What You Need to Know About Truck Accidents in New Jersey

Our country depends on truckers to get our necessities from place to place in a timely fashion. Without them, grocery store shelves would remain unstocked, Amazon orders would go unfulfilled, and more. In the wake of the new coronavirus, truckers are busier than ever. Unfortunately, truck drivers are forced to work exceptionally long hours, and are under great pressure by their employers to make every stop on time. This leads to fatigued driving, as well as speeding, which are two very common causes of auto accidents. If you are someone who has been injured in a truck accident, please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.

What should I do if I have been injured in a truck accident?

Unfortunately, truck accidents are among the most devastating, largely in part to their sheer size. Though it may be very difficult, as long as you are physically capable, you should do several things after a truck accident to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. First, call the police. Then, take pictures of the scene of the accident and ask anyone who saw it happen for their contact information, such as their phone number or email. After you are treated at a hospital, you should ensure you retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can subpoena security camera footage of your accident, as well as data from inside the truck detailing the speed at which it was traveling at the time of your accident, if need be. The attorneys at Stathis & Leonardis have been helping the wrongly injured for years, and they are ready to do the same for you.

How long do I have to sue a negligent 18-wheeler driver for an accident in NJ?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, which, simply put, means that people have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, you will, most likely, be denied your right to financial compensation. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf as soon as possible–all you have to do is ask.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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