Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer New Jersey?

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To ensure that you recover the maximum compensation that you are owed by the negligent party who caused the accident and your injuries, it is best to hire an experienced truck accident attorney in New Jersey.

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Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer New Jersey

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Truck Accidents on the Rise At least weekly the media presents more and more information indicating that truck accidents are on the rise. Just last week there were news reports of a motorist stuck between two tractor trailers in South Brunswick. It is unclear whether this particular driver was injured. However there are concerns that truck accidents are increasing at alarming speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA maintains statistics concerning all types of accidents including those involving trucks. They concur that there has been an increase in truck related accidents involving personal injury or fatalities. The surge may be as high as 20 from previous years.

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Common Causes of Truck Accident ● Driving at an unsafe or reckless speed limit ● Aggressive driving commonly referred to as “road rage ● Failing to see the other driver or losing them in the truck’s blind spots ● Fatigued driving usually in response to the pressure of having to meet unreasonable deadlines ● Driving while under the influence of alcohol recreational drugs or even over-the-counter medications

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Driving Tips to Avoid Truck Accidents ● Do not abruptly step on the brakes when a truck is behind you. It takes a larger vehicle longer to stop and it is more difficult to make a quick lane change with a tractor-trailer. ● Avoid passing a truck on the right hand side. The length of the truck increases its blind spot radius and the truck driver may not see you. ● Do not tailgate a truck. If the tractor-trailer stops suddenly your car can wind up beneath it. ● Pay attention. If you see a tractor-trailer making a turn consider the extra time it will take them to do so. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of the truck. ● Make sure your car is visible to the trucker. Maintain a distance that allows the truck driver to see you.

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What To Do After a Truck Accident To ensure that you obtain the full compensation that you deserve it is important that you take certain steps after the collision including: ● Calling 911 if you or anyone else has been seriously injured and needs immediate medical condition. ● Obtaining all pertinent information for all parties involved in the accident including the contact information for the truck drivers’ employer – in some cases the employer may also be liable for your injuries. ● Obtaining the contact information for any witnesses to the scene of the accident. ● Taking pictures of the scene of the accident if you are able to do so. ● Seeking medical attention from all necessary medical providers given the extent of your injuries. ● Consulting with a personal injury attorney who specifically handles truck accidents.

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Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer New Jersey If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident you need to make it a priority to look for an experienced attorney who will work hard to help you seek the damages from the parties responsible for your injuries. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Truck Accident Lawyer New Jersey please call Beninato Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law at 908 248-4404. https://dmlawyer.com

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