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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.

Companies like UPS, Fed-Ex, and the Postal Service each use and maintain over 100,000 trucks. Other private companies like Amazon dispatch thousands of their own as well. Each year delivery companies log over a hundred million miles while delivering packages. Considering the sheer number of delivery trucks on the road at any given time, it’s easy to understand why accidents happen. Sometimes drivers and their trucking companies are negligent.

When a delivery truck is involved in an accident, they can cause serious damage. Delivery trucks are much larger than most vehicles, and all that extra weight can be detrimental in the case of an impact. Common injuries that are suffered as a result of accidents include:

  •  Concussions, brain contusions, skull fractures, and other cranial trauma
  • Whiplash, spinal chord damage, and neck injuries
  • Broken bones, sprains, and bruising
  • Internal bleeding, ruptures, and organ system injuries

Recovering from an injury like this can be painful, and expensive. Some injuries incur a lengthy recovery process. Surgery, physical therapy, and other types of after care are often required in the wake of an accident.

Along with medical issues, accidents can also cause serious property damage. Motor vehicles and other types of personal property can be very expensive to repair or replace. Being the victim of an accident like this can be seriously overwhelming and stressful, but thankfully there are laws in place to protect these victims. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an accident involving a delivery truck, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact the lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. with any questions about filing a lawsuit like this. We can be reached at (609) 240-0040.

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