A truck driver was seriously injured in a recent New Jersey car accident that involved four vehicles. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the truck accident occurred on Route 15 near Phipps Road in Rockaway Township. Officials say a car struck a tractor-trailer while attempting to change lanes, causing it to veer out of control and strike an idling vehicle at a traffic light. The stopped vehicle was then forced into an adjacent vehicle.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was airlifted to a nearby medical center with critical injuries. The driver of the vehicle who officials say caused this accident sustained relatively minor injuries. It is not clear if the other motorists were injured or if the at-fault driver was cited for the crash.
According to NJSA 39:4-88 (b): “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from that lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.”
Drivers who make unsafe lane changes can be held liable for the damages they cause. In cases involving negligence, at-fault drivers can be held liable for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages. Victims of negligent drivers would be well advised to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who will remain on their side, fight for their rights, and ensure that they receive fair and full compensation.
The skilled auto accident injury lawyers in NJ at Lependorf & Silverstein help victims of negligent drivers get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey accident, please call our offices at (609) 240-0040 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.