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New Jersey Family Awarded $4.9 Million When Toddler Killed by Mail Truck

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New Jersey Family Awarded $4.9 Million When Toddler Killed by Mail Truck

Truck AccidentsLosing a child is an unimaginable tragedy. When your child’s death is caused by another person’s negligence, it can seem like your entire world is falling apart. During this painful time, it is important to know that you are not alone. An experienced New Jersey accident lawyer can help you and your family through this difficult time and ensure that your rights are protected along the way. Sometimes, this means filing a lawsuit to seek damages. While no amount of compensation could ever replace the loss of your child or loved one, you and your family should not have to endure unnecessary financial burdens as well during this immense time of grief. An experienced New Jersey accident attorney can help hold the negligent parties responsible. For example, consider this most recent case.

Recently, one Union family was awarded $4.9 million after they lost their toddler in a horrific mail truck accident. Ana Chacon sued the U.S. government after a 2015 accident killed her granddaughter and caused her and her grandson to be hospitalized with serious injuries. Ana was crossing Rahway Avenue with her 2-year-old granddaughter, Sofia, and 4-year-old grandson, Jacob, when a mail truck hit them in the intersection. The driver of the mail truck did not look right when he turned. He was also using his cellphone just moments before the crash occurred. The U.S. Postal Service settled out of court for $4.9 million – $1.8 million for Ana Chacon’s injuries, $1 million for the estate of Sofia Flores and $430,000 for Jacob Flores’ injuries.

Trucking Accidents are Often Fatal

Sadly, trucking accidents are often fatal. In 2017 alone, 4,102 people died in trucking crashes in the United States. The vast majority of these fatalities were not to large commercial trucks occupants. In fact, 82% of those fatalities were to the occupants of cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists, and only 17% were to truck occupants.

Mail trucks, delivery trucks, and service trucks are all responsible for maintaining safety while on the roads. This includes adequate driver training, putting safety first, and responsible vehicle maintenance. When trucking companies or corporations fail to do this, they can – and should be held accountable. An experienced and skilled New Jersey trucking accident attorney can help you hold negligent truck drivers and their companies responsible for the damages they have caused.

Have You Been Injured in a New Jersey Trucking Accident?

If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to know where you can turn for help. At Rosner Law Offices, P.C., we know that injured trucking accident victims have a long and uphill battle to collecting compensation. That’s why we fight aggressively for all our injured trucking accident clients. To learn more about your rights, call the Vineland, New Jersey trucking accident attorneys at Rosner Law Offices, P.C. today for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Contact us at  (856) 692-6500 or fill out our confidential contact form and someone will call you back immediately. Our office is conveniently located in Vineland, New Jersey and we are ready to help you through this difficult time.

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