Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlantic City, NJ
Respected Attorneys Representing New Jersey Truck Accident Victims
Semitrailers and other large trucks frequently cause accidents that result in serious injuries and loss of life to those traveling in passenger vehicles. The trucking industry considers accidents a cost of doing business. They are experienced in managing truck accident claims to pay as little as possible to those injured by negligence in truck accidents.
The Life-Altering Consequences of Truck Accidents
At The Law Office of Christopher A. Brown, in Atlantic City, our lawyers take a different view of truck accidents. We understand that we are dealing with people’s lives and their futures. A serious injury can be life altering for the injured person and his or her family. The wrongful death of a family member is a tragedy that can be emotionally and financially devastating for survivors.
Our goal is to help people injured in truck accidents receive the full amount of financial compensation they are entitled to receive for their injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages.
Injury Lawyers Who Understand and Know How to Help
You can depend on our attorneys’ skills and experience if you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, or if a member of your family lost his or her life in a truck accident.
Christopher A. Brown is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. That means the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey has designated him a litigator with specialized knowledge, experience and skill in civil law. Less than 3 percent of New Jersey’s lawyers have earned this distinction. A former municipal court judge, prosecutor, and public defender, Mr. Brown is a decorated Army Veteran and a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. He cares about his clients and stands up for their rights.
Jennifer Torsiello Cassett is a personal injury lawyer who spent nine years defending insurance companies against claims by injured people. After she suffered an injury herself, she could no longer spend her work days helping insurance companies minimize the compensation injury victims receive. She changed sides. Now she puts her knowledge of the law and the insurance industry to work on behalf of injured people.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Many different types of negligence can cause truck accidents, including:
- Inattentive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to yield, signal or stay in the appropriate lane
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Lack of proper reflective materials
- Defective equipment such as bad brakes or worn tires
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Improper loading
- Defective roadways
- Lack of signage or roadway markings
- Missing, damaged or defective roadway hardware
After a Truck Accident
After an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, the most important thing you can do is make sure you get the medical care you need. It is also important to contact an attorney experienced in truck accident claims as soon as you are able.
The evidence collected at the scene of the crash is extremely important in a truck accident injury case. Large trucking firms and their insurance companies have a network of investigators across the country that can get to the scene of a crash quickly to gather evidence that can be used to the insurance company’s advantage.
Gathering the Evidence, Building Your Case
When you contact The Law Office of Christopher A. Brown, we will send our own investigator to the scene to take photographs and gather evidence. We will work to obtain police reports, data from the truck’s black box data recorder, and copies of the truck driver’s log books. We may retain accident reconstructionists or other specialists to analyze the evidence and provide expert opinions on what happened and who is at fault.
It costs you nothing to discuss your case with an experienced truck accident attorney at our firm. Please call 609-344-8270 or contact us by email to arrange a free initial consultation. As in all of our personal injury cases, you pay nothing upfront and no legal fees at all unless we win financial compensation in your truck accident case.
From our office in Atlantic City, we represent people injured in truck accidents, car accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents throughout New Jersey. We also represent people from other states who were injured on New Jersey roadways.