New York Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident involving a truck? Are you struggling with painful, debilitating injuries? Contact the experienced New York City truck accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to recover compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can help you fight to get every dollar you need and deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so give our NYC law firm a quick call or reach out to us online to schedule yours today.
How Will a NYC Truck Accident Lawyer Help Me After an Accident?
Truck accidents tend to be particularly devastating, simply because trucks are extremely large and heavy. When a car and a truck collide, it’s often the passengers of the smaller vehicle that suffer the consequences. Even if the accident isn’t fatal, the resulting injuries can change your life forever.
Fortunately, you may have the right to recover money from the truck driver, trucking company, or another negligent third party. However, getting money won’t be easy. You’ll face resistance every step of the way. Others might even try to pin the blame on you. Hiring an attorney can not only give you time to get better, but also put you in the best position to recover maximum compensation.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ve been fighting tirelessly on behalf of truck injury victims in New York City for more than 40 years. Our attorneys, who have a combined 200 years of experience, have recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in NYC, we’ll fight for you, too.
How? Among other things, we will:
- Investigate your truck accident to determine why it happened and who’s at fault
- Seek compensation from all liable parties, including truck drivers, employers, and government agencies
- Work hard to minimize your role in the accident if anyone tries to shift blame to you
- Consult with accident experts to make sure we know what your truck accident injury claim is worth, and
- Stand up to insurance companies on your behalf and fight to hold them accountable for harm caused by their clients.
Our team will handle all aspects of your truck accident case. We’ll go above and beyond to get you the money you deserve. That gives you time to focus on yourself and getting back on your feet. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
How Common Are Truck Accidents in NYC?
Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles aren’t uncommon in New York City. In September 2019, there were 1,443 accidents involving big-rigs, semi-trucks, and other 6-wheeled trucks in the city. That’s 48 truck accidents in NYC every single day.
Where do these accidents happen? The vast majority of truck collisions occur in Manhattan (30 percent) and Brooklyn (28 percent). Queens and the Bronx aren’t far behind, accounting for nearly 21 percent and 19 percent of the city’s truck accidents, respectively. Less than one percent of truck accidents in NYC happen on Staten Island.
Who’s Liable For Truck Accident?
Truck accidents can happen for a lot of different reasons. Many times, one single person isn’t to blame. Under New York’s comparative fault rules, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone who contributes to an accident. That means anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you harm can be on the hook for resulting damages. That might include:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Other drivers on the road
- Employers of negligent third parties
- Transit companies
- Government agencies responsible for oversight, regulations, and maintaining the roads, or
- Companies that manufactured defective or dangerous equipment.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll dig deep into your tractor-trailer accident to figure out why it happened and who may share fault. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt.
We Handle All Truck Accident Cases
Some law firms in NYC will only agree to take your case if you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury in your truck accident. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we understand that any injury – big or small – can change your life forever. That’s why we’re here to help you recover compensation for all of your truck accident injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Crushing injury
- Head injury, including concussion
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury, including whiplash
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
Can’t make it into our NYC law offices for your free, no-obligation case assessment? We’d be happy to travel to you. Simply call us today to schedule a time to discuss your case at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you’re getting better.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can (and do) happen for a lot of different reasons in New York City. However, there are some factors that contribute to big-rig accidents more often than others. These include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to maintain lane
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Severe weather conditions, such as rain or snow
- Congested traffic conditions
- Hazardous road conditions
- Defective, dangerous, or malfunctioning vehicles, and
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Truck drivers not only have to get a special license to operate a semi-truck, but also have to comply with strict federal regulations. These rules limit the amount of time a driver can log behind the wheel at one time and restrict certain behaviors. If a truck driver violates these laws, the risk of an accident can increase significantly. When that happens, the driver and their employer might be liable for any resulting harm.
Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims
An unexpected large truck accident can have devastating immediate and long-term consequences. Damages can easily cost tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. If someone else caused your truck accident, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will fight to hold them fully accountable. We’ll seek all damages to which you’re entitled, which might include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Chronic pain
- Emotional trauma, including PTSD, depression, and anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, and more.
Don’t accept a lowball settlement that won’t come close to covering your accident-related costs. Let Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. fight to maximize your financial recovery. We’re available to take your call any time – day or night – so reach out to us for assistance today.
How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in NYC?
After a truck accident, it can take weeks, or even months, to get back on your feet. Even then, you might be faced with a lifelong disability. However, it’s critical that you assert your right to demand compensation as soon as you can after your accident. If you hesitate, you could lose the right to get any money, at all.
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years from the date of your commercial truck accident. You might have more or less time to act, depending on the specifics of your case. However, you won’t be able to recover anything if you wait too long to file your claim.
Let Our New York City Truck Accident Lawyers Help You Today
Are you or a loved one struggling with an injury following a car accident involving a truck in New York City? Contact the experienced NYC personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and do our best to answer any questions that you might have. If you decide to file an injury claim, we’ll stand by your side throughout the entire process.