On June 4, 2009 a young woman in a truck accident in Hamilton Township, New Jersey narrowly escaped death. Her car was crushed when a an independent trucker who was hauling heavy concrete flanges allowed these flanges to slide off of his truck and crush the helpless car. It is the responsibility for truckers to make sure the loads they are hauling are safe before travel. Despite living in a highly technological world, much of New Jersey’s roads are used to transport heavy industrial materials. And, these roads are used by the trucks that carry these loads and private passenger vehicles that are used to transport our children. Unfortunately, when trucks carrying heavy industrial material and private passenger cars collide, it is the smaller, lighter of the two vehicles that usually ends up suffering the force of the impact and its consequences.
In this case, the private passenger vehicle crushed by the concrete flanges was not occupied. Thankfully, because there was no passenger in the car at the time of the impact, nobody was injured. This usually is not the case. In fact, injuries that occur when heavily loaded trucks strike private passenger vehicles often end up causing catastrophic injuries in New Jersey.
Not only are the truck drivers sometimes at fault, but the companies for whom they are driving can also be held liable for the injuries that result from these crashes. If you have been injured as a result of an accident with a truck, you should contact an attorney to learn your rights. The Princeton, New Jersey truck accident injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein can advise you of your rights. Contact an New Jersey truck accident attorney at the law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation today.