If you are the victim of a trucking accident, you have legal rights to gain compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, having an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side can make all the difference. At Nugent Law, we are dedicated to helping you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. From our offices in Marlton and Linwood, we represent clients throughout Southern Burlington and Camden Counties.
Trucking accident victims can file lawsuits against truck drivers and their employers for various reasons. As the filing party, you will have to allege one or more claims against the trucking company. These claims may include:
Driver negligence: The driver may cause an accident by driving recklessly or violating traffic law by speeding or running a red light. They may also have violated federal trucking regulations put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) by driving too many hours without a break, overloading the truck, or failing to properly inspect their truck before driving.
Negligent hiring, training, or supervision: Employers may also act negligently by failing to properly investigate a driver’s background for any prior incidents or a criminal background before hiring them or failing to offer adequate training needed to operate a commercial truck.
Negligent maintenance: Trucking companies are responsible for properly servicing the trucks they own and conducting regular inspections. Manufacturers may also be responsible for any faulty equipment in the truck and it is also the responsibility of the driver to make sure their load is within the proper weight limits.
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To set up your free consultation with a skilled attorney, please call 856-596-9770 or contact us online. We handle trucking accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay attorney’s fees unless you win financial compensation.
We can arrange after-hours and weekend appointments by special request, and we can make home visits if you are unable to travel to our offices.