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Things to Remember Following a Truck Accident

A driver of the sedan is extremely lucky he was not seriously injured in a recent truck accident. If you ever find yourself in a truck accident, here are some pointers to keep in mind: Gather as much information as possible. Take pictures and get contact information of any witnesses. Be completely honest with the police and your attorney, even about the smallest details. The sooner all the information comes to light, the more prepared your attorney will be. Never admit fault. In fact, do not talk to any insurance adjusters or representatives without your attorney present. Unfortunately, most truck accidents are not captured on film. Keep these tips in mind; it can be vital to your case. If you have been injured in a truck accident, call our office today at (732) 636-3030 for a free consultation. Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys.

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Faulty Brakes Lead to Truck Accident in Pennsylvania

A truck hauling municipal waste in Norristown, Pennsylvania crashed into several vehicles and eventually came to rest on SEPTA train tracks, according to Norristown.Patch.com. The truck involved in the accident was registered to a New Jersey trucking company. The driver of the truck claims his brakes failed, sending him into a Volkwagan in the intersection when he attempted to stop for a red light. The truck then swerved to avoid colliding with gas pumps at a gas station, veered over the sidewalk and eventually came to rest on the train tracks. Two other cars in the parking lot of the train station were also damaged in the truck accident. “I got a call from my son saying, ‘The police called and said your car has been hit,’” said Joe Bentz, a Norristown resident and owner of one of the damaged vehicles. “I didn’t understand what it was, I thought someone…
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NJ Sees Slight Decline in Traffic Fatalities

New Jersey traffic fatalities have declined in 2012, according to statistics from the Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the New Jersey State Police. Midway through the calendar year, there have been 262 traffic fatalities in New Jersey, down from 291 at this point in 2011. That is a 10 percent decrease. In the Central Jersey area there have been 53 traffic related deaths halfway through the year, which is on pace for a 3 percent decrease from 2011. In Middlesex County there have been 27 traffic fatalities so far in 2012, more than any other county in New Jersey. “We are encouraged by the decline in traffic-related fatalities thus far,” said acting state director of highway safety Gary Poedubicky. “But the only way to keep these numbers heading in the right direction during this holiday week is for our motorists to practice safe driving habits:  obey the speed limits,…
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