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Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents - Afonso & Afonso Law

Despite increased awareness of highway dangers, high familiarity with local roadways, and years of driving huge trucks, thousands of people still sustain serious injuries or even die in truck accidents. In the state of New Jersey, the accident rate is much higher than the national average, with 359 accidents compared to the national average of 208. In 2020, New Jersey recorded 549 fatal collisions that resulted in 587 deaths.

Tragically, many of these accidents are the result of negligent truck drivers, and given the size and weight of these trucks, they can cause a lot of damage to anything or anyone they’ve collided with. Additionally, truck-related injuries are far worse than those caused by other vehicle types such as passenger cars, private cars, or motorbikes.

If you are a victim of a truck accident in New Jersey and are in need of the legal expertise of a personal injury lawyer, Afonso and Afonso is willing to advocate for your interests and protect your legal rights during the litigation process.

Common Types of Truck Accidents in New Jersey

1. Head-on Collision

Head-on collisions are the most catastrophic and deadly of all truck accidents as they can cause severe trauma to all parts of the body during the impact. You might hit your seat belt, airbag, or the car’s interior, hence causing a fracture to your collarbone, injury to your lungs, and broken ribs, among others. If you were injured in a head-on truck collision in New Jersey, you have the legal right to seek compensation for any losses incurred as a result of this accident.

Head on Collision - Afonso & Afonso Law
Head on Collision - Afonso & Afonso Law

1. Head-on Collision

Head-on collisions are the most catastrophic and deadly of all truck accidents as they can cause severe trauma to all parts of the body during the impact. You might hit your seat belt, airbag, or the car’s interior, hence causing a fracture to your collarbone, injury to your lungs, and broken ribs, among others. If you were injured in a head-on truck collision in New Jersey, you have the legal right to seek compensation for any losses incurred as a result of this accident.

Runaway Trucks - Afonso & Afonso

2. Runaway Trucks

Big commercial trucks are most likely to experience brake malfunction when they are put under stress during heavy use on steep declines or roadway curves. Runaway trucks are often the result of negligence from either the driver or the trucking company. If you were a victim of a runaway truck accident and want to make a claim for the injuries you incurred, speak with one of our lawyers at Afonso and Afonso.

3. Truck Rollovers

This type of truck accident frequently occurs on ramps, freeways, and other high-speed roads. When a commercial truck weighing up to 80,000 pounds goes high-speed on curve roads, it will likely crash and overturn. Lawyers who represent truck accident victims will conduct investigations to determine the underlying cause and the party (or parties) who may be held liable.

Truck Rollovers - Afonso & Afonso Law
Truck Rollovers - Afonso & Afonso Law

3. Truck Rollovers

This type of truck accident frequently occurs on ramps, freeways, and other high-speed roads. When a commercial truck weighing up to 80,000 pounds goes high-speed on curve roads, it will likely crash and overturn. Lawyers who represent truck accident victims will conduct investigations to determine the underlying cause and the party (or parties) who may be held liable.

Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are among the most fatal on the road, resulting in injuries such as:

Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents - Afonso & Afonso
  • Broken Ribs
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Internal Bleeding and Organ Damage
  • Cuts, Burns, and Puncture Wounds
  • Broken Bones
  • Partial or Total Paralysis
  • Amputations

What Damages Can Afonso and Afonso Help You Recover

Don’t let others’ negligence that put you in a life-threatening condition go unpunished. Let our experienced truck accident lawyers in Afonso and Afonso handle your case and help you in claiming the following benefits:

  • Medical expenses for injury treatment and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Income lost during the recovery period and beyond
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Wrongful death damages
Injury Treatment - Afonso & Afonso Law

Afonso and Afonso Law Firm Is Here to Fight for Your Case!

We know from our years of experience providing top-quality legal representation to many trucking accident victims in New Jersey that filing a case for a truck accident may be a lengthy and complex process. But, because of our passion and commitment to representing truck accident victims, we can help you understand what damages you can collect, your legal rights, and much more following a truck accident.

Fight back! Get the experienced legal team from Afonso and Afonso. Call us today so we can discuss your case and help you get the justice you deserve.

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