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Were You Injured By An Unsafe Truck?

Tractor-trailers encounter a great deal of wear and tear. Long-distance truck drivers put many miles on these vehicles. Proper maintenance is absolutely crucial. Brakes need to be checked and tuned. Tires need to be replaced regularly. If maintenance is skipped or ignored, problems could be missed that lead to a serious truck accident.The Ferrara Law Firm, LLC, has been standing up for the rights of injured people since 1972. Our skill and experience allows us to determine the cause all types of trucking accidents, including those caused by negligent maintenance. This fact is demonstrated by the millions of dollars we have already recovered for victims throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Truck Maintenance Is Required

Owners of cars often take their vehicles to mechanics for checkups. This is not required by law. Owners of tractor-trailers, on the other hand, are required by the rules of the trucking industry to follow a specific maintenance schedule. They must keep records of this maintenance, showing when brakes and tires, as well as other equipment, was checked, fixed or replaced. When we handle trucking accident cases, one of the first steps in our investigation is to get maintenance records and review them. What we frequently find is that maintenance has been skipped. This is a clear sign of negligence.

Poor Maintenance or a Defective Product?

A tire blowout could be the result of a tire not being maintained or replaced in a timely manner. It could also be caused by a defect in the manufacturing process. Our lawyers take great care to identify the difference between a maintenance error and a product defect, because that can make a huge difference in how the case is handled.

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Contact The Ferrara Law Firm, LLC, by completing our online contact form, or by calling us at 856-779-9500 or toll free at 856-779-9500. Hablamos español.


$4.85 Billion settlement of Vioxx litigation. Merck withdrew the pain medication Vioxx from the world market in 2004. We represented about 100 patients who had heart attacks or strokes from taking Vioxx. About 20,000 plaintiffs shared the total settlement.

$2 Million settlement a week before trial of construction site electrical injury. A worker struck a live underground power line as he was digging to install a guard rail post. His electrical injury was confirmed by the Chicago Electrical Institute. The suit was brought against the general contractor and the subcontractor for their failure to have the area he was about to dig properly “marked out”.

$7.5 billion settlement was awarded for the citizens of New Jersey against the Tobacco Industry. Our firm was co-counsel in a case brought by Governor Whitman against the tobacco industry for reimbursement of Medicaid expenditures caused by smoking related illnesses. The suit sought to recover billions of dollars that the state and its taxpayers paid through the Medicaid program for health care costs attributable to smoking related illnesses.

$7.1 million settlement for the wife and children who was tragically killed when a tractor trailer driver crashed into the family car on the NJ Turnpike.

$2.5 Million settlement several construction companies and a machine manufacturer paid $2.5 million to our client for injuries he sustained on a construction site. Our client lost his leg and his vision in one eye after an unstable machine was allowed onto a job site and was assigned for use by the general contractor in an area for which it was not intended.

$1.8 million out-of-court settlement for our client, a pedestrian injured while crossing a major intersection.

$1.7 million settlement for anesthesiological malpractice after the anesthesiologist incorrectly inserted a tube in the plaintiff’s esophagus when the plaintiff has a pre-exiting artificial opening in the neck from a previous laryngectomy, thirty years before.

$1.5 million settlement for nursing malpractice. This was a case in which a hospital patient, who had been admitted because of a 15 foot fall from a ladder, was given the wrong injection prior to coccyx surgery, because the nurse mislabeled the syringe, and caused the patient’s death.

$1.4 million settlement for a 38-year-old Mays Landing laborer severely injured on a construction site in South Jersey.

$1.35 million settlement for a 24-year-old Bridgeton man whose hand was amputated in a defective vegetable-processing machine.

$1.2 million out-of-court settlement, paid by various companies to our client, who contracted leukemia from exposure to a workplace chemical.

$800,000 settlement for a 32-year-old Vineland man whose hand was severely burned in a glass making machine.

$775,000 settlement reached after one week of trial for a boy injured by a defective bicycle.

$750,000 settlement for the family of a man killed in a car accident.

$750,000 settlement for a 35-year-old Paulsboro man whose leg was amputated below the knee in a heavy equipment accident.

$500,000 settlement for a 17 year old boy who was injured at birth by a doctor who mismanaged his delivery.


$5.5 Million Jury verdict against General Motors Harold Tucker, 69-year-old Salem man, was paralyzed from the chest down in a car crash on November 28 1995. His attorneys argued that a defective seat belt was the cause of his injuries. The jury agreed and ordered General Motors to pay $5.5 million in damages.

$5 million arbitration award to our client whose injury during a motor vehicle accident resulted from a defective seat in a Chrysler automobile.

$4 million + awarded by a jury for our client who has been disabled due to a poorly designed seat belt in a Toyota pick-up truck.

$2.3 Million verdict a Camden County Judge awarded $2.3 million to a 29-year-old Sewell, New Jersey mother and her 5-year-old daughter for damages arising from the death of their husband/father. Our client was only 24 years old and pregnant with the couple’s first child when her husband was killed in a car crash. Another driver disregarded a stop sign and a red flashing light and collided into his van at 50 mph.

$1,950,000 awarded in a bench trial, for causing the death of the plaintiff’s husband due to the defendant driver’s failure to stop at a flashing red light: the resulting accident causing pain and then death to the plaintiff. The court awarded $1,750,000 for wrongful death, $175,000 for pain and suffering and $8,516 for funeral expenses.

$1.7 million for a 64 year old man injured as a result of anesthesia medical malpractice.

$1.6 million awarded by a Gloucester County jury to a Woodbury Heights boy who lost most of his left hand in a 1995 fireworks explosion. The jury award included $372,590 for future medical bills, $300,000 for future lost wages and $927,410 for pain and suffering

$1.4 million jury verdict for the family of a man killed in a gasoline tanker explosion. Michael A. Ferrara, Jr. obtained one of the largest wrongful death verdicts in Montgomery County, Pa. in recent years.

$1.15 million for a 43 year old worker who lost part of his hand in a poorly guarded industrial machine.

$485,000 verdict a Mercer County (NJ) jury awarded $485,000 to a Pennsylvania man for injuries he suffered when he fell at the Princeton Medical Center in 1995. Our 55-year-old client was working for a trash removal company when he stepped out of his truck and fell on ice and snow.

$471,589 Verdict – Negligent use of excessive force – defendant tavern’s Manager/Bouncer causes spiral fracture and nerve damage to independent contractor go-go dancer when breaking up altercation started by other go-go dancer – failure to prevent other hostilities from escalating into physical assault by other dancer.

$470,000 jury verdict to our client, beaten by a co-worker during her first day on the job.

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