Construction requires many types of vehicles and machinery, and the roads around the site are often shared with other motorists. When the driver of a construction truck or construction machinery makes a careless or reckless error and causes an accident, you may be able to hold the construction company accountable.
A construction truck attorney may be able to take on your case at no upfront expense to you. Instead, we work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid from your settlement or other compensation.
To find out if you may qualify to file a lawsuit in Essex County court or take other action after a construction truck accident, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800. We will evaluate your construction truck accident case, auto insurance policy, and the severity of your personal injuries at no cost to you.
Understanding Liability in Construction Truck Accidents
There are several types of construction trucks which include:
- Dump trucks
- Bucket trucks or cherry pickers
- Box trucks
- Work trucks
Other types of construction machinery generally arrive at the site on a flatbed or another type of truck but may need to share the roads near the site with other traffic on occasion. This construction machinery can include:
In either of these situations, if the driver of the truck caused the accident, you may be able to build a case against the driver’s employer. This is generally a construction company. This concept is known as vicarious liability and was confirmed in 2003 by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
While your auto insurance may limit your ability to pursue pain and suffering damages if you had only minor or moderate injuries, you may still be able to seek these damages if you suffered permanent injuries or other qualifying injuries, such as:
- Loss of a body part
- Significant disfigurement or scarring
- A displaced fracture
- Loss of pregnancy via miscarriage or stillbirth because of the accident
Because of the size and weight of most types of construction trucks and equipment, serious injuries are a possibility in this type of accident. To learn more, contact our law firm today.
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Proving Negligence and Liability in a Construction Truck Accident Case
At Morelli Law Firm, we know how to build a case to prove:
- The driver caused your accident injuries
- The driver’s employer is liable for the harm you suffered
In this type of case, there is likely to be a lot of evidence we can use to support your claim against the construction company. This could include anything from information about the truck maintenance to dashcam video of the accident to post-accident drug test results from the driver and more.
We need to ensure this evidence remains protected and is available to us. For this reason, we need to go to work on your case quickly after the accident occurs. We will also handle the communication with the insurance companies and other parties on your behalf.
We will gather evidence and file your claim, presenting the necessary evidence to prove your expenses and losses. We may be able to:
- Reach a just settlement agreement without going to court; or
- We can take your case to trial
A Newark construction truck lawyer may be able to take on your case and secure compensation on your behalf. Call (212) 751-9800 now to learn more. Our attorneys accept cases in Northern New Jersey, as well as New York City, Long Island, New York State up to Albany, and Philadelphia.
Possible Recoverable Damages in an Essex County Personal Injury Case
If we present your case at trial, we will seek specific compensation based on the damages we documented while investigating your case. This will include both tangible damages and intangible damages without a specific monetary value, such as pain and suffering.
In general, these are the same damages we may be able to recover through an insurance claim and negotiated settlement agreement. They include:
- Current and future medical care costs
- Ongoing care and support
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Repair or replacement of your car
- Rental car expenses
- Replacement of other damages property
- Any additional documented expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Survivors of those who lost their lives in this type of commercial vehicle accident may qualify to recover wrongful death benefits. We can review your case and may be able to pursue these damages on your behalf.
It is important to note that, under New Jersey Statute (NJ Stat) §2A:14-2 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes, victims of truck accidents in New Jersey generally only have two years to take their cases to court. If you need help securing justice and pursuing the settlement you deserve following a construction truck accident, contact our law office to discuss your case today.
Call the Office of a Newark Construction Truck Lawyer Today
A construction truck attorney may be able to secure damages for you based on the facts of your truck accident case. However, before we can go to work for you, it is important that you have an understanding of your rights and legal options. A member of our law firm is ready to provide help. We offer free reviews of your case, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to our legal team.
Call (212) 751-9800 to speak with a representative from Morelli Law Firm about your construction truck accident.