Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyer
While all types of motor vehicle accidents can potentially result in serious injury or death, accidents involving trucks and other large commercial vehicles are often more likely to have devastating consequences than accidents involving smaller vehicles.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a Brooklyn truck accident? If so, you are likely entitled to compensation for losses such as your medical bills and lost wages. Review your case for free with a dedicated Brooklyn truck accident attorney at Shulman & Hill to discuss your options.
Brooklyn Truck Accidents: Essential Information
The rate of accidents involving large trucks is higher in Brooklyn than in any other borough of the city. Common causes of truck accidents include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Drunk driving
- Sleep-deprived driving. According to reports, trucking companies often pressure drivers to make deliveries on time. When truck drivers fall behind, they often feel they must skip sleep in order to get back on schedule. This is very dangerous. Driving while sleep-deprived may even be as dangerous as driving while drunk.
- Hazardous road conditions
- Vehicle defects
- Distracted driving
- Driver error. While truck drivers should be qualified to operate large vehicles, trucks are much more difficult to control than small cars. A simple error can thus result in a major accident.
- A driver getting lost and finding themselves on a road that is not accessible for trucks
- Cargo not being loaded properly
- A trucking company failing to properly maintain its fleet
Potential Consequences of a Brooklyn Truck Accident
Due to the size of the vehicle, truck accidents can cause severe injury or be fatal. Being involved in a Brooklyn truck accident could have a long-term impact on your quality of life and ability to work. For instance, if you or the other party involved were to suffer a spinal cord injury in a truck accident, you may be left paralyzed.
Even if the injuries are not that severe, they will likely require costly medical treatment or potentially prevent you from being able to work, therefore earning a paycheck.
You deserve to be compensated for such losses, especially if your accident was the result of another party’s negligence. However, actually collecting what you may be owed is often more difficult than one might realize. The chances of reaching an appropriate settlement are much greater when you seek representation from a personal injury law firm in Brooklyn.
How a Truck Accident Law Firm in Brooklyn Can Help
If you have been injured in a truck accident, our attorneys are prepared to help you seek compensation. Doing so typically involves filing a claim against the insurance of the negligent party. A personal injury lawyer can also determine who the liable party may be.
Investigating Your Brooklyn Truck Accident
To demonstrate why you may be entitled to compensation when filing a claim against a negligent party’s insurance, you need to provide evidence proving they were negligent in the first place, which caused the accident. This requires conducting an investigation. Our team at Shulman & Hill has all resources necessary to do so.
Brooklyn truck accidents are not always caused by negligence on the part of a truck driver or their employer. For instance, an accident might occur if a truck’s manufacturers carelessly overlooked a defect. To collect the compensation to which you may be entitled, a personal injury lawyer would first need to know who is responsible for providing that compensation.
Pursuing Compensation For Your Brooklyn Truck Accident Losses
Shulman & Hill obtained a $2,500,000 settlement for a non-union laborer
Shulman & Hill obtained a $2,000,000 settlement for an immigrant laborer
Shulman & Hill obtained a $1,600,000 settlement for a 53-year-old union bus driver
Shulman & Hill obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for an undocumented day laborer
Shulman & Hill obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for a bus driver
The financial losses that you may have already incurred might not represent the total value of your claim after a Brooklyn truck accident. Your injuries may be so severe that along with requiring ongoing treatment, they might prevent you from working for years to come. In this case, it is important to account for future financial losses when determining how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Handling Negotiations and Other Tasks
You should not expect an insurance company to immediately agree that you are entitled to the compensation you are seeking when you file an initial claim. It is common for claimants to face pushback from insurers. The insurance companies may be prepared to pay out as little to claimants as possible.
This highlights one of the most important reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn. Along with handling the claims process and giving you more time and freedom to focus on your recovery, we will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, helping you to reach a fair settlement. Our attorneys will provide evidence showing that you are entitled to fair compensation from the insurance company, and if necessary, will go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.
We understand that coping with difficulties you may face in the aftermath of a Brooklyn truck accident can be very difficult as well as time-consuming. This is why we will help relieve your burden by aggressively pursuing the compensation you may be entitled to, being your best source of legal advice throughout the process.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
At Shulman & Hill, our dedicated representation has helped us secure millions of dollars in compensation for our various clients over the years. We do not make vague promises about delivering results. Instead, we reference past successes to clearly demonstrate why we are qualified to handle your case.
Call us today at (866) 932-5558 or schedule your free case evaluation online to discuss your case in more detail.