Earlier this month, there were 2 truck accidents in New Jersey that caused serious injuries and a fatality.
Tractor-Trailer Truck in NJ Runs Red Light, Strikes Crossing Guard
On Friday, November 1, 2013, a serious accident was caused by a tractor-trailer truck in Lawrence Township, NJ. A 78 year old Lawrence Township crossing guard was struck by a tractor-trailer when he was crossing the road. *Source: http://lawrenceville.patch.com (Crossing Guard Out of ICU After Accident, Driver Issued Summons)
The crossing guard suffered head and upper body injuries and was unresponsive at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver was cited for failure to observe a red light and reckless driving.
Tractor-Trailer Truck in NJ Runs Red Light, Causes 4 Car Crash
The second crash was also caused by a tractor-trailer on Monday, November 4, 2013. A 69 year old man from Hammonton, NJ was killed in a tractor-trailer/car accident on a New Jersey highway near Atlantic City International Airport. *Source: http://www.northjersey.com (Authorities identify man killed in four car crash in Southern NJ)
According to Galloway Township police, the tractor-trailer ran a red light on Route 30 and crashed into 2 vehicles traveling south on Pomona Road. The tractor-tractor then veered into the eastbound lanes on Route 30 and drove over a third car operated by the 69 year old man, which was then pinned underneath the tractor-trailer. Seven other people were also injured as a result of the 4 vehicle accident.
Auto accidents involving tractor-trailers often lead to serious injuries. Due to the sheer size of the tractor-trailers, damage to other cars involved is often more significant and the injuries are usually more severe.
Because both tractor-trailer drivers were issued citations for running red lights, there is certainly ample evidence to establish negligence in any subsequent truck accident lawsuits.
NJ Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accident Law – Injured Drivers and Passengers’ Rights to Recover Damages
The injured passengers, pedestrian and drivers in these recent tractor-trailer accidents may recover damages from the negligent drivers. Some of the damages they may be able to recover include:
- medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- pain and suffering, and
- other out of pocket expenses.
When liability does not seem to be an issue in auto accidents, like these 2 recent tractor-trailer truck accidents, the remaining issue to litigate is the extent of the injured victims’ injuries. Therefore, medical records and treating physicians’ reports and testimony are crucial in establishing the injuries.
Suggested Reading from our NJ Car Accident Legal Articles Library
- Who Pays for Your Medical Expenses if You Were Injured in a NJ Car or Truck Accident During Your Employment
- What to Do After a NJ Car Accident on the NJ Turnpike and Other NJ Highways
- NJ Car Accident Law – Who Can Make PIP Claims, Explained by a NJ Car Accident Lawyer for 35+ Years.
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