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Amazon Prime Truck Fatality

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 24, 2020

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A one year old boy was killed and a three year old boy was seriously injured when the motor vehicle in which they were passengers was struck in the rear by an Amazon Prime Tractor Trailer. The accident took place on the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday June 26, 2020 in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Cranbury, New Jersey.

The fleet of Amazon trucks and vans continues to grow as the home delivery company becomes more and more popular as a means of obtaining goods. The increase in e-commerce also has contributed to the increase in the Amazon fleet of vehicles nationwide and in New Jersey. It is common to see Amazon delivery vehicles on the highways and in residential neighborhoods at all times of the morning, day and night making their deliveries. It is often the case that the individuals who drive this massive fleet of vehicles have not had the experience necessary to operate safely.

If you have been injured by a truck or a van while in the State of New Jersey, contact the law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P. C. for a free legal consultation. Injuries associated with accidents as well as medical bills can be significant. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help win you compensation if you have been injured. Contact the Princeton, New Jersey law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. at 609.240.0040 today.


By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 12, 2020

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On June 4, 2020 Jada Smith of Teaneck, NJ was operating her motor vehicle south on the New Jersey Turnpike in Fort Lee when she was involved in an accident that left her vehicle disabled in the right lane.

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Frequently Asked Questions About NJ Truck Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 13, 2019

Tractor-trailers, also known as big rigs, 18-wheelers, and semi-trucks, are a constant presence on the Garden State’s highways. While they are vital to our state’s economy, they are also a great danger to smaller vehicles due to their size and weight. When they crash into passenger cars, the victims often have many questions. Our NJ truck accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have put together answers below. Read the rest »

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What Makes Tractor-Trailers So Dangerous?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on July 1, 2019

There are many reasons why tractor trailers are so dangerous to other drivers on the road. But mainly these five: Read the rest »

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New Jersey Pedestrian Killed by Tractor-Trailers

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 26, 2018

Tragedy occurred Tuesday, in the early morning hours, when a pedestrian in South Brunswick was hit by two tractor-trailers. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the accident shut down part of Route 1 for nearly five hours and backed up rush-hour traffic almost three miles.

This incident is still under investigation and the name of the victim has yet to be released, but the unfortunate event serves as a reminder of how dangerous semi-trucks can be. Read the rest »

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Crashes, Large Trucks, and Liability, Oh My!

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 22, 2017

“I was crossing the street to get to my apartment on my way home from a friend’s comedy show when it happened. I had the right of way. The driver ran a red light. I saw him coming before it was too late to get out of the way….I turned my body at an angle at the last possible second, and felt about 23,000 pounds smash into me at 25 miles an hour. My body was flung out of the way of the wheels, and I landed on my back, hard. My shoes popped off like a cartoon character.” Read the rest »

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What Happens After Getting Injured by a Drunk Truck Driver in New Jersey?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 17, 2016

Getting injured by an intoxicated truck driver is a horrible experience that many victims will never forget. When a truck driver fails to drink responsibly, he or she can place numerous lives at risk. Fortunately, there are legal options available to the victims of drunk drivers, even if the responsible party is not convicted in a criminal court. Continue reading to learn how you can get the justice you deserve after a drunk truck driving accident.

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New Jersey Trucking Company Negligence

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 9, 2016

truck_2033545Internet sales have become a huge part of the American economy. Every day millions of people buy and sell items online to be delivered to homes and businesses. Items like food, clothes, sporting goods, and toys are commonly purchased online and quickly delivered to homes and workplaces across the United States. With all these deliveries in process, New Jersey roadways can become quite congested. The already busy network of roads hosts a vast number of delivery trucks on any given day. Read the rest »

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New Jersey Delivery Truck Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 1, 2016

New Jersey’s busy roadways host a multitude of drivers every day. People across the state are constantly commuting for work and leisure. With so many people on the move, it’s imperative that drivers always travel safely. Because even when traffic is at it’s smoothest, accidents still occur. Because of the inherent dangers on the road, jobs that require driving take measures to assure the safety of their employees. Since a sizable portion of traffic is comprised of delivery drivers, companies like Fed-Ex, UPS, and the Postal Service vet their drivers and encourage safety. Even with these measures in place, however, delivery drivers still find themselves getting into accidents. Read the rest »

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Top Causes of New Jersey Big Rig Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 24, 2016

It’s common to see big rigs making their way across United States highways and coming in and out of New Jersey every day. With their large size and weight, they take up a good deal of the road, which can be a bit frightening to smaller motorists caught driving in close proximity. This fear is completely substantiated considering the numerous collisions that happen each year between semi-trucks and passenger vehicles. Read the rest »

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The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty years.

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