Truck Accident Lawyer East Brunswick, NJ
Experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Represents Truck Accident Victims in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Ocean County, NJ
In the interest of public safety, the commercial trucking industry is highly regulated. The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration require commercial trucks to follow hundreds of specific, detailed laws, rules, and regulations. The Port Authority of New Jersey specifies what types of trucks and loads are permitted to travel on certain roads to avoid dangerous accidents and spills. Individual municipalities have additional regulations and laws governing commercial trucks on local and rural roads.
With 18-wheelers, big rigs, dump trucks, tractor trailers, and buses outweighing passenger vehicles by tens of thousands of pounds, collisions between trucks and cars pose significantly heightened dangers. Because of the massive size of commercial trucks and the hazardous loads some carry, when an accident occurs between a large truck and a smaller car, catastrophic injuries and fatalities are almost impossible to avoid. When trucking companies and their drivers violate trucking safety laws and rules and cause an accident, they must be held accountable for the damages they cause.
When you’ve been injured, or a loved one killed, because of a commercial truck or bus accident in New Jersey, experienced NJ truck accident attorney Vincent R. Glorisi can compel or force those responsible for the harm they caused through a monetary settlement in Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Essex County, or Union County courts. Contact Vincent R. Glorisi today to discuss your truck accident claim.
Vincent R. Glorisi’s Personal Injury Insurance Background Can Make the Difference When Seeking Compensation for Your Plainsboro Trucking Accident Injuries
NJ is a leader in providing the trucking industry with infrastructure for transporting the goods and products vital to United States commerce. As such, New Jersey highways and roads move 600 million tons of goods each year. While big trucks are disproportionately dangerous to car passengers, our local and global communities cannot do without them. So, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) governs public safety while at the same time allowing commercial trucks to use our roads. With nearly 13 million commercial trucks on interstate and intrastate highways and four (4) million licensed commercial drivers on interstate and intrastate highways and roads, truck accidents are inevitable.
Those who own or operate trucks are required to follow truck safety laws and regulations. When they don’t, they must be held accountable. The New Jersey Department of Transportation lists some of the causes of dangerous truck accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Fatigue, caused by not taking mandated sleep breaks and driving too many hours
- Failure to yield
- Unsafe lane changes
- Sharp turns
- Aggressive driving
- Overloaded trucks
- Unsecured and imbalanced loads
- Hazardous loads not in compliance
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Damaged brakes and suspension systems
- Poor visibility
- Inadequate or broken lights
- Insufficient driver training
Nationwide, though truck accidents are responsible yearly for only 2.4% or 500,000 of all vehicle accidents, they are responsible for a disproportionate number of serious injuries and fatalities. And because some trucking companies and drivers do not take safety seriously, one person every 16 minutes is injured or killed in a commercial truck or bus accident, according to truckinfo.net. Nearly 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents yearly, and 98% of the time, the victims are occupants of the other, smaller vehicle. People traveling in passenger vehicles are far more vulnerable to devastating injuries and fatalities than truck drivers because trucks weigh 20 to 30 times as much as cars.
Monroe Township Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Fight for Your Rightful Monetary Recovery
The odds of dying in a truck accident are high because of the sheer size and weight of most trucks. Recent yearly large truck accident fatality statistics indicate that:
- 17% of fatalities were truck occupants.
- 66% of fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants.
- 16% of fatalities were pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
When you are fortunate enough to not have been killed in a New Jersey truck accident, but have serious injuries, the Law Office of Vincent R. Glorisi can help. Non-fatal truck accident injuries can include:
- Brain trauma
- Neck and back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement and scarring
The Law Office of Vincent R. Glorisi has over 35 years of experience representing victims of commercial truck accidents and their families in Old Bridge, South Brunswick, Plainsboro, East Brunswick, and throughout Middlesex County, New Jersey. Moreover, Vincent Glorisi has been certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney.
When choosing an attorney to handle your NJ truck accident case, it’s critical that you hire someone who understands the complex laws and regulations governing the trucking industry and who knows how to investigate every possible violation that may have caused the truck crash. While investigating your case, the Law Office of Vincent R. Glorisi will explore every detail of the accident to determine whether the trucking company and driver were in compliance with the U.S. and New Jersey Departments of Transportation and if Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laws were violated.
Who Should Be Held Responsible for Your South Brunswick Truck Accident and Injuries?
When your case is put together and we document that the trucking company was at fault for the accident, we will vigilantly fight for your rightful monetary compensation. But creating a case that sticks, and knowing who is responsible for the truck accident, can be complicated. The individuals and entities who are potentially responsible for your New Jersey trucking accident may include:
- Truck driver
- Truck driver’s employer
- Truck or trailer owner
- Leasing company owner
- Manufacturer of a faulty truck part
- Cargo loaders
When a truck accident happens, the trucking company’s powerful attorneys and investigators will almost immediately be on the scene, working hard to disprove their fault. The Law Office of Vincent R. Glorisi will combat the other side by hiring investigators and expert witnesses to determine who is at fault so that we can secure the maximum monetary compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation needs, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. And if your loved one was killed in a trucking accident, though we know no amount of money can replace them, we will help you through a lawsuit for their wrongful death.
Meet with a Knowledgeable Old Bridge Truck Accident Attorney for a Free Case Review and Consultation
To build a strong case against those responsible for your New Jersey truck accident requires the dedicated focus of a skilled, experienced NJ truck accident attorney with the resources to fully investigate what happened and fight for your rights. Middlesex County personal injury attorney Vincent Glorisi, who serves clients in Old Bridge, Monroe Township, East Brunswick, and Plainsboro, NJ, will take the burden of financial recovery for your injuries or your loved one’s death.
Don’t prolong your stress and worries. Call Vincent R. Glorisi today at 732.251.3333 or fill out the online form to begin the fight for justice for your truck accident injuries. When we meet during your free consultation and case review, you will be treated with respect and compassion. If you can’t make it to our Old Bridge office, we will be happy to meet you at home or in the hospital.