Camden County truck accident lawyers

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Camden County Truck Accident Lawyers

Tough representation when tractor-trailers and other trucks cause accidents in South Jersey

Trucks are the lifeblood of Camden County. Every day trucks carry the cargo that residents, businesses, and communities need to survive and thrive. Sadly, many truck drivers fail to drive safely. Many trucking businesses put profit before safety. At Ferrara & Gable, our Camden County truck accident lawyers handle all types of types of crashes from accidents involving large semis and rigs to accidents involving small delivery and pickup trucks. We’re respected for our ability to show how your truck accident happened, and who is responsible.

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How dangerous are truck accidents? reported that in 2022, in the US, there were more than 168,000 large truck accidents. More than 4,700 of those accidents caused the death of at least one person. More than 76,000 accidents resulted in at least one person being injured. About 71% of injuries involved occupants of other cars, while 27% involved occupants of the truck. The other 2% involved pedestrians and bicycle riders.

In New Jersey, in 2022, there were 3,772 truck accidents, 1,632 truck accidents that caused injuries, and 56 fatal truck accidents.

Truck accidents cause more deaths and serious injuries than cars because they’re bigger, heavier, more difficult to control, are more prone to roll over, and for many other reasons.

What different types of truck accidents do your Camden County lawyers handle?

At Ferrara & Gable, our personal injury lawyers handle all types of truck accidents including:

  • Rollovers
  • Jackknives
  • Blind-spot accidents
  • Wide-turn accidents
  • Cargo spills
  • Tire blowouts
  • Backing out accidents
  • Overpass and underpass accidents
  • Underride accidents
  • Truck accidents due to defective truck parts
  • Fatal truck accidents

Why do truck accidents happen in Camden County?

Ferrara & Gable works with local and federal law enforcement, truck product safety specialists, investigators, and other professionals – and uses the formal discovery process - to show how your accident happened.

Some of the common reasons truck accidents happen include:

  • Driver fatigue. Many truck drivers work long hours, especially commercial truck drivers. Drivers who push or exceed the FMCSA Hours of Service limits, or just drive when they’re tired, have slow reactions and a lack of focus that can cause deaths, catastrophic injuries, and permanent injuries.
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Truck drivers who drink and drive or drive under the influence of drugs are a danger to everyone on the road. At Ferrara & Gable, we hold impaired drivers accountable for the accidents they cause.
  • Driving while distracted. Truck drivers who text while driving, fail to use a hands and eye-free GPS, eat, drink, hold a smartphone; or take their eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel, and mind off of traffic are a danger to everyone on the road.
  • Speeding and other traffic violations. Drivers of trucks need more time and distance to stop than car drivers. Truck drivers who speed, tailgate, pass improperly, drive through red lights, and commit other traffic infractions deserve to be held accountable for the accidents they cause.
  • Lack of training. The trucking companies that hire truck drivers should ensure they have the proper qualifications, experience, and training to operate their tractor-trailer, semi, flatbed, box truck, or any other type of truck. Drivers should understand how to drive their specific type of truck in all types of weather and traffic conditions.
  • Blind spots. Most trucks don’t have windows and good viewing angles. Truck drivers need to be extra cautious when turning and shifting lanes to be sure they can see all the vehicles around them.
  • Truck part defects. Trucks that have defective hydraulic systems, electrical systems, brakes, tires, and other defective parts should not be on the road.
  • Improper maintenance. Trucking companies should regularly inspect their vehicles to ensure that they’re safe to drive.
  • Unsafe cargo loads. Excessive or unsecured cargo can cause the truck driver to lose control and cause the cargo to spill. Our Camden County truck accident lawyers hold drivers and trucking companies accountable when improperly loaded trucks cause accidents.

If you are injured in any type of accident no matter how it occurred, Ferrara & Gable has the experience (more than 50 years) and persuasive advocacy skills to represent you.

What types of injuries do truck accidents cause?

Truck accidents cause many deaths and serious injuries due to the impact of the collisions and just their sheer bulk. At Ferrara & Gable, we handle all types of serious truck accident injuries including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. Even mild concussions can cause physical and cognitive damage. Severe TBIs can make a truck accident victim’s life dramatically different than before the accident occurred.
  • Spinal cord damage. Our Camden County truck accident lawyers represent clients who suffer from herniated discs, tetraplegia, paraplegia, nerve pain, and other spinal cord injuries.
  • Amputation/loss of limb. People who are crushed in a truck accident may lose part or all of their arms or legs.
  • Broken bones/fractures. Broken hands, arms, collarbones, wrists, vertebrae, and other breaks are common truck accident injuries.
  • Organ damage. Victims of truck accidents may suffer lung, kidney, spleen, and other types of organ damage that may require immediate life-saving care.
  • Many other injuries including:
    • Nerve, ligament, muscle, tissue, tendon, and ligament damage
    • Shoulder, neck, and back pain
    • Loss of hearing or vision
    • Burns
    • Whiplash
    • Scarring and disfigurement
    • PTSD and other types of emotional trauma

Tragically, many truck accidents are fatal - causing families to grieve and cope with life without their loved one to provide emotional guidance, financial support, and love.

We work with your doctors and our own physicians to understand the full severity of your injuries, the medical care you’ll need, the cost of that care, and all the ways your injuries are making your life more difficult.

Who is liable for a truck accident in Camden County?

In many truck accidents, there are multiple defendants. The defendants may include:

  • The truck driver
  • The employer of the truck driver
  • The owner of the truck if different than the driver
  • The companies involved in arranging the shipment
  • Drivers of other vehicles
  • The manufacturers of defective truck parts
  • The seller of alcohol to a visibly intoxicated driver who later causes a truck accident due to intoxication
  • Maintenance and repair companies

At Ferrara & Gable, we understand the unique challenges in determining which people and businesses are liable for truck accidents.

How do you fight for truck accident victims?

Experienced truck driving accident lawyers like Ferrara & Gable understand the routine issues, the complex issues, and the contentious issues involved with truck accident cases. These issues include:

  • Proving that the truck driver was negligent, and how they were negligent
  • Showing that the accident caused your injuries
  • Questioning every eyewitness and anyone who has information about how your accident happened
  • Investigating whether there are any videos of the accident from local businesses or residences
  • Examining the insurance policies of the defendants
  • Determining if any federal or New Jersey traffic laws or other safety laws were broken
  • Reviewing the steps the trucking companies and other defendants failed to take to protect you
  • Showing what defective truck parts caused your accident and that they were defective when your accident occurred
  • Contesting any defense effort to argue that you were negligent
  • Identifying all your damages
  • Verifying just how serious and life-changing your injuries are
  • Negotiating your Camden County truck accident claim
  • Arguing your case before a judge and/or jury in Camden County

Remember that truck accidents often involve complex legal and insurance issues, so seeking legal representation can be critical in securing a fair settlement or pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys can assess the specifics of your case and guide you through the process while protecting your best interests.

Do you have a Camden County truck accident lawyer near me?

Ferrara & Gable meets truck accident victims at our Camden County office located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. You can park nearby. You can also come to our office by the Rt. 38 bus. If you are too injured or ill to travel, we will arrange to see you at a healthcare facility or your home. We also speak with clients by phone and through online conferences.

We’ll answer all your questions and guide you through this difficult time.

Call our Camden County, NJ truck accident lawyers now

We understand how frightening injuries are. You worry about your health, your ability to pay your bills, and how your injuries are affecting your family. At Ferrara & Gable, we’ve been fighting for truck accident victims for 50 years. Our Camden County truck accident lawyers are respected by former clients, insurance companies, and defense lawyers for our impressive record of verdicts and settlements. Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We represent truck accident victims in Camden County and all of South Jersey.