Injuries in truck accidents tend to be more severe than car accident injuries, and the victims of these crashes are often left with much higher medical expenses. These injuries can also have long-term effects on your quality of life, including permanent impairment and limitations. If you were hurt in a crash with a truck, it’s crucial to work with an experienced New York City truck accident attorney. While trucking companies and their insurance providers often try to avoid responsibility for their mistakes, our firm has the skills and resources to level the playing field for injury victims.
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Our firm will review the facts of your case, determine your total economic damages using a variety of methods and expert opinions, and fight the trucking company’s insurance lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve. We can also handle complex issues like determining fault in your accident and pursuing punitive damages if necessary.
A New York City truck accident lawyer will start working on your case as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t miss important deadlines. For example, if your crash involved a government agency, such as the NYC Sanitation Department in cases involving garbage trucks, you may have to provide notice to the agency ahead of filing a lawsuit. This process can be complicated and requires specific knowledge of local regulations and procedures. Moreover, it is typically best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident so that we can gather and preserve evidence before it disappears.
Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may be entitled to several types of damages. New York law provides for the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages to compensate you for your past, present, and future financial losses. Detailed documentation of your current expenses, including ongoing medical care, is critical to recovering these damages. If you have any outstanding debts, we can pursue punitive damages against the at-fault party to prevent this from continuing.
It’s not always clear which parties are liable for truck accidents, as there are many factors that can contribute to the crash. Nevertheless, the most common cause of a truck accident is driver error. In these cases, our lawyers can sue the truck driver and their employer based on New York law. However, if the accident was caused by equipment failure, such as a burst tire or lighting malfunction, our attorneys could sue the trucking company and even the manufacturer for negligence.
If the truck crash was caused by a defective product or dangerous road conditions, our lawyers can pursue claims against third-party manufacturers and governmental entities for negligence. Our team can analyze your accident, identify the responsible parties, and pursue all applicable claims for compensation, including non-economic damages for pain and suffering and lost quality of life. We will also handle complex cases involving multiple defendants and disputed damages. For a free consultation, contact our office today.