Truck drivers are required to maintain a commercial driver’s license and adhere to strict federal trucking laws and regulations. Truckers are held to exacting standards for good cause. Due to the tremendous size and weight of semi trucks and other large commercial vehicles, accidents involving such vehicles frequently cause serious or fatal injuries to other motorists.
New York City Truck Injury Lawyers
Despite significant measures that have been put in place to decrease the incidence of truck accidents, such accidents are still far too common. All too often, truckers fail to drive safely. Examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Improper Truck Maintenance (e.g., brakes, tires and lights)
- Failure to Properly Secure Loads
- Weight Violations
- Failure to Maintain A Safe Distance
- Unsafe Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions
- Improper Lane Changes
If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. We represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in truck accident claims.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Truck Accident Lawyers
To properly handle a truck accident case, a personal injury lawyer must have a thorough understanding of complex insurance coverage issues, trucking company policies and commercial trucking laws. Our lawyers have the knowledge, experience and skill to protect your rights. We have successfully obtained compensation on behalf of many clients who have been injured in truck accidents. We prepare thoroughly for the possibility of trial in each case we handle. We understand the types of evidence that may be critical in truck accident claims, including truckers’ logs, truck company records and information from a truck’s black box. Our lawyers understand that trucking company errors may also play a role in truck accidents. We consider all available means of recovery and vigorously pursue the full compensation our clients are entitled to receive. Where truck accidents have caused a serious or fatal injury to accident victims, we are in a unique position to provide the strong advocacy our clients require. As one of New York’s premier personal injury law firms, we have the ability to invest significant resources when necessary to effectively prosecute personal injury claims. We have access to accident reconstruction experts, trucking experts, medical experts and other expert witnesses who may be critical to establishing liability and quantifying damages in complex truck accident claims. As a result of our experience, knowledge and skilled lawyers, we have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of accident victims since the year 2000.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York or New Jersey truck accident lawyers, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. To contact our New York City office in lower Manhattan, call 212-732-9000.
Call 516-742-0707 to contact our Garden City office or 631-734-2500 to contact our office in Cutchogue, New York.
Call 201-342-0037 to contact our office in Hackensack, New Jersey. You may also contact us by e-mail.