Truck Accidents
If you have been injured in a trucking  accident and need legal representation, contact us today to schedule a FREE Consultation.

Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in the Bronx

When a truck driver’s negligence causes an accident, we will negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party to settle your claim and receive maximum compensation for the severity of your pain and suffering.

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With almost 40 years of experience in auto accident law, you can trust your case with us. We have access to many resources and will be able to put together the most robust possible case. If you were involved in the accident, take detailed photographs of the accident scene. If you were injured, be sure to visit a doctor as soon as possible and obtain a copy of your medical report. 

Benefits of a truck accident lawyer

An experienced truck accident lawyer is crucial to the success of your case. Damage to other cars and property can be extremely high, and multiple insurance carriers may be involved. Liability can also be challenging to prove. That’s why choosing an attorney with experience in handling truck accident cases is crucial. At our firm, we know the ropes and will guide you through the process.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are found liable every day for accidents involving their vehicles. In some cases, the truck driver is fully responsible for the crash; sometimes, they are only partially liable. The very nature of truck driving poses significant demands on the driver, which can, in turn, lead to poor decision-making.

Common causes of truck crashes as the result of driver negligence:

  • Operating the vehicle under the influence.

  • Operating both the truck and a cell phone or other device simultaneously.

  • Not driving at appropriate speeds for varying road conditions.
  • Failing to abide by the hours of service set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
  • Failing to secure the cargo load properly.
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We are experienced truck accident attorneys and understand federal and state regulations regarding commercial trucks.

Our knowledge and experience allows us to put together the best possible case for making all responsible parties accountable!

If an insurance company denies your claim and we are forced to go to trial, we will implement an expert strategy and the necessary resources required to win your case.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a common problem. It is responsible for 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes. Truck accidents are extremely hazardous if drivers are at the wheel when they are overly tired or while talking on their cell phones or texting. Just glancing away from the road for two seconds can double your risk of an accident. Often, distracted driving can result in serious injuries. 

If you were a victim of a distracted driving accident and sustained a serious injury, to pursue compensation you may want to take photographs of the accident scene and speak to any witnesses. These photographs can provide physical proof of the accident and help your case. In addition, you should talk to your truck accident attorney immediately after the incident so that they can properly evaluate your case.

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If you’re in an accident involving a distracted driver, it’s critical to hire an experienced attorney to represent you. An attorney can subpoena crucial evidence relevant to the cause of the accident, including the truck driver’s cell phone records and/or online activities as well as the truck’s electronic data recorder to show if they were distracted while driving. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, contact us today to schedule a FREE Consultation. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Q—Can a truck driver’s company be liable for the crash?

A—Yes, truck companies can be held liable if they:

  • neglect to properly inspect and maintain their vehicles
  • fail to conduct background checks on drivers
  • encourage their drivers to operate more hours than necessary
  • fail to follow safety protocols and complaints .
Q—What is needed to prove liability?

A—Determining liability can be challenging after a New York commercial truck crash. It is strongly recommended that victims in these cases work with an attorney who can use their resources and legal expertise to win the case. An attorney will use their resources to obtain evidence to prove liability, such as witness photos, traffic camera footage, police reports, the truck company records, driver safety records, the truck’s electronic data recorder and more.

Q—Is New York a No-Fault State?

A—Yes, New York is a “no-fault” insurance state. Therefore, each individual would contact their insurance company for their No-Fault benefits and a serious injury will be required in order to be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Q—How do go about retaining your firm?

A—Contact our office to get schedule a Free Consultation. You can also reach us by filling out the consultation form or by calling: (718) 790-4743.

Injured in an Accident?
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If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident due to the driver’s neglignece, contact us today to schedule a FREE Consultation on your case and allow us to fight for you!
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