At Nagel Rice LLP, we fight to protect the rights of moving truck accident victims in New Jersey. If you have suffered serious harm as the result of a collision with a moving truck and someone else’s negligence caused that harm, our personal injury attorneys are well-prepared to help you recover the compensation you deserve. For over 30 years, our team has served clients throughout New Jersey with an exceptionally high rate of success.
We are well aware of the enormous difference in size and weight between your car and a moving truck. We realize how steeply the odds are stacked against you — both in terms of the likelihood of sustaining serious injury and in terms of the possibility of the defendant being a large corporation with attorneys on retainer. Once you contact Nagel Rice, you will see the playing field leveled by the skill and commitment of our attorneys.
Why Moving Truck Accidents Are Complicated
Because moving trucks are commercial vehicles, there is a level of complexity in moving truck accidents that is not present when two cars collide. Consider the following:
Questions of Liability in a Moving Truck Accident
In moving truck accidents, there is an array of possibilities concerning whose negligence may have caused your injury —
- The driver’s insurance company? (If the driver wasn’t actively working for the moving company at the time of the accident)
- The moving company’s insurer?
- A rental agency (e.g. U-Haul)?
- The manufacturer of the vehicle? (if a mechanical defect is the underlying cause of the accident)
- The repair service the last worked on the truck and improperly serviced it?
- The city, county, or state agency responsible for failing to clear the road, make sure potholes were safely filled, or monitor road signs and traffic signals?
These are among the questions you will not have to worry about once Nagel Rice’s accomplished truck accident lawyers are at the helm. We know exactly what we are doing and have brought many tough cases to successful outcomes.
Why Moving Truck Drivers May Be Prone to Accidents
Moving truck drivers, like all commercial drivers, are on the road a great many hours every day, often traveling long distances. Therefore, they tend to be more fatigued or sleepy than other drivers. Driving an outsized vehicle with a heavy, possibly poorly balanced, load also requires more concentration and training to maneuver than a car does.
Also, moving truck drivers are frequently navigating unfamiliar roads and following GPS directions. Even though they are required to take breaks, the tedium of the road, combined with
varying laws as they cross state lines, the potential need to eat or drink while driving, and the temptation to take “uppers” to keep awake, may cause their driving skills to be impaired.
Moving Trucks Have Some Unique Difficulties
Movers, driving and then parking their cumbersome vehicles, have been known to bang into fences, mailboxes, small vehicles, or even pedestrians while backing up or parking. In some instances, large objects fall off moving vans while they are traveling. Even if a falling object misses hitting anything as it lands, it may present an unexpected obstruction to another driver, resulting in an accident with serious injuries.
As you may have observed, moving trucks are sometimes required to stop in places dangerous to other vehicles but necessary for convenient unloading. It is not rare for large furnishings — such as beds or appliances to obscure movers’ views as they walk or even for such objects to be dropped, causing injuries to pedestrians.
How Our Talented Attorneys Can Help
Being in an accident with a moving truck is a traumatic experience physically, emotionally, and often financially. We know how overwhelmed you are by the pain, loss of income, and worries about yourself and your family. This is why, once we consult with you and determine that you have a viable claim, we will take over all logistical matters related to your moving truck accident, including:
- Communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Investigations of the site of your accident
- Examinations of police records and medical reports
- Investigations of any prior negligence or misconduct on the part of the defendant
- Locating and interviewing witnesses
- Consultations with experts who may testify on your behalf
We are proactive, preparing to confront tactics that the opposing side may try to use against us. We also know when it is necessary to file lawsuits against more than one defendant.
Above all, we will use our extensive knowledge of state and federal law to develop a persuasive courtroom strategy.
We Will Fight Hard to Win Compensation for You and Your Family
You may be dealing with the aftermath of surgery for a severe fracture or even paralysis from a spinal cord injury. You may be suffering chronic back pain, loss of vision, hearing impairment, or cognitive damage as the result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). No matter what you are going through as a result of your moving truck accidents, you need the strong legal representation Nagel Rice can provide.
We will fight aggressively, both in and out of the courtroom, to assist you in obtaining every bit of compensation you deserve for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, present and future
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Extended nursing care
- Loss of household services
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have suffered the unbearable tragedy of losing a loved one in a moving truck accident, we will file a wrongful death suit on your behalf. Though we know we cannot mitigate your pain, we will work hard to see to it that you obtain a measure of justice by being reimbursed for final medical costs, funeral expenses, and loss of financial and emotional support.
Contact the Capable Moving Truck Accident Attorneys at Nagel Rice Today
We are here for you now, when you need us most, and we will stand by you throughout the legal process. Our attorneys are as compassionate as we are competent, so you know you will be treated with patience, concern, and respect. While you rest and recover, Nagel Rice will be busy on the front lines, fighting for your future. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.