Accidents Caused By Distracted Truckers

Distracted driving has been a challenge for motorists for generations, but when a truck driver is the person who is not paying attention to traffic and causes an accident, the results can be far worse than if a distracted driver collision involves two cars. Because of the truck's exponentially larger weight and size, the injuries suffered by other motorists can include:

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Life-threatening and disfiguring burns
  • Amputations and lost limbs

Our law firm, Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, helps clients living in New Jersey, obtain the funds they need to heal from catastrophic personal injuries. We take care of our clients, leverage our lawyers' nearly 400 years of collective legal experience to successfully document their claims, and recover the damages they are entitled to by law.

Who Is Responsible For Semi Accidents Involving Distracted Drivers?

At first glance, it might appear that the responsibility for safe driving rests entirely upon the trucker. They are operating the vehicle and they are expected to focus 100 percent of their attention on the road. Some of the temptations to become distracted that they encounter during their journeys include:

  • Attending to a GPS navigation device
  • Texting
  • Talking on their mobile phone without using hands-free mode
  • Grooming and personal care
  • Eating or drinking

Beyond assessing the driver's responsibility for the accident, our attorneys will research your circumstances to determine if the trucking company may also be at fault. The company may have placed unrealistic expectations on their truck drivers, or hired the driver knowing that he or she had a traffic conviction related to distracted driving.

Hit By A Distracted Driver? We Will Be Your Advocate.

If you have been injured in a truck accident with a distracted driver, our attorneys can help you hold all negligent parties accountable. We care about our clients and offer responsive, individualized service. Call our New Jersey office 24/7 at 908-291-7480. You may also email us to set up an appointment.