A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured in a truck collision after her 2000 Oldsmobile Alero collided with a tractor-trailer. According to NJ.com, the truck accident occurred on Route 80 west near exit 37 in Rockaway Township. Officials say the victim may have lost control of her car while trying to avoid another vehicle. Her vehicle spun out of control and into the path of the truck. The Lake Hiawatha woman was transported to the hospital where she has been listed in stable condition. No one has been issued a summons for the crash, but the accident remains under investigation.
This accident report does not mention why the victim had to veer out of the way of another car and there are a number of questions that investigators must try to answer. Did the accident result from a dangerous lane change? Was speed a factor in the collision? What caused the driver to veer out of control? What made the vehicle prone to spinning out of control? Why was the other driver unable to avoid the collision?
In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, the at-fault driver can be held accountable for the losses suffered by the victim. Negligent drivers can be held accountable for damages including, but not limited to, medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, the cost of rehabilitation services, pain and suffering, disability coverage, and other related damages.
The reputed truck crash injury lawyers in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to protect the rights and legal options of car accident victims. Our attorneys provide free case evaluations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has been injured in a car accident.