New Jersey Trucking Accident Insurance Dispute Lawyers
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After a collision with a truck, most drivers or surviving family members do not expect to become involved in a legal battle with the truck company's insurance provider. Unfortunately, whether the truck driver, trucking company, or even truck manufacturer is responsible for a traffic accident, the insurance company will often attempt to save money by denying a valid injury claim.
The NJ truck accident insurance dispute attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have the experience and resources to take on aggressive insurance companies to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident in New Jersey, please contact us to discuss your options. We can handle the legal issues on your behalf and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Big rig accidents often involve more than one party, which makes figuring out who is at fault a very difficult and sometimes overwhelming process. Ultimately, insurance companies will attempt to protect their own interests by offering unfair settlements or deny valid claims altogether. The various parties that may become involved in the process can include the following:
Truck Drivers - It is not uncommon for truck drivers to carry multiple insurance policies depending on whether he or she owns or leases the vehicle, or works on behalf of an employer. In some cases, the driver may own the truck but lease the trailer used to carry shipments. Determining which insurance company will provide a settlement to the injured or surviving parties after an accident often requires the skill and guidance of an experienced truck crash legal team.
Trucking Companies - The biggest obstacle to tackle after a collision with a commercial truck is facing the insurance representatives and accident investigators working on behalf of the truck company. After a collision, the trucking company faces huge financial losses for covering the cost of the damaged truck, any lost cargo, and potential payouts to those injured in the crash. Therefore, it is all too common for these companies to coerce victims into forfeiting rightful compensation or accepting a much lower settlement amount than they deserve.
Federal and State Laws - Since truckers tend to travel across the U.S., it is difficult for victims to determine who is responsible for covering damages because the trucking company is based in a different state. There are a variety of federal laws that truck companies may govern liability after an accident and just as many, if not more, at the local state level.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our aggressive NJ trucking accident lawyers will fight to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent trucker, you should not have to bear the financial burden all by yourself. Call us at (609) 240-0040 to discuss your circumstances. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the medical expenses, lost time and wages at work, and even the pain and suffering you have endured.
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