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Trucking accidents can have severe consequences, including fatalities and serious injuries. In one of our recent cases, a truck driver was struck by a falling light tower, resulting in a spinal fracture and concussion, which left him with severe cognitive impairments.
Another driver was unfortunately killed when her small car was crushed by a truck in a collision. These tragedies highlight the importance of safety on the road, as accidents such as these can often be prevented with proper care and attention.
In the examples we discuss the parties responsible for the trucking accidents were typically insured, and it was their insurance companies that ultimately paid damages for the injuries. This is common in trucking accidents, as the defendants, whether they are individuals or companies, typically have insurance to cover potential liabilities.
The insurance companies also provide legal defense for the defendants, and hire lawyers or law firms to represent them in legal proceedings. They vigorously defend these cases on behalf of their insureds.
In cases involving trucking accidents, there are several types of damages that may be sought, including economic losses and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, disability, impairment, and loss of enjoyment of life.
To properly evaluate and testify to these damages, it may be necessary to involve multiple expert witnesses, including doctors and specialists who are knowledgeable about the specific injuries sustained.
For example, if a person has suffered brain injuries in a trucking accident, it may be necessary to consult a neurologist, psychiatrist, and psychologist. Similarly, if there are injuries to the spine, it may be necessary to involve a spine surgeon. It is important to have the appropriate expert testimony in order to accurately assess the damages sustained in a trucking accident.
If a trucking company involved in a trucking accident is not based in New Jersey, it does not necessarily complicate the personal injury case. It is possible to sue out-of-state defendants in these cases, and the fact that the company is based outside of New Jersey does not necessarily pose an obstacle.
Additionally, these companies are typically insured, which can help to resolve any legal issues that may arise. It is worth noting, however, that the process of suing an out-of-state defendant may be more complicated and does require the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Overall, it is important to consult with a qualified lawyer to understand the specific challenges and considerations that may be involved in a trucking accident case involving an out-of-state defendant or local defendant.
With the guidance of a skilled attorney from our office for Trucking Accidents Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we have the background, training and experience to maximize your result in trucking accident cases. For more information on Trucking Accident Law in New Jersey, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling or texting (973) 204-6573 today.