New York Truck Accident Lawyer

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.

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.

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.