New Jersey is home to one of the most complex highway infrastructures in the nation. The sheer volume of vehicles traveling at any time on the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway, for example is enough to cause accidents. Truck accidents are particular dangerous because the size and potential load of the massive tractor trailers that use NJ roads every day.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence in Fort Lee, Freehold or near Atlantic City, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the Wilton Law Firm. We’ll take on the insurance companies and will fight to get you the maximum compensation allowed by law for injuries sustained in a NJ truck or car accident.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the U.S. Transportation Department, sets guidelines that trucking companies must follow to ensure the safety their drivers and other motorists on the road. While these companies and their employees attempt to be diligent at following the rules, accidents still happen. Here’s why:

Driver Negligence – Truck driving can be solitary, boring work. A driver who is distracted by a cell phone, food, the radio or other vehicles on the road can easily cause an accident by failing to yield, signal or stop when necessary. When the driver of a big rig fails to pay attention to what’s going on around them, horrific accidents can happen.

Long Shifts – Truck drivers, especially those who make long hauls across state lines, spend a lot of time on the road. While they aren’t supposed to work double shifts, poor weather and traffic, and sometimes unrealistic delivery deadlines, cause they to work extra-long shifts. Driver fatigue, or worse – falling asleep at the wheel –  is a serious contributor to truck accidents.

Inexperienced Drivers – Of course, truck drivers must obtain commercial driver’s licenses and be well-instructed on operating their vehicles. In a rush to get a driver out on the road, it’s entirely possible that an inexperienced 18-wheeler truck driver may not be ready for a haul. They may not fully understand the workings of the vehicle or not be fully up-to-speed on safety guidelines or rules of the road. Driver inexperience can lead to truck accidents.

Improperly Packed Load – There are number of things that can go wrong when a truck is being packed for a haul. When weight guidelines are not adhered to, or the load isn’t properly secured to prevent movement, a driver may not be able to handle the unforeseen circumstances that can arise from shifting materials.

Poor Truck Maintenance – Trucks must be routinely inspected to make sure tires, brakes, and all parts of the vehicle are in proper, working order. A missed inspection or failure to see a problem and repair it can cause a truck to become an accident waiting to happen.

The vast majority of accidents involving trucks in New Jersey are incidents caused by poor timing and inadvertent mistakes and circumstances such as poor weather conditions or other drivers on the road. Still, if you or someone you love has been severely injured in a truck crash, you need to be compensated for your injuries.

Contact the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at the Wilton Law Firm for a Free Consultation about Your Truck Accident Injuries

All car accidents, whether they happen in the congested area near the George Washington Bridge, suburban Monmouth County, or the farmland of Galloway Township, can cause life-altering injuries. When a truck is involved, the likelihood of those injuries being severe is exponentially increased.

We can help. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm. For more than 30 years, we’ve represented countless drivers, like you, who are suffering from the painful injuries caused by truck accidents.

We will talk to you for free about your case. If we decide to proceed, you won’t pay anything unless we make a successful recovery. Don’t delay. Make the call so you can focus on healing, while we focus on getting you and your family are compensated for costly medical bills and more.

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