A Newark 18-Wheeler lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to seek compensation for the damages you suffered as a result of a truck accident in Newark. We will need to review your case before we can go to work, but we offer free case reviews. Following this evaluation, a member of our team will be able to explain your rights in more detail and help you better understand the merits of your case.
If you suffered injuries in a traffic accident in Newark caused by a careless or reckless driver of an 18-wheeler, we may be able to uncover evidence to hold the driver and/or the trucking company liable. Call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 to discuss your case with a member of our New Jersey truck accident team for free.
Understanding Your Rights After a Newark Commercial Vehicle Accident
The State of New Jersey has complex auto insurance laws that could restrict your right to recover certain types of damages under some circumstances. This depends on the options you choose when buying auto insurance. Our team will review your policy and explain your options based on the policy you chose.
If you suffered certain injuries, you can pursue damages, including pain and suffering damages in a fault-based claim regardless of the type of car insurance you carry. This includes:
- The loss of a body part
- Significant disfigurement or scarring
- A broken bone that was displaced
- An accident-related miscarriage or stillbirth
- An injury that is likely permanent based on objective medical opinion
Surviving family members of those who lose their lives in fatal traffic accidents can also pursue damages in a fault-based liability claim regardless of their insurance selection.
When you discuss your case with a member of the 18-wheeler accident team from Morelli Law Firm, we will talk about your policy, your injuries, and other factors to determine your options for seeking a payout in your accident case. Call (212) 751-9800 to get started today.
Trust Your Case to a Newark 18-Wheeler Attorney from Morelli Law Firm
Truck accident cases often involve large corporate liability policies and the corporate attorneys that come with them, because trucking companies are generally liable for the negligent actions of their employees–including truck drivers.
When you have a Newark 18-Wheeler lawyer from Morelli Law Firm on your side, you do not have to worry about the tactics the insurance company may try to use to deny or reduce your claim, and you will never face an attorney from the trucking company on your own. Instead, your attorney will handle all of this on your behalf. This includes:
- Protecting your rights
- Managing communications about your case with the insurer
- Identifying the liable parties, generally a trucking company and the driver
- Gathering evidence and enlisting the help of experts
- Documenting your losses
- Filing a liability insurance claim with the trucking company’s insurer
- Negotiating for a fair settlement
- Filing a lawsuit in Essex County or a nearby jurisdiction if necessary
In addition to Northern New Jersey, our team takes on truck accident cases in New York City on Long Island, in New York State up to Albany, and in Philadelphia.
Call Morelli Law Firm now at (212) 751-9800 to learn more.
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Recoverable Damages in a Liability Insurance Claim or Personal Injury Lawsuit
When you meet the criteria to hold the trucking company or another liable party accountable for your Newark 18-wheeler accident losses, this could include several types of damages. Primarily, we seek economic and non-economic damages in New Jersey truck accident cases. Both of these are compensatory damages, but they differ in that economic damages are generally tangible, while non-economic damages compensate you for intangible losses.
Economic expenses and losses related to a truck accident may include:
- Medical treatment and care for your 18-wheeler truck accident injuries
- Care and support costs as needed in the future because of your accident injuries
- Current lost wages, benefits, and reduced earning ability
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Replacement of other damaged property
- Out-of-pocket expenses with receipts or other supporting evidence
- Wrongful death damages
Non-economic damages do not come with a value assigned, so we have to give them a monetary value before we can determine a fair settlement value for your case. These damages may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
New Jersey Has a Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Lawsuits
New Jersey, like all other states, sets a strict deadline on when you can file a lawsuit in a personal injury case. This time limit applies even if you meet the criteria to pursue pain and suffering damages or if you opt for insurance coverage that allows this.
Under New Jersey Statute (NJ Stat) §2a:14-2 of New Jersey law, you generally have two years following a traffic accident to file a lawsuit in Newark. We may be able to reach a settlement with the insurance company before this date arrives, or we may decide to pursue legal action long before this date. It is important, though, because we must make a decision in advance of this deadline.
If you have questions or concerns, reach out to Morelli Law Firm to learn more.
Speak with a Member of Our Newark Truck Accident Team
If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by the driver of an 18-wheeler in Northern New Jersey, a Newark 18-Wheeler lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to go to work on your case today. We will review your case for free and with no obligation to sign up for our services or representation.
You can speak with a member of the Morelli Law Firm truck accident team serving Newark and Essex County about your accident case at no cost to you. Call (212) 751-9800 to get started now.