Representing New Jersey Truck Accident Victims
Large commercial trucks are responsible for a disproportionate share of accidents that result in serious injury or wrongful death in New Jersey. If you have been injured or had a loved one killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or 18-wheeler, it is important to get a lawyer's advice as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Gebhardt & Kiefer aggressively protect the rights of truck accident victims in central and northwestern New Jersey. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
We represent truck accident victims on a contingency fee system, which means we earn attorney fees only if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
Determining Negligence in Truck Accidents
Large trucks are subject to a number of regulations that passenger vehicles, such as cars, are not. For example, state and federal laws regulate everything from how trucks must be maintained, to how loads are secured, to how long truck drivers can drive before they are required to take a rest break. Yet many trucking companies and drivers violate these regulations in order to cut costs.
In many truck accident cases, it is possible to reconstruct what happened before an accident and determine if the trucking company or driver was negligent. However, evidence such as driver logbooks, truck maintenance records, and the truck GPS system must be collected and preserved. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that important evidence will not be recoverable.
Our lawyers will also investigate all available insurance coverage to help you obtain the maximum possible recovery. For example, the trailer and load may be insured by a different company than the truck itself. It is important to identify all possible defendants in cases that involve catastrophic injury.
Free Truck Accident Consultation
For more information or to set up a consultation with a lawyer at Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C., call 908-735-5161 or fill out the contact form on this site. Our firm serves clients throughout central and northwestern New Jersey.