Penske Logistics Truck Accidents
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New Jersey Penske Logistics Truck Accident Lawyer
Penske Logistics is a supply-chain management and logistics company under the larger Penske Corporation. Penske Corporation is based out of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, while Penske Logistics is based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. The privately held company provides businesses with various transportation and logistics services, including supply-chain management, dedicated contract carriage, freight management, consulting services, warehouse design and freight brokerage. In 2019, the company brought in over $2.6 billion in gross revenue.
Contact information for the corporate headquarters of Penske Logistics is:
Corporate North America
Route 10 Green Hills
Reading, PA 19603
New Jersey Truck Accidents
According to the most recently available data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 400,000 accidents involving commercial trucks each year. These accidents claim more than 3,800 lives per year.
Most truck drivers spend much of their time driving on highways. New Jersey sees numerous 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
According to the FMCSA, Penske Logistics truck drivers were involved in 280 crashes in the most recent 24-month period. Of these accidents:
• 176 accidents requiring at least one vehicle be towed from the roadway,
• 91 accidents resulting in at least one injury, and
• 13 accidents causing the death of one or more people.
The FMCSA also keeps track of Penske Logistics’ safety record. Over a two-year period ending in November 2020, the company was cited 375 times for unsafe driving violations. These include:
• 125 speeding violations
• 79 lane restriction violations
• 67 violations for failing to obey a traffic signal
• 16 violations for using a handheld device while driving
• 26 violations for failing to maintain a single lane of travel and improper lane changes
Penske Logistics was also cited 183 times for failures related to hours-of-service compliance, which involves keeping track of the number of hours a truck driver spends on the road each day.
The company was also cited more than 878 times for equipment violations, including:
• Noncompliant braking systems: 236 violations
• Missing or inoperable lights: 161 violations
• Unsafe tires: 97 violations
• Expired inspection: 70 violations
• Inoperative turn signals: 30 violations
Penske Logistics truck drivers were also cited 24 times, based on the following:
• Failure to have a CDL: 4 citations
• Driver not physically qualified: 4 citations
• Expired medical examiner’s certificate: 4 citations
• Driving with a suspended CDL: 2 violations
Pursuing a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Truck Accident
Anyone injured in a New Jersey truck accident can pursue a claim for compensation against the truck driver, as well as the trucking company. If successful, these claims can greatly help an accident victim and their family recover from the financial costs associated with the accident, including:
• Medical expenses, including emergency room treatment, doctors’ appointments and physical therapy;
• Future medical costs, including the need for any upcoming surgeries;
• Lost wages due to missed work;
• Decrease in earning capacity as a result of disability or ongoing injuries;
• Physical pain; and
• Emotional or psychological suffering.
To succeed in a claim against a truck driver, an accident victim must prove that the truck driver violated a duty of care they owed to the accident victim, and that the truck driver’s breach of that duty resulted in the accident victim’s injuries. Further, if the truck driver was acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the accident, the trucking company may also be liable for a victim’s 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.
Discuss Your Case With the New Jersey Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a New Jersey truck accident with a Penske Logistics truck driver, contact the dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to discuss how to pursue a claim against Penske Logistics. Our aggressive injury lawyers have decades of experience helping accident victims pursue claims against negligent truck drivers and their employers. We provide accident victims across New Jersey with skillful, zealous advocacy at every step of the process, taking every step to reduce the burden on you. We have successfully served thousands of clients, recovering over $100 million on their behalf.
To learn more about how we can help you bring a claim after a New Jersey Penske 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. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.
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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.