Thousands of large commercial trucks and tractor trailers travel on New Jersey interstates and highways each year. Due to their large size and reduced maneuverability, these oversized motor vehicles pose unique risks to passenger car drivers and pedestrians. In 2012, there were 254 highway fatalities in New Jersey. Many of these involved large commercial trucking vehicles.
With that said, if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, it is important you consult with a New Jersey truck accident lawyer to discuss filing an injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist in compiling evidence to put forth on your behalf and ensure all paper work is completed as necessary. To get started on your case, schedule a consultation today.
Causes of trucking accidents involving motor vehicle accidents often result from a variety of different factors. Some of the most commonly cited causes that warrant attention from a truck collision attorney in New Jersey include:
The trucking industry is notorious for its physical demands on its drivers. Truck drivers often are pushed to their physical limits by driving over long periods of time and across great distances. Many truck accidents occur when truck drivers fall asleep at the wheel and inadvertently drift into another lane of traffic.
Improperly maintained roads create dangerous conditions for trucks. With their large size and increased speed capacity, large trucks may be unable to quickly adjust to road defects.
Operating a large commercial vehicle in adverse weather conditions including sleet, rain and snow can contribute to major collisions between large commercial trucks and passenger vehicles.
Excessive speeding, tailgating and other types of aggressive driving behavior can result in potentially fatal collisions on highways and interstates.
Talking on the phone and texting while driving are the most common types of distracted driving behavior. Distracted driving may cause truck drivers to fail to check blind spots or fail to use turn signals while changing lanes. Rear-end collisions, which the Federal Highway Administration has found to be the leading cause of truck fatalities, often occur as the result of distracted driving.
Other serious truck collisions can occur when defective truck parts malfunction. Faulty brake systems, steering components and transmissions have caused major trucking accidents resulting in devastating bodily injuries and even death.
Commercial trucks and tractor trailers are responsible for transporting goods throughout the country. When truck cargo is improperly secured or loaded into a truck or onto a trailer, accidents may occur as cargo or other types of debris shift or fall into roadways causing serious accidents.
Truck drivers are especially prone to the dangerous activity of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol due to their erratic work schedules. Use of energy pills and other drugs to remain awake can impair the truck driver’s ability to drive safely.
High impact collisions with large trucking vehicles can result in significant truck accident injuries and property damage to other vehicles. Catastrophic bodily injuries including paralysis, loss of limbs, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding and traumatic brain injuries frequently result from truck and tractor trailer accidents. A skilled attorney in New Jersey could make sure these losses receive compensation in a truck crash claim.
Commercial truck drivers are not the only parties that may face liability when trucking accidents result in serious property damage and bodily injury. Truck owners, leasing agents, loading and shipping companies, maintenance companies, manufacturers, distributors, designers and engineers may all share in liability. At Grungo Colarulo, our experienced truck wreck lawyers in New Jersey will assist you in identifying all potential responsible parties in order to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
At Grungo Colarulo, we understand that truck accident victims face significant financial expenses resulting from the property damage and bodily injuries that result from trucking accidents. The economic costs of past and future medical treatment, rehabilitation and lost wages can be overwhelming. Injured individuals may also face emotional trauma including mental anguish and loss of consortium. The experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers at Grungo Colarulo assist injured individuals and their families in obtaining compensation for all of these losses.
Truck crash victims should never attempt to handle their trucking accident claims on their own. In addition to the complex insurance issues that frequently arise in these cases, there is a myriad of federal and state motor vehicle laws that may apply to your truck accident matter including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and New Jersey Department of Transportation regulations. The legal team at Grungo Colarulo has handled countless trucking accident matters with professionalism and extensive knowledge of these laws. Call today to start a claim.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.
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Client Description: EXCELLENCE, PHENOMENAL, CREDULOUS, MAGNIFICENT, SUPERIOR, DEDICATED....these are just a few of the accolades I like to give to Christine and Paula. Three years plus strong with my case and they NEVER faltered. They always kept me abreast of what was going on with the case. They went way above and beyond to make sure I came out with a substantial settlement. These superwomen stayed focused and determined. Not once did I doubt their expertise. Christine did not back down and settle for less in the final settlement. She stood her ground and came out like the champs she and Paula are known. They are passionate about what they do in law and helping you win your case. I truly and sincerely appreciate Paula and Christine. If ever I need legal assistance, I would not hesitate to call on them again. My sincerest thanks and gratitude.
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