New York City Runaway Trailer Accident Attorneys
Injury Lawyers in New York Helping People Injured in Commercial Trucking Accidents
Large commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, big rigs, and tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on the road in New York City today. However, when the operators of these large vehicles and the companies that own these vehicles fail to act reasonably, a serious collision can occur, bringing about serious injuries for everyone involved. These accidents sometimes occur when a trailer becomes detached from the tractor, causing it to collide with another motor vehicle.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by the driver of a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or big rig, you might be eligible to pursue monetary compensation for your injuries. The knowledgeable New York City runaway trailer accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. could review your case and determine your eligibility for damages today. Please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online, to discuss how we might be able to assist.
How do Runaway Trailer Accidents Occur?
Runaway trailer accidents can happen when the trailer’s speed exceeds that of the tractor. This could cause the truck to careen out of control. At other times, the trailer could actually become detached from the tractor, causing a multi-vehicle pile-up.
Runaway trailer accidents can bring about serious and devastating injuries for everyone involved. These injuries could include traumatic brain and head injuries, broken bones, back and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and even death, under the worst of circumstances.
Taking Legal Action
Given the no-fault laws which are in place in the State of New York, in most cases, when motor vehicle drivers and their passengers are involved in an accident, they are not eligible to pursue recovery from the at-fault party. However, that changes when the accident involves permanent and/or catastrophic injuries, such as fractures or broken bones.
In serious injury cases, the accident victim could pursue and recover compensation from the at-fault party. In some instances, the truck drivers are responsible for the trailer detachment when they fail to do a thorough pre-trip inspection or fail to follow the necessary protocols prescribed by state and federal motor carrier regulations. Trucking companies could be responsible when they fail to oversee their drivers, and truck parts manufacturers could be responsible in cases where the trailer connectors malfunction, resulting in the detachment.
If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident that involved a runaway trailer, an experienced New York City runaway trailer accident attorney could determine whether you might have a valid legal action against another person or entity. If so, a lawyer could assist you with filing your claim or lawsuit at the proper time and in the proper court.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an NYC Truck Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries in a truck accident that was caused by a runaway trailer, you may need to seek medical treatment that could leave you incapacitated for many weeks or months. During this time, you will likely be unable to work, and you could lose a significant amount of income. Fortunately, your injuries and damages may be compensable under the law. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C., our legal team could pursue a personal injury case and financial recovery on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City runaway trailer accident attorney, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.