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Semitrailer Decoupling

New Jersey Accident Attorneys Skillfully Advocate For Truck Accident Victims

In the first half of 2018 alone, there were nearly 80,000 large truck accidents in the United States, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). While roadway accidents are nothing new, particularly in New Jersey, vehicle accidents with large trucks pose a greater risk of injury to all involved. Semitrailer decoupling on a busy roadway can be catastrophic. The leading New Jersey truck accident attorneys at Lomurro Law skillfully advocate on behalf of truck accident victims, protecting your rights and successfully recovering just compensation for your injuries.

Federal Regulations Establish Safety Guidelines For Coupling And Decoupling Trailers

Federal regulations establish guidelines for the coupling and decoupling of vehicles. Specifically, regulations specify that when two more vehicles operate in combination, the coupling devices that are used to connect the vehicles – and the vehicles themselves – must be designed, constructed, and installed in such a manner that when the vehicle combination operates in a straight line on a smooth, level, paved surface, the towed vehicle will travel in a path that is no more than three inches to either side of the path of the vehicle that is towing.

Improper Trailer Decoupling Is A Safety Hazard

Proper trailer coupling and decoupling are important for obvious safety reasons. A dropped trailer on a public highway puts everyone in the vicinity at great risk of accident and injury. Several factors may contribute to unsafe coupling and decoupling of semitrailers, including mechanical failure, poor maintenance and operator error.

Negligence Is The Basis For All Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law protects individuals who have suffered injury in accidents that are the result of another person’s or entity’s negligent behavior. When a truck operator fails to follow regulations for the safe coupling and decoupling of a semitrailer and another person is injured, this negligent behavior can serve as the basis of a personal injury claim.

File A Personal Injury Claim To Recover Compensation For Your Injuries

Personal injury law provides protection to those who have been injured in accidents that were the result of another person or entity’s negligence. When filing a personal injury claim, the injured party seeks damages – monetary compensation – for their losses, including medical expenses related to the injury, lost wages, loss of earned sick and vacation time, as well as pain and suffering.

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At Lomurro Law, our accident and injury lawyers understand how traumatic accidents can be, especially a truck accident. In addition to serious physical injury and pain and suffering, truck accident victims are often faced with rising medical bills, lost wages, and the loss of earned sick and vacation time. Let us help. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys share more than 130 combined years of experience helping injured victims and families throughout New Jersey. We protect your rights, advocate on your behalf and keep you informed every step of the way so you can focus on your recovery. To arrange for a free consultation to discuss your accident, contact our office at 732-482-9285 or contact us online.