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Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. Although these accidents can range from a simple fender-bender to a serious crash that leaves people with catastrophic or life-threatening injuries, the risk of catastrophic harm or death only goes up when a rear-end accident involves a commercial truck. If you believe you may have a claim for compensation following a rear-end accident with a commercial truck, you need an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure that your claim is properly pursued and that your rights and interests are protected.
At Drazin & Warshaw, P.C., our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have extensive experience helping our clients successfully recover compensation following truck accidents. When you’ve been left with debilitating injuries following a rear-end truck accident, you can trust us to fight for full compensation for all of your expenses and losses following the accident, including medical treatments and rehabilitation, long term care of disabilities suffered in the accident, lost wages and earning potential, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. Opposing parties know that our clients have winning cases and that we are prepared to do what it takes until they receive full and fair compensation.
Reach out to us for a free case review to speak with one of our New Jersey rear-end truck accident attorneys about your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim for compensation for your injuries and losses.
Rear-end truck accidents typically fall into one of two different categories:
Our firm can help you explore your rights to seek compensation for your injuries and losses when you’ve been involved in either one of these types of rear-end truck accidents.
After you’ve been injured in a rear-end truck accident, you should never simply accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company. You may quickly find yourself with expenses and losses that settlement doesn’t cover. At-fault trucking parties and their insurers will do whatever it takes to minimize their liability to you. With our firm, you can expect that our experienced litigators will never be swayed by the tactics of opposing parties to avoid liability. Our firm is always prepared to fight as long as it takes until you receive the compensation you need and deserve, including taking your claim all the way to court and to trial if necessary. Don’t let insurance adjusters or defense attorneys try to convince you that you don’t have a legal claim or that you are being offered full recovery for your injuries and losses. Let our firm thoroughly review your case and help you understand what kind of outcome you are entitled to under the law.
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a rear-end truck accident, our firm can help you pursue recovery. Contact Drazin & Warshaw today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable truck accident attorneys to discuss how our firm can give you the best chance at securing fair and full compensation for your injuries and losses following a rear-end truck accident.
The law requires all drivers to leave enough distance to the vehicle in front to be able to safely slow down and come to a stop, given the driver’s speed and the road conditions. As a result, there is often a rebuttable presumption that the vehicle in the rear in a rear-end accident failed to leave enough room to safely slow down or stop and thus was responsible for the accident.
Potentially yes. Although by being the vehicle in the rear there is a rebuttable presumption you were at fault for the crash, there may be facts and circumstances that show that another party bears some or all the fault for the accident. Under New Jersey’s comparative negligence law, you may pursue a claim so long as your share of fault for an accident and your injuries do not exceed the share of fault or the party you are seeking compensation from. Our attorneys can review your case to advise you as to whether you may have a viable claim.