Long Island Truck Accident Attorney
Were You Injured In A Truck Accident?
Because of their massive size, trucks can cause catastrophic damage to anything they come in contact with during a crash. If you were involved in a truck accident, it’s important to hire a qualified attorney with the experience and skills you need to help you with your personal injury claim. Hiring qualified legal representation puts you in the best position possible to secure the maximum benefits and compensation from your verdict or settlement.
Call us at (212) 577-9325 to speak with a Long Island truck accident lawyer today.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our Long Island truck accident lawyers have been handling cases for more than 40 years, and have successfully secured over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand just how difficult this time can be for both you and your loved ones, and we’re committed to providing you with the high-quality assistance you need to secure the compensation you deserve.
The Dangers of a Truck Accident
Fully-loaded trucks can weigh more than 25 times what the average passenger car weighs, and that difference in size puts everyone else on the road at risk of suffering from a serious or catastrophic injury if they are ever involved in a crash. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), almost 12,000 truck crashes occurred in 2014, killing 79 people and injuring over 5,000 more. The vast majority of those injured in these crashes were people outside the truck – only 740 truck drivers were injured in crashes – while the FMCSA estimates that truck drivers were responsible for the crash more than half of the time. Some of the most common driver-related errors that cause truck accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Brake problems
- Driver distraction
- Drivers failing to account for truck blind spots
- Driving too fast for road conditions or speeding
- Driving while impaired or intoxicated
- Lane departures
- Maintenance issues
- Using a phone while driving
- Wide right turns
The FMCSA has created a set of rules and regulations for all truck drivers to follow to ensure the safety of everyone on the road, and we take the time to review all accident reports, data, log books, and any other evidence available to us to determine the cause of the accident and who was negligent. Along with that, medical professionals and other experts can gauge the extent of your injuries in order to know what level of compensation you require, especially if you need to continue treatment and/or rehabilitation through the future.
A key part of our initial investigation is spent determining who was at fault, whether it was the truck driver, the trucking company, or some other third party whose actions led to the crash. If the trucker was the negligent party, we can prove that by showing that they operated the truck negligently.
Generally, the trucking company itself can be held responsible under the law because the truck driver was operating the truck on their behalf and with their authority and permission. The trucking company’s insurance policy will have far higher limits, and will give us the chance to pursue a larger damage claim. Our attorneys have spent decades determining which courses of actions are available in these types of cases, and will work with you to pursue the one that best suits your needs.
Hire a Qualified Attorney Today
Contact the Long Island truck accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., today if you were injured in a truck accident. We have dedicated our careers to protecting the rights of injured victims, and ensuring that they receive the maximum possible compensation. Call us at (212) 577-9325 to speak with one of our attorneys, or fill out our online form to begin your free case evaluation today.