If you or a member of your family were hurt in a Newark, New Jersey, car accident caused by a dump truck driver, Morelli Law Firm may be able to help. You may qualify to hold the driver or their employer liable and recover compensation for the losses you incurred.
These cases can be difficult and complex, but a Newark dump truck lawyer from Morelli Law Firm knows how to navigate the process, prove your case, and recover a payout when possible based on the facts of your case.
The first step toward securing a financial recovery is to discuss your accident case with a member of the Morelli Law Firm team during a free case evaluation. We can explain your rights based on your insurance coverage, the circumstances of your accident, and the severity of your injuries. Call (212) 751-9800 now to get started.
Dump Trucks Can Cause Accidents in Numerous Ways
Dump trucks have numerous uses and can haul almost any type of dry cargo. From construction projects to brush cleanup to the ground covering for a new playground, dozens of dump trucks traverse Newark every day. Any of these trucks can cause an accident and injuries if the driver makes a mistake or breaks a traffic law. Accidents may occur because they:
- Lose their load.
- Fail to secure the load.
- Experience a load shift.
- Are involved in a rollover accident.
- Fail to check their blind spots.
- Fail to leave enough space to stop with a heavy load.
- Drive too fast for the road or conditions.
- Fall asleep behind the wheel.
- Drive drunk or drugged.
- Drive distracted.
If you were the victim of one of these accidents, you may be able to recover your related expenses and losses, including pain and suffering losses, although the state of New Jersey has complex insurance laws that sometimes limit the recovery of some damages based on your chosen auto insurance plan.
In general, no matter your auto insurance coverage, you can likely pursue pain and suffering when you have an injury that meets certain criteria. This includes:
- Losing a body part or use of a body part.
- Significant disfigurement or scarring.
- A severely displaced broken bone.
- A loss of pregnancy.
- Any other permanent injury (with objective medical proof).
- Fatal injuries.
You may also be able to take action without suffering any of these injuries. The best way to learn if you qualify to recover non-economic damages in your case is to contact Morelli Law Firm today for a free review of your case. Call (212) 751-9800 to get started.
Morelli Law Firm May Build a Case Against the Driver’s Employer
In many dump truck accident cases, Morelli Law Firm is able to build a case against the dump truck driver’s employer and seek compensation for our clients based on the corporation’s liability insurance coverage. This is possible because of a 2003 New Jersey Supreme Court decision that clarified the rules for vicarious liability, Carter v. Reynolds.
A Newark dump truck lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to gather evidence to support your claim and fight for the payout you deserve based on your expenses and losses. We serve northern New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, New York state up to Albany, and Philadelphia.
You can speak to a member of the Morelli Law Firm team today about your case and your legal options by calling (212) 751-9800. Our initial consultations are free for victims of dump truck accidents in our service area.
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We Believe an Insurance Settlement Agreement Should Compensate You Fairly
At Morelli Law Firm, our team believes that accident victims should receive compensation for the expenses, losses, and other damages they incurred as a result of their accident. To this end, we identify and collect proof of our clients’ damages and use them to bolster our demand for a fair settlement or to show the judge the value of their case in court.
If we take on your Essex County dump truck accident case, the damages we may pursue include:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Current and future lost paychecks and benefits.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Repair or replacement of your car.
- Other property damages that occurred in the accident.
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.
- Pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish.
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family members.
In addition to our initial consultations being free, we handle all personal injury cases and traffic accident cases based on contingency fees. We charge our clients nothing upfront; we collect our fees only after we secure an insurance settlement or an award from an Essex County civil court. In this way, you will never pay any out-of-pocket costs for our services.
Time Limits Apply, So Call Us About Your Case Today
While we can often reach an out-of-court settlement agreement in commercial vehicle accident cases including dump truck accidents, we sometimes need to file a personal injury lawsuit in an Essex County court. However, there are strict time limits on filing a suit under New Jersey Statutes (NJ Stat) §2a:14-2.
Generally, we may have up to two years to file a lawsuit in this type of Newark car accident case. However, there are also other considerations including evidence that is in the possession of the liable party. Morelli Law Firm recommends contacting us as soon as you can so we can go to work on your case.
Talk to a Member of Our Newark Dump Truck Accident Team
A Newark dump truck lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you, filing an insurance claim or lawsuit in an Essex County court. We may be able to secure a payout on your behalf that compensates you for your accident-related injuries, expenses, and intangible losses.
Call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 for your free case review.