New York and New Jersey personal injury law firm representing victims of truck accidents
A large percentage of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents involve a truck. Every year thousands of motorists and truck drivers are either killed or seriously injured in accidents involving a truck. The accidents may be caused by driver error, the negligence of the trucking company, including mechanical failures, reckless driving, inadequate driver training and often driver fatigue.
Finding the precise cause can be difficult and time consuming. We will carefully examine the facts of each accident. We will retain experienced engineering experts to help determine which trucking regulations and Federal and State laws apply to each accident.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of experience in handling truck accident cases. We pride ourselves on honest, smart, responsive and aggressive representation.
Our attorneys will identify the parties responsible for your injury and file claims against the individual, partnership, corporation or any other entity. We will vigorously fight for your rights to medical benefits, full compensation for your injuries, and for your pain and suffering.
Basic Guidelines to Follow After a Truck Accident:
- Exchange information with the other driver or drivers.
- Get the driver’s policy number, carrier, plate number, and vehicle information.
- Identify eye witnesses and copy their contact info.
- Contact local law enforcement or 9-1-1.
- Do not refuse medical treatment and be sure to relay all of your medical complaints to the police, ambulance, and medical personnel.
- Do not reveal the details of your insurance coverage.
- Never sign insurance documents before contacting a qualified car accident lawyer.
- Take pictures of the accident scene to document damage.
- Never admit liability.
The types of cases that our motor vehicle accident lawyers handle include:
Brain Injuries and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Bicycle Accidents; Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Distracted Driving; Garden State Parkway Accidents; Head-On Collisions; Hit and Run Accidents; Intersection Accidents; Side Impact Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Multi-Car Crash Accidents; New Jersey Turnpike Accidents; Rear-End Collisions; Rollover Accidents; Single-Car Accidents; Spinal Cord Injuries; Tractor Trailer Accidents; Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents; and Wrongful Death Accidents.
Our aggressive car accident lawyers have been very successful in obtaining substantial recoveries for our clients who are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, such as a $1,986,475 recovery for serious injuries arising out of an automobile accident; a $1,475,000 recovery arising out of a motor vehicle accident; $850,000 settlement of an automobile accident case; and a $725,000 settlement of an accident where a pedestrian was struck by an truck.
Contingency Fee: All personal injury negligence cases, including, trucking accidents, require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering. If we are successful, our fee will be a percentage of your recovery. In our New Jersey cases, the attorney’s fee is set by the New Jersey Rules of Court and will never exceed the allowable amount. The contingency fees will be explained to you in detail prior to undertaking your case. There is no charge for initial consultations.
New Jersey and New York Truck Accident Attorneys
Call Mintz & Geftic at 1-800-894-2320 or send us an email. Our truck accident injury attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, New Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.