A Newark concrete truck lawyer can represent you and manage your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit following a concrete truck accident in Newark, New Jersey. If the driver of a concrete truck was negligent or there was a problem with the truck itself, you may have a viable case against the owner of the truck or the driver’s employer. Our team could help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to for medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800. We offer free case reviews to those who have suffered injuries in this type of accident. Our team can handle your legal case at no upfront expense to you, recovering attorney’s fees only if we secure a payout for you through an insurance claim or in court.
Concrete Trucks are Among the Heaviest Vehicles on the Road
Concrete trucks may weigh over 66,000 pounds when fully loaded according to Structure Magazine, making them one of the heaviest vehicles on the road. They often travel on side streets and surface roads, since they do not typically haul concrete the same distances other kinds of trucks might haul cargo. These two factors, when combined, make them a potentially serious danger to motorists who share the roads.
If a concrete truck strikes a smaller passenger vehicle, even at legal speeds allowed on surface streets, the damage may be severe. The weight and size difference between the two vehicles may cause occupants of the smaller vehicle to endure significant force from the impact, leading to serious injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb or loss of use of a limb
- Severe fractures
- Miscarriage or stillbirth
- Significant disfigurement and scarring
- Other permanent injuries
- Fatal injuries
Recoverable Damages in a Newark Concrete Truck Accident
If a Newark concrete truck lawyer determines that you qualify to pursue pain and suffering damages and believes your case against the concrete truck owner has merit, the team from Morelli Law Firm can make a strong effort to identify and document as many of your accident-related injuries, losses, and expenses as possible. This could allow us to pursue the compensation you may be entitled to for those damages as a part of your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Some types of recoverable damages following an accident with a concrete truck could include:
- Current and future accident-related medical care
- Current and future lost pay and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Rental car costs
- Replacement of any other damaged property
- Additional expenses related to your accident or injuries
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family members of victims who passed away from their injuries
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Statute of Limitations on New Jersey Concrete Truck Lawsuits
New Jersey Statutes (NJ Stat) §2a:14-2 puts a two-year deadline on filing a tort claim from the date of the accident. This means if you do not file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf before the second anniversary of your Newark concrete truck accident case, you may not be able to do so.
Morelli Law Firm could help you start the process of recovering the damages you may be entitled to through an insurance claim and negotiating a settlement agreement.
Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Make Pursuing Damages More Complex
Under New Jersey law, the State of New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance allows motorists to make several choices when they purchase auto insurance coverage. This includes choosing between a “Basic” and “Standard” policy, as well as opting to forgo some opportunities to hold at-fault parties liable for their pain and suffering to reduce the overall insurance premium.
As a part of reviewing your case, a member of the Morelli Law Firm team can also review the severity of your injuries and your auto insurance policy to determine if you have opted to limit tort liability, if you have full tort coverage, or if your injuries qualify you to step outside of any potential limitations.
Some accident victims may meet the criteria to pursue pain and suffering damages even if they believe their auto insurance policy does not allow it. Let our team review your case for free to help determine your rights and options.
Building a Case Against the Concrete Company
A Newark concrete truck lawyer from Morelli Law Firm could help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to from the concrete company or another corporation that employs the driver of the concrete truck after your accident. Thanks to the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, the negligent driver’s employer is legally accountable for their employee’s actions behind the wheel as confirmed by the New Jersey Supreme Court case Carter v. Reynolds in 2003.
Known as vicarious liability, employers are responsible for the actions of their employees as long as the employees are working at the time of the accident. If the driver was behind the wheel of the concrete truck, he or she was likely on the clock.
To learn more, call (212) 751-9800 to discuss your case with a representative from Morelli Law Firm.
Contact Morelli Law Firm About Your Concrete Truck Accident Case for Free
At Morelli Law Firm, our team takes on concrete truck and other personal injury cases in Northern New Jersey, as well as New York City, Long Island, New York State up to Albany, and Philadelphia.
Call us at (212) 751-9800 and let a member of our team review the facts of your Newark concrete truck accident for free.