Truck accidents often result in serious injuries or even death. Whenever someone is harmed in a New Jersey truck accident, it must be determined who was at fault and who should be held responsible for losses suffered by the victim. In many cases, in addition to the truck driver, the trucking company or the driver’s employer can also be held liable.
In order to hold a trucking company responsible for the injuries suffered in a crash, it must be proven that they were negligent in some way. Did the trucking company make sure the truck driver was properly licensed? Was the truck and trailer properly maintained? Did the trucking company fail to properly maintain the vehicle, such as checking on the brakes, lights, reflective tape, and tires that resulted in truck equipment failure? Did the truck accident result from fatigued driving? Did the trucking company fail to test if the driver was overworked or suffering from sleep apnea? Did the company responsible for the truck fail to properly load the trailer? Does the trucking company maintain accurate driver logs and vehicle maintenance records?
Negligent trucking companies can be held liable for the losses suffered by crash victims. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a trucking company can be responsible for medical expenses, hospitalization, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
An experienced Princeton truck accident attorney at Lependorf & Silverstein knows how to hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey truck accident, please call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.