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New York Truck Accident Lawyer

Large trucks and similar vehicles play a crucial role in the economy of a large state like New York. However, it is important to understand that the abundance of trucks on New York’s roads puts drivers at greater risk of being harmed in truck accidents.

If you have been injured in a New York truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Review your case with a dedicated New York truck accident lawyer at Shulman & Hill to learn more about your options.

What You Need to Know about New York Truck Accidents

Statistics indicate it is not uncommon for New York auto accidents to involve large trucks or other commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, while any type of auto accident could severely injure or claim the lives of those involved, your chances of being seriously hurt are often greater in a truck accident when compared to accidents involving cars or smaller vehicles.

It is easy to understand why. Generally speaking, the larger the vehicle, the greater potential it has to cause harm. If you are injured in a New York truck accident, you may be left with injuries that require costly medical treatment. They may even be significant enough to temporarily or permanently prevent you from working. If you cannot work, your financial burden can be even greater than it already is.

Additionally, a truck accident can have consequences that extend beyond traditional financial losses. Pain, diminished quality of life, and an inability to fulfill your role as a spouse or parent are all challenges that a victim may face in the aftermath of an accident.

If you have been injured in a New York truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. This is particularly true when an accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. Our New York truck accident lawyers can help you pursue what you may be entitled to.

Causes of New York Truck Accidents

New York truck accidents have many potential causes. They include the following:

  • Driver error or misjudgment: Large trucks are more difficult to operate than other vehicles, and sometimes minor errors can result in a driver losing control of their truck.
  • Intoxicated driving
  • A truck driver driving while sleep-deprived: According to reports, truck drivers often drive when they have not gotten enough sleep because they feel pressured to make deliveries on time. Unfortunately, many do not realize that medical experts consider sleep-deprived driving to be nearly as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
  • Vehicle defects
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving: This is a problem that may be on the rise as a result of the widespread increase in smartphone usage in recent years.

A New York personal injury law firm can help you pursue compensation for your damages, medical bills, and other expenses. But you must determine the liable parties involved first.

Determining Liability After a New York Truck Accident

Pursuing compensation after a New York truck accident typically involves filing a claim against the negligent party’s insurance. Often, that means filing a claim against the insurance of a trucking company.

However, trucking companies are not necessarily always the negligent party in these circumstances. Perhaps your accident was the result of a vehicle defect. As long as the company adhered to proper maintenance procedures, they may not be at fault at all. In this case, the negligent party may be the designers or manufacturers who overlooked the vehicle defect.

New York truck accidents may also occur when roads have not been maintained. In these instances, the government agency responsible for maintenance may be liable.

How a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York Can Help After a Truck Accident

Identifying the party whose negligence caused your accident may require conducting a thorough investigation. Doing so involves leveraging resources you may not have access to.

Luckily, at our truck accident law firm in New York, we possess the necessary resources to conduct investigations. We can carefully investigate your accident to help identify any and all negligent parties.

Regardless of who the negligent party may be, there is a possibility that their insurer may try to offer a settlement that does not account for the full extent of your losses. Unfortunately, some insurance companies tend to prioritize their own financial interests when offering compensation.

This is another reason why it may be worth seeking representation from our skilled New York truck accident attorneys. We can present evidence showing:

  • Someone else’s negligence caused your accident.
  • You were injured as a result of their negligence.
  • The extent of your losses and struggles resulting from the accident justifies the amount of compensation you are seeking.

It is also worth noting that the claims process can be lengthy. When you work with an insurance company directly you will have to handle those tasks on your own. Fortunately, one of our truck accident attorneys can help.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Pursuing legal help can be a daunting task and finding a team of experienced lawyers that you can trust is easier said than done. At Shulman & Hill, we let our past track record do the talking for us. We have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients over the years.

We offer free legal consultations to assess the merit of your case. To learn more, call us today at 212.221.1000 or schedule a free legal consultation online.


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


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