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Elizabeth Trucking Accident Lawyer

Accidents between commercial trucks and cars are often catastrophic. In 2017, 4,237 fatal crashes and about 344,000 serious injury crashes involved large trucks. Truck drivers and truck companies are often behind deadly vehicle collisions. If you were in a trucking accident in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and wish to discuss your rights, call (862) 229-1137 for a free consultation with a lawyer at Console & Associates PC. A trucking company or another party might owe you compensation.

Why We Are Right for You

  • We have 26 years of personal injury law experience and over 6,000 satisfied clients.
  • We work hard for our clients, pursuing top results through aggressive representation.
  • We base our legal strategies on you and your needs.
  • We are proud to have won over $100 million in awards for clients.
  • We never charge any out-of-pocket costs thanks to our No Win, No Fee Promise.

When to Hire a Trucking Accident Lawyer

The complexities of a trucking accident claim can put you at a disadvantage during insurance settlement negotiations. Your insurance company or that of the at-fault party may take advantage of you to try to get you to settle for a low amount. You may not fully understand the laws and rules surrounding your commercial truck accident without help from a lawyer. Hiring a truck accident attorney could change the future of your claim. A lawyer can fight for better compensation from an insurer while you take comfort in knowing a professional is on your side.

Types of Trucking Accidents

In our years of experience representing victims of trucking accidents in Elizabeth, we have come to recognize some of the most common types and causes of truck collisions. Understanding the type of accident that injured you could point to the identity of the defendant in your case.

  • Flip/rollover accident
  • Pile-up
  • Jackknife
  • Underride or override accident
  • Wide turn accident
  • No Zone (blind spot) accident
  • Lane-change accident
  • Lost cargo load
  • Tire blowout
  • Drunk driving accident
  • Distracted driving accident
  • Drowsy driving accident

Once you know who or what caused your crash, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that party if your injuries meet New Jersey’s threshold. You must have serious or debilitating injuries (or the death of a loved one) to file a lawsuit without using the state’s no-fault insurance system. Otherwise, you will bring a claim with your insurer instead.

Negotiating Fair Compensation for Your Damages

A no-fault case is a first-party claim with your own auto insurance provider, even if the truck driver caused your collision. Your insurer will review your claim and offer benefits within the limits of your personal injury protection insurance. While a lawyer can also help you negotiate a first-party claim, you could receive greater compensation if you are eligible to bring a negligence lawsuit against the at-fault party instead.

A lawsuit against a truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, maintenance crew, cargo loader, property owner or another party for your damages could lead to compensation for many different losses. You may be eligible for the recovery of your property repairs, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, legal fees, and more. Find out if you have grounds for a trucking accident lawsuit in Elizabeth during a free consultation at Console & Associates PC.

Contact Us Today

It is important to speak to a trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible after a serious truck accident. Otherwise, you could miss a critical deadline, such as the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, you typically have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. If you miss this deadline, the courts in Union County will most likely refuse to hear your case. Contact a lawyer at Console & Associates PC right away to discuss your rights. Call (862) 229-1137 for our closest office or submit a request online.