New York Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you suffered devastating injuries in an accident with a commercial truck? If so, contact an experienced truck accident attorney in New York City and Long Island for help seeking justice.
Truck accidents are arguably the most severe type of car accident you could be involved in. The size of a commercial truck is enough to crush anything in its path, and the injuries that survivors sustain can be life-changing. Fortunately, New York law provides opportunities for financial recovery when someone else is responsible for causing an accident or injuries of any kind.
At the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PC, we are dedicated to helping accident victims like yourself get through this difficult time in their lives. If you've been injured and aren't sure where to turn, a New York City and Long Island truck accident lawyer at our firm will be standing by, ready to assist you with your truck accident claim.
Liability for Truck Accidents in New York City and Long Island
Figuring out who is responsible for causing your New York City and Long Island truck accident is essential if you hope to move forward with your claim. Your attorney will need to closely examine the details of your case to determine liability.
Although you may have assumed that the truck driver was responsible for the accident, this may not always be the case. If the truck driver was distracted, aggressive, drowsy, drunk, drugged, reckless, or otherwise driving in a dangerous way, then they or their employer may certainly be found liable.
But there is always a chance that the roads themselves played a part in the accident or that a part on any involved vehicles malfunctioned or was faulty in some way. In cases like these, there are several other parties that could be held accountable, including:
- The New York State Department of Transportation
- Safety inspectors
- Vehicle parts manufacturers/suppliers/distributors
- Other government agencies responsible for road maintenance and safety
Compensating Survivors of New York City and Long Island Truck Accidents
Once culpability has been established, your truck accident lawyer in New York City and Long Island will be able to begin calculating the value of your claim. There are many different losses that may need to be taken into account in order to get the most out of your truck accident claim. Some commonly sought-after personal injury damages include:
- Medical expenses and equipment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of household services
- Reputational damage
- Loss of companionship and love
Your lawyer will consider the value of these previously mentioned losses and more, where applicable, in order to maximize your injury settlement. We will also need to consider the value of future expected losses so that the liable party is held accountable for the full impact of their negligence.
Meet with a Truck Accident Lawyer in New York City and Long Island
To learn more about how a qualified New York City and Long Island truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PC could help you with your claim, contact us by phone at (212) 680-4280. We can also be reached through the quick contact form included below when you are ready to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.