New York Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents can cause even greater harm than average car accidents. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, 1 in 3 New York large truck collisions result in death or serious personal injury. Because of the size and momentum of large trucks, they are especially dangerous when the safety of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians is compromised by driver fatigue or mechanical failure.
The Sanders Firm’s team of truck and car accident lawyers represents New Yorkers who have been injured in truck accidents of all types, including tractor trailer, dump truck, and semi truck accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010 large trucks accounted for 3,615 deaths and 80,000 injuries in the United States. Though trucks represent only the slightest fraction of vehicles on the road, they are responsible for disproportionate number of motor vehicle deaths.
Trucks are particularly cumbersome and difficult to maneuver. Drivers must exhibit the utmost skill in their control of the vehicle; a task that may be prove too challenging under certain circumstances. Large trucks bring more victims into the zone of danger by exposing more pedestrians and other drivers to potential harm. Other drivers on the road can aggravate the challenge faced by truck drivers with their own misjudgment about a truck’s oncoming speed or failure to observe an otherwise safe lane change.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in New York, or a loved one has suffered injury or death,The Sanders Firm can help determine whether you are eligible for compensation and will work to make sure you receive it.
Common causes of truck accidents in New York
Though the driver of the smaller vehicle may be at fault in some truck accidents, in many cases the truck driver made critical mistakes or lost control of the vehicle, putting nearby drivers and even bikers and pedestrians at risk.
Examples of driver error include:
- Driver fatigue
- Medical problems—driver suffers from seizures, heart attacks, or unconscious spells
- Aggressive driving
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Lack of experience and/or training
- Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
- Lack of familiarity with the road
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 24 percent of large-truck drivers involved in fatal accidents in 2006 had a previous speeding conviction. Facts like these can prove helpful in proving liability in a New York car accident lawsuit.
Liability in New York large truck collisions
Victims and their loved ones may be eligible for compensation to cover medical expenses, permanent disability, brain damage, scars, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life. Victims stand the greatest chance of a positive outcome with the assistance of a New York car accident attorney.
Dozens of multi-million dollar settlements are awarded each year to accident victims who suffered serious harm or injury, and to the families of accident victims who died as the result of their injuries.
New York truck accident lawyers
We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a serious injury or death caused by commercial vehicle accidents involving large trucks. The lawyers at The Sanders Firm have over 45 years of experience winning justice for drivers and pedestrians who suffered harm because of someone else’s negligence on the road.
We work with a specialized team of investigators, engineers, and medical experts, and we are experts in New York’s No-Fault Law as well as underinsurance and Uninsured Motorist Coverage issues.
File a truck accident lawsuit in New York
If you or a loved one has been hurt in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, the NY personal injury lawyers of The Sanders Firm may be able to help. We offer a complimentary consultation to determine whether you are eligible for monetary damages. Call today and see if we can help you get compensated for your ordeal. Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752)