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Cars are no match for large trucks when it comes to a crash. A New Jersey City truck accident can result in serious injury and even death to the occupants of a passenger car.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2008 there were over 4,000 big rigs involved in fatal crashes nationwide. That is a little more than 11 deaths per day in accidents involving a truck. In addition, there were over 70,000 injuries in crashes involving large trucks, or about 200 injuries per day nationwide.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that it is the occupants of a car, and usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of fatalities when there is a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car.

Large trucks present a unique danger simply due to their immense size as compared to an ordinary car. Big rigs outweigh the average car by more than 10 fold. Also, eighteen wheelers are prone to “jackknife” and/or overturn when certain untoward conditions occur. This creates an inherently dangerous condition for the rest of us sharing the roads with these 18 wheelers.

A car accident with a tractor-trailer may be caused due to a variety of contributing factors, including:

  • Improper Load Securement or Placement
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driver Inattention
  • Alcohol Involvement
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Cell Phone (hand held)
  • Following Too Closely
  • Unsafe Speed
  • Traffic Control Disregarded
  • Unsafe Lane Change
  • Failure to Keep Right

Safe Driving Practices

The driver of a big rig does not have the same maneuverability as an operator of a car. The truck driver is not able to stop his big rig as fast as a car, and his visibility may be restricted. Do not cut in front of a big rig, and do not stay in the “no zone” or blind spot – a place where the truck driver cannot see you in a side-view mirror. This can help to prevent an accident.

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People hurt in an accident with a large truck face medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

We will carefully investigate all of the factors leading to your accident. Our job is to assist you through every step of the legal process and fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. We are dedicated to helping people who have been injured in a car accident with a tractor-trailer.

Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has represented people injured in accidents throughout the New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area. He has a long record of success winning favorable settlements and awards for his injured clients.

Personal injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey truck accident, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!

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