Truck Accident Attorney in Parsippany, NJ
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), over 500,000 truck accidents happen annually in the U.S. Colliding with a truck is a serious, often tragic event. When you are hit by a truck while in a smaller vehicle, your chances of sustaining significant injuries drastically increase. Trucks of all kinds, whether flatbeds, tankers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor-trailers, or any commercial truck, pack an enormous amount of weight, breadth, and height. Combine this with fast speeds and you have a recipe for serious destruction.
Many truck accidents happen on interstate highways. New Jersey is centrally located at the intersection of major state and interstate trucking routes, making motorists in the state vulnerable to trucking accidents. In addition, New Jersey ranks #1 in population density, making the likelihood of a serious motor vehicle accident even greater. If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey truck accident, you must retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. Contact Lutz Injury Law today to further discuss your case.
Causes of NJ Truck Accidents
Truck driving is a very demanding job, and many factors can contribute to an accident. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents are as follows:
- Lack of visibility due to large blind spots
- Drowsy driving (this is especially a problem with truckers, as they are often required to work 70-hour workweeks, allowing for very little sleep)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol–though we all know how dangerous this is, sadly, many truckers continue to do so.
- Cell phone use behind the wheel
- Failure to brake in time, as trucks need nearly 2 football fields in length to come to a complete stop
- Mechanical issues that have not been resolved
Why Lutz Injury Law?
Northern New Jersey has many heavily-traveled highways, packed with commercial trucks. Unfortunately, tractor-trailers routinely tailgate, speed and abruptly change lanes. This reckless driving oftentimes leads to auto accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries. Accidents involving commercial trucks including delivery vans, tractor-trailers, construction vehicles, dump trucks or semi-trucks involve complex legal issues that require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Lutz Injury Law, we have the knowledge, skill, and track record that all wrongly injured clients deserve and need. Edward C. Lutz, Esq. is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and obtained the highest motor vehicle verdict in New Jersey in 2018 for a truck accident injury victim.
Contact a NJ Truck Accident Attorney
For over 30 years we have represented individuals who have been injured in truck accidents in the State of New Jersey. Our firm will gladly answer all of your questions and guide you through every step of the claims process, from beginning to end. As always, your claim will be handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay our firm unless we recover money on your behalf. To discuss your case with a skilled legal team, contact Lutz Injury Law today.