Large trucks are omnipresent on the roads in New Jersey and throughout the country. While most truck drivers pay attention and operate their vehicles in a safe manner, we all know that serious truck accidents happen all too often. When these types of accidents occur, there is the potential that anyone in the other vehicle in the crash might suffer severe injuries.
Serious truck accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, some of which are different than the causes of the common “fender bender.” For example, some trucks are improperly loaded, or even overloaded, which can result in difficulty for the driver who is trying to control and operate the truck. Such a truck may tip over or may need more room to effectively come to a stop.
In other instances, there may be nothing wrong with the truck, but the driver of the truck simply isn’t qualified to operate such a large vehicle. Many of our readers in New Jersey may know that most truck drivers require specialized licenses and training before they are allowed to drive a large truck. If drivers don’t have the appropriate licenses or training, a serious truck accident may occur.
The injuries that people might suffer in a truck accident can be much more severe than cuts, bruises or broken bones. Injured victims may have serious head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Some may suffer spinal cord injuries. In some truck accidents, fatalities occur. When New Jersey residents are injured in truck accidents, they may have legal options to explore to attempt to recover financial compensation.