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 Forte 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.