Tag Archives: Trucking Accidents

Did a Trucker Fall Asleep Prior to a New Jersey Truck Accident?

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,…
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Five Things You Probably Never Knew About Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, more than 333,000 truck-related collisions were reported last year alone. Semi-trucks regularly weigh between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds. This is why it takes trucks three times longer to come to a stop as passenger cars, and five times more likely to cause serious injury or death. Truck accidents are extremely dangerous…
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Responsible Parties in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents in New Jersey and across the U.S. are grim realities. The features of an 18-wheeler and its massive size typically lead to devastation when these semis are involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle. But, when these tragedies strike and the driver of the passenger vehicle is not at fault, who is liable? The answer is almost…
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What To Do When You Are in a Trucking Accident

If you are involved in an accident with a semi, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or other large truck, your first concern should be the safety and physical condition of your passengers and yourself. These accidents are usually very serious and often even fatal. However, if you are conscious and haven’t been whisked away by an ambulance, the following tips can be very…
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Suing a Commercial Truck Company for Your Accident

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident that resulted in injury or death, you have the legal right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages and losses. These types of lawsuits are typically extremely complicated, and it’s often difficult to even determine who bears responsibility without the counsel of a legal professional. For this…
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New York Man Killed in Rutherford Tractor Trailer Accident

On Monday, June 8, Route 3 west through Rutherford, New Jersey was closed for hours for the investigation of a tractor trailer accident that has killed a New York resident. The accident occurred when a truck carrying a large shipping container on a flatbed miscalculated the clearance of the West Orient Way overpass, and struck the overpass. The shipping container…
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Walmart Settles NJ Turnpike Truck Accident Suit with Tracy Morgan

Walmart has reached a settlement agreement to conclude litigation that dates back to a trucking accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in June of 2014, agreeing to compensate plaintiffs including comedian Tracy Morgan for their losses and injuries sustained in the accident. Another comedian, James McNair, was killed as a result of the accident. Although Walmart allegedly attempted to place…
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Mt. Laurel Truck Accident Closes I-295, Kills Truck Driver

Traffic was ground to a halt in both directions on I-295 late in the evening of Sunday, May 17, when a truck went up in flames in a fiery two-vehicle accident. The driver of a 2011 Ford pickup truck, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene after his truck left the northbound lanes of the highway, struck…
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Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawsuit Settlement

Keefe Law Firm recently settled a case on behalf of a client who…
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