Oakland, NJ – Jose L. Velez-Procel Dies on Scene of Tractor-Trailer Accident on Rt 287

Oakland, NJ – Jose L. Velez-Procel Dies on Scene of Tractor-Trailer Accident on Rt 287

Oakland, NJ (September 24, 2021) – A truck operator from the Jersey Shore died when his tractor came unhitched from its trailer and toppled off a Route 287 overpass following an overnight collision on Friday, September 24th.

The victim, since identified as 54-year-old Jose L. Velez-Procel, a resident of Atlantic Highlands, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was extricated from the cab of his truck.

The accident took place at 12:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Route 287 in Oakland.   

An investigation determined that the impact forced the rig off the righthand side of the roadway where it crashed into a concrete bridge rail and a guardrail, disengaging the trailer.

The roadway was shut down in both directions until 7:30 a.m. while State Police conducted an investigation, and the wreckage was removed.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jose L. Velez-Procel, at this time.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Oakland

Oakland, NJ - Jose L. Velez-Procel Dies on Scene of Tractor-Trailer Accident on Rt 287

Tractor-trailer accidents often cause significant damage. To ensure that the victims of truck accidents are fully compensated, they need proper legal representation.  

Our firm has a comprehensive knowledge of all pertinent laws and regulations, like New York Vehicle & Traffic Law, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations, and the New York State Department of Transportation Regulations. For instance, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which falls under the purview of The United States Department of Transportation, has the power to mandate safety regulations that trucking companies and commercial truck drivers must follow. 

Based on the classification of the tractor-trailer involved in your accident, there are multiple safety ordinances that could apply. Additionally, there are several regulations that govern the drivers themselves, such as compulsory drug testing, medical examinations, and restrictions on the number of hours they are allowed to work.

If you or a family member was injured or killed in a tractor-trailer accident, you need to employ a New Jersey tractor-trailer accident attorney who has extensive experience in applying all relevant laws and regulations to your claim.

Oakland Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers

After being involved in an accident, many victims are overcome by fear, confusion, and helplessness. In order to deal with the mental, physical, and financial consequences victims face moving forward, New Jersey provides victims with the ability to file legal claims against the at-fault parties. 

These claims, filed in civil courts, enable victims to recover compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, repairs, and lost wages. When victims sustain injuries in collisions as a result of other drivers’ actions, they should contact an Oakland tractor-trailer accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Working with an attorney in the aftermath of your accident is your best bet at recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for your legal claim. Our team at Metro Law is well-versed in handling personal injury claims surrounding motor vehicle accidents for victims.

 Our team of personal injury lawyers in Oakland has helped numerous victims collect millions of dollars for their claims. Our knowledge of personal injury laws enables us to provide an aggressive and responsive legal representation to those in need. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position imaginable moving forward after being injured in a preventable collision in the state of New York or New Jersey. 

If you were injured in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our Oakland tractor-trailer accident attorneys at (800) 469-6478 to see what legal options are available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.