A semi truck accident in Essex County can be a harrowing experience, leaving a victim with serious injuries as well as possible psychological problems due to trauma. The victim may struggle with repeated nightmares or intense pain and suffering as they go through a long healing process. In some cases, the victim may have even died as a result of negligence on the part of a driver or the company that owns the truck. When this occurs, people can hold that driver and truck company accountable in a civil court of law.
A jury recently found a trucking company responsible for a 2007 multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig belonging to them. The investigation of the accident, which killed two victims and severely injured three others, showed that the rig was in violation of state and federal law because of brakes that were not adjusted properly. The rig crashed into five cars in the opposing highway lane after crashing through a barrier that was dividing the lanes.