When Should I File a Truck Accident Claim in NY?
Lawsuits are typically filed when negligence on the part of a truck driver or trucking company leads to a serious or fatal tractor trailer accident. For instance, if a truck driver exceeds the maximum drivable hours allowed by law, and a crash occurs, those injured as a result can file a claim against the company which forced or allowed the fatigued truck driver on the roadway. Likewise, the surviving family members of a deceased victim may be able to file a claim if their loved one's death occurred due to driver fatigue or another form of negligence on the part of a trucker or their employer.
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Causes of New York Truck Accidents
When a crash is caused by negligence on the part of the trucker or their employer, either or both may be held accountable for any resulting injuries. Common causes of accidents that may indicate negligence include the following:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Overloading the tractor trailer
- Failure to properly inspect or maintain the vehicle
- Improper training or certification
Contact Our New York Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident due to a negligent truck driver or company, our lawyers may be able to help. We can identify the party or parties responsible for the accident and file a claim seeking compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from the crash.
Our attorneys have years of experience seeking maximum compensation on behalf of injured motorists and have developed a successful track record of verdicts and settlements, including a $14 million recovery for a motorcyclist who was hit by a truck.
Depending on the details of your claim, we may also be able to assist in filing a lawsuit on your behalf to recover compensation for your losses. Contact us today for a FREE evaluation of your claim. Serving Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, all of NYC and New York State.