a loved one in a commercial truck accident can be devastating. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our truck accident attorneys have more than 95 years of combined experience handling all types of personal injury cases in New Jersey. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial pain that many injured victims suffer. We’re here to take some of the weight off your shoulders and help you recover maximum compensation for your damages.
Why You Need A New Jersey Truck Accident Attorney
Tractor trailer accident cases are complex, especially when they involve multi-state carriers. Jersey City is a busy thoroughfare for truckers bringing loads from the port in Newark, across the Hudson River, to and from New England via Route 95, and fanning out to points west and south. Our team has successfully litigated many of these types of motor vehicle accident claims.Our lawyers stay up-to-date on the latest changes in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) regulations for the trucking industry, which is important in trucking accident cases.
Recovering Compensation In Truck Accident Cases
Victims of tractor trailer accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical care and leave them unable to work. Attempting to pursue compensation on your own can be an uphill battle that results in a minimal settlement. The amount you receive may not come close to covering your long-term medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for damages like pain and suffering.
Our truck accident attorneys at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman know how to accurately value your claim to ensure your financial future is protected. We’re familiar with the underhanded tactics that insurance companies often employ to minimize or deny claims. We handle all negotiations with insurance providers and fight aggressively to recover the maximum recovery you need and deserve for your damages and losses.
Important Elements To Consider In Tractor Trailer Accident Cases
Truck accident claims must be thoroughly investigated by experienced professionals. Countless factors may contribute to a tractor trailer accident. Extensive examination of the crash can help to ensure all important elements are brought to light. Our team knows what to look for and how to determine whether multiple parties may be liable for your injuries. Some things we explore in these types of cases include:
- Whether a truck driver is an independent operator or employed by a commercial trucking company
- What kind of insurance coverage is in place
- How many hours the truck driver was on the road, and whether those hours were logged as required by law
- Whether the cargo was properly secured
- Speed, driving habits, weather conditions, and other factors that may affect a driver’s ability to control their vehicle
We also gather critical evidence such as data from the truck’s black box recorder, information from GPS devices, phone records, driver logs, maintenance and inspection reports, and the driver’s training and employment record.
What To Do If You’re Involved In A Tractor Trailer Accident
After a truck accident, it’s vital to call 911 right away. Check on others to see if they need help and make sure to seek medical attention for yourself, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured. Take photos or videos of the scene, damage to vehicles, and your injuries. Exchange insurance and contact information with other drivers and write down the contact information of the truck driver’s employer as well.
Some large trucking companies will immediately send investigators and insurance adjusters to the scene. Don’t give a statement to them or sign anything before speaking with a truck accident lawyer. If you’re a truck driver who was injured on the job, our attorneys can assess your case and determine whether you’re eligible for workers’ comp benefits and if a third-party liability lawsuit may an option for recovering additional compensation.
Why Choose Us?
Our personal injury lawyers at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, care about making things right for those who have been injured due to no fault of their own. Our dedicated service to clients starts with an initial free consultation. We’ll listen to your story, evaluate your case, and advise you on how to proceed. The best part? If you don’t recover any damages, we don’t take a fee.
Contact Our Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys Today
If you’ve been hurt or have lost a loved one in a crash with a tractor trailer, our truck accident lawyers can help. To ask questions or learn more, contact us online, use the chat feature on our website, or call Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman at 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland. We also serve clients in Kinnelon, Jefferson, Vernon, and throughout the state of New Jersey. Se habla español.