Queens Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident in Queens, do not hesitate to call the personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance. For more than four decades, we’ve worked tirelessly to protect the right of injury victims like you. We’re proud to say that our dedication and hard work has yielded more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. When you call us for help, our Queens truck accident lawyers will fight for you, too.
Contact our Queens law offices to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. Our skilled team is always available to take your call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Queens Semi-Truck Accident?
Trucks are large, heavy vehicles. They’re tough to navigate and certainly can’t stop on a dime. When a big rig, semi, tractor-trailer, or other commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, it can do quite a bit of damage. Sadly, it’s other people on the road who tend to suffer the consequences.
Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation from a truck driver, trucking company, insurer, or even a negligent third party. The money you get can really help with things like medical bills and lost wages. Damages might even be available to compensate for your emotional distress and pain and suffering. However, no one will just hand you a check. You’ll have to fight for the money you deserve.
Hiring the experienced Queens personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can make a huge difference in your pursuit of compensation. We have more than 200 combined years of experience handling cases like yours. You can directly benefit from that experience when you let us handle your truck accident claim. Among other things, our legal team will:
- Carefully investigate your truck accident to determine causation and fault
- Seek compensation from all liable parties
- Downplay your role in the accident, should others try to point fingers and blame you
- Consult with expert witnesses as we build and value your case, and
- Go toe-to-toe with insurers, trucking companies, and anyone who might try to stand between you and the compensation you rightly deserve.
Things can be really tough after your truck accident. That’s why our skilled attorneys will take care of every aspect of your injury claim. We hope that this can give you the opportunity to focus on yourself and getting back on your feet.
Interested in learning more about working with our Queens law firm? Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
How Common Are Truck Accidents in Queens?
Truck accidents happen more frequently in Queens than you might think. According to the NYPD, there were 1,415 large truck accidents in New York City in October 2019. Nearly one-quarter of those accidents – 23.6 percent – happened in the borough of Queens.
When you break the numbers down, that’s more than motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks in Queens every single day.
What Causes Large Truck Accidents in Queens?
Trucks are constantly moving in, through, and around Queens. Without trucks and the trucking industry, Queens – and the rest of the city – would likely come to a screeching halt. They’re a necessity.
Unfortunately, a lot of car accidents in Queens involve large trucks. Why? Here’s a look at the most common reasons for truck accidents, as reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- Faulty or defective truck brakes
- Congestion and traffic
- Prescription drug use
- Speeding or traveling too fast for the conditions
- Driver unfamiliar with local roads
- Hazardous or dangerous road conditions
- Inability to stop at a traffic control device or crosswalk in time
- Inadequate surveillance (distracted driving), and
It’s important to consider that truck drivers aren’t always responsible (or entirely responsible) for truck accidents. Other causes can include other aggressive or negligent drivers, defective equipment, and inclement weather conditions.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries Following a Queens Truck Accident?
It’s important to make sure that your truck accident is subject to a thorough, independent investigation. You’ll want to be certain that your attorney is able to identify why the accident happened and, in turn, who might be at fault. Why? In New York, you have the right to seek damages from anyone who contributed to your accident and resulting injuries.
Potentially liable parties could include:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Transit companies
- Drivers of other motor vehicles and passenger cars on the road
- Employers of negligent parties
- Government agencies, or
- Companies responsible for manufacturing or selling dangerous or defective products/vehicles.
When you pursue damages from multiple parties, you can increase the odds of maximizing your financial recovery.
What If I’m Blamed For My Queens Truck Accident?
Don’t panic. You can still potentially recover compensation. Someone else just also has to share some of the blame for the truck crash. However, under New York’s comparative fault rules, your financial award will be adjusted to reflect your role in the accident.
For example, if you’re allocated 20 percent of the blame for your truck accident because you were speeding, your damages will be reduced by 20 percent.
Truckers, their employers, and insurance companies will try to shift as much of the blame to you as they can. If they’re successful, your financial award might be in jeopardy. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we know what has to be done to protect you from these tactics. We’ll work hard to downplay your role and protect your financial award.
You Deserve a Queens Truck Accident Lawyer Who Will Fight For You
Sometimes law firms in Queens will only agree to represent you if you have sustained critical or catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, this approach simply shows that those firms don’t understand that any injury – regardless of severity – can adversely impact your life. An injury can keep you from working. It can keep you from enjoying your life and spending quality time with your family. It can cause depression, anxiety, and PTSD, all of which can make life really hard.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our experienced personal injury lawyers in Queens will work hard to get you money for all of your truck accident-related injuries. We handle all truck accident cases, including those in which our clients have sustained:
- Back injury
- Brain injury
- Crushing injury
- Head injury, including concussion
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury, including whiplash
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Don’t hesitate to call us for help if you’ve suffered these or any other injuries in a Queens truck accident. If you can’t visit our law office for your free consultation, we can arrange a time for our team to visit you. Home, work, and hospital visits are available.
Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims in Queens, NY
Following a truck accident in Queens, you might be able to recover compensation if the truck driver or someone else is at least partially to blame. Damages commonly awarded to truck accident victims include money for:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost income and wages
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Don’t let insurance companies bully you into accepting a settlement offer for less than your case is worth. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., and let our skilled truck accident lawyers fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
We’ll stand up to insurers and at-fault parties. We’ll develop strong arguments and back them up with expert-backed testimony. We’re fierce negotiators and will work tirelessly to leverage a meaningful award. If you’re not happy with the offers you receive, our award-winning NYC trial lawyers won’t hesitate to take the matter to court.
How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Queens?
Do not let the opportunity to recover compensation for your truck accident injuries pass you by. You’ll only have three years from the date of your truck accident to file a claim for damages. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire without acting, you’ll be out of luck. That’s why it’s important to call an experienced Queens truck accident attorney for help as soon as you can after you get hurt.
Our Queens Truck Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You
The consequences of a truck accident can have devastating immediate and long-term consequences. Don’t let the person (or people) responsible for your injuries off the hook. Call the Queens truck accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and get help demanding the money you deserve. We offer a free consultation, so reach out to us for assistance today.