Ocean County Auto Accident Attorneys Represent Your Best Interests
Sound legal guidance after a car, truck or motorcycle crash in New Jersey
As we all know, auto accidents are quite common on New Jersey’s roads and highways, and some of these crashes are serious enough to cause significant injuries to drivers, passengers and pedestrians. The Toms River accident lawyers at Berry, Sahradnik, Kotzas & Benson, P.C. can help you after a serious collision, as we’ve done for people throughout our region since 1941. We give you the guidance you need to get your life back on track after an injury.
Truck accidents may cause serious damage
Because of the size of the vehicles involved, trucking accidents tend to be severe in nature, causing significant injury and property damage — especially to passenger vehicles. Although there are many factors that cause these crashes, the following are the most common:
- Driver fatigue. Truck drivers are often forced to drive for long stretches at a time, which is why there are stringent federal regulations limiting how long they can stay on the road before resting. Not all drivers adhere to these guidelines.
- Faulty equipment. Semi-trucks contain many different pieces of equipment, and if any of them fail, it could cause the driver to lose control of the truck.
- Poor maintenance. Although trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure trucks receive regular maintenance so that they run in top condition, they don’t always do so.
If a trucking company’s negligence was the cause of your car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
The specific dangers of motorcycle crashes
Motorcycle riders have the same rights to the road as other motorists, but sometimes other drivers fail to watch out for these smaller vehicles. They may change lanes without checking blind spots, exceed speed limits or cut off motorcycles when making a turn, resulting in crashes that often result in serious injuries for riders. It’s important to work with an attorney skilled in motorcycle accident issues to determine fault in your accident and pursue an appropriate amount in compensation to cover injuries and property damage.
Injuries caused by construction vehicle accidents
Construction sites are dangerous places, and there are often large vehicles and equipment entering and exiting these sites on a regular basis. If the operators of these vehicles do not take proper safety precautions, they may strike other motorists or bystanders. The sheer size of this equipment typically results in severe injuries and property damage. A skilled lawyer examines the details of your accident, looking at things like whether the construction zone was set up properly and who or what caused the accident.
Work with a skilled auto accident attorney in New Jersey
After your auto accident, you need a personal injury attorney with a record of success. Call on the team at Berry, Sahradnik, Kotzas & Benson, P.C. by contacting us online or by calling 732-504-3056. From our office in Toms River, we serve clients across New Jersey, including Seaside Heights, Lakewood, Jackson, Allenwood and Manchester Township.