Truck Accidents

Financial Justice For Those Affected By Truck Accidents

The size and weight of a truck typically overpowers a car or another smaller vehicle that is involved in a crash between the two. This helps explain why truck accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injuries for people in the other vehicles, and sometimes, fatalities. Causes may include driver negligence: too many hours on the road, incomplete inspections or unsafe driving practices, such as illegal lane changes.

No matter how a truck accident happens, it is typically devastating for occupants of a car or another vehicle. A catastrophic event like this is life-changing. When negligence can be proven, civil law offers a remedy. An injury claim or lawsuit may bring relief and economic justice In the face of a long recovery, lasting disabilities and/or permanent loss. Compensation may be in order for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Proving Negligence And Building A Case For Compensation

A trucking company usually begins right away to prepare its defense. You can do the same to prepare your case as a plaintiff by getting a personal injury lawyer on board as soon as possible. If you or your family member has been injured, the personal injury lawyers at Simon & Gilman, LLP, can get investigations started promptly after a crash – the sooner, the better.

If we handle your case, we will investigate the history of the driver and the trucking company. Our goal is to determine if either has a record of safety violations and hold violators financially accountable. We will conduct a review of federal trucking regulations and analyze all available evidence, from driving logs to tire treads and eyewitness testimonies.

Often, when we look into the circumstances of an accident, we discover that a truck diver was rushing through heavy traffic to meet unrealistic delivery deadlines. We may find that a driver was operating a big rig on too little sleep after skipping legally required rest breaks. A review of a driver’s record may show a record of traffic violations. Poor truck maintenance or an imbalanced load may have been a cause.

If we represent you after a truck accident in Queens or elsewhere in New York, we will prepare to show insurers and/or a judge and jury that negligence by the trucker, the truck company or another entity led to a serious or fatal accident. We will also document your losses to give a proper dollar amount to your claim.

Let Us Hear Your Story And Explain How We Can Help

We look forward to hearing from you as you face injuries and losses caused by a truck accident. We are prepared to hold wrongdoers responsible for your sake after an accident involving a truck or any commercial vehicle. Schedule a free initial consultation in our law office or at your location by calling 800-672-4029. You may also send an email message through this website for a quick response. We speak Spanish. Se habla español.