New York City Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys in New York Helping Truck Accident Victims Recover Compensation
Large numbers of commercial trucks and tractor-trailers populate the roadways and interstates in and around New York City. When a large box truck or tractor-trailer forcefully collides with a smaller vehicle, serious injuries and disabilities can result. Commercial truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but in many instances, these collisions occur because truck drivers are operating their vehicles in a negligent manner.
Commercial truck drivers are often trying to stick to a tight schedule and do not mind speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, or foregoing much-needed sleep in order to get where they are going. However, when these truck drivers choose to get behind the wheel, they can bring about serious collisions. Trucking companies can sometimes be to blame for hiring untrained or unskilled drivers to drive their trucks for them.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, the New York City commercial truck accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman have the knowledge and experience to help. With over 80 years of experience litigating truck accident cases in New York, we have the skills to help you maximize the value of your case and get the compensation you deserve.
What Causes Truck Accidents in New York?
Commercial truck accidents in and around New York City may occur for a variety of reasons. Some common reasons for truck accidents include:
Intoxicated or drugged driving
Truck driver fatigue
Failing to use turn signals on busy highways
No-Fault Claims in Truck Accident Cases
If you or your passenger is injured in a truck accident, in most cases, you will need to go through your own insurance company to seek compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. This is because the State of New York honors no-fault insurance. This allows for your own insurance company to provide the damages you need to recover.
Suing a Commercial Trucking Company or a Truck Driver for Injuries
In some instances, you may be eligible to pursue a claim or lawsuit directly against a negligent truck driver and/or trucking company. To do this, you must have sustained a serious or permanent injury, such as a broken bone or scar, that is directly attributable to the truck accident. As part of your claim or lawsuit, you may be able to request damages for your suffering, pain, and inconvenience.
Our experienced New York City commercial truck accident lawyers can determine if you are eligible to bring a claim directly against the at-fault truck driver or trucking company.
Talk to a New York City Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Truck accidents – especially when they occur at high rates of speed – can lead to serious injuries and even deaths on New York City roadways. The knowledgeable team of lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can review your claim and bring the necessary claim or lawsuit within the proper time period.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City commercial truck accident lawyer, please call us today at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online.