When an accident involving a large truck or 18-wheeler occurs, it is extremely important to contact a New York truck injury lawyer as soon as possible. When you do, the attorney you choose should have a deep understanding of personal injury law, but more importantly, trucking laws and regulations. The attorney you choose should also have experience handling truck accident cases and a track record of success. Additionally, the attorney Attorney for truck injuries committed to clients’ rights should be able to communicate effectively and should be accessible and responsive to your needs throughout the process.
Due to their massive size and weight, commercial trucks (also known as semi-trucks or big rigs) are more likely to cause severe injuries than cars when involved in an accident. Often, these accidents result in fatalities. As a result, victims may suffer extensive physical and financial damages, which can be overwhelming. A successful claim against the trucking company and any other responsible parties can help compensate victims for their losses.
In any accident involving a truck, the trucking company will send representatives to the scene of the crash and do everything they can to protect their interests. These representatives will often confront the injured victim and do all they can to limit their liability and/or to blame the truck driver for the accident. These types of situations are when you need a New York truck accident attorney who is well prepared to deal with these types of difficult scenarios and to fight for the rights of the victim.
Trucking companies and their insurance carriers have teams of skilled lawyers working on their behalf who are accustomed to high stakes litigation and will do all they can to reduce the amount of compensation paid out to an injured victim. By hiring a dedicated truck accident attorney, you can level the playing field and make sure that your rights are protected.
The types of damages you can recover in a New York truck accident case include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that can be quantified in monetary terms, such as medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are more difficult to quantify and can include things such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and mental anguish.
Our experienced attorneys can determine the full extent of your damages and fight for the maximum compensation allowed under New York law. By acting quickly after an accident, we can gather evidence such as eyewitness testimonies, police reports, and possibly surveillance footage. In addition, we can work with experts in the trucking industry to ensure that all responsible parties are held liable for your damages.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, the first step is to consult with an experienced New York attorney. Contact our firm today to schedule a free case review with an attorney committed to your rights. Do not wait to file your claim and risk missing crucial deadlines that could impact the outcome of your case.