Fiery Accident in Hamilton Leads to 1 Death
Hamilton Township, NJ (March 19th, 2022) – According to the New Jersey State Police, a fatal traffic accident was reported just before 1 a.m. on State Highway 29 South of Milepost 0.6 in Hamilton.
A large commercial truck heading south collided with a Chevy pickup truck’s rear left side. The Chevrolet truck was halted on the road’s right shoulder. Following the accident, the Chevy truck became engulfed in fire. Unfortunately, the driver of this vehicle suffered fatal injuries in the collision.
The large commercial driver was not harmed in the accident. The identity of the deceased has not yet been made public.
As a result of the fatal accident, two lanes of Route 29 were shut for roughly 7 hours.
The fatal traffic accident remains under police investigation.
Despite rigorous state and federal commercial trucking regulations, many fatal tractor-trailer accidents continue to happen across the state. When an accident occurs, the trucking company and its insurers will work aggressively to avoid paying the injured victim and their loved ones the money they deserve for their damages. This is unfortunate for the victims of these types of accidents since a vast majority of accidents result in catastrophic injuries.
When a large tractor-trailer collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the accident will likely have devastating consequences for those traveling in the smaller vehicle. Burns, muscle tears, head trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, and organ damage are just a few of the most common catastrophic injuries typically caused by large commercial truck accidents. Depending on factors like speed, type of vehicle, and the weight of the vehicles, the injuries caused by these accidents can result in temporary or even permanent disability.
As a result of the catastrophic consequences of a large commercial truck accident, it is important for injured victims to understand that they may be entitled to financial compensation, which may help cover medical costs and more. In order for a victim to be able to secure the necessary amount of compensation, however, it is important to investigate the accident as thoroughly as possible.
Commercial trucking companies and truck drivers are often required to pay out significant damages in an accident claim. For this reason, these parties tend to work aggressively to avoid paying the victim what he or she deserves. One common tactic used by trucking companies and truckers is that they will shift blame to the victim instead of admitting liability. Consequently, victims must do all that is possible to secure evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence.
Establishing liability in a truck accident claim will depend on various factors. In an accident case, it is critical to secure evidence that the large commercial truck was grossly overloaded or that the cargo in the trailer was not properly secured. Additionally, if the company has a history of hiring truck operators who are unqualified or have been negligent in the past, this may also help establish liability in an accident claim.
Generally, large commercial trucks are equipped with a GPS, which records the actions taken by the truck operator before the collision. This means that if a driver was traveling at a high rate of speed just before the accident, the GPS will likely record that information, which can be used against the driver in the claim.
Similarly, commercial truck operators are legally required to maintain a logbook that keeps a record of their hours of operation and rest breaks. If the logbook shows that the driver has not taken a rest break or has not had a necessary day off, this can point to the driver’s negligence.
Regrettably, important information is rarely handed over by negligent parties willingly. In a vast majority of cases, it will usually take the support of an attorney who will fight to keep the evidence from being destroyed. When facing the likelihood of a significant damages claim, at-fault parties do all that is possible to conceal evidence and attempt to deflect blame.
If you or someone you love was recently hurt in a traffic accident involving a commercial tractor-trailer, it is important to understand that financial compensation can be obtained from the negligent commercial truck company or trucker. A serious injury caused by an accident can have a long-lasting impact on your quality of life and ability to earn a living. What’s worse, the accident can also result in pain and discomfort, including long-term or permanent disability. After being injured in a large truck accident, consult with a legal professional who can fight for your rights and interests. Seek the support of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who has the skills and experience needed to help you obtain the highest compensation available.
The personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are equipped to handle the most challenging commercial truck accident case. The skilled attorneys have extensive experience in handling tractor-trailer accidents resulting in traumatic brain injury, internal organ damage, and spinal cord injury. The attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are also proficient in representing accident cases where the victim succumbed to his or her injuries. Wrongful death accident claims are incredibly difficult for the victim’s loved ones, and the compassionate team of attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are prepared to lead the case entirely so that the victim’s family focuses on their healing.
The attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are proud to represent accident victims from all over the State of New Jersey. The law firm works tirelessly to ensure negligent truck companies and truck drivers are held responsible for their negligence. After you or someone you love was injured in a collision involving a large commercial truck, consider obtaining the proficient representation of the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. The law firm offers a free, no-obligation consultation to every client. To ensure critical evidence of your case is safeguarded and secure, consider contacting the dedicated attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today. You can arrange your complimentary case evaluation by completing the confidential online contact form here.
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