Puff & Cockerill represents victims and the family of victims involved in commercial tractor trailer and truck accidents in New Jersey. Commercial truck accidents occur daily and the injured members of an accident and their family may be entitled to compensation for injuries, wrongful death, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other compensation. The law firm of Puff & Cockerill believes that commercial drivers should be held accountable for truck accidents in New Jersey. It is important to work with an experienced attorney to thoroughly investigate a commercial vehicle accident. Puff & Cockerill handles all truck-related injury and accident claims. Our legal team will bring a skilled, experienced and compassionate understanding of the legal aspects involved in a commercial truck and catastrophic accident to you and your family and seek the recovery your deserve.
Puff & Cockerill has settled commercial tractor trailer accident cases in excess of $1 million dollars.
Accidents with commercial trucks in New Jersey involve different issues than ordinary automobile accidents. The truck accident attorneys at Puff & Cockerill understand the nuances of the law and are experienced in working with your personal insurance companies, the multiple insurance companies involved in the accident, including but not limited to, the drivers insurance company, trailer insurance company, container insurance company, broker insurance company and tow record insurance company.
Injured by a commercial truck accident or vehicle accident?
The law firm of Puff & Cockerill have successfully obtained settlements for victims and the family of victims involved in commercial truck accidents. Commercial truck accidents include, tractor-trailer accidents, semi-truck accidents, big-rig accidents, dump truck accidents, garbage truck accidents and bus accidents.
Statute of Limitations in New Jersey
A victim or family of a victim injured in a commercial truck accident must file a lawsuit for personal injury within two (2) years of the date of the accident.
Commercial Truck Accidents and Catastrophic Vehicle Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) produced a recent report, outlining the 10 most common factors involved in a commercial vehicle accident, which include:
- Required to stop before crash
- Brake problems
- Travelling too fast for roadway conditions
- Traffic flow interruptions
- Roadway problems
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Prescription drug use
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance of roadway
- Additional factors include defective commercial trucks, commercial truck parts, and negligent inspections of commercial vehicles.
Contact the Truck Accident Attorneys at Puff & Cockerill
If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident or if you have lost a family member in a commercial truck collision, you or your family may be entitled to compensation. Please feel free to contact the attorneys at the law firm of Puff & Cockerill to discuss, understand and protect your rights to help you make well-informed decisions about your future and compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our truck and commercial vehicle accident attorneys, please call (856) 845-0011 or email our office.