Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyer
Do not hesitate to contact the Brooklyn truck accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. if you’ve been injured in a traffic accident involving a big rig, semi, or tractor-trailer. You may be entitled to money from the truck driver, trucking company, or another negligent third party. Our skilled attorneys will aggressively pursue damages on your behalf and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free, no-obligation case assessment, so give us a call to schedule yours today. Our team is always here to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Brooklyn Truck Accident?
Commercial trucks are large, heavy vehicles. They’re tough to navigate and almost impossible to stop on a dime. When a large truck is involved in an accident, it can do quite a bit of damage. Unfortunately, it’s people inside other cars, riding motorcycles and bicycles, and walking along the street who tend to suffer the most catastrophic injuries in truck accidents. These injuries can easily cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life.
Fortunately, money may be available if the truck driver (or someone else) is to blame for your truck accident. However, truck drivers, their employers, and insurance companies won’t just hand over a check. They’ll fight you when you ask to be compensated for your injuries. Hiring the experienced Brooklyn truck accident attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can make your life a lot easier.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our team has been fighting on behalf of injured truck accident victims in Brooklyn for more than four decades. We take a no-nonsense approach to the cases we handle and work tirelessly to get the results our clients deserve. That’s how we’ve helped tens of thousands of clients recover meaningful compensation. In fact, we’ve recovered more than $1 Billion on their behalves.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Brooklyn, we’ll fight for you. How? Among other things, we will:
- Investigate your truck accident
- Determine all contributing factors and identify all liable parties
- Seek compensation from anyone who may share fault for the truck accident
- Consult with accident and injury experts as we build and value your case
- Gather evidence and build strong arguments designed to leverage insurers into accepting responsibility and extending a fair settlement offer.
If insurers or trucking companies won’t cooperate, our skilled trial attorneys aren’t afraid to take your case to court. That’s because we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to help you in your time of need.
How Common Are Truck Accidents in Brooklyn?
Every month, the NYPD releases crash data and truck accident statistics. In October 2019 – the last month for which data was available – there were 1,415 large truck accidents in New York City. More than a quarter of those accidents – 393 out of 1,415 – happened in Brooklyn. That’s more than 12 motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks in the borough every single day.
What Causes Truck Accidents in Brooklyn?
Why are truck accidents happening so frequently in Brooklyn? Anything can potentially cause a truck to crash. However, certain factors tend to cause these accidents more often than others.
Fatigued Truck Drivers: Truck drivers have a tough job. Navigating a large truck can be exhausting, especially when you’re spending long stretches of time behind the wheel without stopping. That’s why federal trucking regulations limit the number of hours a driver can log at once. The reason: to make sure that truck drivers are well-rested and not driving while they’re too tired. Unfortunately, some drivers try to push themselves so that they can get home or to their destination faster. The result: overtired drivers who either fall asleep or lose control.
Drunk or Impaired Truck Drivers: Truck drivers sometimes abuse illicit or legal drugs and/or alcohol while driving. Sometimes these drugs are taken to increase alertness. Other times, the drugs or alcohol are used to self-treat depression or mental health issues that can plague drivers who are isolated and away from their loved ones. Either way, drug and alcohol use puts drivers and others on the road at risk.
Distracted Truck Drivers: Distracted driving is a problem for everyone, not just truck drivers. However, most drivers aren’t navigating vehicles 70 feet long weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Even though federal and state regulations prohibit truck drivers from using hand-held cell phones behind the wheel, many do. Unfortunately, a lot of damage can be done when a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for even a few seconds.
Weather: It can take the length of a football field for a large truck traveling 55 MPH to come to a complete stop. That’s under ideal weather conditions. Imagine what could happen when it’s raining or snowing. Slick road conditions can cause trucks to jackknife, slide, and flip over. Inclement weather can limit visibility and prevent drivers from seeing others on the road around them.
Hazardous Road Conditions: Sometimes truck accidents happen because the roads on which they’re traveling are unsafe and filled with hazards. Potholes, uneven road surfaces, or obstructed signs can contribute to a crash.
Aggressive Drivers: A lot of people don’t like sharing the road with large trucks. So, many drivers engage in dangerous and aggressive behaviors in an effort to pass the trucks and leave them behind. Unfortunately, speeding, tailgating, and trying to a truck while it’s turning can create an incredibly dangerous situation.
We Handle All Truck Accidents in Brooklyn
Some law firms in Brooklyn will only agree to take your case if you’ve suffered a debilitating or catastrophic injury. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers appreciate that any injury – no matter how seemingly small – can devastate you and your family. So, we’ll be there for you and help you fight to get money for all of your truck collision injuries. We represent clients who’ve suffered injuries including:
- Back injury
- Broken bones
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury, including concussion
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury, including whiplash
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
If you can’t come to our Brooklyn law offices for a free consultation, our team can travel to you. Home, work, and hospital visits are available. Contact us today to learn more.
What If I’m Blamed For My Brooklyn Truck Accident?
Don’t panic. Under New York’s comparative fault rules, you can recover compensation as long as you’re not entirely responsible for causing an accident. However, your damages will be reduced if you share fault. Your award will be reduced to reflect your contribution to the accident.
For example, your damages would be reduced by 20 percent if you were allocated 20 percent of the blame for your accident.
It’s common for other parties and insurers to point fingers and try to blame the victims for their injuries. Don’t let them. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and let our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers stand up for you. We know what steps must be taken to protect you and your ability to recover compensation. We’ll work hard to minimize your contribution to the accident and maximize your recovery
Seeking Compensation After a Truck Accident in Brooklyn
Following a car accident involving a truck in Brooklyn, you might have a legitimate claim for damages against anyone whose negligence or wrongful actions cause you to get hurt. This could include:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Drivers of passenger vehicles
- Government agencies
- Employers of negligent parties, or
- Companies responsible for defective trucks or equipment.
When you call us for help, our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers will carefully investigate your crash. We’ll leave no stone unturned as we work to determine why the accident happened and understand who might be to blame. We can pursue compensation from all liable parties.
Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims in Brooklyn, NY
Our team of personal injury lawyers will, with the aid of experts, determine which damages you may be entitled to receive. Damages that are typically available after a truck accident in New York include compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Lost wages
- Disability, and more
Call Our Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Brooklyn, do not hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. You’ll only have a short period of time to file a lawsuit for damages. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the wreck.
You’ll lose the right to recover anything if you wait too long. That’s why it’s critical to reach out to an experienced Brooklyn truck accident lawyer as soon as you can after you get hurt. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., your first consultation is free. Call us to learn more and get started on your truck accident case today.