When you are on the roadways in and around New Jersey, it is important to realize that there are plenty of large commercial vehicles that can cause serious injuries in a crash. If you need a truck accident lawyer, you can count on our team to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are going to hold any negligent party responsible for what they have done to you. Let us investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
The numbers behind large trucks
There are millions of truck drivers on the roadways across America. They provide valuable services that keep our economy moving. From the groceries on our shelves to the deliveries to our front doors, truck drivers keep things moving. As the rise in online shopping continues to increase, so will the number of trucks on the roadways.
However, these vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Compare that to the average 4,000 pounds passenger vehicle, and you can see how dangerous a crash can be. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were approximately 148,000 total people injured in large truck crashes during the latest reporting year.
- 4,761 people lost their lives in that same year due to large truck crashes.
The injuries are usually severe
Our Trenton truck accident lawyers regularly see a range of severe injuries that result from these accidents. This includes:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
These injuries can lead to massive medical bills along with other hidden accident expenses: lost income, physical therapy, emotional and psychological damages, and more.
What causes these incidents?
The FMCSA has strict regulations in place on truck drivers and companies. One of the main goals is to prevent vehicle failure. The failure of any truck system while the vehicle is moving at a high rate of speed can lead to a serious crash. Truck owners must regularly inspect and maintain their fleets.
Truck drivers must follow all federal and state regulations. This includes never carrying more weight than allowed and taking the required rest/sleep breaks to prevent driver fatigue. Drivers should never operate while impaired or distracted behind the wheel.
We are ready to get to work
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident that was caused by the carelessness or negligence of a truck driver or company, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are standing by to answer your questions. When we take your case, we will thoroughly investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident (current and future)
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against a negligent driver or company