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Car Carriers / Car Haulers / Vehicle Transporters Truck Accidents

New Jersey commercial vehicle accident lawyers protect victims rights to maximum compensation

If you have ever driven on a highway you have likely seen the large trucks trailers loaded with other cars and motor vehicles. It is common to get an uneasy feeling when driving next to or behind one of these car carrier trucks as there are dangers presented by multiple vehicles being connected to one trailer. So, what happens if you or a loved one are injured in an accident involving a vehicle transporter? You may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. The acclaimed New Jersey commercial truck accident attorneys at Leonard Legal Group, LLC. have more than 20 years of experience holding negligent car hauler drivers and companies responsible for damages to injured victims.

What are car carriers / car haulers / vehicle transporters?

Car carriers, also known as car haulers and vehicle transporters, are the large commercial trailer trucks you see on the highway carrying multiple other cars and motor vehicles on one extended trailer. These car haulers are used to transport vehicles across country from distributors to dealerships or to salvage yards. The average vehicle transporter carries between 5 and 9 vehicles at a time, although many can carry up to 12 vehicles at one time if they are under the maximum weight limit of 80,000 pounds.

Accidents involving car haulers

Because of the size and weight of these large car haulers, many things can go wrong and cause an accident with one of these vehicle transporters. Some common reasons accidents involving a car carrier occur include:

  • Fatigued, over-worked, or inexperienced drivers
  • Improper loading, unloading, or securing of vehicles on the trailer
  • Failure to adhere to proper safety rules and regulations
  • Car hauler rollovers
  • Improper car carrier truck maintenance, tire blowouts, or the driver’s loss of control

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a car hauler, contact an aggressive car carrier accident attorney for a free case evaluation.

Commercial vehicles and New Jersey’s lawsuit limitation threshold

The state of New Jersey’s no-fault car insurance laws typically requires injured accident victims to seek compensation from their own automobile insurance coverage first, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. These laws also require you to choose between a limited and unlimited right to sue after a car accident. Choosing the limited right to sue option means a lower monthly premium but limits your right to sue the at-fault driver of an accident for damages related to pain and suffering. However, the limited right to sue threshold does not apply when the accident involves a commercial truck licensed and marked as a commercial vehicle.

Skilled Morristown commercial truck accident lawyers protect the best interests of their clients to compensation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a car hauler, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer fighting to protect your rights to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. The established New Jersey accident attorneys at Leonard Legal Group, LLC have experience obtaining real results for victims injured in vehicle transporter accidents. Our reputation as compassionate lawyers who are tough on negligent drivers and companies was earned by our relentless pursuit of justice for our clients. Call us today at 973-984-1414 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Morristown and we also serve the entire state of New Jersey.