How Dangerous Are Uncontrolled Semi-Trailers?

The potential for serious injury extends far past the immediate area of the accident when a tractor-trailer loses control on the highway. Each car that a tractor-trailer collides with becomes another point of danger on the road. In addition, the stopping of traffic on a crowded highway affects all of the drivers behind the accident who need to slow down in time to not rear end the drivers in front of them. Furthermore, a semi-trailer weighs over 26 times more than the average car, so those cars that do collide with an out of control semi-trailer face serious injury or death.

According to CBS Local Philadelphia, there were two separate truck accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike on Wednesday, January 29. The first occurred around 8:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes near the Route 73 exit in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The driver of a tanker-truck lost control of his vehicle and swerved about the road. The tanker-truck then flipped onto its side. The New Jersey Police Department (NJPD) emergency crews arrived and had to extricate the driver from the vehicle. A helicopter escorted the seriously injured driver to the hospital. Moments later, a loose tire slipped underneath another tractor-trailer. The driver of the second tractor-trailer then lost control of his vehicle and caused a multi-car pileup.

A short while later, in the southbound lanes of the same stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike, the driver of a tractor-trailer also lost control of his vehicle near mile marker 32.5. The tractor-trailer swerved about for a moment before flipping on its side and blocking all lanes of traffic. Cars stuck behind the accident were stranded for three hours.

In complicated multi-car pileups, it is difficult for truck accident victims to determine who is responsible for their injuries due to the multitude of vehicle trajectories. In such situations, it is advised that victims work with experienced car accident attorneys who can guide them through the complicated legal proceedings.

I Need A Middlesex County Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a multi-car pileup accident caused by an out of control tractor-trailer, our Middlesex County injury attorneys can help. The Spevack Law Firm’s outstanding legal team will work hand-in-hand with accident reconstruction experts who can accurately track the trajectory of each car involved in the accident to place liability where it is due. We will work tirelessly to hold the truck driver and their employer responsible for the injuries they caused and recover the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries. For more information on how we can assist in your particular case, contact our office today at (732) 636-3030.

[Did You Know: According to the NJPD, there has not yet been a traffic fatality in Middlesex County this year; way to go!]

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Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/01/29/1-injured-in-multi-vehicle-crash-on-nj-turnpike/, http://www.nj.gov/oag/njsp/info/fatalacc/index.html



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