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Thousands of people are hospitalized due to truck accidents each year. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence, recklessness, or maintenance malfunction. If another person was responsible for your accident-related injuries, you might be entitled to compensation. A New York City truck accident lawyer can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after a crash with injuries.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we represent individuals who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a New York City truck accident. Our devoted legal team will help fight to ensure that you receive the largest possible recovery based on the circumstances of your case. If you were recently injured in a trucking accident, 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 involved large truck crashes. Large trucks weigh 20 to 30x as much as a passenger car and take much longer to come to a complete stop. A loaded tractor-trailer may take 20 to 40% farther to stop compared with their smaller counterparts.

The results are devastating. Because of their size and weight, trucking accidents usually involve serious, if not catastrophic, injuries. It is often the occupant of the other vehicle, not the truck driver, who is severely injured or killed in trucking accidents. In any type of crash involving a large truck, it is vital to consult with a New York City truck accident lawyer as early as possible.

What Types of Injuries Occur After a Truck Accident?

While injuries in a truck accident can range in severity, more often than not, the injuries are far from mild. It is essential to seek medical treatment immediately after the accident to address your injuries. Because your body may be in shock, some harm may go unnoticed until there are serious complications.

Injuries that can occur after a truck accident:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Burns
  • Amputations

A New York City truck accident lawyer can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after a collision with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck. They will fight for you and your family to get money to cover all of your losses and, depending on the case, less obvious damages like your pain and suffering. 

Who Is Liable After a Truck Accident in NYC?

It can be challenging to determine who was at fault after a New York City truck accident. A lawyer can help conduct an independent investigation to determine who may be held legally responsible for your injuries. 

Parties that may be held liable in trucking accidents:

  • The operator of the truck
  • The trucking carrier (trucking company)
  • The owner of the truck
  • A truck or auto part manufacturer
  • A maintenance crew
  • Another negligent driver
  • The cargo or shipping company

A New York City truck accident lawyer can review your case and determine who, if anyone, may be liable for your injuries. In some cases, there may be more than one party that can be held accountable. There are tight legal deadlines for filing a claim for damages against certain parties, so it is imperative to act fast and consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

What Are the Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?

One or more factors may cause truck accidents, but many are the result of driver fatigue, inattention, or inexperience. It is not your job to determine who was at fault for the accident or what caused your injuries. In order to protect your right to recovery, you should never make any statements or sign anything related to the accident without first consulting an attorney.

Leading causes of truck accidents resulting in liability include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver inexperience
  • Operator inattention or distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Faulty equipment/part malfunction
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Inadequate training

An in-depth investigation into the cause of the accident can help determine what caused your injuries. A New York City truck accident lawyer may need to subpoena evidence to prove your case, including the driver logs, black box, safety and maintenance records, and more. 

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.

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

Were you or a loved one injured in a trucking accident in New York City? 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. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we vigorously investigate all factors that may have contributed to an accident and pursue litigation against any liable parties.

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, and the 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.

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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