When a semitrailer or other commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, representatives of the company involved often are on site as quickly as the emergency responders. The size and weight of commercial vehicles frequently cause serious injuries when accidents occur.
Personal injury claims resulting from truck accidents in New Jersey are aggressively defended. Many companies have legal counsel in-house or on retainer that is skilled at minimizing their driver’s role in an accident, in order to limit the amount they pay in damages. It is critical to work with a personal injury law firm like the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., which has experience standing up to the assertive strategies that are common in personal injury claims involving tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles.
With offices in Manalapan, we represent personal injury victims throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties.
The trucking industry is a high-pressure environment. Drivers are encouraged to deliver their shipments as quickly as possible, even if it means driving extra hours and exceeding posted speed limits. Many truck accidents result from drivers who fail to obey federal and state laws that regulate commercial trucking in an attempt to make highways safer. Examples include:
We have a thorough understanding of the federal and state laws that regulate commercial trucking. We work with accident investigation specialists, who help determine the cause of an accident and who can present convincing testimony if your case goes to court.
We also work with a highly regarded network of medical professionals, who can provide detailed testimony about the extent of your injuries and how they affect your quality of life.
A common tactic employed by insurance company representatives following a semitruck accident is to pressure the injured party to accept an initial offer immediately. It is in your best interest to speak with a personal injury lawyer before speaking with any representative from a trucking company or its insurance carrier.
We offer a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Call 732-333-8942 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting in our Manalapan office or we can come to you. We represent clients throughout Monmouth County, Middlesex County and all of New Jersey.