Burlington County New Jersey is the largest county in New Jersey and stretches the width of the entire state. As part of the Delaware valley, Burlington County is close to Philadelphia and Delaware. With approximately half a million people accidents are bound to happen. Whether you are driving through Burlington County on your way to one of New Jersey’s famous beaches or are on your way into the city for a night on the town, whenever you are on the road you are at risk for being in an accident. If you are involved in an accident with a truck you are likely to experience severe injuries. In a catastrophic trucking accident where life-altering injuries occur, millions of dollars are potentially on the line. Trucking companies go to great lengths to protect themselves from financial exposure and liability. They may hire entire defense teams, rapid accident response teams, and engage in other measures to protect themselves from legal liability for your injuries. They know that many attorneys don’t have the background, knowledge, or financial resources to successfully fight a case against them and win. But we do.
The attorney’s of Reiff Law Firm’s The Truck Accident Team have over 100 years of combined award-winning experience in representing innocent victims who were catastrophically injured or killed in truck accidents. We are creative thinkers who know exactly where to look for the kind of evidence that can win complicated truck accident cases.
How does New Jersey Define Auto Negligence?
As in most states, liability in personal injuries claims comes from the theory of negligence. Negligence in New Jersey is defined as a failure to exercise the degree of care for the safety of others, which a reasonably prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances. Negligence is a broad term under the law and may consist of doing an act, which the reasonably prudent person would not have done, or it may be the failure to do that which the reasonably prudent person would have done under the circumstances then existing.
When you are dealing with any personal injury claim you will often see and hear the term “reasonably prudent person.” This legal term is meant to create a fake person who is not the most cautious person nor is this fictitious person a person who is unusually bold, but rather a person of reasonable caution and prudence. This means that each driver who is involved in a car accident was required to exercise the foresight, the prudence and the caution which a reasonably prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances. You must determine whether each party accident if the other driver conformed to or departed from the standard of care.
Types of Auto Accidents in Burlington County
You are probably well aware that there are different types of auto accidents. The following are the types of accidents that our attorneys have experience working with.
- Rear- End Collisions – These are very typical accidents that most people are familiar with. Typically damage in these sorts of accidents is minor with some damage to your bumper. However, if there is a truck involved the damage can be extreme. Trucks take longer to stop and therefore if they do not have enough time to come to a complete stop you are likely to experience extreme damage.
- Head On Collisions – This type of accident tends to be one of the most severe you can experience. This type of accident usually involves when a person is driving on the wrong side of the road.
- T-Accidents – In this type of accident, the front of one car collides with the side of another. These accidents often happen at intersections, when one driver failed to yield or ran a stop sign. Like head-on collisions, these accidents are serious and deadly.
- Sideswipes – Sometimes the sides of two cars will collide. This happens, for example, when traffic lanes are merging. These accidents can cause the cars to collide with other cars as well.
No matter the type of accident if you have been in an accident involving a truck you or your vehicle may have sustained a substantial amount of damage.
What Damages can you collect?
One of the first questions that people ask their attorney after they have had an accident is what types of compensation they can receive. In New Jersey, there are insurance laws whether your insurance of the person at fault’s insurance company will pay medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Some of the most common forms of damages that you can recover include:
- Medical Bills – You know that medical bills are not cheap. If you have been involved in an accident may have sustained a vast amount of medical bills. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover for your medical bills.
- Lost Wages – Anytime you are in a serious accident you are likely to miss work. Whether it is from going to doctor’s appointments or recovering you may need to recover some of the money you lost from not working.
- Pain and Suffering – Even a minimal injury can prevent you from enjoying eating, sleeping, spending time with your family. A major injury can make you feel like you don’t even want to get out of paid. We’ll work to make sure the insurance company and jury understands your daily discomfort and compensates you for it. Your spouse may also have a claim because they can’t enjoy your company like before.
- Death – when death tragically occurs, we work with your family to ask for a unique set of damages to compensate you for your loss.
Where Do I file a case in New Jersey?
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Burlington County New Jersey you may be wondering where you should file your case. In the event that you are in an accident you should file in the small claims or superior court located where the defendant (the person you are suing) lives or does business. Alternatively, you might consider filing in a court located where the accident occurred.
Truck Accident Personal Injury Lawyers can fight for you after a Crash in Burlington County
If a dangerous truck or a dangerous truck driver causing an accident resulting in serious injuries to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to recover significant damages. Damages may include your pain and suffering injuries medical bills damage to the car and other expenses. Contact an aggressive and strategic truck accident personal injury lawyer from Reiff Law Firm’s Truck Accident Team today by calling (215) 246-9000 today. We offer free and confidential consultations.