Truck Accident Lawyer
Our office helps people who have been seriously injured in truck accidents who live, work or were injured in New York City, Yonkers, Nassau, and Westchester County. We offer free consultations and to schedule an appointment call us at 800-544-0484.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Being in an accident with a big truck when you are the driver or a passenger of a car can seem like you are David, and you are fighting with Goliath. In this situation, the odds are definitely not in your favor, because while most cars weigh an average of about 4,000 lb., a big commercial truck can weigh more than 80,000 lb. As the driver of the car, if anyone is going to be injured in this type of accident, it will probably be you, and often, the injuries may be severe. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, it is time to learn about how a truck accident lawyer can help you. An accident with a truck may entitle the injured victim to no fault benefits as well as recovery for pain and suffering where negligence of the truck driver is involved.
Negligence in Truck Accidents
The operation of commercial trucks is regulated by both state and federal law. Both the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation are federal agencies that regulate the trucking industry. Any time their regulations are not followed, which then leads to an accident, the truck driver and/or the trucking company can be found negligent. Truck owners are required to maintain their trucks in safe operating condition, and drivers are subject to regulations that require them to take rest periods and to drive sober.
Types of Compensation in Truck Accidents
Since truck accidents often cause devastating injuries to the drivers and passengers of automobiles, there are many types of compensation that are available to those who are injured. The costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering are all possible damages for which an injured party may be compensated. There may also be multiple sources of compensation, depending upon whose negligence was the cause of the accident. A truck accident lawyer can evaluate your case to find these sources of compensation.