Truck Accidents: What to do Next!
Large trucks are a common sight on New Jersey roads, and while most drives go off without a hitch, accidents involving these massive vehicles can cause severe injuries and even death.
There are many reasons why nonfatal crashes and fatal large truck crashes occur, and truck drivers are not always at fault. Other motorists on the road may be driving negligently or recklessly, leading to an accident.
If you have been involved in truck accidents that weren’t your fault, especially if they were fatal crashes, you might be wondering what to do next. This blog post will provide some tips on what to do if you find yourself in this situation.
Have You Been in a Truck Accident?
Motor vehicle crashes with large trucks often result in significant injuries or fatalities. A large truck crash can cause multiple vehicle crashes, rollover accidents, and severe injuries for truck occupants and passenger vehicle occupants alike.
According to fatal crash data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, crashes involving large trucks in 2020 were fatal crashes 1% of the time (with about 4,444 fatal truck crashes that year) and injury crashes 24% of the time (with approximately 101,000 injuries crashes that year).
Furthermore, truck and passenger vehicle driver accidents will commonly be attributed to factors such as driver error, driver fatigue, speeding, road and weather conditions, and machine failure.
Occupants of passenger vehicles are more prone to motor vehicle crash deaths than large truck occupants. Because of this, passenger cars must exercise extreme caution when driving beside or behind a large truck. At the same time, large truck drivers are expected to maneuver their vehicles carefully and be mindful of their blind spots to prevent large truck crashes. Ultimately, the safety of the road lies on all drivers and vehicles involved.
Whether you are a truck driver or a passenger vehicle driver, truck accidents can be traumatizing experiences. It is essential to stay calm, seek medical help if necessary, call the police, and exchange information with the other driver.
Regardless of your role in the accident, speaking with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney who can advise you regarding your legal rights and options is crucial.
How to File a Transit Lawsuit Settlement in New Jersey
Here’s what you need to do to get a fair settlement in a New Jersey truck accident:
- Hold on to any paperwork or evidence you may have, such as documentation of injuries, medical bills, and police reports.
- Take pictures of any injuries and auto damages.
- Do not speak to anyone involved in the accident or the other driver’s insurance company.
- Contact Rossetti, DeVoto, PC. Our NJ transit attorneys can help you investigate your accident, determine who is at fault, and ascertain whether you are eligible for compensation.
Contact Rossetti, DeVoto, PC
Our personal injury attorneys at Rossetti, DeVoto, PC have over 25 years of experience handling transit lawsuits in New Jersey. If you or a loved one have been injured in a transit accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today for a free consultation.