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What Are Your Legal Rights After a Truck Accident on I-95?

February 10, 2021 | Posted In Personal Injury/Negligence

Accidents on I-95 and elsewhere are common in New Jersey. It is not unusual to read news stories about accidents on the interstate causing delays during the morning or evening commute. Driving on that stretch of highway can be particularly hazardous when heavy traffic is combined with bad weather.

Truck accidents can be especially dangerous on I-95. When an 18-wheeler or semi-truck loses control or a reckless driver crashes with a tanker truck or tractor-trailer, the consequences can be devastating. If you have been injured in a truck accident on the interstate in New Jersey, you need to have a clear understanding of your legal rights, and you need to hire an experienced attorney to represent you.

Were You Injured in a Truck Accident on I-95 in New Jersey?

To determine your legal rights after a truck accident on I-95 or elsewhere in New Jersey, you will need to hire an attorney to oversee an investigation into the cause (or causes) of the accident. Once your attorney determines what went wrong, then he or she can decide what claim (or claims) you can file.

Generally speaking, however, if you were injured in a truck accident that was someone else’s fault in New Jersey, your legal rights include:

  • The Right to Compensation for Your Financial Losses – As a truck accident victim in New Jersey, you are entitled to compensation for your financial losses. In addition to the cost to repair or replace your vehicle, this includes compensation for your medical bills, prescriptions, other out-of-pocket expenses, and lost earnings.
  • The Right to Compensation for Your Non-Financial Losses – Truck accident victims in New Jersey can also recover compensation for their non-financial losses. This includes pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and other forms of emotional and psychological harm.
  • The Right to Have Your Claim(s) Handled in Good Faith – Regardless of whether you have an auto insurance claim or a claim against a trucking company or truck manufacturer, you are entitled to have your claim handled in good faith.
  • The Right to Take Your Claim(s) to Court if Necessary – Even if your claim is handled in good faith, this does not necessarily mean that you will receive a settlement. If a fair settlement offer is not on the table, you have the right to take your claim to court.

At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we represent individuals and families in truck accident cases throughout New Jersey. If you need to seek compensation for a truck accident on I-95 or elsewhere in the state, we can help. We will aggressively pursue all available claims on your behalf, and we encourage you to contact us promptly so that we can conduct an investigation right away.

Contact Our New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers

Are you entitled to financial compensation for a truck accident on I-95? To find out, schedule a free initial consultation at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. now. Call 877-435-6371 or contact us online to speak with one of our experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers in confidence as soon as possible.

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