Semi trucks and big rigs dominate New Jersey’s highways. These commercial vehicles can weigh over 80,000 pounds, far exceeding the weight or size of other vehicles on the road. When a truck driver fails to follow trucking regulations or operates the vehicle negligently, it can lead to a devastating accident and serious injuries.
The Bernards Township truck accident attorneys at the law firm of D’Alessandro & D’Alessandro, LLC, represent injured victims of all types of vehicle accidents. Since 1975, we have helped clients throughout northern and central New Jersey, including Basking Ridge and Bedminster, pursue compensation for their truck accident injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages and damages for pain and suffering. If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, contact our law firm online to learn about your legal options.
Investigating Your Truck Accident
After a truck accident, investigators from the trucking company quickly arrive on the scene to collect evidence. These investigators work to limit the liability of the trucking company and its insurer. They are not on your side.
When you hire our firm, we will immediately begin an investigation into the cause of your 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer accident. Our lawyers will collect and preserve crucial evidence for your case, including GPS data, black box data, driver logbooks and eyewitness statements. We also work with accident reconstruction experts to analyze the evidence and build our clients’ cases.
Trucking Regulations And Safety
Every commercial driver must follow safety regulations. When a driver violates these regulations, it places other vehicles on the road at risk. At our firm, we have helped clients injured in accidents caused by safety violations such as:
- Unsecured loads
- Overweight or overloaded trucks
- Driver fatigue
- Driver drug or alcohol abuse
- Improper truck maintenance