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Simplifying The Complexity Of Truck Accident Lawsuits
If you are driving a car or motorcycle and you collide with a truck, the laws of physics thrust you into a terrifying situation. Trucks, especially 18-wheelers, are much heavier and longer than two- or four-wheeled vehicles. Their stopping distance is far longer than that of an automobile, and the impact they bring to a collision can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Additionally, many truck drivers are employees of a company or are self-employed, contracting with companies to carry loads.
All of these factors create an accident with many more factors than most other motor vehicle collisions. The insurance company for the trucking company will hire the best lawyers it can find to defend the driver. That is why you need the personal injury law firm of Brian J. Levy & Associates, P.C. at your side. Our founding attorney works directly with clients, using his 15 years of experience in personal injury practice to carefully research accident scene evidence and other post-injury documentation to build a claim for you that truly compensates you for everything you have lost in the accident.
Causes Of Truck Accidents
Trucks may collide with other motor vehicles for many reasons, including:
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Inadequate safety inspections
- Drivers falling asleep behind the wheel
- Unrealistic delivery timelines, leading to speeding and shortened sleep schedules
- Defective vehicle parts
Damages You Can Claim After A Truck Accident
Truck accident victims can ask for damages related to losses they have suffered as a result of the incident, including:
- Medical bills
- Hospitalizations and surgery
- Rehabilitation activities and physical therapy
- Loss of income after the wreck
- Loss of career or future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Our firm will help you calculate losses and provide aggressive representation during settlement talks. If your case must be settled in court, we will pursue maximum compensation to pay for your current and ongoing care needs.
Get Your Life Back In Gear – Schedule A Free Appointment
Our firm prides itself on our high success rate negotiating adequate settlements and winning multimillion-dollar awards for clients in court. We have offices in the Bronx and Long Island (Syosset) and work with accident victims in New York City and the tri-state region. Schedule a free appointment to discuss your case today by calling 718-423-0757 or emailing us.