If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, do not wait to reach out to our experienced and dedicated Bergen County auto accident attorneys today to learn more about how our firm can help you.
What are the common causes of truck accidents?
There are a number of ways that truck accidents can occur. In some cases, truck accidents are a result of inclement weather, hazardous road conditions, or mechanical failure. However, in most cases, truck accidents are a result of driver negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:
- Truck drivers that work long shifts which can lead to drowsy driving and cause accidents
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving aggressively or recklessly
- Failing to abide by traffic lights, signs, and other rules of the road
- Eating or smoking while driving
- Excessively speeding
- Trucks usually need the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop. If a truck driver is speeding, it can be hard to control the vehicle, resulting in serious accidents.
What steps should I take after the accident?
If you were injured in a truck accident as a result of another’s negligence accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. If you are able, you will want to do the following after your accident:
- Call 911. The police will dispatch an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, conduct chemical tests, and more.
- Exchange insurance information with the truck driver. Also, ensure that you have a minimal conversation.
- Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their email, phone number, or any other means by which they may corroborate your claim in the future.
- Take pictures and videos of the scene of the accident and any damage to your vehicle.
- Reach out to our firm and obtain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can obtain further evidence such as security camera footage and any other form of evidence your attorney finds essential to your claim.
- Make sure that you file your claim on time. Typically, in the state of New Jersey, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury claim. If you do not file on time will lose the chance to recover the compensation you deserve.
Do not wait to reach out to our skilled Bergen County auto accident attorneys if you were injured in a truck accident.
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