In every way, operating a truck requires physical exertion. There are many ways for a trucker to get hurt at work, from shifting gears and moving freight to maintaining your rig and visiting busy work sites or delivery areas. For years, as personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, our firm has been advocating on behalf of hurt workers in the trucking industry and their families across the state of New Jersey. We defend the families of truckers who have passed away in wrongful death proceedings, and we also represent truckers in almost every form of personal injury claim. If you sustained injuries as a truck driver, contact a qualified New Jersey truck driver injury lawyer at Camili & Capo today for assistance with your accident case.
The weariness of truck drivers contributes to the prevalence of accidents on the road. Drivers of large trucks often have to put in long hours behind the wheel with little downtime since their employers demand rapid cargo deliveries.
The number of hours a truck driver can work is restricted by, among other things, federal laws and regulations. In the case of commercial truck drivers, for instance, the maximum number of hours they are permitted to be behind the wheel is 11. They must also stop working for eight straight hours before taking a break, and they must be off the clock for ten hours before beginning their shift.
Tired truck drivers may be less able to avoid accidents and keep their rig under control. Similarly, drowsiness might make it difficult to make sound decisions. Accidents involving fatigued truck drivers are much more likely to result in serious injury or death.
Spending a lot of time in the cab is a major contributor to many of the most common injuries truckers sustain on the job. Occupation-related injuries and other major health problems might develop after prolonged exposure to vibration or prolonged movements.
As a result of constantly holding their arms and hands in the same position for long periods of time, truck drivers frequently suffer from repetitive stress injuries. Truck drivers are also prone to muscular atrophy and an increased risk of injuries as a result, such as sprains and strains.
Lifting heavy cargo or getting in and out of vehicles can cause serious injuries to truck drivers as well. Moreover, truck drivers are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries such as fractured bones, internal bleeding, and paralysis in the event of an accident.
Truck drivers are vulnerable to a wide range of injuries in collisions, including whiplash (when the head and neck jerk forward as a result of an incident), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), burns, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and even death.
In the event that there is not a clear cause for your accident-related injuries, the New Jersey truck driver injury attorneys at Camili & Capo, P.A. will be able to help. We will assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to, whether your injuries were the result of an accident on the job or the carelessness of another party. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.
When you factor in the inherent risks of being on the road and the strenuous nature of trucking, you end up with an extremely dangerous occupation. Truck drivers must transport tons of cargo over long distances, frequently in unknown territory, while navigating traffic and adverse road conditions. You can’t see much out of the sides of a large truck, and it’s hard to make tight turns. Commercial trucks can be extremely difficult to stop under some weather and traffic conditions and can obscure the view of oncoming traffic, making other motorists apprehensive.
Some of the most common trucker injury cases we handle include those caused by:
There is more than one way to sustain an injury as a trucker. It doesn’t matter if you’re a short-distance or long-distance truck driver, driving a large truck increases the likelihood of experiencing serious dangers on the road. In fact, it’s not uncommon for trucks to roll over or to be involved in any number of the above-mentioned accidents.
Regardless of how or where your accident happened, an experienced New Jersey truck driver injury lawyer at our firm is just a call away. We specialize in personal injury and work-related accidents and injuries of all types, and we have years of experience handling complex cases and protecting the rights of injured truckers across the state.
If you’re a trucker who’s been injured on the job, a qualified truck accident attorney in Passaic County, NJ from our firm can help you file a third-party injury claim and/or a workers’ compensation claim.
To win an injury claim, we must connect your accident to the negligence of a third party or another driver. For example, if we can prove that another driver on the road behaved recklessly or had been driving under the influence at the time of your accident, we may be able to help you collect compensation for your injuries through a third-party injury lawsuit.
You can count on a New Jersey truck driver injury lawyer from our firm to:
While you may not sue your employer for a work-related accident, a truck driver work accident attorney in Passaic County, NJ at Camili & Capo, PA can help you to collect the compensation you need and deserve through a New Jersey workers’ compensation claim.
Please contact a New Jersey truck driver accident attorney at our firm right away if you or a loved one has suffered work-related trucking injuries. Seriously injured truckers typically miss work while they heal. Payments for lost income and medical bills under workers’ comp or other insurance policies may be held up while an inquiry is conducted or while insurers negotiate culpability. Don’t put your financial stability in their hands. Consult with a skilled trucker’s personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyer at Camili & Capo, PA so we can help you collect compensation for all accident-related injuries and losses, including:
If you’ve been injured while on the job and would like our assistance in filing a claim and obtaining compensation, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our convenient online contact form. In the event that you retain our services, we promise to work tirelessly to secure the highest possible settlement for your injuries, and you won’t owe us a dime unless we win.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, your case may be worth several thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The best way to find out is to contact a New Jersey truck driver injury lawyer at our firm so that we can investigate your case, gather evidence, and quantify your losses. Call us today to learn more and to initiate an investigation into your accident and work-related injuries.
Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to the trucker’s family if his or her death was the consequence of an accident on the job. These payments are made regardless of whether or not the employer was at fault (negligent) in causing the employee’s death.
The truck driver’s family may file a “wrongful death” claim in civil court to seek compensation for their loss if the trucker’s death was the result of the fault of someone other than the truck driver’s company. This includes deaths that occur on the road, in hospitals, from defective products, on unsafe premises and more.
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