When a semi truck, tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, or other commercial truck is involved in a highway collision with another vehicle, a response team is immediately sent to the accident scene. This team will likely include the commercial trucking company’s attorneys, investigators, insurance agents, and other professionals. Undoubtedly, a truck accident that results in serious injuries or fatalities exposes the company to significant liability. This response team is focused primarily on controlling the accident scene and minimizing any liability that the company may be subjected to. Surviving accident victims who are still in shock from the truck crash may even be approached in the hospital and asked to make a statement — a statement that could jeopardize future claims for financial recovery.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, don’t make a statement. Seek necessary medical attention and consult with an experienced attorney about your right to be compensated. Contact the law firm of Koles & Burke, LLP for caring and knowledgeable representation in New Jersey or New York.
With over 50 years of combined experience, our motor vehicle accident attorneys have the knowledge, case preparation experience, negotiation and courtroom skills, and network of experts needed to go up against trucking companies in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Our team does not rest until we have explored all potential contributing factors to the accident and exposed the negligence of the truck driver, trucking company, or other parties, including:
Inadequate truck maintenance
False driver log book entries (indicating rest periods when the driver was actually behind the wheel)
Improper loading (resulting in an imbalanced load)
Alcohol or drug use
Defective truck parts
Our attorneys at Koles & Burke, LLP also investigate negligent corporate policies of the truck company, such as negligent hiring procedures (hiring people with a criminal record or poor driving history), inadequate training, or setting unrealistic schedules that compel truck drivers to speed and operate too long of hours without rest.
If you have become severely injured or disabled in a truck accident, or if a loved one has died in a fatal truck crash, our attorneys can help you overcome the aftermath of the tragic accident. We marshal our resources to obtain the answers you need and to recover the compensation you and your family will need in the coming years as you adjust to your injuries or to life without your family member.
To learn more about Koles & Burke, LLP or to discuss your truck accident with a skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorney, contact us at one of our offices in Jersey City, Bayonne, or New York. You can call us at 201-200-0300. We offer a free consultation on any accident cases to discuss the accident and how we can help you through this difficult time.