It is easy to see why a collision in New Jersey involving a large commercial vehicle such as a semi-truck can cause catastrophic damage. After all, these trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Such a massive vehicle has the laws of physics on its side in an accident, and can easily total a standard automobile, injuring or killing those inside.
However, even smaller commercial vehicles such as delivery trucks, utility trucks and messenger service vehicles can cause significant damage when involved in a commercial vehicle accident. Therefore, it is up to drivers of commercial vehicles, large and small, to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. If they don’t and cause a crash, those injured in the crash or the victim’s survivors if the victim dies may want to pursue a personal injury claim.
When it comes to commercial vehicle accidents, it is important to understand that it is not just the driver of the commercial vehicle who may be held responsible. In some circumstances the company that owns the vehicle may also be held responsible. That being said, it takes a thorough understanding of the law to determine whether multiple defendants are liable for the crash and most people do not have the knowledge to make this determination on their own.
Thus, many people involved in commercial vehicle accidents choose to seek legal guidance. At our firm we aim to secure the compensation our clients deserve. We understand that no two cases are alike and therefore it is necessary to develop a unique strategy for each of our clients that meets the client’s needs and goals. Our firm’s webpage on commercial vehicle accidents may be a good jumping off point for those who need more information on this important topic.