Causes of Trucking Accidents

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Everyone has a duty to drive safely on New Jersey roads. Reckless or negligent driving by any driver can cause a serious injury and even death. Yet, when an accident involves a truck, the injuries are almost always catastrophic. That is why the state and federal governments hold truck drivers and trucking companies to higher safety standards than other drivers. Even with those safety standards, truck drivers continue to commit serious errors that lead to terrible accidents and injuries.

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If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, or if you lost a family member in a fatal accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Route 280, Interstate 80, Route 78, Route 287, or Routes 1 and 9, the truck accident lawyers at Greenberg Minasian, LLC, can help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have more than 15 years of experience focused on protecting the rights of accident victims. Contact us to set up a free initial consultation.

FMCSRs: Truck Driver Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires truck drivers and trucking companies to follow set rules (the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, or FMCSRs) geared at making the roads safer for all drivers. Some of these regulations include:

  • Drug and alcohol testing to prevent drunk driving/DUI
  • Restricted amount of time that a truck driver may be on the road without rest to prevent driver fatigue/drivers falling asleep at the wheel
  • Required inspection, repair, and maintenance of trucks
  • Rules for transporting different types of goods, including hazardous materials
  • Size and weight limits

If every driver and company followed these regulations, there would be fewer truck accidents on our roads. Our New Jersey truck accident lawyers can review truck driver log books and work with accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to determine whether a violation of trucking regulations caused your trucking accident.

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Whether your semi truck accident was caused by inattentive driving, improperly secured loads, speeding, or truck jackknifing, our Essex County truck accident attorneys can help you hold the negligent driver or trucking company accountable.

Call or e-mail the law offices of Greenberg Minasian, LLC, to schedule a consultation after an 18-wheeler accident that resulted in a serious injury or a death in your family.

We represent clients in West Orange, South Orange, East Orange, Orange, Newark, Livingston, Verona, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, and throughout Essex County.

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