Victim of a New York City Truck Accident_ How a Lawyer Can Fight for Your Rights and Compensation

Every year, hundreds of New Yorkers suffer severe injuries as a result of truck accidents. The immense size of a truck increases the risk of fatal and catastrophic injuries. Those fortunate enough to survive truck crashes may suffer life-altering injuries, such as broken or crushed bones, lost limbs, concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, and internal injuries.

A New York City Truck Accident Lawyer can offer comprehensive support to navigate the complex aftermath of a truck accident.

Truck Accident Lawyers Have A Thorough Understanding Of Trucking Laws And Regulations

Trucking accident attorneys know the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act inside and out and understand the rules and regulations that govern trucking companies and truck drivers in New York. New York State has specific traffic laws regarding the operation of trucks on its public roadways. Truck drivers plying their trade in the state must obey state and federal laws, including age requirements, health certifications, and insurance.

Truck Accident Lawyers Are Adept At Collecting Extensive Evidence

Comprehensive evidence is essential to collect the compensation you need for expensive medical treatments and rehabilitation.

The evidence that experienced truck accident lawyers will collect to help prove negligence may include:

  • Truck driver’s information such as the driver’s name, phone number and email address, license plate number, name of Insurer/s, insurance policy number/s, employer’s name and business address, and supervisor’s name and contact information
  • The police report
  • Dash cam and surveillance camera footage
  • Photographs of the wreck scene
  • Truck repair, maintenance, and inspection records
  • Expert witness testimony

Federal law requires trucking companies to equip their vehicles with black boxes. According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, trucking companies must maintain black box data for at least six months. These devices track everything from speed before an accident to whether the driver was wearing a seat belt or not at that time.

At our New York personal injury law firm,  our lawyers will go the extra mile to gather and preserve evidence to prove negligence.

Truck Accident Lawyers Know How To Determine And Identify Liable Parties

When you are in a truck wreck, multiple parties may be liable or vicariously liable for your medical injuries. Identifying the liable party and determining claim value can be challenging in a truck accident claim. Trucking accidents can result from negligence by trucking companies and their drivers.

Negligence Of Trucking Companies

  • Allowing or encouraging drivers to violate hour and sleep rules
  • Encouraging reckless driving to boost company profits
  • Overloading or improperly loading vehicles
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Imparting inadequate training for drivers

Truck Driver Negligence

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or rules
  • Texting while driving
  • Not complying with Department of Transportation hours of service regulations

Other negligent parties may include truck manufacturers, repair shops, and government entities. An experienced truck accident lawyer at Gregory Spektor And Associates knows how to thoroughly analyze black evidence in your case to determine liability.

Truck Accident Lawyers Can Determine The Value Of Your Claim Accurately

Experienced truck accident lawyers will consider the severity of injuries sustained by truck accident victims, lost wages, medical treatment and ongoing care costs, and other damages when determining the value of a truck accident claim.

At Gregory Spektor And Associates, our truck accident lawyers will investigate the accident, review the trucking company’s policies, and gather relevant insurance company records. They will assess your unique situation to decide which damages are available to you.

Contact A New York Truck Accident Attorney

Experienced truck accident lawyers can assist you in determining liability and holding the negligent party liable for damages.

At Gregory Spektor And Associates, we provide caring and compassionate legal representation for victims of truck accidents. Our experienced attorneys handle all legal matters – including insurance paperwork and communications – so our clients can focus on tending to injuries and well-being.

Contact us today to request a free initial consultation. You pay us nothing unless we help you recover compensation.

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