New Jersey Truck Accident Law Firm
Helping You Understand the Causes of Truck Accidents
At the office of Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, we have protected the rights of personal injury victims across central New Jersey for more than 40 years. We don’t operate a volume-based practice, but carefully select the cases we handle so that we can place our emphasis squarely on finding ways to either win an appropriate verdict for you or settle your case for an amount that meets your needs. We are sensitive to the stress and anxiety you can experience when your situation is uncertain, and we are committed to responding to your calls and e-mails in a timely manner.
We built our practice and reputation on a dedication to the highest levels of personal attention and service. As a result, many of our new cases come to us as referrals from other lawyers, or from former or existing clients.
The Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can stem from a variety of sources, including:
- Acts of negligence by truck drivers — A truck driver may operate a vehicle at excessive speeds, drive under the influence of alcohol (drunk driving/DUI), fail to obey traffic signals, neglect to take necessary breaks (leading to driver fatigue), fail to properly maintain a commercial truck, or carry overloaded or unsecured loads.
- Acts of negligence by trucking companies — The owner or operator of a trucking company may be careless in hiring, training, monitoring and firing drivers. An owner/operator may also be complicit in maintenance or hour-log violations.
- Acts of negligence by other drivers — Often, the actions of other drivers can cause or contribute to a truck accident. When other drivers change lanes or drive in a truck’s blind spot, or merge in front of a big rig or 18-wheeler, the consequences can be disastrous.
- Negligent design or construction of equipment or parts — The malfunction of dangerous of defective parts can cause serious injury.
When you have been injured in a truck accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek damages for all your losses, including lost wages and income, medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering.
Contact the New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr
At our office, every new client receives a free case evaluation. We will meet with you weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., or evenings and weekends by appointment. To schedule a private consultation with an experienced New Jersey truck accident injury lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 732-249-4600 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600).
The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr is a New Jersey personal injury law firm located in Highland Park, New Jersey serving the communities of New Brunswick, Edison, Somerset, South River, Sayreville, Metuchen, East Brunswick, South Plainfield, Fords, Middlesex, Old Bridge, Iselin, Bound Brook, Perth Amboy and Colonia, New Jersey.