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Truck accident in New Jersey claims life of motorcyclist

On behalf of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP | Mar 20, 2018 |

A motorcyclist was killed in Hampton, New Jersey, after a truck collided with her a couple of weeks ago. The accident happened on Route 206 and is still under investigation by the police. At this time, there are no answers to pertinent questions, such as: why did the wreck occur in the first place? Are criminal charges being considered for the truck driver?

What we know for sure, however, is that this story is yet another tragic example of the dangers posed by trucks and the incredible risk that motorcyclists take on when they go out on the road. Motorcyclists have virtually no safety equipment, with the exception of a helmet and a padded jacket. Aside from those two things, they are open to tremendous, catastrophic, and even fatal injury when they are involved in a crash.

If you have been involved in a truck accident, then you should consider your legal options. There could be circumstances that prove liability on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company.

Source: New Jersey Herald, “Newton motorcyclist killed in collision with truck in Hampton,” Kyle Morel, Feb. 21, 2018