Our team of lawyers have over 25 years of experience, extensive resources, and proven results that you can trust. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has a Superb 10.0 Rating from Avvo, and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Civil Litigation. He has been honored to be selected by his peers for the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and his tremendous success has earned him a lifetime membership to the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Consequently, the ability of trucks to maneuver on the highway is limited by their size and speed, and the driver’s ability to see other vehicles. In fact, it can take a fully loaded truck traveling at 55 mph up to 200 feet to stop and 450 feet if the brakes are hot. Trucks also need extra space to execute turns, often veering into an oncoming lane to negotiate intersections and turns. When speeding, driver fatigue, or improper training is added to the mix, negligence on the part of a truck driver can have fatal consequences.
Trucking companies are under pressure to deliver cargo faster and cheaper. In order to meet customer demand, tired truck drivers, improperly loaded semis and poorly trained new employees can be put on the road.
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, Todd Leonard has been committed to providing outstanding representation for over 25 years concerning all types of trucking accidents. We know you may be suffering, so we fight to protect your rights and assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve in your time of need.
Some of the most common injuries individuals face after devastating truck accidents can include:
Truck drivers have a legal duty to operate their commercial trucks, big rigs, or 18-wheelers carefully at all times, since they pose a significant risk to others if they become involved in an accident. Truck drivers must constantly be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution, knowing the potential danger trucks have to other vehicles.
This is why even the slightest mistake, such as failing to turn on the signal to indicate a lane change or having a broken brake light, can have devastating consequences for trucks traveling on the road. This can be particularly true when the trucker is driving in a high-traffic zone.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
Being injured in an accident can have serious and lifelong consequences. The lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible parties. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how our team of experienced attorneys can help you through these challenging times.
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