Kessler, DiGiovanni & Jesuele, LLC

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New Jersey Lawyers Representing Truck Accident Victims

Accidents involving semis or tractor-trailers leave devastation in their wake. Injuries to those involved are often severe or even fatal. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you secure the financial compensation you deserve.

Established in 1966, in Westfield, New Jersey, the law offices of Kessler, DiGiovanni & Jesuele is dedicated to representing individuals and families whose lives have been permanently altered by the negligence of another. We understand the tragic consequences of a truck accident and strive to help victims recover the compensation they need to move forward.

Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

A Truck Accident vs. a Car Accident

A truck accident varies significantly from a car accident. The injuries are almost always more severe given the sheer size and weight of the 18 wheeler crashing down upon a much smaller automobile. In fact, those able to walk away from a truck accident without brain trauma or a spinal cord injury may still suffer lasting psychological effects.

In New Jersey, automobile drivers choose between a verbal threshold and no threshold clause in their auto insurance policies. Automobile drivers who elect the verbal threshold on their policies may be unable to file a personal injury claim unless the injuries suffered fall under certain designated categories. Fortunately, the verbal threshold issue does not apply to truck accidents because a truck is not classified as an automobile.

Determining Liability

Truck accidents can have numerous causes. Drivers may have spent too many hours behind the wheel leading to careless mistakes. Truck equipment could have malfunctioned. Trailers may have been improperly loaded. The trucking company may have failed to provide adequate training. Regardless of the cause, we work to hold all negligent parties fully accountable.

Our highly skilled lawyers use their more than 90 years of combined personal injury experience to prepare and develop compelling trucking accident cases.

If you are looking for experienced legal representation to guide you through the aftermath of a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact us. The initial consultation is free and you will not be charged attorney fees unless we are successful in your case.

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