Category – Truck Accident
According to an article on NJ.com, a serious truck accident on the morning of December 27, 2012 took the lives of three people on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash involved two tractor trailers and two other vehicles near mile-marker 39.8 in Mount Laurel.
The three people killed in the crash were occupants of a Toyota Camry that was southbound on the Turnpike when it was rear-ended by one of the tractor trailers. The fourth occupant of the Camry was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Neither of the tractor trailer operators suffered injuries, nor did the occupants of a Ford Edge, which was also involved in the crash.
After the crash, all southbound lanes were closed for several hours while traffic was diverted onto Route 195 in Mercer County from the Turnpike at exit 7A. All lanes were reopened by 3:30 p.m., however, motorists are still encouraged to use Route 295 and avoid the area. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a New Jersey tractor trailer accident, the experienced NJ tractor trailer accident attorneys at Blume Goldfaden can help you understand your legal rights and potential options. To find out whether you may have a case, call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.
Four people were injured when a delivery truck rear-ended an SUV on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. A 33 year old man operating the delivery truck struck the SUV and pushed it into traffic where it collided with a second SUV. All three drivers involved, and a 77 year old passenger in the first SUV, were injured in the crash. Rescue workers had difficulty freeing the elderly passenger from the vehicle. Press of Atlantic City.com reported that the driver of the delivery truck was cited for careless driving.
When large vehicles, such as trucks are involved in accidents with passenger vehicles, it often results in serious injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicles. The collision in the report described here is an example of how occupants of even larger passenger vehicles, such as SUVs, can sustain significant injuries when struck by a larger truck. Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries including those to the brain and spinal cord, bones, and other internal injuries; however, the full extent of the injuries in the Egg Harbor accident were not reported.
One of the biggest challenges victims are faced with in the aftermath of a truck accident is dealing with insurance companies. Speaking with an experienced New Jersey truck accident attorney before communicating with insurance adjusters or attorneys representing other parties involved in the accident can help protect your rights and guide you on proper decisions to make regarding your property damage claims, medical expense coverage and compensation for any physical injuries suffered. Failing to secure adequate legal representation could jeopardize your ability to pursue a valid and timely claim.
The lawyers at Blume Goldfaden have decades of experience representing injured victims and their families. We understand how to communicate and negotiate with insurance companies; and, how to protect your legal rights and best interests. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your potential claim.
A man was recently killed in a New Jersey truck accident after a tractor-trailer collided with his vehicle on Route 78 in Hunterdon County. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway near Bloomsbury, New Jersey. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
While accidents involving motor vehicles can cause significant personal injury, accidents involving “big-rigs” or tractor-trailers, which could weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, could result in catastrophic consequences. In situations where the truck driver’s negligence causes the accident, the driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck and its equipment, and, possibly even those who performed or were responsible for maintenance on the truck could be held liable for the victim’s injuries or death.
Tractor-trailer accidents in New Jersey occur due to a variety of reasons. The truck driver may have been driving at an excessive speed for traffic or road conditions, for example. Fatigue can often be a factor. Likewise, many New Jersey truck accidents happen because a truck driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Mechanical malfunction caused by poor vehicle maintenance has been found to be another leading cause of catastrophic accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey tractor-trailer or other truck accident, please contact an experienced New Jersey tractor trailer trucking accident attorney at Blume Goldfaden. Our skilled truck accident lawyers have the resources and training to successfully pursue these complex cases that often involve several parties. Call us at 973-635-5400 to schedule a no-cost consultation.