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When Semi Truck Drivers Drive Drunk

Most drivers are aware that drinking and driving is against the law for a reason. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause accidents in which innocent people are hurt or killed. In fact, between 2003 and 2012, 1,816 people in New Jersey were killed in accidents involving a drunk driver. […]

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Truck Accidents: What Happens If They Jackknife?

You’ve likely seen it in a movie or on a television show — an 18-wheeler makes a sharp turn at high speeds and it’s trailer whips around, blocking the entire highway. This phenomenon is called jackknifing and can prove to be very dangerous for other drivers within close proximity. Seeing the incident depicted in a […]

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I Was Hurt Driving a Commercial Vehicle: Can I Sue?

Commercial vehicle accidents can get much more complicated than other forms of traffic accidents. When two cars are in a wreck, usually it’s one or the other driver that’s responsible. With commercial vehicles, not only are the drivers of both vehicles involved, but the company who owns the commercial car or truck, the loaders and […]

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Hit By a Big Truck? Here’s What to Do

Commercial trucking accidents raise complex questions of liability that do not always have easy answers. As a result, a car accident attorney may have to raise the possibility of multiple concurrent lawsuits against all potentially liable parties. Since New Jersey is a major trucking corridor and several high-profile traffic accidents have occurred here — including […]

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What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Brake Failures

Any type of motor vehicle accident can be traumatizing for the people involved. Truck accidents, in particular, are often the fault of mechanical difficulties rather than negligence on the road. In fact, a recent study found that nearly 30 percent of truck accidents involved a brake-related issue, such as brake failure. If you’ve been involved […]

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What a Lawyer Can Do for You After a Big Truck Accident

If you have been involved in a truck accident, you might suddenly find yourself in an incredibly stressful place, especially if you were injured. What can make matters worse is when the trucking company or insurance provider refuses to compensate you for the damages, leaving you out in the cold at the exact moment when […]

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How Fault is Determined in a Commercial Truck Accident

Getting involved in a commercial truck accident is a tough position in which to find yourself. Even if you were able to escape without physical injury, the damages to your vehicle and emotions could be extensive, and getting the compensation you deserve from the legal system can be a nightmare. Many insurance or trucking companies […]

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What Happens When You’re Hurt in a Big Truck Accident

When you’re in a car accident, the injury case can get complicated just dealing with other drivers and an insurance company. When the accident involves a big rig such as an 18-wheeler or large construction vehicle, it can be even more complex as large companies get involved and fight tooth and nail to avoid responsibility. […]

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Updates on the Tracy Morgan Crash News

The driver that was behind the wheel of a Walmart truck when it struck a limo in which comedian Tracy Morgan was a passenger entered a not guilty plea in Middlesex County, NJ, on February 1, 2016. Trucker Indicted The man was indicted by a grand jury in December 2015 and charged with eight counts […]

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A New Jersey Accident Attorney Describes the Common Causes of Truck Crashes

The average automobile weighs around 3,000 pounds while a fully loaded commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. This means an accident between the two can be serious or even deadly. Common Causes of Truck Accidents Speeding This is the number one cause of truck accidents as drivers are often paid by the […]

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