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New Jersey motorists are no strangers to construction zones, which regularly bring large trucks and construction vehicles into close proximity with drivers who may be navigating changing road patterns while dodging construction barrels and loose materials. Perhaps because of this, dump truck accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries and fatalities among commercial vehicle accidents in the state of New Jersey.
The attorneys representing the construction company or commercial vehicle company that owns the dump truck will go to work immediately following a dump truck accident in order to minimize their responsibility for monetary damages caused by the accident. This makes it critical that you act quickly in retaining your own experienced Brick dump truck accident attorney to evaluate the accident scene as soon as possible following your accident. At Drazin & Warshaw PC, our attorneys have over 70 years of experience handling these types of cases, and we have earned a reputation throughout New Jersey for not backing down when facing the teams of lawyers that a construction company may employ.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a dump truck accident, contact us today to discuss your options. We represent clients who were injured in dump truck accidents in Middletown, Marlboro, Freehold, Toms River, Brick, and throughout other towns in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.
The New Jersey population has exploded in recent years, meaning that roadways can be congested and full of drivers who are in a rush to commute to work—both factors that create a need for relatively frequent repair and expansion of the roads. The increased volume of dump trucks on NJ roads makes these accidents common, but a dump truck accident can also be caused by:
Unfortunately, the injuries caused by a dump truck accident tend to be severe for the driver and passengers of a standard motor vehicle. Dump trucks are significantly larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, especially when loaded with debris and other construction materials. In fact, falling debris can cause dump truck accidents that do not even involve a collision with the truck itself.
Further, dump trucks are often driven in reverse through the construction site, which, when coupled with the limited visibility and blind spots in these vehicles, makes conditions ripe for an accident.
The conditions at a roadway construction site can evolve quickly, making it important that you choose an experienced personal injury lawyer who will make your case a priority and evaluate the scene of the accident as soon as possible following a dump truck accident. Our attorneys act swiftly to obtain all available evidence, and we are skilled in evaluating whether a dump truck driver’s or owner’s negligent failure to follow legally mandated safety standards may have caused your accident.
At Drazin & Warshaw PC, our team of dedicated attorneys and investigative staff stands ready to fight for maximum compensation after you have been injured in a dump truck accident. Call our offices at (732) 576-8860 (Red Bank) or (732) 264-6900 (Hazlet) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your dump truck accident case. You can also fill out this online contact form to get started right away. Our main office is at 25 Reckless Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701, and we also have offices located in Brick and Hazlet, NJ.
Q. How can an attorney establish liability for a dump truck accident that caused my injuries?
A. Our attorneys are experienced in evaluating dump truck accidents. We will investigate the scene of the accident and also thoroughly review and analyze all available safety records, driving records, and maintenance and inspection records in order to determine why the accident happened. We also use accident reconstruction experts and often times 3D animation to demonstrate how the accident occurred. All of this evidence, in addition to your testimony and the testimony of any witnesses, will be used by our attorneys to determine the responsible party or parties.
Q. What if I was injured in a dump truck accident and was working on the construction site where the accident occurred?
A. Dump truck accidents frequently cause injuries to pedestrian construction workers who are present at the work site. NJ workers’ compensation laws generally limit your ability to file a lawsuit for compensation against your employer following a workplace accident, but an attorney can help evaluate whether a third party was responsible for causing the dump truck accident. For example, a vehicle malfunction due to manufacturer negligence could have caused the dump truck accident, which would potentially expose the manufacturer to liability.