The Price Of Trucking Errors

Introducing Our Firm

Tractor trailers play an important role in the transport of materials and products across the country. Due to their immense size and weight, however, these big rigs also pose a serious risk to you and your family. Every year, thousands of people are killed and more are injured in crashes involving these large vehicles.

Any collision can result in a variety of injuries and damage. If this happens to you, recouping your losses from the party at fault is important. At Hoyt & Hoyt, PC, our lawyers strive to help victims in Morristown, Morris County and throughout New Jersey by thoroughly investigating accidents. While there are many different causes of truck accidents, some are more common than others.

Poor Maintenance

With all of the hours and miles that truck drivers cover, their trucks need to be in great working order. Brake system maintenance is especially important. Due to their size, it takes trucks much longer to come to a full stop, and when the brakes are not functioning at 100 percent, it takes even longer.

Loading Violations

Commercial trucks have a limit as to how much weight they can carry. If a truck is carrying a heavier load than is allowed, this can cause the driver to lose control. Improper packing or loading also can cause problems. Cargo may become loose and fall out of the truck, causing visual distractions and obstructive debris. It is the responsibility of the driver and the company to make sure that the load is secured properly.

Driver Error

Many accidents involving tractor-trailers are caused by driver mistakes and distractions. Different types of driver errors include:

  • Fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless handling
  • Cellphone use

While regulations limit the number of driving hours and restrict cellphone use, some drivers choose to violate them. Regardless of the specific negligent or deliberate actions on the part of the driver or trucking company, our attorneys are here to hold them accountable.

Compensation For Others' Negligence

Another person's or company's actions can leave you struggling with several challenges, including lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. If you have been affected by a motor vehicle collision, give our office a call at 973-292-2299 or contact us through our online form to set up a free initial consultation.