Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyer

All types of motor vehicle accidents can potentially result in serious injury or death. However, accidents involving trucks and other such 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 such losses as your medical bills, lost wages, and various others. Review your case 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 it is in any other borough of the city. Common causes of Brooklyn truck accidents include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

  • Speeding.
  • Drunk driving.
  • Sleep-deprived driving. According to reports, trucking companies often pressure drivers to make deliveries on schedule. When truckers fall behind, they often feel they must skip out on sleep in order to get back on track. This is very dangerous. Driving while sleep-deprived may even be as dangerous as driving while drunk, according to some researchers.
  • Hazardous road conditions.
  • Vehicle defects.
  • Distracted driving.
  • Driver error. While truckers 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 trucker getting lost and finding themselves on a road that is not safe 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 their size, trucks have the potential to cause severe injury or death when accidents happen. Being involved in a Brooklyn truck accident could potentially have a long-term impact on your quality of life. For example, if you were to suffer a spinal cord injury in a truck accident, you may be left paralyzed.

 

Even if your injuries are not that severe, they will likely require costly medical treatment. They can also prevent you from being able to work. That means they might prevent you from earning a paycheck.

 

Be aware that not all losses and injuries resulting from a Brooklyn truck accident are necessarily financial in nature. Your injuries may leave you in pain. You might develop severe anxiety that has a significant impact on your day-to-day life.

 

You deserve to be compensated for such losses, particularly if your accident was the result of another party’s negligence. However, actually collecting what you are owed is often more difficult than you might realize. Your 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 Helps

 

If you have been injured in a truck accident, our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers are prepared to help you seek compensation. Doing so typically involves filing a claim against the insurance of the party whose negligence caused your accident.

 

Filing a claim probably will not lead to an immediate payout. Our lawyers will optimize your chances of recovering sufficient compensation in the following ways:

 

Investigating your Brooklyn truck accident

 

To demonstrate why you are 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. You also need to prove your accident was a result of said negligence.

 

This requires conducting an investigation. We have the resources necessary to do so.

 

It is also worth noting that an investigation does not merely generate evidence proving another party’s negligence caused your accident. It serves to identify specifically who was negligent.

 

Brooklyn truck accidents are not always the result of negligence on the part of a truck driver or their employer. For example, an accident might occur if a truck’s manufacturers carelessly overlooked a defect.

 

To collect the compensation to which you are entitled, you need to first know who is responsible for providing it. We can identify who that may be.

 

Determining what your Brooklyn truck accident claim is worth

 

Remember, the financial losses that you have already incurred might not represent the total value of your claim after a Brooklyn truck accident. Perhaps your injuries were severe. Along with requiring ongoing treatment, they might also 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 are entitled to. Depending on the circumstances, we might also factor in non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering. Our attorneys apply specialized methods to determine how much money non-financial losses are “worth” when you prepare to file a claim.

 

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 a claim. It is common for claimants to face pushback from insurers. Insurance companies are prepared to employ various tactics with the goal of paying out as little to claimants as possible.

 

This may highlight the most important reason to hire a personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn. Along with handling the claims process (and thus giving you more time and freedom to focus on your recovery), we will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, helping you reach a fair settlement. Our attorneys will provide evidence showing that you are entitled to the compensation you have asked for, and if necessary, they will go to court if a settlement cannot be reached. 

 

We know that coping with the difficulties you may face in the aftermath of a Brooklyn truck accident can be very difficult. We will help relieve your burden by aggressively pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, our approach has helped us secure hundreds of 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 212-221-1000 or schedule your free case evaluation online.

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