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Trucking Company Negligence

If you’ve been injured in a large truck accident, Bhatt Law Group may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries, especially if trucking company negligence was involved. Our Jersey City truck accident lawyers can help you prove the trucking company that operated the truck involved is liable for your injuries. Call us today at (201) 798-8000 for a free initial consultation.

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Trucking Company Negligence

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Accidents involving large commercial trucks are usually very serious simply because of the size of the vehicle involved, especially if a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle or motorcycle. The injuries suffered by people who get into these crashes are often severe and disabling, and fatalities are not uncommon.

If you’ve been injured in a large truck accident, Bhatt Law Group may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries, especially if trucking company negligence was involved. Our Jersey City truck accident lawyers can help you prove the trucking company that operated the truck involved is liable for your injuries. Call us today at (201) 798-8000 for a free initial consultation.

Duty to Maintain, Repair, and Inspect Trucks

Trucking companies have a duty to ensure that the trucks they operate are properly cared for and maintained. These vehicles are subjected to extensive use and often have very rigorous delivery schedules. Trucking companies have to carry out specific and detailed maintenance schedules for these trucks so that their drivers and other vehicles on the road are kept safe.

Many of these inspection, maintenance, and repair duties of trucking companies are outlined in federal regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If a trucking company fails to follow these regulations, they may be subject to sanctions by the FMCSA, as well as be held liable in personal injury lawsuits stemming from truck accidents caused by their dangerous trucks.

Duties in Hiring Safe Drivers

Trucking companies have a duty to take reasonable steps to hire qualified, trained, and safe drivers. This duty goes beyond checking if a candidate has a valid commercial driver’s license, which is merely the first step. Under FMCSA’s regulations, trucking companies have to conduct an extensive investigation and inquiry on every candidate that it considers hiring. These duties include:

  • Conducting an inquiry in each state where the candidate held or holds a driver’s license for the past three years
  • Investigating the candidate’s performance history and safety records with other trucking companies for the past three years
  • Conducting necessary interviews, letters, drug and alcohol tests, and other good faith efforts to gain background knowledge of a candidate

If a company fails to follow these steps, it may be liable for negligence if that driver causes a crash while driving one of the company’s trucks.

Properly Retaining Truck Drivers

Once a trucking company has hired a candidate, it has an ongoing duty to ensure that the driver continues to be qualified and safe on the road. FMCSA regulations require companies to conduct an annual review of a driver’s record, which includes checking if the driver has had any traffic violations in the last twelve months and if any of these violations are disqualifying by law, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Trucking companies are responsible for providing ongoing training regarding safety and other necessary aspects of driving as well. They should keep records of driver safety courses, special certifications, and any other ongoing education in which drivers engage. If a company fails to properly train drivers regarding new equipment, trucks, or laws, it may be liable for injuries that are caused by that failure.

A Jersey City Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You

Bhatt Law Group has been helping people pursue New Jersey truck accident claims since 2006. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in helping people recover compensation for their injuries. If you’ve been in an accident, we understand the frustration that you are likely experiencing in dealing with insurance companies, hospitals, and the other drivers or companies involved. With us on your side, you will have a team of experienced attorneys reviewing your case and ensuring that your rights are protected.

Call one of our skilled attorneys today at (201) 798-8000 for a free consultation.

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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Your Personal Injury Team

When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

Your Criminal Defense Team

When you’ve been charged with a crime or a traffic offense in New Jersey, you need a dedicated team of lawyers who will fight your charge aggressively. At Bhatt Law Group, our criminal defense team is made up of skilled and experienced trial attorneys, including a former prosecutor, who will work hard to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

 

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Domestic matters can be incredibly complicated and emotional. Our team of New Jersey family lawyers at Bhatt Law Group are dedicated to protecting your best interests in family law matters, from divorce to custody disputes to DYFS investigations. Let us help you through this challenging time in your life.

 

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Basil Kuriakose
August 18, 2022.
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Linda Passaro
June 24, 2022.
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Emily Wetmore
June 22, 2022.
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Thanks to Christopher DeSocio for the great work on my case, I’m very happy with my outcome! I’m so happy my fines were reduced, thanks so much.
Deanna ODonnell
June 20, 2022.
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Amazing group of lawyers. Helped me with my personal injury case from an accident. They kept me in the loop at all times and were very quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. Chris DeSocio worked very hard to make sure I got the best possible outcome for the injuries I sustained. Daniel was also great in answering any questions I had. I would recommend them to anyone I know.
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June 17, 2022.
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June 8, 2022.
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June 6, 2022.
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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.