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Truck Accident Lawyer NJ - Rinaldo and R

Truck Accidents

New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers

Representing those injured throughout the state.

A truck accident can be a horrific experience that changes your world forever, often resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death. When an individual is injured or killed in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of the truck driver and/or the trucking company, the victim may be able to seek compensation for the damages they suffered from the accident. 


Truck drivers work long stretches of hours on the road, under tight schedules and deadlines. These conditions combined with busy roads and highways lead to a high probability of the truck driver becoming distracted, driving recklessly, and overall putting the safety of other drivers on the road at risk. 


Some of the leading causes of truck accidents include:


  • Driver distraction

  • Driver fatigue

  • Driving under the influence

  • Failure to obey traffic laws

  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks

  • Lack of driver training

  • Poorly maintained truck or trailer

  • Reckless driving

  • Speeding

  • Tailgating

  • Unsecured load


In New Jersey, it is proven that truck driver negligence is the most common cause of truck accidents, but in some cases, the owner of the truck/tractor-trailer, the truck driver’s employer, or the trucking company may also be liable if a victim’s injuries were caused by their negligence.


A few examples of truck accident conditions that may hold employers or trucking companies liable for an accident are:


  • Did not replace defective parts or equipment

  • Failed to conduct a background check

  • Failed to inspect, maintain or repair the truck or trailer

  • Hired drivers with a history of traffic violations

  • Negligently hired, trained, or supervised its employees

  • Overloaded a trailer


At Rinaldo and Rinaldo, our team of attorneys is dedicated to gathering all of the evidence from your accident in order to determine exactly what caused your accident and injuries, as well as determining all parties that should be held liable for your injuries. 


We use resources, such as the steps listed below, when representing truck accident cases for our clients: 

  • Analyze police and accident reports

  • Collect and review medical records

  • Investigate the truck driver’s background and driving record

  • Interview witnesses

  • Recreate the accident scene

  • Consult with experts


With more than nine decades of experience representing injury victims throughout the state of New Jersey, the truck accident lawyers at Rinaldo and Rinaldo can help you seek the maximum compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages you have suffered due to a truck accident.


If you or a loved one has been injured or died by a negligent truck driver in New Jersey, contact Rinaldo and Rinaldo today for a free case consultation and to learn all of the legal options that may be available to you. 

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