NYC Wrongful Death Lawyers Representing Families that have Lost a Loved One in a Tractor Trailer Accident
Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor trailers, motorists involved in a collision between a truck and passenger vehicle are at risk for potentially fatal truck accident injuries. In fact, a study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that drivers of passenger vehicles in crashes involving light trucks would be killed at roughly twice the rate relative to similar accidents in which the passenger vehicle weighed the same amount as the truck.
Fatalities are common in truck accidents and often occur due to the size difference between the trailer and passenger vehicle. A large truck, particularly a fully loaded one, can strike another vehicle with the force of approximately twenty cars. These trucking accidents can cause fatal injuries, such as brain damage or decapitation. Depending on the cause of the fatal New York tractor trailer accident and its subsequent injuries, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The wrongful death attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy understand that a lawsuit cannot bring a loved one back. However, having a successful claim can provide you with much needed compensation for funeral expenses and other related costs. Furthermore, many who decide to file wrongful death lawsuits in New York feel a sense of solace knowing the responsible party is being held accountable for their actions. To find out whether a lawsuit can help you following a fatal tractor trailer accident, fill out our FREE case evaluation form on this page to speak with a wrongful death attorney in New York. Serving the boroughs of NYC including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and all of New York State.