Weighing in at over 80,000 pounds, most eighteen-wheelers lack the maneuverability that allows smaller vehicles to avoid accidents. Because of the weight and forces involved when large trucks crash, truck accidents are known for causing devastating injuries.
For over a quarter of a century, Eisbrouch Marsh, LLC has been fighting for the rights of injured motorists in New Jersey and New York. If you have suffered severe injuries in a trucking accident, please call 201-342-5545 for your no-cost, no-obligation legal consultation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Although truck drivers must possess a special commercial license in order to operate their vehicles, nearly one-third of all truck accidents are attributable to driver-related factors. Truck accidents are often caused by:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving, including texting, eating, talking on the phone
- Alcohol or drug use while driving
- Failing to yield to other traffic
- Following too closely
- Misjudging gaps in traffic
- Swerving out of their lane
- Not checking for vehicles in their blindspots
Other causes of trucking accidents can include the failure to properly load cargo and the failure to properly maintain the vehicle, which may be the responsibility of the shipping or trucking company.
Liability in a Truck Accident Case
Determining liability in a truck accident case can be complex because of the regulations governing these large vehicles and the many parties that may be held liable for injuries. You may be able to recover damages from any of the following parties, depending on the specific facts of your case:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Brake or tire manufacturers
- Shipping company
- Maintenance personnel
You may have a negligence claim against the driver or the trucking company, and you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of some of the truck’s parts. After investigating your case, we can file against and negotiate with all of the parties who can be held responsible for your injuries.
Serious Injuries in Truck Accident Cases
Trucking accidents often cause debilitating injuries that require extensive medical intervention. Injuries that we commonly see in truck accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
Don’t suffer alone. Let an experienced attorney handle the stress of negotiating with insurance companies and fighting your legal battles for fair compensation.
Call Eisbrouch Marsh Today
Eisbrouch Marsh can help you navigate the complex legal system to get the justice you deserve. With over 30 years of legal experience and a record of winning truck accident lawsuits, we can help you gain maximum compensation for your losses.
Call us today at 201-342-5545 for a no-charge, no-obligation consultation about your truck accident case.
We serve residents in northern New Jersey, including Hackensack, Newark, Bergen County, and Essex County from our offices in New Jersey and New York.