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Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyer

The trucking industry plays a critical role in the overall economy of New York City. While trucks help keep all five boroughs running, it is important to remember that their presence on the road could be a hazard if a driver is negligent.

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

What You Need to Know About Manhattan Truck Accident Cases

Accidents involving trucks and other large commercial vehicles account for a relatively high percentage of all traffic collisions in Manhattan every month. Such accidents often have a strong likelihood of causing serious injury.

Any motor vehicle incident can have devastating consequences, but an accident involving a very large automobile like a semi-truck is naturally more likely to cause more damage than a small car.

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. Despite the well-known dangers, these accidents are still relatively common. 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 for 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 small errors in judgment that result in major accidents. Just like in the case of an intoxicated driver, you should steer clear of any vehicle that appears to be losing control.

Sleep-Deprived Driving

This is one of the more common causes of truck accidents in general. 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 getting adequate sleep in order to meet their deadlines. They may not realize that sleep-deprived driving is often as dangerous as driving while drunk.


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.

The Aftermath of a Manhattan Truck Accident

Your injuries might be severe if you are ever harmed in a Manhattan truck accident. While in some cases only immediate medical attention is needed, others call for long-term treatment, hospitalization, or surgery. This treatment may last weeks, 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. These losses can be difficult to quantify, so you may seek compensation for them by filing a claim against the negligent party’s insurance. By working with a truck accident law firm in Manhattan, an attorney can improve your chances of recovering compensation by helping to investigate and identify potentially liable parties and gathering evidence showing how you were hurt.

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

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

Investigating the Accident

In order to seek compensation for your losses resulting from a truck accident, you need to file a claim against the negligent party. Doing so first requires identifying who this negligent party is.

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.

Pursuing Compensation

A truck accident lawsuit can help recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages. 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 expertise to get you the compensation that you truly deserve rather than agreeing on less.

Filing a Lawsuit

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

The personal injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill can conduct an in-depth investigation into your case, collect all necessary paperwork and evidence, and work with our team of investigators to make sure we have spoken to any potential witnesses and found any surveillance footage depicting the accident.


The insurance companies involved in your Manhattan truck accident cases will likely be well prepared to negotiate and “sell” you on a settlement lower than the amount you are seeking. Rather than having to work with them directly, a Manhattan truck accident lawyer can strategically negotiate to reach a fair payout on your behalf.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

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. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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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