Our Lawyers Seek Maximum Compensation for Truck Accidents Injury Claims on Long Island and Across New York
The lawyers at Levine and Wiss, PLLC, take truck accidents seriously, seeking maximum compensation for those injured in these accidents.
In 2018 alone, there were approximately 4,862 fatal crashes involving large trucks. In 2017, 72% of the people who died from large truck crashes were passengers in vehicles other than the trucks. 10% of other fatalities were not in a vehicle – they were pedestrians or cyclists.
It should not be surprising that there are so many accidents and fatalities involving trucks. Although large commercial trucks are a necessary part of our economy, food supply, and daily routine, drivers are often up against deadlines. Drivers trying to make delivery deadlines can often commit negligent acts and make bad decisions, causing accidents and injuries to innocent people across Long Island.
Seek Maximum Recovery with Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an accident with a truck on Long Island or elsewhere in New York, our personal injury lawyers could help you collect the compensation you deserve. We have over 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases for clients in Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and across the New York region, including a wide variety of truck accident claims.
Our experience includes knowing how to evaluate your case, determine maximum value, stand up to insurance companies who are trying to get you to settle for less, and go to trial if necessary. Our willingness to try cases in court is a factor in why many insurance companies will settle truck accident cases, rather than take their chances in front of a jury.
Find out how we can protect your legal rights after you are injured in a trucking accident, call (888) GOT-HURT or (888) 468-4878.
Types of Trucking Accidents
Who is Responsible for Truck Accidents and Injuries?
Legal liability for a truck accident depends on each situation. However, for most truck accident injuries, there is some likelihood that the truck driver is at fault and is the negligent one.
The truck driver’s negligence can cause most, if not all, of the types of truck accidents listed above. When a truck driver’s negligence causes an accident, the legal responsibility can fall on the driver, the trucking company, or the driver’s employer.
For example, if a truck runs a red light or a stop sign and a car smashes into it, causing a T-bone truck accident, the truck driver is likely responsible. Similarly, if a speeding truck driver, while trying to pass a car, crashes head-on into oncoming traffic, the truck driver will likely be liable for damages. In these situations, it appears that the truck driver failed to exercise reasonable care to drive safely.
Negligence can also cause tire blowout accidents. Remember that most tires blow out because of poor maintenance, which is usually the responsibility of the driver, the employer, or the company’s maintenance team. In these situations, either company may be held liable for damages arising from these types of accidents.