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Truck Accident

Aggressive Red Bank Truck Accident Attorneys Represent You after Serious Crashes

Spirited advocacy from accident injury lawyers serving Monmouth County

Getting into an accident with a large tractor trailer is a traumatic experience, often causing serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been involved in one of these crashes, speak with an attorney with the Law Office of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. We deliver an unparalleled level of personal attention to you and your family in this very difficult time, listening carefully to your account of the accident and following through with a comprehensive investigation. Let us handle your legal concerns while you focus on your physical recovery.

Accidents involving large trucks are especially hazardous

Due to the sheer size of semi-trucks compared to regular vehicles, accidents with large trucks tend to be more serious and cause significant injury. Determining fault is also more difficult for these types of crashes and takes the skill of an experienced auto accident lawyer. Some of the most common causes for truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue. Pressure to keep up with tight schedules can force drivers to work long hours on the road, leaving them drowsy and inattentive. As a result, these drivers are more likely to cause an accident.
  • Faulty equipment. There are a lot of moving parts involved on an 18-wheeler, and trucking companies must ensure that their rigs are operating safely. Through bypassing regular inspections or failing to perform important maintenance, they put everyone on the road in danger.
  • Overweight loads. Trucking companies have very specific regulations they must meet when it comes to the size of their loads, and violating them can jeopardize the safety of other motorists.
  • Poor driving conditions. In heavy rains or icy conditions, truck drivers should pull off of the road and wait until the weather clears up. With pressures to meet strict deadlines, however, they're highly incentivized to keep going despite the poor conditions. This increases the chances of a collision with another vehicle.

Speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer today

After an accident with a large truck, call the Law Office of Robert Olkowitz, P.C, at 732-741-7444 or contact us online to get started seeking compensation from responsible drivers, trucking companies and insurers. We're conveniently located in Red Bank and take on personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.