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A commercial truck accident can be a life-altering event. In just a split second, your life can be turned upside down, leaving you with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, never hesitate to seek legal representation from experienced professionals who can help you navigate the complexities of your case.

At Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, we have been serving clients throughout the New Jersey area for over 40 years. Our team of certified civil trial attorneys has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients, and our firm is proud to be a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

We have offices conveniently located in Manhattan, Paramus, and Jacksonville, providing trusted legal services to clients in both the New York and New Jersey metro areas, as well as Florida. When you choose our firm, you can trust that you are in capable hands.

Why Choose Our Firm in NJ?

When it comes to truck accident cases, experience matters. Our firm’s founders have over 40 years of combined experience, giving us the knowledge and resources needed to handle even the most complex truck accident cases. We understand the unique challenges that arise in these types of cases and have a proven track record of success.

At Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, we prioritize our clients’ needs and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Our team of dedicated attorneys will guide you through every step of the legal process, providing personalized attention and aggressive representation. We have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations specific to truck accidents in New Jersey, giving us a distinct advantage in building a strong case on your behalf.

Where Do Truck Accidents Happen in New Jersey?

Truck accidents can happen anywhere in New Jersey, but certain areas have higher incidences. Highways such as the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 78 are known for their heavy commercial truck traffic and have seen their fair share of accidents. Additionally, congested areas near cities like Newark and Jersey City are also prone to truck accidents.

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Truck accidents can occur on any road, regardless of size or location. Whether you were involved in an accident on a major highway or a quiet residential street, our team at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, has the experience and resources to handle your case effectively.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons, often resulting from a combination of factors. Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers often work long hours, leading to fatigue, drowsiness, and decreased alertness behind the wheel.
  • Distracted driving: Truck drivers may be distracted by electronic devices, eating, or other activities while driving, causing them to lose focus on the road.
  • Intoxicated driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense and can have devastating consequences.
  • Speeding: Truck drivers who exceed the speed limit put themselves and everyone else on the road at risk.
  • Improper loading: If a truck is not loaded properly or if the cargo is not secured correctly, it can shift during transit, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
  • Mechanical failures: Malfunctioning brakes, steering systems, or other mechanical issues can contribute to truck accidents.

Identifying the cause of your truck accident is necessary in determining liability and holding the responsible parties accountable. Our team of seasoned truck accident lawyers at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, will thoroughly investigate your case to uncover all contributing factors and build a strong legal strategy.

What to Do After a Truck Crash

After a truck accident, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights and potentially strengthen your case. Here are some steps to follow:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Ensure that you receive immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Report the accident: Contact the police and file an accident report. This report will document crucial information about the accident, including the parties involved and any witnesses.
  • Gather evidence: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, including damages to the vehicles involved, skid marks, and any other relevant evidence. Collect contact information from witnesses and obtain a copy of the accident report.
  • Do not admit fault: Avoid discussing the accident or accepting blame for the incident. Stick to providing factual information to the police and your attorney.
  • Contact an attorney: Always consult with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. They can guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and begin gathering evidence to support your claim.

We know the time right after a truck crash is chaotic and stressful. You might still be shaken up and dealing with serious injuries. However, taking these steps and seeking legal assistance can protect your rights and future. Once you have our legal team handling your case, you can have peace of mind and focus on your physical recovery and treatment. We will handle everything else.

Who is Liable for Your Truck Accident?

You can seek compensation for a truck accident if someone else is to blame. While you might know the accident was not your fault, your word is not enough. You need a professional analysis and evidence to prove truck crash liability.

Determining liability in truck accident cases can be complex. Multiple parties may be held responsible, including:

  • Truck driver: If the driver was negligent or in violation of regulations, they may be held liable for the accident.
  • Trucking company: If the company fails to properly train, monitor, or supervise their drivers, they may share liability for the accident. Trucking companies can also be vicariously liable for the actions of drivers, which means they can share liability without any negligence on the part of the company.
  • Cargo loaders: If improper loading or unsecured cargo contributed to the accident, the company responsible for loading the truck may be held accountable.
  • Maintenance and repair companies: If the accident was caused by mechanical failure, the company responsible for maintaining and repairing the truck may be held responsible.
  • Manufacturers: If a defective part or equipment caused the accident, the manufacturer may be held liable.

Identifying all potentially liable parties is important to recovering the compensation you deserve. A New Jersey Truck Accident lawyer from Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, will thoroughly investigate your case to determine liability and hold all responsible parties accountable.

What Damages Can You Recover?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses: This includes current and future medical bills related to your injuries, rehabilitation costs, and any necessary medical devices or modifications to your home.
  • Lost wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be compensated for lost wages, including future earning capacity, if your injuries are permanent.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident.
  • Property damage: Reimbursement for the repair or replacement of your vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident.
  • Wrongful death: If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more.

Each case is unique, and the specific damages you can recover will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. Our dedicated New Jersey truck accident attorneys will work diligently to assess the full extent of your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Truck Accident Cases are Complicated

Truck accident cases are inherently complex due to a variety of factors, such as federal regulations, the involvement of multiple parties, and the extensive damages often involved. Handling a truck accident case on your own can be overwhelming, especially when you are dealing with injuries and other challenges stemming from the accident.

At Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, we are familiar with all the complexities associated with truck accident cases. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with insurance companies, negotiating settlements, and taking cases to court when necessary. We will handle all aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Federal and New Jersey Trucking Regulations

The trucking industry is heavily regulated by both federal and state laws. These regulations are put in place to ensure the safety of both truck drivers and other road users. Some key federal regulations include:

  • Hours of Service (HOS): Truck drivers are required to adhere to specific rules regarding the number of hours they can drive in a given period to prevent driver fatigue.
  • Weight limits: Trucks must comply with weight restrictions to prevent overloading, which can increase the risk of accidents.
  • Drug and alcohol testing: Truck drivers are subject to regular testing to ensure they are not operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In addition to federal regulations, New Jersey has specific laws governing the trucking industry. These regulations include restrictions on truck dimensions, licensing requirements, and penalties for violations.

Understanding these regulations and how they apply to your case is essential in building a strong claim. Our knowledgeable team has a thorough understanding of the applicable regulations and will work diligently to hold any violators accountable.

Evidence Preservation

Preserving evidence is crucial in a truck accident case. Trucking companies often have teams of lawyers and insurance adjusters working to minimize their liability. By preserving evidence as soon as possible, you can strengthen your case and prevent critical evidence from being lost or destroyed.

Our team at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC will act swiftly to gather and preserve evidence, including:

  • Trucking company records: These records can provide valuable information about the driver, the truck’s maintenance history, and the company’s safety practices.
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs): ELDs record data such as driving time, speed, and rest periods, which can be vital evidence in determining driver negligence.
  • Black box data: Most commercial trucks are equipped with event data recorders (EDRs) that capture critical data leading up to an accident, including speed, braking patterns, and steering inputs.
  • Witness statements: Gathering statements from witnesses can provide additional perspectives on the accident and help establish liability.

By entrusting your case to Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, as soon as possible, you can be confident that we will take the necessary steps to preserve crucial evidence and build a compelling case on your behalf.

Expert Analysis

In many truck accident cases, expert analysis is required to support your claim. Our firm has access to a network of trusted experts, including accident reconstruction specialists, trucking industry experts, medical professionals, and economists. These experts can provide valuable insight into your case, helping us establish liability and accurately assess your damages.

Our attorneys at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, will work closely with these experts to gather and analyze all relevant data. We will leverage their expertise to build a strong argument on your behalf, ensuring you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries and losses.

Multiple Liable Parties

One of the complexities of truck accident cases is the involvement of multiple liable parties. Holding all responsible parties accountable is crucial in securing the maximum compensation you deserve. Our truck accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to identify all potentially liable parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, maintenance provider, and more.

By pursuing a claim against all liable parties, we can maximize your chances of obtaining full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Consult A New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer Right Away

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in New Jersey, consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of truck accident victims. Our team has the knowledge, resources, and experience to handle the complexities of truck accident cases, providing you with the aggressive representation you need.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us today. Don’t wait, as timing is key in building a strong case. Let us help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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