Aside from being one of the most densely populated states in America, New Jersey is part of the I-95 corridor. As a result, interstate truck accidents are all too common in New Jersey.
The interstate highway system is used by truckers and trucking companies from all over North America. As a result, thousands of semis and large trucks share New Jersey’s roadways with private passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, these trucks are involved in accidents with motorists each day. Because these tractor-trailers can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds, a trucking collision can have deadly consequences.
Several Interstate Highways converge in Bergen County New Jersey. Interstate Highway I280, I287, I78 and I46 all lead to the New Jersey Turnpike. New Jersey Route 4 and 17 as well as the Garden State Parkway all lead there as well. Withe the exception of the Parkway, all of these roads are heavily traveled by trucks and trailers. Fortunately, there are Federal and State laws and regulations that are designed to protect motorists from the negligent actions of a truck driver. These laws and regulations require truckers to be adequately rested to prevent driver fatigue on the highway. Interstate truckers are required to keep logbooks and journals of their friving and rest time. Owners of 18 wheelers are required to properly maintain their vehicles. Truck drivers need a special license to operate a truck. Other causes of trucking accidents including vehicle defects, unsafe speed, unsafe passing, or improper loading of materials.
We at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. have the experience in gathering and evaluating all of the available evidence after a trucking accident. Today’s modern trucks have several different devices that allow for the reconstruction of trucker’s actions just before an impact.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. has over 30 years of experience in representing persons who have been injured or killed in trucking collisions throughout the State of New Jersey. We are proud to have a staff of professionals ready to investigate trucking cases. Please let us put our experience to work for you.
Partner Marc C. Saperstein has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He has represented many families and individuals affected by truck accidents in both New Jersey and New York and he has recovered verdicts and settlements in the millions for several families.