Truck Accident Lawyers Serving New Jersey and New York City
Due to semi trucks’ tremendous size and weight, commercial truck drivers and trucking companies face stricter state and federal safety regulations than passenger vehicle drivers. Unfortunately, crashes involving 18-wheelers still happen every day, and the severe injuries that often result can leave innocent drivers and passengers facing stacks of medical bills, lost wages due to time missed at work, and lingering pain and suffering.
The New Jersey and New York City truck accident attorneys at SK Law want to help if you or a loved one were injured in an accident with a tractor trailer. We’re ready to take on the insurance and trucking companies to help you get the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on getting your life back.
Call 1-866-909-6894 or fill out our online form for a free case review—day or night. Our injury attorneys have years of experience fighting for New Jersey and New York City motor vehicle accident victims, and with our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t pay us anything unless you get money for your claim.
Experience Matters With Trucking Accident Injury Claims
Filing an injury claim after a truck accident can often be more complex than other types of motor vehicle accidents. This is because fault for the accident may be attributed to a variety of parties, including:
- Truck drivers
A truck driver may be held liable for an accident if their actions behind the wheel are found to contribute to the cause of a crash.
- Truck or trailer owners and lessees
If a truck driver is operating a truck owned by someone else, the truck owner may be held responsible for maintenance issues that led to the accident.
- Trucking companies
When trucking companies discourage or fail to enforce federal safety regulations, such as the number of hours driven per day, they may be held liable for a crash.
- Shipping companies
Trucks must be loaded carefully and according to federal regulations. When overloading a truck with cargo causes a crash, shipping companies can be held responsible.
At SK Law, our truck accident attorneys have experience handling injury claims in New Jersey and New York City, and we’re here to help. When you choose us to handle your claim, our team can conduct a thorough investigation to determine the parties that may be held liable for your crash according to state and federal law. Then, we’ll file a thorough injury claim seeking maximum compensation for your damages.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in New Jersey and New York
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents are often factors in other types of motor vehicle accidents—such as loss of traction during bad weather or distracted driving. However, the size and weight of trucks can also lead to crashes caused by factors unique to commercial trucks and tractor trailers.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to handle New York and New Jersey truck accident claims related to a number of causes, such as:
- Improper loading
Packing a tractor trailer is more complex than many drivers may believe. Rules and regulations enforce weight requirements, the placement of cargo in trailers, and the types of restraints used to keep cargo in place.
- Fatigued driving
Sometimes drivers break the law to meet deadlines or increase profits. In other cases, trucking companies may have policies that encourage drivers to drive without proper rest.
- Defective parts or equipment
Tractor trailers can travel hundreds of thousands of miles per year, and regular maintenance is required to keep up with wear and tear on cabs, trailers, and their wheels and tires.
Valuable evidence can disappear fast after a truck accident—don’t wait until it’s too late to get help with your injury claim. At SK Law, our legal team is ready to start investigating the cause of your New Jersey or New York truck accident. Contact us now to get started.
Lawyers Helping New Jersey and New York Truck Accident Victims
At SK Law, we are guided by a set of core values that defines every action we take on behalf of our clients, every day. We call it the SK Way. This set of promises to you ensures that you receive the highest possible level of service throughout every step of the legal process. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident with a truck, contact our New Jersey and New York City truck accident lawyers today. We want to help.