NFI Truck Accidents
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National Freight Industries, or NFI, is a third-party logistics provider and transport company based out of Camden, New Jersey. The company was founded by Israel Brown in Vineland, New Jersey, in 1932. Since then, the company has experienced impressive growth. The company currently has 3,000 trucks, over 13,000 employees, and has transported well over six trillion miles. NFI provides a variety of services to its business clients, including distribution, transportation, global logistics and commercial real estate management.
Contact information at the corporate office for NFI is:
2 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Truck Accident Statistics
According to the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 400,000 accidents involving commercial trucks annually. These accidents claim more than 3,800 lives per year.
Most truck drivers spend much of their time driving on highways. New Jersey sees many truck accidents due to the state’s central location along the Eastern Seaboard. According to the state’s Department of Transportation, there were 31 fatal New Jersey truck accidents, resulting in 34 deaths. Many of these accidents occurred on one of the major highways that lead throughout the state, including:
• Interstate 76
• Interstate 78
• Interstate 80
• Interstate 95
• Interstate 195
• Interstate 278
• Interstate 280
• Interstate 287
• Interstate 295
• Interstate 495
• Interstate 676
• Interstate 695
• Interstate 895
• Rt. 17
• Rt 4
• Rt 10
• Rt 206
• Rt. 202
• Rt. 24
• Rt. 15
• Rt 23
• The Garden State Parkway
• The Atlantic City Expressway
• The Palisades Interstate Parkway
• The Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension
NFI is much smaller than many of the other large trucking companies. NFI operates regionally throughout New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region. According to the FMCSA, NFI truck drivers were involved in 14 crashes in the most recent 24-month period. Of these accidents:
• 9 accidents requiring at least one vehicle be towed from the roadway,
• 4 accidents resulting in at least one injury, and
• 1 accident causing the death of one or more people.
During the same two-year period, NFI was cited more than 11 times for various violations, including those involving unsafe driving, missing or defective equipment, and driver fitness and qualifications.
Dealing With Insurance Companies After a New Jersey Truck Accident
Being involved in a serious New Jersey truck accident is a stressful experience. These accidents often result in serious injuries, requiring immediate medical care. During their recovery, accident victims will miss work and face financial problems once the medical bills start coming in.
Under state law, truck accident victims can pursue a claim against the at-fault truck driver, as well as their employer. While financial recovery can help ease many of the burdens facing accident victims, pursuing a claim against NFI, or any other trucking company, can present several hurdles.
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of bringing a truck accident lawsuit is dealing with the insurance companies. Truck drivers and their employers have dedicated teams of insurance defense lawyers on retainer. These legal teams are in place to reduce or eliminate the insurance company’s potential liability.
Often, insurance companies approach accident victims in a time of desperation. They will present an initial settlement offer far less than the actual costs of the accident victim’s total damages, hoping to settle the claim for pennies on the dollar. However, studies have shown that accident victims who reject an insurance company’s initial offer and retain an experienced personal injury attorney end up securing more compensation for their injuries.
Thus, accident victims are encouraged to work with a knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney who is familiar with the process and can effectively help them pursue a claim for monetary damages.
Common Injuries After a Serious Truck Accident Include:
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Head Trauma
• Neck and back injuries
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Broken Bones
• Internal Injuries
Wrongful Death and Truck Accidents
One of the leading causes of wrongful deaths is when your vehicle is involved in an accident with a large truck. Whether the trucker was distracted, or the accident was due to dangerous road conditions, sadly, these accidents sometimes result in fatalities.
Have You Been Injured in a New Jersey Truck Accident With an NFI Truck Driver?
In a moment’s notice, a truck accident can change your life. You may be facing a lifelong disability, the inability to work and a flurry of medical bills. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we are here to help. Our dedicated team of New Jersey truck accident lawyers has decades of hands-on experience helping accident victims get the compensation they need and deserve following a serious accident. For over 30 years attorney Todd J. Leonard and his team of experienced lawyers have successfully served thousands of clients, recovering over $100 million on their behalf. We know how to hold negligent truck drivers and their employers responsible for their negligent actions. Through our offices in Denville and Morristown, we serve clients across New Jersey. When you choose the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, you can rest assured that you have an ally who will have your back against even the largest and most powerful insurance companies.
To learn more about how we can help you bring a claim after a New Jersey NFI truck accident, give us a call at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. There is no risk in calling, because we never charge a fee unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.