Most residents of New Jersey are highly aware of large trucks playing a leading role in the state’s economy. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, 75% of the approximate 600 million tons of goods moved each year are transported by truck. While the NJDOT works to enforce and maintain truck safety initiatives and regulations, some truck drivers are not as familiar with truck operation requirements as they should be. It is for this reason and various others that truck accidents take place in New Jersey.
A recent auto accident in Paramus involved a tractor-trailer and a Honda Accord. According to a northjersey.com article, the driver of the Honda had to be extricated from his vehicle by rescuers. He was then taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Based on the article, road conditions were wet and caused the driver of the Honda to lose control while driving along a curve. The tractor-trailer then T-boned the vehicle on its passenger side after the Honda crossed into the northbound lane. Alcohol was said not to have been an influencing factor in causing the collision, although the accident is reportedly still under investigation.
When tractor-trailers are involved in an auto accident, the degree of property damage and injuries sustained are typically more severe than if the truck had not been involved. This is mainly due to the large size and insurmountable weight of these trucks. If a truck driver’s negligence contributes to an accident that causes others to suffer serious injury, then negligent parties may be held legally responsible.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, our experienced Princeton truck crash attorneys have helped many individuals injured in truck accidents receive the compensation they deserve. These accidents can happen in a matter of seconds, but the consequences of severe injuries can last for many months, if not years. Contact Lependorf & Silverstein today to learn more about how our skilled lawyers can help you receive compensation for loss of wages, pain and suffering, and the cost of medical bills and treatment. Call 609-240-0040 today for free consultation.