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New York County Truck Crash Attorneys

New York car accident lawyers represent NY and Long Island truck crash victims.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a semi or tractor trailer collision, choosing a Manhattan truck accident lawyer is critical to recover full and fair compensation.

Our NYC truck collision advocates win cases for truck crash victims in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island & Around New York State.

The Sanders Firm truck and car accident lawyers represent New Yorkers who have been injured in vehicle accidents of all types, including tractor trailers, dump trucks, 18-wheelers, construction vehicles and container trucks.

During your complimentary case evaluation of your New York truck accident situation, one of our skilled Manhattan truck accident attorneys can advise you of your legal rights and take the first steps in determining liability.

Truck accidents can cause even greater harm than average car accidents. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, one in three New York large truck collisions provoke 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.

New York truck Accidents Rise

Data from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2010 tells us 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 a disproportionate number of motor vehicle fatalities.

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles recorded in 2012 over 10,000 large trucks accidents taking place in the state. Sadly, nearly a third of these crashes culminated in serious truck collision injuries or big rig wrongful deaths, highlighting the hazards of driving on state highways and roads.

Manhattan semi trucks are particularly cumbersome and difficult to maneuver. NYC eighteen wheeler drivers must use the utmost skill in their control of large trucks; a task that may prove too challenging under certain circumstances. New York motorist can aggravate the challenge faced by truck drivers with their own misjudgment about a tractor trailer’s oncoming speed or failure to observe an otherwise safe lane change.

If you have been injured in a New York truck accident, or a family member has suffered from truck crash injuries or tractor trailer wrongful 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 NY

Though New York automobile drivers of the smaller vehicle may be at fault in some Manhattan truck accidents, most times big rig drivers make critical mistakes or lose control of the vehicle, putting nearby motorist, bikers and even pedestrians at risk.

Our firm’s New York truck and taxi accident lawyers have experience in litigating many types of truck accident claims, including those arising from:

  • Big rig driver fatigue
  • Trucker negligence
  • Distracted driving or cell phone use
  • Intoxication
  • Excessive speed
  • Improperly secured cargo loads
  • Medical problems—driver suffers from seizures, heart attacks, or unconscious spells
  • Aggressive driving
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Lack of experience and/or training
  • Lack of familiarity with the road
  • Auto part or manufacturing defects

According to NHTSA stats, twenty-four percent of New York big rig drivers involved in fatal accidents in 2006 had an earlier speeding conviction. Facts like these can prove helpful in proving liability in a New York car accident lawsuit.

Liability in New York truck collisions

Whether caused by reckless truck driving in Manhattan, defective equipment or improperly trained employees, New York truck accidents involving semis and tractor trailers can claim multiple victims’ lives in the blink of an eye.

Sanders Firm’s Manhattan truck accident lawyers will meticulously scrutinize the facts and circumstances to find who must be held liable when such tragedy occurs. Sometimes, multiple parties may be sued in an attempt to recover maximum compensation.

Possible defendants in a NYC trucking accident lawsuit may include the driver, the owner of the truck, the company which employed the driver, the truck leasing company, and even the manufacturer of the vehicle and its parts.

New York truck crash victims and their loved ones may be eligible for compensation to cover all related medical expenses, permanent disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life.  However, Manhattan truck collision victims stand the greatest chance of a positive outcome with the help of a veteran NY truck accident lawyer.

Every year, the Manhattan truck accident attorneys at our firm secure multi-million dollar settlements and court awards for accident truck crash victims who suffered serious harm and for the families of those who were killed in NY truck accidents.

New York truck accident lawyers

Regular passenger vehicles are no match for the sheer weight and size of a semi or commercial truck, and the resulting injuries from NYC trucking accidents are often catastrophic in nature. Spinal cord injuries, broken bones, severe burns and traumatic brain injuries are all too common, leaving victims saddled with exorbitant hospital bills.

At The Sanders Firm, we understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a serious truck crash injury or death caused by a commercial large truck accident. Our New York truck and taxi accident lawyers have over 46 years of experience winning justice for motorist 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 are well-versed in New York’s No-Fault Law and handle claims involving motorists who are uninsured.

Legal advice you can count on

If you or a loved one has been hurt in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the 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. To speak with a member of our legal team, we invite you to call our offices at 516-741-5252.

  1. NY Daily News, Truck collides into low overpass on Long Island's Meadowbrook State Parkway https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/truck-collides-overpass-long-island-parkway-article-1.1793510

  2. New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, New York State Large Truck Crash Data - 2012 Summary of Large Truck Crashes,https://dmv.ny.gov/statistic/2012truck.pdf

  3. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Performance Measures For New York, www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/36_NY/2012/36_NY_2012.htm

  4. Car Accidents, Car Accidents Lawyer in New York

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