Police have confirmed that one person has died following an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car.
The accident took place on September 3rd, 2019, just before 9 p.m. in Pennsville, New Jersey. Both vehicles were traveling on northbound I-295 in Salem County when they collided near Exit 1-C. The collision was strong enough to push the tractor-trailer off the road into the guardrail.
Police are not releasing additional details about the accident or the identity of the victim until next of kin have been notified, however, they are actively investigating the cause of the accident.
Brian Kent is an attorney contributor who fights aggressively for the victims of tractor-trailer accidents and helps them recover the financial compensation they both need and deserve after a catastrophic accident. Here he shares his thoughts on the legal rights of those seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident.
Many semi-truck accident victims and their loved ones believe that the auto insurance companies will pay to ensure that they get the medical care they need. Insurance companies, however, have only one major goal – to save the company money. Adjusters are trained to look for reasons to deny a claim or to reduce the amount paid out.
Even if the maximum amount is paid out in a truck accident claim, the harsh reality is that this typically doesn’t pay for all of the medical treatments required by the victim or any of their lost wages. This means truck accident victims are left to struggle financially while dealing with immense physical and emotional pain.
The law, however, allows tractor-trailer accident victims and their loved ones to seek full compensation through a truck accident lawsuit. These lawsuits are filed against the responsible party. Examples of possible responsible parties include:
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, you can learn more about your legal rights and the financial compensation you may be owed by speaking with an experienced truck accident attorney.