Reasons a Trucking Company May Be Responsible for Your Injuries
If you have been in an accident with a truck on a New Jersey roadway, you may be wondering who will pay your medical costs and compensate you for the time you are out of work. While your insurance company may cover some costs, victims of truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries requiring a lifetime of care.
Improperly Loaded Trucks Cause Accidents on New Jersey Highways
Loading a large truck is a job for professionals. Cargo must be balanced properly side-to-side and weight must also be distributed properly over the truck’s axels. Total weight must be limited to meet federal and local standards.
Poor Maintenance Causes New Jersey Tractor-Trailer Wrecks
Cheap or unscrupulous trucking companies often sacrifice safety for profits. They may skip scheduled or regular maintenance, and instead wait until something actually breaks before they repair their trucks.
New Proposal Would Allow Trucks to Haul Longer Trailers
A proposal supported by Republicans in both chambers of the U.S. Congress would allow for an increase in the length of double-trailers pulled by big-rig trucks. Currently, these trailers are limited in length to 28 feet each.
Fatigued Truck Drivers are a Danger on New Jersey Roadways
Operating a truck isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, many drivers aren’t operating under the best circumstances. Many truckers drive through New Jersey when they are tired, overworked or fatigued.