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Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving large semi-trucks, flatbeds, delivery trucks, or other types of large trucks often result in severe property damage and personal injuries. These injuries can keep a truck accident victim out of work and burdened by expensive medical bills.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Manhattan truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your various losses. Improve your chances of collecting compensation by enlisting the help of our truck accident lawyers in the Manhattan area. At Shulman & Hill, our Manhattan truck accident lawyers are prepared to fight on your behalf.

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How Our Truck Accident Law Firm in the Manhattan Area Can Help

Enlisting the help of a qualified Manhattan personal injury attorney can play a major role in your case. Our lawyers can assist you in the following ways:

Investigating the Accident and Gathering Evidence

To seek compensation for your losses resulting from a truck accident, you need to file a claim against the at-fault party. Doing so first requires identifying who the at-fault party is and gathering evidence to prove liability.

The trucking company may be at fault when certain accidents occur. In other cases, accidents happen due to a flaw the designers or manufacturers of a truck overlooked. Our attorneys can conduct an in-depth investigation into your case to help determine the parties that may be liable for the incident.

We will gather evidence to support your claim, making your case for compensation as strong as possible. The types of evidence a Manhattan truck accident lawyer from our firm may use varies from case to case. We may use evidence such as:

  • Video and photographic evidence of the crash scene
  • Truck event data recorder information, sometimes called “black box” data
  • Statements from eyewitnesses to the accident
  • Truck maintenance records
  • Truck company employment records
  • Videos from dash cameras or traffic cameras
  • The truck driver’s electronic logbook, which shows when the driver took rest breaks and when the driver was driving

Pursuing Compensation for Your Damages

A truck accident lawsuit can help recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of income. In addition to your past medical bills, if your injuries require long-term care, you are likely entitled to compensation for future treatment.

This is another crucial reason to seek representation from a Manhattan truck accident attorney before filing a claim. We can review your losses and leverage our experience to fight for the compensation you deserve rather than agreeing on less.

Filing a Lawsuit

The process of seeking compensation often involves filing a lawsuit. This can be a complex task to complete without prior experience or legal background.

If filing a lawsuit is necessary to pursue the damages to which you are entitled, a Manhattan truck accident lawyer from our law firm can represent you throughout the lawsuit and fight for fair compensation.

Why Choose a Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyer From Shulman & Hill?

With so many truck accident law firms to choose from, you may be wondering what sets Shulman & Hill apart from the others. At Shulman & Hill, we know the position you are in as a commercial truck accident victim, and we are committed to providing unwavering legal representation and tenacious advocacy.

Favorable Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record of proven success is one of the main reasons to hire us when seeking a truck accident law firm in Manhattan. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation over the years with our dedicated and aggressive approach.

We Offer Free, No-Obligation Case Consultations

Shulman & Hill offers free initial case consultations to individuals who want to learn more about how we can help them pursue compensation after an injury caused by another party’s recklessness.

We Take Cases on a Contingency-Fee Basis

Manhattan truck accident cases are taken on a contingency-fee basis. We only receive fees for our legal services upon the successful recovery of monetary damages. In other words, you do not owe us anything until we successfully get compensation for you.

A Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Financial Compensation

Car accidents involving commercial trucks often result in serious harm, including brain injuries, spine and back injuries, broken bones, organ damage, burns, cuts, and bruises. Accident victims often must miss work for days, weeks, or longer while they recover from their injuries. They are left facing enormous medical bills and other financial losses.

A Manhattan truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you pursue compensation for the financial harm caused by a truck accident injury. We may also be able to secure financial compensation for your pain and suffering.

We Can Seek Reimbursement for Your Medical Expenses

Injuries caused by a truck accident in Manhattan can require significant, ongoing medical intervention. Depending on the nature of your accident, you may have hospital bills, steep medication costs, and expenses related to rehabilitative care. If your injury resulted in impaired functioning or disability, you may need crutches, a wheelchair, a prosthesis device, or other medical equipment.

Our Manhattan truck accident attorneys can seek appropriate compensation for your past and future medical expenses incurred by the accident. You could recover compensation for costs related to:

  • Ambulance transportation to the hospital
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Hospital treatment
  • Medical treatments
  • Medications
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Follow-up care

Our Team Can Demand Compensation for Your Lost Income

A truck accident injury can force you to miss work, resulting in lost income. Our Manhattan truck accident law firm could pursue compensation for your past and future lost income caused by missed work.

The amount of compensation for lost income you could recover depends on the severity of your injuries and the effect the injuries have on your ability to work. We know that missing work can cause a major financial strain on a person, and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Our Law Firm May Seek Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering

The consequences of a severe truck accident are not only financial in nature. Your injuries may have caused a great deal of pain and suffering. We will pursue compensation for this physical pain and suffering.

Our Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You Take Legal Acton on a Deceased Loved One’s Behalf

If your loved one died in a fatal Manhattan truck accident caused by another party’s recklessness, our law firm can help you take legal action against the at-fault party in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. We can seek financial compensation for losses associated with the death.

Liability for Manhattan Truck Accidents

The New York City Police Department reports that accidents involving trucks and other large commercial vehicles account for a relatively high percentage of all traffic collisions in Manhattan. Any motor vehicle incident can have devastating consequences. Still, an accident involving a huge automobile, like a semi-truck, is naturally likely to cause more damage than a small car.

Furthermore, car accident cases involving large trucks are often especially challenging from a legal perspective. Trucking companies and their insurers fight determinately to avoid paying damages to individuals injured in a truck accident. This is why having an experienced attorney on your side may be beneficial if you hope to recover financial compensation for injuries and losses caused by a commercial truck accident.

The Truck Driver or Trucking Company May Be Liable

Several parties may be liable or legally responsible for injuries and losses caused by a truck accident. In many cases, truck accidents are caused by the truck driver’s failure to drive safely. If a truck driver causes an accident, the company employing the driver is often vicariously liable for damages.

Truck accidents may also be caused by the trucking company’s failure to hire qualified drivers and ensure those drivers are properly trained on how to operate a commercial truck safely. Failure to properly repair and maintain commercial trucks can also lead to devastating accidents.

The Designer or Manufacturer of Truck Components May Be Liable

In some cases, defective truck brakes, steering systems, tires, or other truck components cause an accident. Problems with the securement devices holding truck cargo in place can also lead to severe accidents caused by loose or fallen truck cargo. If a defective product caused the accident, the party that designed, manufactured, or distributed the defective product may be legally responsible for any resulting accidents.

A Manhattan truck accident lawyer from our law firm can investigate the accident and determine who is liable for your damages. Then, we can seek financial restitution on your behalf.

Causes of Manhattan Truck Accidents

The potential causes of Manhattan truck accidents are wide-ranging. They include—but are not necessarily limited to—the following:

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

One should avoid operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol at all costs. Doing so can lead to severe accidents and injuries or even be fatal.

Commercial truck drivers are held to rigorous standards regarding the use of substances behind the wheel. If an intoxicated truck driver caused your accident, the driver may face criminal charges in addition to any civil consequences the driver or the trucking company faces.

If you see a truck driver that you believe to be intoxicated, it is advised that you report them immediately for their own safety and the sake of nearby pedestrians and other drivers.

Losing Control of a Vehicle

Trucks are more difficult to operate than a car, and even qualified truckers can make minor errors in judgment that result in major accidents. This is why it is so important for commercial truck drivers to be alert and drive cautiously.

Overcorrecting, changing lanes suddenly, making a turn too quickly, and other mistakes can cause jackknife accidents, T-bone accidents, head-on collisions, sideswipe accidents, rear-end collisions, or even an overturned truck.

Sleep-Deprived Driving

Commercial truck drivers have to deal with extended hours on the road and irregular sleep and wake cycles. However, truck drivers are ethically and legally obligated to take appropriate rest breaks.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial truck drivers to follow hours of service rules. If a truck driver’s failure to follow FMCSA regulations causes an accident, the victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their losses.

According to truckers themselves, their employers often pressure them to make all deliveries according to schedule. Some truckers respond to this pressure by driving without adequate sleep to meet their deadlines. The problem is so significant that the FMCSA has instituted rules specifically prohibiting the coercion of truck drivers by trucking companies that want drivers to violate hours of service rules to complete deliveries.

Speeding

In much the same way that a truck driver may function without sleep to meet deadlines, they may also speed to make up for lost time. Going over the speed limit in such a large vehicle can be hazardous for others on the road. Speeding greatly increases the chances of a serious accident and increases the likelihood of severe property damage and injuries in the event of an accident.

If a truck driver was speeding at the time of your accident, our law firm could use this fact to strengthen your claim and improve your chances of recovering adequate compensation.

We Help You Deal With the Aftermath of a Manhattan Truck Accident

While in some Manhattan truck accident cases, only immediate medical attention is needed, others call for long-term treatment, hospitalization, or surgery. This treatment will likely last months, or even years, depending on the nature of your injuries.

The bills for such treatment will likely be high. The treatment can also prevent you from working until you recover, making you unable to earn a paycheck. Whether this is temporary or permanent, this can worsen your financial situation.

Those are merely some financial losses you may face in the aftermath of a Manhattan truck accident. By working with a Manhattan truck accident lawyer from our law firm, you could improve your chances of recovering compensation.

Let a Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyer From Shulman & Hill Fight for You

If you were injured or you lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact our Manhattan truck accident attorneys so we can help you pursue compensation for your losses and hold the at-fault party accountable.

It may be in your best interest to get started on your case as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance.

Call 866.311.5673 for a free case consultation.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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