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At our New York-based Personal Injury law firm, we take immense pride in extending free assistance to those injured in truck accidents. You won't incur any upfront costs – you pay nothing out of pocket. Our fees are contingent upon securing a favorable verdict or settlement, ensuring that you only pay if we win your case.

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New York City Truck Accident Lawyer

Each year, thousands of individuals are hospitalized due to truck accidents, many of which result from negligence, recklessness, or maintenance issues. If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we are committed to representing individuals who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in New York City truck accidents. Our dedicated legal team will tirelessly fight to secure the maximum possible recovery for your case.

If you've recently been injured in a trucking accident, don't hesitate to contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free consultation.

How Common Are Truck Accidents?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

  • Over 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities involve large truck crashes.
  • Large trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger cars and require significantly longer stopping distances.
  • Loaded tractor-trailers may take 20 to 40% farther to stop compared to smaller vehicles.

Due to their size and weight, truck accidents often result in severe, if not catastrophic, injuries. Sadly, it's typically occupants of other vehicles who suffer the most harm. Consulting with a New York City truck accident lawyer immediately after any truck collision is crucial.

What Types of Injuries Occur After a Truck Accident?

Injuries sustained in truck accidents can vary widely in severity, but they are often serious. Seeking immediate medical attention after an accident is vital to address injuries, some of which may not be immediately apparent due to shock.

Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations

A New York City truck accident lawyer can help ensure you receive the compensation necessary to cover all losses, including less obvious damages like pain and suffering.

Who Is Liable After a Truck Accident in NYC?

Determining liability after a truck accident can be complex. An attorney can conduct an independent investigation to identify responsible parties, which may include:

  • Truck operators
  • Trucking carriers (companies)
  • Truck owners
  • Manufacturers or maintenance crews
  • Negligent drivers
  • Cargo or shipping companies

Acting swiftly is crucial, as there are tight deadlines for filing claims against certain parties. Consulting with a lawyer promptly ensures your rights are protected.

What Are the Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?

Various factors can contribute to truck accidents, including driver fatigue, distraction, or inexperience. It's essential not to assign blame without legal guidance to safeguard your recovery rights.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Inexperience
  • Distraction or inattention
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Inadequate training

Thorough investigation by a New York City truck accident lawyer may involve subpoenaing evidence like driver logs, black box data, and maintenance records to establish liability.

Get Free Legal Advice After a Truck Accident in New York City

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident in New York City, don't delay seeking legal counsel. Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free, no-obligation consultation. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we offer free legal advice for injury victims. Call or text now to speak directly with an attorney.

New York Trucking Accident Statute of Limitations

Under Section 214 of New York’s Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP), you have three (3) years from the date of the accident to bring an action to recover damages for property damage and personal injury.
Pursuant to Section 5-4.1 of New York’s Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) Law, the personal representative of a decedent’s estate has two (2) years from the date of the decedent’s death to bring a claim for wrongful death.

Truck Accident FAQs

Who can I sue after a trucking accident?

You may bring a claim against anyone who was responsible for your injuries. In many cases, there may be more than one party that can be held liable. Generally, you will want to pursue a claim against the truck driver and trucking company.

However, if an auto part defect caused the accident, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If there was maintenance that was inadequately performed, a mechanic might be named in the suit. 

How much money will I get?

The amount of compensation you receive depends on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of your accident. You may seek recovery for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and potential earnings
  • Cost of vehicle repair

If you have sustained serious injuries, you may ask for compensation for non-economic loss, such as pain and suffering.

How long will my trucking accident case take?

The length of time it takes to receive compensation after a trucking accident depends on the case. Insurance companies may offer you a settlement immediately after the accident, but the offer may be substantially lower than your case is worth.

You should always have your case reviewed by an attorney before accepting any settlement to ensure that you are getting the maximum recovery allowed under the law. Every claim is different, but our attorneys will always work to get you the money you need as quickly as possible.

Do I Need to Go to the Doctor?

Even if you do not believe that you are severely injured, you should still seek medical treatment immediately after the accident. The true extent of the physical and emotional trauma you experienced from the accident may not be apparent for days or even weeks. Left untreated, many injuries can get worse, becoming life-threatening.

After a truck accident with any injuries, the most important thing to do is to obtain quality care and treatment from a doctor. A delay in treatment could not only make your symptoms worse, but it could also affect your right to full and fair compensation for your injuries.

When Should I Hire an Attorney?

It is in your best interest to speak to a New York City truck accident lawyer as early in the process as possible. Within days of the accident, you may be contacted by a negligent driver’s insurance company or by your own insurance adjuster. 

Without legal representation, you might end up settling your case for far less than it is worth. You should never settle unless an attorney has reviewed your case. Even if your case was rejected by another attorney, you should still seek a second opinion. 

It is never too early to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, but it can be too late. Once you agree to a settlement, you might end up releasing the party from additional liability. An attorney can help determine your legal options and help ensure you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Why do I need an attorney?

Our attorneys will help you get the most money for your case. Without the help of an experienced lawyer, you may end up settling your claim for far less than it is worth, or worse receiving nothing for your injuries. Trucking accident litigation is complex. There could be multiple defendants and multiple insurers. It is imperative that you notify all parties and insurance companies of your claim to get the settlement you deserve.

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