On September 30, 2013, Karen Del Re, 53, of Hazlet Township, was driving westbound on Route 36 in Keyport when her car was truck from behind by a Turnpike Authority truck. The truck accident caused injuries to Del Re’s shoulders, hands, her left knee, a cervical and lumbar discs. Her injuries were severe, requiring a full knee replacement and multiple surgeries to heal her other injuries.
Del Re and her personal injury attorney were successfully able to sue the Turnpike Authority for their driver’s negligence, eventually reaching a settlement agreement of $3.6 million on October 4, 2016, and later receiving the money in January of 2017.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
One of the most important things your West Long Branch truck accident attorney can do for you is determine the full extent of who is liable for your injuries. Especially in Monmouth County truck accident cases, there may be several liable parties. For example, in the case of injuries caused by a delivery truck, the delivery company itself will generally be responsible, but the company receiving the delivery may also be responsible.
The reason it is so important to determine the complete extent of liability before filing for your personal injury complaint is that insurance companies and responsible parties will often try to delay your settlement by claiming additional responsible parties, but if you can correctly determine responsibility before filing your initial complaint, this stall tactic becomes much less effective.
Your Rights to Compensation in a Truck Accident Injury
For any personal injury case, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for several important things. You and your Monmouth County personal injury attorney will sue for reimbursement of any medical expenses you have accrued as a result of your injury. If your injury left you unable to work for a period of time, or has caused permanent damage such that continuing in your previous line of work is no longer possible, you will want your attorney to consult with financial experts to correctly determine exactly how much income you have lost or will lose in the future, and seek compensation for that as well.
Finally, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your injury, and also what is known as “loss of enjoyment of life”. If you are unable to enjoy the same leisure activities with your family and friends that you previously could, this is what is known as loss of enjoyment of life, and while money can’t solve this problem for you, it is, for better or worse, how our society is able to compensate you for this loss.
Contact a Red Bank Truck Accident Injury Attorney Today
At The Law Office of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington, we have extensive experience helping clients in towns such as Red Bank, West Long Branch, Wall, Freehold, and the surrounding communities to successfully receive the compensation they need and deserve for injuries resulting from truck accidents.
We believe in giving our clients honest and truthful assessments of their case and what to expect, and then aggressively pursue all possible options in order to secure you the most favorable possible result.
To speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your case, contact us online or through our West Long Branch office at 732-440-3950.