Truck and Bus Accidents
New Jersey is a densely populated state. Fast-paced commerce and continuous movement of people and goods lead to traffic congestion. Crowded roadways in turn often create hazardous or risky driving conditions. Commuters and people going about their daily business must share the road with commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, setting the scene for crashes from time to time.
Tractor-Trailer, Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Trucks, including 18-wheelers and delivery trucks, are subject to special regulations designed to keep the public safe. If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in an accident involving a truck of any type in Ocean County, it is in your best interests to get an investigation going as soon as possible.
King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC, initiates investigations on behalf of truck accident victims throughout the Jersey Shore area, including Ocean County. Our truck accident attorneys file personal injury claims and lawsuits based on evidence of driver negligence, mechanical failure or any other type of negligence such as product liability. Manufacturers of trucks or truck parts may be responsible to compensate an accident victim when it can be demonstrated that they negligently advertised and sold defective products.
Bus Accidents Involving Passengers, Pedestrians, Motorists or Motorcyclists
In the case of a bus accident, it is important to remember that each passenger (or pedestrian, bicyclist or occupant of another vehicle) has a unique personal injury claim. Bus companies tend to make early offers of compensation that may be less than what is needed to cover expenses and losses. Bus passengers or other accident victims may be tempted to accept cash in hand as soon as possible. This may not be in your best interests if you were injured or lost a loved one in a bus crash.
Our lawyers urge bus accident victims to be careful about accepting such offers. It costs nothing to discuss your school bus, city bus, Greyhound bus or private charter bus accident case with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. It is especially important to get legal advice before participating in any discussions with insurance claims adjusters or signing any waivers.
Contact King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC schedule a consultation with a lawyer regarding a truck or bus accident anywhere in New Jersey by calling (732) 920-8383 or by sending us an email.