Protecting Your Rights After a Truck Accident

There's No Such Thing As a Minor Tractor-Trailer Accident

A collision can result in serious injuries that will permanently affect a person's life. If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident involving a tractor trailer, a top-notch trial law firm can protect your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. The attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy have the experience and resources to handle even the most complex trucking accident cases.

Free, No-Obligation Truck Accident Consultation

Call the proven injury lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy at 212-736-5300 or send us an email today.

Types and Causes of Truck Accidents

In many cases, the a truck accident can be linked to some form of negligent behavior by the driver, trucking company, or both. Causes of t ruck accidents can include any of the following:

  • Failure to properly maintain truck parts, such as brakes
  • Reckless or aggressive driving by the truck driver
  • Driver fatigue, caused by long hours of driving without a break
  • Improper truck loading, including overloaded trucks and unsecured loads, which can lead to rollover accidents

Helpful Truck Accident Resources

A lawyer familiar with trucking laws and regulations can investigate the accident report and other evidence, identify the parties that may be responsible for the accident, and pursue justice on your behalf. The NYC lawyers at Block O'Toole and Murphy have put together the following resources to help you understand your rights after a truck crash:

If you have additional questions or want to speak with an attorney about your legal options, our law firm offers a FREE, no-obligation consultation. Call today to schedule an appointment or contact our firm online or via the chat feature on this website.

Our Results Tell the Story

The law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy has a long-standing and successful history of making sure juries and insurance companies understand how a tractor-trailer collision can impact a person's life. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients. Our track record in representing victims of accidents speaks for itself. Listed below are some of the verdicts and settlements we have obtained for clients who were injured in truck accidents:

  • $14,000,000 verdict in Nassau County case for motorcyclist struck by a truck
  • $6,000,000 settlement for NYC Transit bus passenger injured when the bus crashed with a flatbed truck
  • $5,500,000 awarded to man who sustained injuries after his pickup truck was sideswiped by a dump tractor trailer on the Long Island Expressway
  • $5,000,000 for loved ones in a wrongful death case of a pedestrian killed by a commercial garbage truck
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a bus driver rear-ended by an NYC Sanitation truck in Brooklyn
  • $3,000,000 for driver injured when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler that made an unexpected left turn without using the left turn directional
  • $3,000,000 for a scooter operator injured when a sanitation truck, illegally driving in the bicycle lane, ran her over
  • $2,760,000 settlement for a front seat car passenger injured when the vehicle collided with a United Parcel Service truck
  • $2,625,000 for loved ones of a married couple who died in a tragic rear-end crash involving a tractor trailer
  • $2,550,000 for four plaintiffs injured in a collision with a flat-bed truck
  • $2,500,000 for a pedestrian struck by a large truck that ran over her leg in Brooklyn
  • $2,500,000 for a driver whose vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a concrete mixing truck
  • $2,270,000 verdict for a bus passenger who suffered injuries to her cervical spine after the bus rear-ended a tanker truck
  • $2,000,000 settlement for man who suffered neck and shoulder injuries requiring surgery after his vehicle was rear-ended by a box truck
  • $2,000,000 in Queens case for a front seat passenger in a car that was struck on the front passenger's side by a truck
  • $1,975,000 for 50-year-old man who was a back seat passenger of a vehicle that collided with a moving truck at an intersection
  • $1,850,000 for woman who sustained cervical herniations when a delivery truck started backing up and crashed into her vehicle in the Bronx
  • $1,800,000 settlement for an NYPD Sergeant hurt in a collision with a Freightliner truck
  • $1,750,000 for married couple who suffered cervical herniations after they were struck in the rear by a New York City Sanitation truck
  • $1,700,000 for pedestrian who had to undergo surgeries in both her cervical and lumbar spine after she was struck by a left-turning truck
  • $1,700,000 for a driver who was struck in the rear by a tractor trailer oil tanker while he was stopped at a red light
  • $1,675,000 settlement for driver who injured her neck when her car crashed into a delivery truck attempting to make a left turn in front of her
  • $1,640,000 in a Supreme Bronx case for a taxi passenger injured when the taxi was struck in the rear by a tractor trailer
  • $1,500,000 for a motorcyclist struck by a fire truck on Governors Island
  • $1,500,000 for a pedestrian struck by an NYPD tow truck while she was attempting to cross the street

For more information about these cases and a complete list of the successful results our attorneys have obtained, please visit our verdicts & settlements page.

If you have been injured in an accident, contact the law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy today. We offer a FREE consultation; you can learn about your legal options without cost or obligation. We can help you hold the people who caused your accident responsible. Serving Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, all of NYC and New York State. Call us at 212-736-5300 or contact us online.