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New York City Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial trucks pose unique dangers to other vehicles on the road. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, the average big rig is more than 20 times heavier than the average passenger vehicle. This weight difference can be disastrous for the latter in a collision. If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a recent trucking accident, contact the New York City attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., to discuss your case.

Why Choose Us?

  • We do not back down from a challenge. We have years of trial experience and are not afraid to take a defendant to court, if necessary, for full compensation.
  • We get results. We have achieved more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients in the past 10 years alone.
  • We care about the client. Our lawyers know how devastating a trucking accident can be for victims. We prioritize each client’s well-being in every case.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Trucking companies in New York know how to combat personal injury claims. They often have aggressive attorneys and plenty of resources to fight liability for damages. It can be difficult to go up against a truck company’s insurance provider without legal representation. The insurance company may try to offer a lowball settlement or unfairly deny your claim. Hiring a lawyer to represent you during settlement negotiations can help you achieve fair results. It also lets you relax and focus on healing while your lawyer takes care of complex legal processes.

Top Causes of Trucking Accidents

Almost all trucking accidents are preventable. They occur when one or more parties fail to fulfill their duties to others on the roadway. Unsafe trucks, reckless drivers, and dangerous roadway conditions can contribute to deadly commercial truck crashes. Although a truck accident can happen for many reasons, some reasons are more common than others.

  1. Truck driver negligence. Drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving trucking accidents can be fatal. It is always the trucker’s responsibility to obey federal motor carrier laws and traffic rules. They must pay attention to the road, follow hours of service regulations, and inspect their trucks daily. Trucker negligence or recklessness can cost others their lives.
  2. Trucking company negligence. A trucking company could also be guilty of negligence that causes a traffic accident. Examples include lack of fleet maintenance, low-quality truck repairs, negligent hiring or training practices, pressuring drivers to break the rules, and lost cargo loads.
  3. Third-party negligence. A truck accident can also arise from third-party negligence, such as a defective vehicle part, an unsafe roadway, or a reckless motor vehicle driver. More than one party could share fault for the same trucking accident in NYC.

Determining liability for your recent trucking accident may take help from investigators. If you have serious and disabling personal injuries from the wreck, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the trucking company and/or another defendant. To obtain compensation, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached this duty, and caused your damages.

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Successfully proving negligence during a trucking accident claim could result in compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost income, property damages, and pain and suffering. You may also be eligible for punitive damages if the defendant was grossly negligent or reckless. Although a claim will not reverse your damages, it can help you and your family move forward.

Contact our NYC law firm if you believe someone else may be responsible for your truck accident losses. Whether you suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one, we can help. Let us review your case for free during a no-obligation consultation. Call (212) 732-9000 anytime to set up your appointment.