Commercial Drivers Are Protected Legally
Commercial vehicles are often heavier, larger and carry more dangerous materials than an average motor vehicle. These differences often lead to more serious injuries for those who are involved in accidents with commercial vehicles. If you were injured while driving as part of your job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation from your employer. If you were injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may also have a third-party personal injury claim.
The attorneys at Rogan & Associates represent commercial truck drivers injured in accidents, as well as those who are injured in accidents with commercial vehicles. We are experienced at handling both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims for people in New Jersey and New York. We have the knowledge and resources to help you with every aspect of your claim.
Compensation After A Commercial Truck Accident
If you were injured while driving a commercial truck or other vehicle for work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp covers your medical expenses and lost wages after an injury. However, employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. They are working to minimize their liability. If you are not receiving the care, treatment and support you deserve, we can advise you of your options, help you seek additional medical evaluations and secure the compensation you need.
If you were injured by a third party in a commercial vehicle accident, you may have a separate personal injury claim. In a third-party claim, you can pursue damages for your pain and suffering in addition to medical expenses and lost wages. Since this claim overlaps with your workers’ compensation, it is important to work with an attorney experienced in both areas of the law.
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