New Jersey Truck Accidents Lawyer
Because trucks are so massive, they can usually cause serious injuries when they collide with other motor vehicles. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident, you should seek the help of an experienced attorney to make sure you recover enough compensation to truly cover the damages.
I'm Francis M. Smith, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in personal injury. I worked for nine years as in-house counsel at two different insurance companies. I know how insurance companies process and value claims, and I know how to efficiently negotiate the settlement you need.
To schedule a free initial consultation at my law firm, The Law Office of Francis M. Smith, Esq., call 908-233-5800 or contact my office online today. I represent injured clients throughout counties that include Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Many truck accidents are caused after either the truck driver or trucking company commits a violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). There are many ways in which these regulations can be violated, including:
- The driver can be exhausted from working too long of a shift.
- An inexperienced driver may have disobeyed safety procedures.
- The truck may have been over weight limits.
- The truck's load may have been improperly secured.
- The truck may not have been adequately maintained.
The FMCSRs are in place for one reason: to keep truck accidents from ever happening. When they are violated, serious injuries can result. I provide each client at my firm with personal, one-on-one service to recover compensation for injuries of all kinds.
Insurance Coverage Is Almost Certainly Available
Fortunately for anyone injured in a trucking crash by an 18 wheeler, big rig, semi truck or other commercial vehicle, the owners of these trucks are required by law to carry enough insurance to cover any injuries – or deaths – that may occur.
To schedule a free consultation at The Law Office of Francis M. Smith, Esq., call me today at 908-233-5800 or just contact my office online.