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Fineman, Krekstein & Harris provides expertise in trucking law to clients from across the country in litigation and regulatory practice.  The Firm has wide experience representing trucking companies and truck drivers in accident-related claims alleging personal injury, catastrophic loss and property damage, as well as statutory violations and vehicle code violations; and in assisting clients in responding to catastrophic losses by coordinating the accident scene investigation.  Firm attorneys have taken active leadership roles in speaking and writing on trucking law, disabusing the beliefs that trucks are inherently dangerous, while informing the public of trucking companies typically good conduct in adhering to industry and regulatory practices.

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Representative Matters

  • Represented a tractor-trailer company in a personal injury case in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Plaintiff and tractor-trailer were involved in a head-on collision at a curved portion of the roadway.  Both the plaintiff and the tractor-trailer driver claimed that the other driver crossed over the centerline into opposing traffic.  Using an accident reconstruction expert, the defense showed that the plaintiff had crossed the centerline and struck the tractor-trailer.  The case settled just before trial for less than $50,000 despite plaintiff’s demand of $250,000.   
     
  • Represented a truck driver who proceeded to back up his truck on a major roadway after missing a turn. It was nighttime and the driver of an oncoming car slammed into the truck. The driver of the car suffered brain damage and other physical injuries as a result of the accident.  Through the use of expert testimony and negotiations, the case settled for 15% of the initial demand.
     
  • Represented a tractor-trailer company in a personal injury case in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Plaintiff and tractor-trailer were involved in a head-on collision at a curved portion of the roadway.  Both the plaintiff and the tractor-trailer driver claimed that the other driver crossed over the centerline into opposing traffic.  Using an accident reconstruction expert, the defense showed that the plaintiff had crossed the centerline and struck the tractor-trailer.  The case settled just before trial for less than $50,000 despite plaintiff’s demand of $250,000.  
     
  • Represented a tractor trailer company facing an outrageous settlement demand. The plaintiff claimed serious injuries because of our client's alleged negligent driving. Through the use of experts to reconstruct the accident, demonstrative evidence and careful trial preparation, we convinced the jury that the plaintiff caused the accident, turning a high settlement demand into a gratifying defense verdict in favor of our client.