Commercial vehicles are obviously heavier than cars. Because of this, accidents involving delivery vehicles, construction trucks, vans, and similar vehicles usually cause more damage than your typical car accident. Our New Jersey commercial vehicle accident lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., know how to win complex commercial vehicle accident cases. We have access to respected experts that can make or break a claim, including safety analysts who specialize in commercial vehicles, design experts, and accident reconstruction experts. Logically, the stakes are much higher after a commercial vehicle accident for two key reasons:

  • The accident victim will have higher out-of-pocket expenses if the accident caused extensive injuries, and
  • Commercial insurance policies usually have higher dollar limits than personal car insurance

In many car accident cases, blameless drivers may be unable to pursue compensation from an at-fault driver unless their injuries are relatively serious because New Jersey insurance policies may impose a verbal threshold or limitation on lawsuit that makes it more difficult to recover compensation.  Commercial policies are treated differently because the limitation or threshold does not apply.

Every commercial vehicle accident case is different.  Our hard-working lawyers know what it takes to hold the at-fault party accountable to get you the compensation you need.  To learn more about your right to compensation, tell us what happened to you. Your consultation is free and there is no obligation.  Call or contact us today to speak with us.

Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Many commercial vehicle accident causes are similar to the culprits responsible for typical car crashes.  These causes include:

Commercial vehicles are, however, unique in that they are on the road for long periods of time and, as heavier vehicles, take much longer to stop.  When a smaller vehicle darts in front of a commercial vehicle without warning, the driver may be unable to stop even exercising due care.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our accident lawyers represent both commercial vehicle drivers and others injured in New Jersey commercial vehicle accidents.  Commercial vehicles encompass a broad range of trucks and vans that are used for business purposes, such as:

  • UPS and FedEx trucks
  • Amazon Prime trucks
  • Delivery vans
  • Construction vehicles
  • Semi-trucks
  • Tractor-trailers
  • 18-wheelers

If you were injured as a driver, our work vehicle injury attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ are dedicated to protecting both your career and your financial stability so that you can focus on your recovery.  To learn more about our injury practice, call our office for a free consultation today.

Our Top-Rated Lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. Know How to Get Results for Injured Clients

In most commercial vehicle accidents, the company that actually owns the vehicle will share in the financial responsibility for the accident.  After all, it is that company that usually has the authority to dictate how the vehicle was maintained and who was permitted to drive it (and when). 

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our work vehicle injury attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ know the right questions to ask to establish causation and liability after an accident.  Relevant questions may include:

  • Did the company thoroughly check the commercial driver’s background and conduct routine audits?
  • Was the vehicle properly inspected and maintained at regular intervals?
  • Did the driver maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL)?
  • What was the company’s policy with respect to the number of hours drivers were required to spend on the roads each day?
  • If the company had procedures in place to encourage safety on the roads, were they enforced?
  • What types of hiring and training procedures did the company have in place to make sure its drivers were qualified?
  • Did the company have a history of traffic violations or accidents?

Choosing a lawyer is difficult because you have only one shot to get the fair compensation you need.  At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our trusted lawyers have a reputation for hard work, aggressive legal advocacy and getting results for our clients.  Over the years, we have recovered millions in compensation for clients injured in complicated truck and commercial vehicle accidents.

Recent examples of compensation awards we have successfully recovered for clients involved in commercial vehicle accidents include:

  • $2.483 million recovery for a client requiring 12 surgeries after a commercial vehicle accident,
  • $750,000 recovery for a client who suffered permanent injury after being struck by a truck,
  • $550,000 recovery for a client who needed back surgery after a commercial vehicle accident.

You only have two years to file a lawsuit for compensation in most New Jersey commercial vehicle accident cases.  Even if your case never goes to trial, the possibility of a costly trial must exist to motivate most insurance carriers to negotiate a fair settlement.  Because of the relatively short time frame, call our experienced injury lawyers as soon as possible if you were hurt in a commercial vehicle accident.

Call Our New Jersey Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers Today to Learn How Our Experience Can Help You Win Fair Compensation

If you or a loved one were hurt in a commercial vehicle accident, you have nothing to lose by getting our opinion.  Call or contact our top-rated commercial vehicle accident lawyers today to schedule a free case review. We are available 24/7 to help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims in New Jersey

What if I was injured as a driver of a commercial vehicle? Are there options for recovering compensation?

Yes. Regardless of whether you were at fault, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were on the job when the accident happened. Workers’ compensation covers your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. While you usually cannot sue your employer, you might be able to sue another party, such as:

– A company that manufactured a defective component in the commercial vehicle
– The at-fault driver responsible for your accident
– A company your employer hired to inspect and maintain the vehicle

What types of compensation can I get in a commercial vehicle accident lawsuit? Won’t my own insurance limit the available compensation?

Commercial vehicle accident cases are often handled differently, so that typical New Jersey insurance laws do not always apply. You may be entitled to compensation for:

– All past and future medical bills
– Past and future lost wages and employment benefits
– Pain and suffering
– Permanent disability
– Disfigurement
– Emotional trauma
– Damages for wrongful death, such as funeral expenses and loss of your loved one’s company