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After a truck accident, the path to recovery—both physical and financial—can be a lot to handle. At The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis & Associates, we understand the challenges you're facing. That's why we offer free consultations to truck accident victims throughout New Jersey. During this consultation, we'll discuss the specifics of your accident, provide an assessment of your case, and explore the potential avenues for compensation. We believe in making legal assistance accessible because everyone deserves justice, regardless of their current financial situation.

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If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in Lodi, Paterson, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you know how seriously it can impact your entire life. Truck accidents are significantly more complex than other vehicle accidents due to the size and weight of trucks, the severity of injuries that can occur, and the multiple parties that could be liable. Dealing with the legal process on your own can become overwhelming and even put you at a disadvantage. That’s where a New Jersey truck accident lawyer from our office comes in. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to helping victims navigate the legal landscape and secure the compensation they rightfully deserve.

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HELP IS A CALL AWAY

We are just a phone call away. You don’t even have to leave the house. Give us a call, and we will review your case right over the phone.

YOU DESERVE COMPENSATION

If you get hurt in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a right to compensation for your injuries.

YOUR CASE REVIEW IS FREE

You pay us nothing at all for your initial case review. After that, if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime.

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Truck accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons, each of which may impact the outcome of a legal claim. Common causes of New Jersey semi-truck accidents include the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Inadequate training
  • Speeding
  • Failure to adhere to safety regulations
  • Mechanical failures, such as brake malfunctions or tire blowouts

Understanding the accident’s cause is the first step in building a strong case for compensation.

The Most Dangerous Roads in New Jersey for Truck Accidents

Certain roads in New Jersey pose a higher risk for truck accidents due to heavy traffic, complex interchanges, or poor conditions. The New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, and Route 1 are known hotspots for truck-related incidents. Identifying high-risk areas helps in understanding and preventing future accidents. When driving in these areas, especially near big trucks, it’s important to use caution and safe driving practices.

Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer in New Jersey?

Making your way through the aftermath of a truck accident alone is not recommended. You already have so much on your plate, the last thing you need is to have to gather evidence, argue for your settlement, and worry about deadlines. A qualified truck accident lawyer in New Jersey can be your legal ally by understanding state and federal transportation laws, negotiating with trucking companies and their insurers, and accurately assessing the full extent of your damages. They ensure your rights are protected and maximize your compensation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

5 Star Reviews

I was driving on Route 46. A guy was on his cell phone and didn’t realize everyone had stopped or slowed in front of him, so full blast, he hit me in the back. After the accident, I called Peter’s office and he started working for me right away. Peter took the case to arbitration and forced the insurance company to give me a good settlement.

-Garland
5 Star Reviews

I was at a red light and a driver came up behind and rear-ended my vehicle. Immediately after the accident, I called Peter Davis’ office and he started working on my case right away. His staff was very conscientious to the issue and I just felt very comfortable with dealing with his entire office. He really did a great job in helping me. First thing I would do is find yourself a good attorney like Peter Davis. Peter did a great job with the insurance company. He really fought hard for me.

-Gina
5 Star Reviews

I was driving in Hoboken and was preparing to stop at a stop sign and before I got to the stop sign, I was rear-ended. After the accident, I called Peter’s office and they started working for me right away. Large insurance companies are not looking out for the consumer. I needed Peter Davis to help me out. Mr. Davis fought hard for me and got me the money that I deserved.

-Stephanie
5 Star Reviews

I was in a terrible car accident. Immediately after that, I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The insurance company treated me unfairly. They refused to pay for my surgery and Mr. Davis made them. If you get into an accident, it’s very important for you to pick someone to be your voice and defend your rights and I suggest Mr. Davis. When I came to Mr. Davis, I was treated with respect, like I was one of his family members, and I really loved him for that.

-Cynthia
5 Star Reviews

I was in the car, I was the passenger, we were stopped about five cars back from the stop sign and all of the sudden we got hit from behind… And it was a girl that was talking on her cell phone. My car insurance said, ‘We’re not paying for anything else.’ My private health insurance said, ‘We’re not paying for anything else.’ Without a lawyer I would probably still be out there wondering why I was still hurting, why I was still having problems and what was I going to do? Peter has contacted the insurance companies. He has gone with me to doctor’s appointments. They have really gone above and beyond. We need people like Peter Davis to help us.

-Wilda
5 Star Reviews

I was with my son about to get to the cash register and there was a puddle of water that I didn’t see and I slipped and fell. After I fell, I was in physical therapy for six months. I called Peter’s office and Peter started working for me right away. I don’t think the insurance company would have been fair with me if I didn’t have a good lawyer. I would recommend the Peter Davis law firm to anyone who was injured in an accident.

-Johanna

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What To Do After a Truck Accident: Attorney Peter N. Davis’ Guide

This comprehensive guide by Attorney Peter N. Davis outlines the essential actions you should take to protect your health, your rights, and your future.

Immediate reporting to the police ensures an official accident report is filed, which is a crucial piece of evidence for your claim.

Prioritize your health. Seek medical attention immediately, even if injuries seem minor. Medical records serve as evidence of the accident’s impact on your life.

If possible, take photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damages. Gather witness contact information. This documentation can be invaluable for your claim.

Seeking legal advice from a truck accident lawyer in New Jersey early on can significantly impact your case’s outcome. They can guide you through the legal process and take on the burden of dealing with insurance companies.

Inform your insurance company about the accident, but refrain from making any statements that could be used against you. Allow your attorney to handle communications.

Documenting the extent and cost of vehicle repairs is important for recovering damages.

Your attorney will help you file a comprehensive claim that includes all of your losses, from medical expenses to lost wages.

We’ve Recovered Over $400 Million in 35 Years of Practice!

Fractured Vertebrae in Back

$950,000

Leg Injury

$700,000

Herniated Disc With Surgery

$450,000

Neck Injury

$400,000

Ankle Injury

$350,000

Knee Injury

$325,000

Neck Injury

$255,000

Arm Injury

$250,000

Wrist Injury

$225,000

Broken Ankle

$180,000

 

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You Deserve To Be Compensated for All of Your Losses

The impact of a truck accident goes beyond physical injuries, affecting every aspect of your life. At The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis & Associates, we firmly believe in a holistic approach to compensation. This means striving for a settlement that covers not only your immediate expenses and lost wages but also addresses long-term costs necessitated by the accident. Our goal is to ensure that you are not just compensated but restored to the fullest extent possible.

Economic Damages

These cover tangible losses such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damage.

Non-Economic Damages

Compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress fall under non-economic damages.

Punitive Damages

In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct.

Factors That Affect a Truck Accident Settlement in New Jersey

Our team at The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis & Associates dives deep into each case, considering every angle and applying our extensive knowledge of New Jersey truck accident law to advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve. Some of the factors that could affect the sum of your settlement include:

Negligence

Determining who is at fault and to what degree can significantly influence the settlement amount.

Statute of Limitations

New Jersey has a 2-year deadline for filing a truck accident claim. Missing this deadline can mean forfeiting your right to compensation.

Having the Right Evidence

The strength of your claim largely depends on the evidence you collect, from accident reports to medical records.

Truck Accident Laws

Truck accident litigation is governed by a complex web of laws that include both state and federal regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plays a critical role in setting these standards, aiming to improve truck and bus safety across the United States. FMCSA regulations cover a wide range of operational aspects, including hours of service, which limits driving time to prevent fatigue; size and weight restrictions to ensure road safety; and mandatory alcohol and drug testing to deter impairment behind the wheel.

At The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis & Associates, we leverage our deep understanding of FMCSA regulations alongside New Jersey state laws to build robust cases for our clients. Recognizing violations of FMCSA standards can significantly strengthen your claim, as these infractions may directly contribute to the cause and severity of the accident. Our team meticulously reviews all aspects of your case, from logbooks and maintenance records to driver history and vehicle specifications, to identify any breaches of federal regulations that could support your claim for compensation.

Call The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis & Associates for Free Legal Advice

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in New Jersey, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Peter N. Davis & Associates. Our team of skilled New Jersey truck accident lawyers is prepared to offer free legal advice and guide you through the process of securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn how we can help you recover from your accident.