Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Risks for commercial vehicles accidents in NY

Were you harmed in a commercial vehicle crash in New York or Long Island? Car accident lawyers at The Sanders Firm protect your legal rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, including semi trucks, tractor trailers, or MTA buses, we urge you to contact a New York car accident lawyer today for a free consultation to determine your eligibility for monetary compensation. Victims of motor vehicle accidents in New York have legal rights—you do not have to bear the financial and emotional burden of your accident alone.

While the chance of major injuries is significant in any car accident, collisions that involve commercial vehicles carry an even greater risk of serious harm or death. In addition to being more powerful and oversized than average vehicles on the road, commercial vehicles may also be hauling hazardous or combustible materials, which can add to the inherent dangers. Statistics show that commercial vehicle accidents, including those with big rigs, semi trucks, tractor trailers and buses, account for a large percentage of all traffic accidents in the United States each year.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that in 2011, 112,000 people were seriously harmed in large truck and bus crashes and more than 4,000 were killed.  Unfortunately, these figures have been rising steadily since 2009, further emphasizing the dangerous nature of commercial vehicle crashes, which often leave surviving victims to deal with medical expenses, lost wages, property damage to their passenger vehicle, and emotional trauma.

Risks for commercial vehicles accidents in NY

A commercial vehicle is defined as any type of vehicle used to haul cargo or other commercial goods, or one that is utilized for business activities, such as a tour bus, city bus, taxi cab or van. Big trucks (semis and tractor trailers) make up a large portion of all commercial vehicles, and are used for delivering large cargos, as well as utility and maintenance purposes.

The size and weight (10,000 – 100,000 pounds) of commercial vehicles, in addition to the kinds of freight they transport, is a source of concern in any collision. When an accident involves a small passenger vehicle, the results are often disastrous. While commercial vehicles represent a small fraction of vehicles on the road, they are responsible for a disproportionate number of fatalities owing to their sheer size.

Drivers, passengers, or pedestrians involved in commercial vehicle accidents may find it challenging to establish liability or recover damages without the guidance of knowledgeable car accident lawyers in New York. The Sanders Firm has years of experience successfully litigating such claims and helping victims obtain maximum compensation for their economic and non-economic losses.

Protect your legal rights

When pursuing a personal injury claim following a commercial vehicle accident in New York, keep in mind that you will – in all probability – be facing multiple parties, along with their deep-pocketed insurance companies and legal counsel. As an injured victim who may feel overwhelmed by mounting medical bills and the recovery process, you may be tempted to settle for less than what you really deserve. That is why it’s crucial to have reputable car accident lawyers on your side, attorneys with a proven track record of going up against insurance companies and winning.

For more than 45 years, The Sanders Firm has been proudly representing residents in all New York City boroughs, including Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and also Long Island. If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident and you need expert legal counsel, please call our offices today for a free consultation. Call 1.833.SANDERS

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.