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Results-Oriented New Jersey Lawyer Fights for Maximum Compensation for Injured Truck Accidents Victims in Union and Middlesex Counties

New Jersey is home to an excellent highway system which enables residents, commuters and visitors to get from here to there quite easily – if you can handle the traffic! Our densely populated state serves as a major thoroughfare for anyone looking to travel in the Mid-Atlantic region. Due to vehicle volume and the sheer overbearing size of big rigs, truck accidents are common on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and many other interstates and local roads.

If you or someone you love has been injured, or worse, in a truck accident, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer who will aggressively pursue damages on your behalf. Andrew Calcagno has successfully settled and won many multi-million dollar cases on behalf of clients injured in truck accidents in Cranford, Woodbridge, Elizabeth, Rahway and all around New Jersey. Contact him today for a free consultation.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Explains the Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Kenilworth, Cranford, Linden, NJ

Despite the fact that truck accidents are often caused due to truck driver negligence, when a truck crashes with a car or motorcycle, the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle are considerably more likely to be killed than the careless truck driver. In fact, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, about 90 people die every day in this country due to highway accidents – many involving trucks.

Make no mistake about it, when an accident involves a semi truck, an 18-wheeler, a tractor trailer or any other type of commercial truck, the injuries suffered by other drivers and passengers can be disastrous, often deadly.

There are many types of accidents involving trucks that occur all too often on NJ roadways. These include: driver falling asleep behind the wheel and drifting into car lanes; truck improperly changing lanes and failing to see a smaller vehicle in a blind spot, rollover accidents caused by sharp turns; rear-end collisions; accidents caused when the truck’s cab and trailer come apart; and skidding due to hazardous conditions including ice.

There are many reasons truck accidents occur. Some of the most common causes of deadly truck crashes in New Jersey are:

Driver Fatigue: By law, truck drivers are not allowed to be driving more than 11 hours in any 14-hour workday. Additionally, truck drivers must rest after working 34 hours and must take at least one half-hour break in the first eight hours of any workday. Failure to abide by these regulations may cause serious driver fatigue.

Driver Distraction: As with any motor vehicle, cell phone usage – including talking, texting, emailing, web surfing, etc. – is a dangerous distraction that can cause accidents. Other distractions include: adjusting the radio, eating, fumbling for something dropped, talking with a passenger, etc.

Speeding or Reckless Driving: It should go without saying that truck drivers must follow the rules of the road in New Jersey. Speeding, reckless or careless driving, quick lane changes and failure to see smaller vehicles in its path all cause horrific accidents.

Drunk or Drugged Driving: DWI/DUI are punishable by severe consequences in New Jersey. Truck drivers who drink and drive or take any drugs – prescription, OTC or illegal drugs – are the cause of many fatal crashes.

Mechanical Failure: Machines break down, that’s a fact. However, the law calls for proper vehicle maintenance. If your were injured in an accident involving a truck, Andrew Calcagno will check into the truck’s maintenance history to determine whether or not mechanical failure played a part in your accident.

Trucking Company Negligence: All too often, trucking companies put profits of people. They force drivers to work even after long-uninterrupted shifts. They failure to require costly service maintenance. Regulations regarding weight maximums or how cargo is secured may be overlooked in an effort to haul the most in the least amount of time. Finally, trucking companies that do not properly train drivers may be liable for driver errors, as well.

Skilled Truck Accident Lawyer Andrew Calcagno Will Fight for Damages If You’ve Been Hurt in a Crash

If you or someone you love is recovering from a truck accident, you are likely in pain and worried about how you are going to pay your bills. You may also want to make sure the responsible parties are held liable for the accident that caused your injuries. Andrew Calcagno understands how you feel and, rest assured, he will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Common damages sought and won by Calcagno in truck accident cases in Fanwood, Garwood, Summit and Westfield include: medical expenses, lost wages (and future decreased earning ability), loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, and survivor damages in cases of wrongful death. Allow an qualified personal injury lawyer to deal with the legal business associated with your accident so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

Call the Law Offices of Andrew Calcagno today for a free consultation about your accident. All cases are taken on contingency; if we don’t get you damages, you won’t pay us a dime.

We have obtained many significant and noteworthy verdicts
and settlements for our clients:

  • $4,743,086

    Four (4) Week Trial
    Train Accident

    Hudson County Superior Court
    Union, New Jersey

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  • $2,500,00

    Three (3) Week Trial
    Head-On Collision

    New York Supreme Court
    New York, NY

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  • $2,000,000

    Wrongful Death
    Products Liability

    Essex County Superior Court
    Newark, New Jersey

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CALCAGNO & ASSOCIATES has obtained many significant and noteworthy verdicts and settlements for our clients:

Results vary, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case. This record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiation table serves our clients in two important ways: (1) It compensates them for their pain and suffering; and (2) It helps them rebuild their lives.

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