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18-Wheeler Accidents And Commercial Truck Accidents In New Brunswick

Truck accidents can cause serious damage and injuries, simply because of the size imbalance between the vehicles involved. Our truck accident lawyers at Hendricks & Hendricks, in New Brunswick have been serving communities in Central Jersey for more than 50 years. If you or someone you love has been injured or even killed in semi-truck, 18-wheeler or commercial truck accident, our personal injury lawyers can help you file a truck accident claim to recover damages for your accident injuries.

Comparative Fault And Truck Accidents In New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can only recover damages if you are less than 50% at fault. Under the laws of comparative fault, if a motorist contributed to the accident in any way, any damages they might be awarded will be reduced by the percentage they were at fault for an accident.

Determining Who Was At Fault In A Truck Accident Lawsuit

In a truck accident lawsuit, determining who was at fault for the accident can be quite complicated. In semi-truck accidents, there could actually be several negligent parties, including:

  • The truck driver: A truck driver could be negligent due to distracted driving, driving while fatigued or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The commercial trucking company: The trucking company could be liable for failing to maintain a truck properly, failing to hire an experienced driver, failing to provide adequate training or over-scheduling a truckers delivery schedule.
  • The truck or parts manufacturers: In truck accidents involving mechanical failures or equipment problems, the truck or parts manufacturers could potentially be held liable for the accident.

At Hendricks & Hendricks, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to investigate all of the possible causes of your accident to make sure that any and all responsible parties are held liable for negligence. No matter what the facts and circumstances are involving your particular case, we will investigate your case thoroughly.

Consult With A Truck Accident Attorney

Our personal injury lawyers are available for consultations and case evaluations by appointment. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us by calling our office at 732-907-8047 or by reaching out using our online form. We look forward to hearing more about your case and telling you more about how we can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries.