Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucking is a dangerous industry with many inherent hazards. Negligent drivers, long hours on the road, and poor fleet maintenance can all cause truck accidents. In 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recorded 4,862 fatal accidents in the US involving commercial trucks. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in New York, contact our attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a free consultation.
Why Hire Our Truck Accident Lawyers in New York?
- We have an excellent reputation derived from 50 years of legal experience. Our attorneys have a keen understanding of what you and your case need.
- We have accomplished outstanding results for our clients through nationally recognized experts, hardworking attorneys and a relentless work ethic.
- We have relationships with judges, defense firms, and experts that allow us to move cases more quickly than other firms and achieve top results.
Common Reasons for a Truck Accident
Most accidents in the trucking industry are preventable and occur when one or more parties are negligent. Negligence leads to dangerous conditions that can injure and kill. It is largely a trucking company’s responsibility to prevent these conditions. Failure to do so can result in a truck accident and serious injuries, leading to a lawsuit against the trucking company. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we investigate your truck accident and determine its cause, so we can help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Some causes of truck accidents include:
- Reckless or aggressive truck driver
- Distracted driving/texting while driving
- Drowsy truck driver
- Driving under the influence
- Running a red light
- Making an unsafe lane change
- Failing to inspect the truck before driving
- Dangerously under-maintained truck
- Bad road conditions
If the cause of your commercial vehicle accident has something to do with the negligence or carelessness of another party, that party may owe you compensation. We can help you gather evidence of negligence, such as information from a police report, descriptions of the accident from eyewitnesses, photographs and videos, and opinions from experts. We have close relationships with experts throughout the country, and the resources to properly investigate your truck accident and assist with the insurance claims process.
Who is Liable?
New York is a no-fault state. Under no-fault insurance, all injured truck accident victims will seek compensation from their own insurance providers unless the accident meets the definition of serious under state law. New York’s serious injury threshold states that if an accident causes a victim to sustain a serious, permanent, or disabling injury the victim will have the right to file a lawsuit outside of the state’s no-fault insurance system. If you have a broken bone, had a spinal cord injury, a brain injury, or permanent disfigurement, for example, you will be able to hold the negligent party responsible.
The party liable for your truck accident during a fault-based lawsuit will depend on who or what caused the wreck. Most truck accidents name the trucking company as the responsible party. In the majority of cases, a trucking company will be responsible for its own negligence as well as that of its drivers and employees. Other liable parties may include the truck maintenance crew, cargo loading company, the owner of the truck, and potentially a truck part manufacturer.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
While a truck accident can change your life, the right lawyer can help you get it back on track. Our truck accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and exercise them in and out of the courtroom throughout New York. For a free consultation, contact us online or call (914) 993-0393 today.