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Morristown New Jersey Truck Accident Attorneys

Getting you on the road to recovery

500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States, with approximately 5,000 resulting in fatalities. Truck and tractor trailer drivers are trained to exercise caution at all times due to the inherent danger that comes from operating a large, heavy vehicle that is challenging to maneuver. At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey truck accident attorneys aggressively pursue justice for victims injured in accidents caused by negligent truck drivers. We are built on a foundation tough on those that cause harm and compassionate to the needs of accident victims.

Causes of truck accidents in New Jersey

There are as many types of accidents as there are types of trucks on the road. Whether it is a commercial truck accident or a tractor trailer accident, these cases require a skilled New Jersey truck accident lawyer to sort through the details and prove negligence. Our truck accident attorney, Scott G. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney The most common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Poor driver decision making (87% of the time the poor decision is attributed to fatigue)
  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper maintenance of the truck (approximately 10% of cases attributed to some sort of vehicle failure)
  • Failure to adjust speed appropriately
  • Shifting cargo
  • Loss of control from tire blowouts
  • Lane drifting
  • Unsafe truck maneuvering
  • Speeding
  • Intoxication

Why truck accident cases are complex in NJ

Legal experience is critically important in cases where a commercial truck or tractor-trailer is involved in an accident where someone is injured. There are special regulations, both state and federal, that apply to commercial trucks and tractor trailer drivers. Evidence that a driver breached any of these regulations can often be used as evidence of a trucker’s negligence. That is why our New Jersey truck accident attorneys commit considerable resources towards staying up to date on all applicable regulations. We get results for you by tying the regulations to the driver’s actions and your consequential injuries.

Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Morristown NJ truck accident attorney

At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey truck accident lawyers are compassionate to the needs of injury victims. We work hard to get the compensation you deserve and have a long record of success. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced New Jersey truck accident attorneys by calling our 24-hour call center today at 973-984-1414 or contact us online.