White Plains Truck Accident Lawyer
Sharing the road with large trucks is intimidating. Driving near a large truck can come with risks such as large blind spots, wide turn radiuses and long stops. Truck driver negligence and recklessness behind the wheel can make large trucks even more dangerous. If you or someone close to you has serious injuries from a truck accident in White Plains, New York, contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP to request a free consultation about your legal rights. Our attorneys are here to help you through this process.
Why Hire Us?
- We have been litigating trucking accident cases for more than 50 years combined.
- We have collected outstanding verdicts and settlements for our clients.
- We have a conveniently located headquarters in White Plains, New York.
- We have experience handling cases involving semi, cargo, box and other types of trucks.
- We dedicate personal care and attention to each truck accident victim we represent.
The Importance of Using a Truck Accident Attorney
It is even more important to hire an attorney after a truck accident compared to a standard car accident. Truck accidents in New York often involve the liability of large and powerful trucking corporations. The most effective way to even the playing field is by hiring a lawyer to represent you. At Fiedler Deutsch LLP, your attorney will go head-to-head with the defendant and demand maximum compensation for your injuries, preventing the insurer from taking advantage of you.
Truck Accidents Often Cause Catastrophic Injuries
Any type of auto accident in White Plains can be catastrophic or deadly for victims. The odds of serious injuries are higher, however, in crashes involving large trucks. Tractor-trailers are much larger and heavier than the average passenger car. In a collision between the two, the truck will always win. Passengers in the smaller car can suffer serious, catastrophic and fatal personal injuries in the collision.
Some common injuries our White Plains personal injury lawyers have seen include:
- Bone fractures
- Spine injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic amputations
- Crush injuries
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent disabilities
- Wrongful death
If you or someone you love has catastrophic injuries from a commercial truck accident in White Plains, you will be able to bring a lawsuit outside of New York’s no-fault insurance system. This could mean greater compensation for your injuries and damages. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we will help you determine fault for your collision, identify the defendant and bring a lawsuit on your behalf.
Who Is Liable?
Almost all accidents in the commercial trucking industry are preventable. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has enacted hundreds of rules to try to prevent truck accidents. These include hours-of-service restrictions, truck maintenance requirements, electronic logging device requirements, and hiring and training rules. A trucking company that adheres to all federal safety standards can prevent most truck accidents. A negligent trucking company, on the other hand, will greatly increase the risk of accidents and injuries.
An investigation from Fiedler Deutsch, LLP could show that a trucking company in New York is liable for your accident based on an act of negligence such as hiring incompetent drivers, failing to properly train drivers, using poorly maintained trucks, failing to conduct drug or alcohol tests, or pressuring drivers to surpass their hours-of-service restrictions. A trucking company may also be vicariously liable for the actions of its drivers, contractors, crew members and other employees. If a negligent on-duty truck driver caused your collision, the truck company would be vicariously liable.
Speak to Our White Plains Truck Accident Attorneys Today
Understanding liability and your rights as an injured truck accident victim in New York can be difficult. Our attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP can provide you with professional assistance navigating New York’s tricky no-fault insurance system or a personal injury lawsuit against a trucking company. They are also devoted to pursuing justice for clients. Call (914) 993-0393 today for a free consultation.