New York Truck Accident Liability

NYC Truck Accident Lawyers

When a truck accident is caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, the injured victim may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. Although every case is different, liability is commonly placed on the truck driver or their employer. However, in some instances, an additional party, such as a truck manufacturer, may also be held accountable.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, our lawyers can identify the parties responsible for your suffering. On behalf of our injured clients, our lawyers have successfully obtained compensation from careless truck drivers and are capable of pursuing claims against negligent trucking companies or government agencies that failed to uphold their duty to ensure motorist safety. To speak with our attorneys about liability in your case, fill out our FREE case review form on this page.

When presented with a claim, our lawyers will commonly investigate the following parties:

Truck Driver: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides strict instructions for those operating commercial vehicles. If the driver violates federal trucking regulations by driving extended hours, operating a vehicle under the influence or failing to maintain their truck, they can be held accountable for injuries caused by their negligence.

Trucking Company: Truck employers are required to follow federal trucking regulations which were enacted to limit the number of accidents involving commercial vehicles. Trucking companies are required to restrict their employees' scheduled hours, perform background checks on potential employees, and ensure trucks are properly maintained and loaded. If a trucking company violates these rules, they can be held accountable for any resulting injuries.

Truck Manufacturer: When a trucking accident is caused by a defective part, the manufacturer may be partially or fully liable for any injuries caused by the defect. Depending on the type of defect, the designer and/or distributor may also be held accountable.

Depending on the cause of the accident, state and local governments, truck or equipment leasing companies, truck loading companies and truck owners may also be liable. It's important to remember that naming a defendant in a lawsuit is not a matter of choosing one individual or entity over another; in some instances, two or more parties may be liable.

Crashes can result in serious injuries, placing unwanted physical, financial and emotional burden on the victim and their loved ones. To help victims seek justice and remain financially stable following their crash, the law allows victims the opportunity to obtain compensation from the party responsible for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you can trust that our attorneys understand how to determine liability in your case and obtain a full recovery on your behalf.

For a FREE consultation with one of our lawyers, call us and we will determine your eligibility to recover compensation. Serving Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, all of NYC and New York State.

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