The South Brunswick Patch recently reported on a New Jersey truck accident where the trucker involved fell asleep behind the wheel prior to the wreck. Reportedly, the incident happened in South Brunswick on Rt. 522 at the Stouts Lane intersection. The traffic light at the intersection was damaged as a result of the wreck. The trucker fell asleep while driving, and the truck hit the traffic light as it veered off the road and crashed into a guardrail. The truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash, and the trucker was not injured.
Why Do Truck Accident Victims Need to Speak to an Attorney Right Away?
After a truck accident, victims and their families are often left at a major disadvantage, because trucking companies and their insurance providers deal with similar incidents daily. Trucking company insurance providers will dispatch representatives to the accident scene immediately after the crash. The insurance company’s investigators will begin gathering evidence to discredit any injury claim that victims and their families attempt to file against the trucker or trucking company.
Therefore, it is crucial that truck accident injury victims and their families speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. An injury attorney can investigate a victim’s case, gather and preserve evidence and face off against the trucking company, its insurer and their army of lawyers on behalf of victims and their families.
Our New Jersey truck accident law firm has a history of successfully fighting for victims and their families in Red Bank, Newark, New Brunswick, Point Pleasant and throughout New Jersey.