When a truck is involved in an accident, the damage is likely to be substantial because of the vehicle’s mass. A truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds while the average passenger car generally weighs 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. After a truck accident, you do not want to trust your future to an attorney who cannot effectively handle your personal injury claim. A good lawyer can make the difference between getting the benefits you deserve and getting a settlement that does not meet your needs.
With more than 50 years of personal injury experience, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. can confidently handle your claim. Our New York City truck accident lawyers are committed to helping semi-truck, big rig, tractor-trailer, and 18-wheeler accident victims, and their families, recover the maximum benefits they need.
Schedule your free case evaluation by calling (212) 577-9325.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our attorneys thoroughly investigate and analyze all motor vehicle accident claims in order to understand what happened and who was at fault for the accident. There are rules and regulations designed to reduce the chances of truck driver-related mistakes occurring. For example, the FMCSA has imposed maximum hours-of-service limits on drivers in an attempt to reduce driver fatigue and the FMCSA requires regular inspections of trucks to potentially limit maintenance problems.
Some of the top driver-related mistakes that can cause a truck accident include:
Unfortunately, drivers don’t always follow the rules and mistakes are still made. We review log books, computer info, accident reports, and other evidence to see exactly who was negligent in your accident. We will also look at your injuries to see what level of compensation is necessary, especially if those injuries require continuing medical care. We will assess all areas of liability and work hard to hold all appropriate parties accountable.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck wreck, a New York City truck accident attorney from our firm can help you pursue a claim for compensation against the trucker, the trucking company, or both. We can also help you identify other possible defendants who could be held responsible for your injuries. Truckers can be held responsible if they are negligent, which you can prove by showing that a safety rule was broken or by showing that no reasonable CDL driver would have behaved in the way the trucker did.
Trucking companies can be held accountable based on the negligence of their employees, who are considered to be acting on the company’s behalf. If the company itself failed to set or enforce reasonable policies to protect safety, such as checking an operator’s driving record before hiring him or her, then the company can be considered negligent in its own right. This, too, would make the company liable for injuries. Often, a trucking company’s insurance policy will have higher limits, potentially leading to more money to pay out damage claims. Our lawyers can help you determine what an optimal course of action is.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a semi-truck rollover, head-on collision, or any other type of truck accident, contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. to learn more about your rights to compensation. We represent injured people throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including the Bronx and Manhattan.
Schedule a free consultation with our firm by calling (212) 577-9325 or filling out a free case evaluation.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
Woman sustained serious injuries in collision with truck. Jury verdict.