Estes Express Lines Truck Accident Attorneys

Estes Express Lines is a large freight carrier that ends up getting into its share of traffic accidents. Since its fleet is composed of tractor trailers, the accidents generally cause a lot of property damage and personal injury. After a New Jersey truck accident, call an Estes Express Lines truck accident lawyer at RAM Law to file the appropriate Estes Express Lines lawsuit. The lawsuit brings the insurance companies and trucking company to the table to negotiate your fair settlement for your losses. Call RAM Law as soon as possible after your accident to get the process started.

Does Estes Express Lines Trucks Cause Accidents?

Estes Express Lines, a transportation and logistics company based in Richmond, Virginia, ranks among the nation’s biggest privately held cargo carriers. Truckload services, supply chain management systems and less-than-truckload freight shipments are just a few of the transportation services it offers. W.W. Estes Sr. began his company in 1931. Today, it employs about 16,000 people and has more than 32,500 tractor-trailers in its fleet.

But Estes Express Lines still lacks a solid safety record. From 2020 to 2022, the company’s 6,673 drivers were involved in more than 400 accidents. Overall, Estes Express Lines was cited for more than 500 unsafe driving violations. Their truck accidents frequently take place in the South and Mid-Atlantic states, including New Jersey.

Accidents involving large commercial trucks cause significant damage and injuries. If you’ve been in a truck accident with an Estes Express Lines vehicle in New Jersey, seek an Estes Express Lines truck accident lawyer to safeguard your rights. Contact RAM Law, which has experienced Estes Express Lines truck accident attorneys, to get the best settlement for your losses.

What Causes Truck Accidents Involving Estes Express Lines Trucks?

Truck drivers have a big responsibility operating 80,000-pound big rigs. The slightest mistake can have dangerous consequences. These mistakes can happen when the driver is speeding, recklessdrowsydistracted or under the influence.

Other factors that cause Estes Express Lines truck accidents include:

  • Unfavorable weather conditions. Snow, ice, rain and fog make it more difficult for drivers to see properly, which can lead to accidents.
  • Maintenance issues. If a truck isn’t well-maintained, mechanical issues like brake failure may cause accidents.
  • Shifting cargoCargo that’s not loaded correctly leads to loads shifting or falling off the vehicle, causing an accident. Overloading can also cause accidents.
  • Poor road conditions. The risk of accidents is heightened when roads aren’t well maintained.
  • Other drivers. Other drivers on the road may fail to maintain a safe distance from trucks, make unexpected lane changes or run red lights, setting the scene for accidents.

In truck accidents involving Estes Express Lines vehicles, the heavy 18-wheelers frequently cause more damage than cars on the road. Liability for truck accidents often stems from the trucking company’s negligence or the truck driver’s negligence.

What Kind of Settlement Can I Expect from an Estes Express Lines Lawsuit?

The severity of your injuries, property damage, medical costs, lost earnings and other damages all have a substantial impact on the settlement process. But the average value for an Estes Express Lines truck accident case is between $70,000 to $105,000.

Recent settlement amounts include:

  • $45,500 in Tennessee in 2017
  • $650,000 to two parties in Virginia in 2005
  • $272,500 in New York in 2008
  • $40,800,000 in Missouri in 2011 for a wrongful death and other devastating injuries

The higher settlements that come with tractor-trailer accidents don’t drive the company into bankruptcy. They’re used to handling the higher losses that these big trucks bring with them when they’re involved in an accident. An Estes Express Lines lawsuit can provide compensation for your injuries and damages, as well as your pain and suffering.

How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help Me with an Estes Express Line Truck Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident with a semi-truck in New Jersey, seek medical attention for all of your injuries. As soon as possible after that, get in touch with an Estes Express Lines truck injury lawyer at RAM Law. These legal professionals navigate the complicated legal process for you so you can focus on healing.

Your Estes Express Lines truck injury attorney helps you:

  • Investigate the accident. Your attorney gathers evidence and interviews witnesses to make your case.
  • Identify liability. Your lawyer works to identify who’s at fault. Truck accidents can have multiple liable parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company and a government organization, if poor road maintenance was the issue.
  • Negotiate with the right party. Your trucking accident attorney defends your rights by negotiating with insurance providers and other lawyers on your behalf.
  • Evaluate your loss. Your lawyer from RAM Law calculates the full scope of your losses, including your pain and suffering, missed pay, medical costs and future losses.
  • Protect your rights. An attorney represents you in court, if required, after you file an Estes Express Lines lawsuit.

Estes Express Lines carries insurance coverage that satisfies the minimum standards required by law. The company has a limit of $10 million for each accident, depending on the size and kind of the truck involved, the goods being transported and other factors. If you’ve been in an accident with a truck from Estes Express Lines in New Jersey, contact an expert Estes Express Lines truck injury attorney from RAM Law. These experienced lawyers safeguard your legal rights and deliver you fair compensation for your damages.

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