When you are involved in a truck accident in the Passaic area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or losses. These accidents can be physically, financially, and emotionally devastating for you and your family, but an insurance claim or lawsuit can help you get back on track.
A truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can provide you with legal guidance and assist you while you seek compensation. It all starts with a complimentary case assessment.
What Types of Compensation Can You Recover?
In the aftermath of a truck accident, your injuries may leave you incapable of working or enjoying the quality of life to which you are accustomed. You have a right to seek compensation for all your physical injuries and any related financial or emotional damages.
When you seek compensation for your injuries or losses, our team will work with you to calculate your case’s total value. All the money you lost or spent due to your accident could be recoverable, such as the following:
Your medical expenses should be recoverable from the second that you were hurt in the accident. Emergency room care and hospitalization can be expensive, not to mention any follow-up care you require. Medications, physical therapy, mental health counseling, transportation to appointments, assistive medical equipment, and even home care may all be compensable.
If necessary, an attorney from our team will speak with a medical expert who can give us insight into the financial impact of your injuries, including future expenses you will likely face.
After suffering severe injuries in a truck collision, you may not have the opportunity to return to work for some time. You could lose your job, or you may have to take on a lower-paying position.
This can keep you from earning as much money as you need to survive and support your family. Working with our team to outline your income losses and projected loss of earning capacity will add to your case’s value.
Pain and Suffering
This is a “non-economic” damage that refers to the way your injuries impact your day-to-day life. Any pain or suffering you experience in the wake of a truck accident is potentially recoverable.
Mentally, you may have a difficult time recovering from a catastrophic truck accident. If you are in therapy or experiencing psychological symptoms, you may seek compensation for your emotional anguish.
How can a Passaic Truck Accident Lawyer Help You?
When you retain a lawyer from our firm, we will provide you with various services during your legal proceedings. These include the following:
Investigating and Building Evidence in Your Case
The attorney we assign to your case will consult with you, complete an investigation, and come to understand your case. The investigation helps us uncover crucial evidence to support your right to damages and points to the party or parties financially responsible.
Your lawyer will ask you to share any evidence you have from the accident scene, including photos, eyewitness information, and other documents. Our team will also collect your medical records, receipts, and witness testimony to better explain what occurred and make your case.
Identifying Who is Responsible for Your Accident
Those responsible for your accident could include:
- The truck driver who was driving irresponsibly
- The trucking company employing them
- Another party involved in the maintenance and preparation of the truck
If the truck driver violated the law by driving while intoxicated, drowsy, distracted, or committing another form of recklessness, they may be liable. The truck driver might also face legal action when they violate rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Truck drivers are often beholden to their employers, which might direct the driver to speed, drive without proper rest, or ignore routine inspections.
The trucking company might also be responsible for failing to maintain or service its trucks. In some cases, a government agency might even be responsible for not maintaining the road surface, lights, or signage.
Advising You of Your Options
You can ask your lawyer to seek a settlement, which may allow you to close the case as quickly as possible. However, our team will also let you know when a settlement offer does not accurately address your damages.
If the defendant or their representatives will not work with you on a settlement, you can go to trial. We can discuss the process of seeking a lawsuit with you at any time. Your attorney will argue the case in court, prepare you to testify, and give you progress updates as the trial proceeds.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Under NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2, you have two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. Speaking to our team soon after the collision can help you avoid delays in the case or possible nullification of your lawsuit.
If your loved one was killed in the accident or succumbs to their injuries, your family has two years from the date of their passing to file a lawsuit for wrongful death under NJ Rev Stat §2A:31-3. Damages won during a wrongful death lawsuit are distributed to beneficiaries under New Jersey intestate law.
Call Our Attorneys Today for a Free Consultation
When you are involved in a truck accident in the Passaic area, call Morelli Law Firm for a free consultation at (212) 751-9800. A truck accident lawyer from our team could stand by your side and advocate for the compensation you are entitled to while protecting your rights as a victim.