A 48-year-old man was injured when the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned on the highway. According to The Gloucester County Times, the truck accident occurred on Interstate 295 in Logan Township. The male trucker from Florida sustained injuries in the crash, which were not life-threatening. The reasons for the tractor trailer rig overturning are unknown.
There are many potential causes of a tractor-trailer rollover accident. Common causes include improperly loaded trailers, defective truck parts, poorly maintained trailers, inexperienced truck drivers and dangerous roadways. Truck accidents in New Jersey can prove extremely devastating for occupants of other, smaller, motor vehicles. In a big rig accident, especially in a jackknife or rollover where other vehicles are involved, it is often the occupants in the passenger vehicle who suffer catastrophic injuries.
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paralysis or even death. If the accident is the truck driver’s fault, both the driver and his or her employer could be held liable for the victims’ injuries. Trucking companies usually have powerful legal defense teams on their side. So, it is critical for seriously injured victims to get an experienced New Jersey truck accident attorney on their side, who will fight for their legal rights and protect their best interests.
The truck accident lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein help injured victims or their families obtain just compensation for the damages they have suffered. For more information about pursuing your legal rights, please contact us at 609-240-0040. We always offer free consultations to injured accident victims and their families.