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Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer in Newark & East Orange NJ  

Commercial truck accidents are hazardous to other motorists, as the level of damage caused by one far exceeds that of a normal car accident. Eighteen-wheeler trucks, on average, weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they are transporting goods. The momentum of this weight can be fatal and cause long-term injuries in the victims of a truck accident. When you suffer from severe injuries and need help getting compensation from the trucking company responsible for your damages, you can reach out to a dependable attorney. Truck accident lawyers provide reliable support by representing you, applying negotiation tactics, and increasing your chance of securing a settlement. 

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How Truck Accident Lawyers Help in Newark & East Orange NJ

Your attorney has the power to pressure other parties into providing you a reasonable settlement. When you have damages from a horrifying truck accident, you are entitled to compensation. 

Where and How Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Truck accidents can happen on local roads and highways. The most deadly accidents can happen on the:

These dangerous accidents occur because truck drivers can be fatigued and drowsy, speeding, driving in poor weather conditions, or under the influence of illicit substances. There is also the chance the truck had mechanical issues, such as a tire blowout, faulty brakes, defective transmission systems, and broken signal lights. 

What Steps Do I Take After a Truck Accident?

Once you’ve gotten into a truck accident, you should take immediate steps to get help. 

Call Police 

You should wait until the police show up to file a police report. This way, you can provide your input on what happened. This official record can be used as evidence in your settlement claim.

Photograph the Scene

Photographic evidence is highly effective in showing who was liable for an accident and the extent of property damage. You can take pictures of your car, the truck, and any other wreckage to provide some background on how the accident happened. 

Collect Contact Information

You will need information from the truck driver, their company, and any other involved drivers. If there are witnesses, their testimony will help your attorney prove your case. They may also point out additional evidence that you missed.

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney

For useful advice, you can contact an attorney to guide you on the next steps. They will also inform you on how to speak with your car insurance company. 

Call Your Insurance Company

You have to let them know you’ve been injured in a massive accident and start a claim. 

Get Medical Treatment

Immediately after leaving the scene, you should go straight to a doctor to get screened. This way, you know all of the injuries that you have.

Get An Appraisal 

Have your car appraised by officials so you know the accurate amount of property damage. 

How Can Truck Accident Lawyers Help Me?

Lawyers have a variety of talents that allow them to create a strong case and obtain the maximum compensation for your settlement. 

Decades of Experience

Attorneys at Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP are experienced in truck accident cases and have industry knowledge that helps them defend victims who suffered due to their damages. They understand what is necessary to obtain compensation for clients after they were injured in a trucking accident that wasn’t their fault. Our law firm can provide more than 40 years of combined experience to deliver reliable help. 

Our attorneys will build a respectful and supportive relationship with our clients, as we believe a successful case relies on communication and connection with our clients. We work hard to understand you, your concerns, and your needs. We also get that you are going through a difficult time after your trucking accident and will require plenty of guidance and advice to help you recover. With the information you provide us and the evidence we collect, we create the strongest case to help obtain the highest compensation for you. 

We Estimate Your Damages

You may be wondering how much you are owed for your settlement and how that works. Your attorneys persevere to create a settlement that entirely reflects the number of damages you’re experiencing. We use a variety of methods, such as counting the number of bills that incurred economic expenses and using the multiplier method to estimate your non-economic expenses. Once we calculate the total cost, we can approach the truck driver’s insurance company to provide an accurate compensation amount for you.

We Negotiate with the Truck Driver’s Insurance Company 

Our attorneys spend most of our career communicating between parties and providing negotiations that help to bring a fair settlement. We contact all involved parties and update them on the progress of the negotiations. If there were witnesses at the scene, we reach out to them to get their opinion on what happened. Because our attorneys are very attentive, we keep you on top of all communication and responses between parties. When our attorneys can’t get the other party to settle, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Our Attorneys Are Great Advisors

After your truck accident, you will get helpful advice that prevents you from ruining your chances of receiving compensation. Your attorney may tell you to avoid posting pictures of your injuries online, as insurance companies may attempt to use the images you post against you. We will also recommend you decline any offers from insurance companies without our input. This way, you are not receiving a small lump sum that doesn’t accurately reflect the number of damages you experienced. We will guide you past common mistakes most truck accident claimants make to help prepare you for your settlement. 

What Evidence Do We Use?

Attorneys at Goldstein & Goldstein will apply a variety of successful methods to help create a solid claim for compensation. 

Photos From the Crash Scene

The pictures taken at the crash scene will be paramount, as we anticipate analyzing this information very closely. Photos of your property damage, the wreckage of other involved vehicles, and the positioning of the truck will all be very telling. We also scrutinize the tracks on the road that show the trajectory of your car and the truck’s, as this can reveal how the accident happened. All of this information is important and helps us build a case in your favor. 

Traffic Camera Footage

In addition to photographs, we also use the nearby traffic camera footage if the accident happened near a recording camera. Because we are well-versed in traffic rules, we can identify if the truck has improperly changed lanes, was speeding, didn’t slow down or brake, and other indications that they were driving recklessly. This evidence can be solid proof that you are not at fault for your truck accident. 

Police Report 

We get the police report and use it as supplementary evidence for your case. If the cop is on your side or gave the trucker a citation, this can also prove that you were not at fault. 

Logged Hours

All truck drivers must log their hours to show where they are located throughout their shift and when they took breaks. If a truck driver didn’t take obligated breaks, it is possible that they were fatigued while driving and the cause of a serious accident. Drowsiness is known to cause major crashes on the road and can be a valid reason why the truck driver’s company can be held liable for your injuries. 

Drug Tests

If the police or witnesses notice that the truck driver was behaving strangely, they may be expected to take a drug test. When this is the case, we can find out if the drug test was positive. This would be definite proof that shows that the truck driver was driving aggressively on the road and may have been inattentive due to the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Black Box Data

Trucks typically have a black box that records how the vehicle is performing. It can provide us with information about how fast the truck was going when the crash happened and when the truck driver braked. This helps us understand if the truck driver’s behavior was somehow wrong and led to the truck accident. 

Driving Records

If the truck driver has a bad record of traffic violations and their driving history isn’t so great, this can also be valid evidence supporting your right to compensation. 

How Can I Get Help After a Truck Accident?

You can receive priceless advice from a personal injury lawyer in Newark & East Orange by reaching out to a dedicated law firm. When you are not at fault, we use our combined experience, and a well-educated team will get you on track to receiving the compensation you deserve. We have an excellent track record of building strong cases for our clients and provide investigations into truck accident claims. Contact Goldstein Law today for a free consultation.

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