More often than not, auto accident victims feel they know what caused the accident. Observations we hear frequently in our office include “They didn’t even stop at the stop sign!” “He just turned, he didn’t even signal.” and “The other driver said he wasn’t paying attention”.

Cause-of-accident with trucks, however, is different. The suddenness and severity of the accident and injuries can cause confusion, as can the shock of an injurious incident with an 18-wheeler. Most importantly, though, is the range of issues with semis and other large trucks that can cause an accident. For instance, truck accident victims are rarely immediately aware of these common causes of truck accidents:

  • A dangerous shift in the load of the truck
  • Issues with brakes
  • Fatigue on the part of the truck driver
  • Substance abuse on the part of the driver
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance on the part of the transportation company
  • Negligent hiring processes on the part of the transportation company

Because of the causes of an 18-wheeler accident can vary so much, and because the cause of the accident can affect victims’ rights, it is important that you obtain experienced legal help following a New Jersey truck accident. Attorneys can obtain the records, review the accident reports and draw on knowledge of the law to ensure that you receive the full compensation your need and deserve.

The personal injury attorneys of The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger in Freehold, Toms River and Pt Pleasant, have handled countless truck accident cases involving brain injuries, spine injuries, neck injuries and other serious injuries and wrongful death. Our team has recovered dozens of six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts following truck accidents.

If you have been injured in an auto accident in north New Jersey, contact The Law Office of Mallon & Trangerin Freehold, Toms River or Pt Pleasant for a free consultation. Call 732-702-0333 or contact us online.