Honda Driver Injured In Newark Semi-Truck Accident In I-95 Freeway
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (November 23, 2019) – One person driving a Honda was injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 95.
New Jersey Highway Patrol officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a tractor trailer sideswiped the Honda before veering off the road and hitting trees.
The driver of the semi-truck seems to have drifted across several lanes prior to the accident. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. The driver of the Honda was treated at the scene.
An investigation into the Newark semi-truck accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Semi-Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner in order to prevent accidents. This includes driving according to prevailing conditions. If there is ice or water on the road truck drivers must slow down. Here are just a few of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents:
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
FMCSA guidelines require commercial trucks to carry between $750,000 – $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a semi-truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Newark Truck Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a semi-truck accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.