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Semi-Truck Crashes are Occurring at an Alarming Rate in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 10, 2022

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 Everyone knows that semi-trucks can be incredibly dangerous. Take one look at these heavy, large vehicles, and it becomes quite obvious that they are capable of causing serious damage and terrible injuries. But the dangerous nature of semi-trucks goes far beyond their size and weight. The braking system on a typical semi-truck leaves much to be desired, and the average braking distance for one of these vehicles is well over 500 feet. This means that by the time a trucker has spotted a potential hazard in the distance, it is already too late to slam on the brakes or react safely. Read the rest »

Driver Rescued Following Accident with Big Rig in Shamong Township

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 9, 2022

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Shamong Township, NJ (April 29th, 2022) – On the evening of September 28th, 2022, a person driving an SUV became trapped in the vehicle for nearly an hour after an accident involving a large tractor-trailer in Burlington County, New Jersey.

The accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday. Investigators say that the accident happened on Route 206, close to Atsion Rd. in Shamong Township.

Upon collision, the force of the impact caused both vehicles to careen off the road and into a nearby woods. The person driving the SUV was freed from the vehicle by first responders. The SUV driver was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Read the rest »

Two People Dead and Multiple Injured in Accident Involving Commercial Truck

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 20, 2022

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Pemberton Township, NJ (January 17th, 2022) – According to the New Jersey State Police, two men lost their lives and several others were injured when their vehicle collided with a commercial box truck in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 9th in Burlington County.

The person operating the small passenger vehicle has been identified as 24-year-old Tyshaun Carter, a resident of Mount Holly. Mr. Carter was heading southbound on Route 628 at roughly 4:00 a.m. when his vehicle collided with a box truck that was turning left as it drove out of a driveway. Read the rest »

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Rear-End Semi-Truck Accident in South Brunswick Results in 1 Death

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 20, 2021

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South Brunswick, NJ (September 25th, 2021) – Investigators from South Brunswick Police continue to look into a deadly rear-end semi-truck accident that happened Friday evening on Route 130.

According to authorities, police officers were dispatched at 7:16 p.m. to an accident involving a large commercial truck and a passenger vehicle, which happened on Route 130 south at the intersection of Deans Rhode Hall Rd. Read the rest »

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Traffic Accident Involving Semi Leads to the Closure of I-78 West in Hunterdon County

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 28, 2021

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Bloomsbury, NJ (August 21st, 2021) – According to the New Jersey State Police, an SUV and a semi-truck collided shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The accident prompted the complete closure of Interstate 78 for two hours in Hunterdon County.

State police indicate that there were multiple injuries caused by the wreck. Read the rest »

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Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 1, 2021

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Without a doubt, every auto accident can be a traumatic experience, but when one of the vehicles involved is a large commercial truck, the accident will likely have catastrophic consequences. The sheer weight and size of large trucks are no match for regular passenger vehicles.

According to a federal report published by the Congressional Research Service, although safety improvements have been made to cars and other non-commercial vehicles, a majority of serious injuries in collisions involving large trucks will be experienced by the occupants of the smaller vehicles. When a person is injured in a truck accident, the consequences can be permanent. Read the rest »

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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.

WOMAN KILLED BY HIT AND RUN TRUCK DRIVER

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 12, 2020

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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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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