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When negligence is behind a truck accident

Numerous New York residents suffer injuries or lose loved ones in trucking accidents every year. The resulting damages can take an extreme toll on a person physically, financially and emotionally. Anyone negatively affected by a truck accident -- either through injury or death of a loved one -- needs to know that if negligence contributed to the event, compensation may be sought.

Bronx man killed in truck accident

Those close to a man who was recently killed when hit by a garbage truck in New York want answers as to why this happened. They say that the driver responsible for the truck accident has struck and killed someone before. Police and the city are working toward having the trucker's license suspended.

Why might a truck accident happen?

Accidents involving semitrailers, construction vehicles and other commercial haulers happen all too frequently on the streets of New York. When they do, the victims of these collisions often suffer serious -- if not fatal -- injuries. Why might a truck accident happen and can one seek compensation following such an event?

Driver responsible for truck accident had a suspended license

A young boy in New York recently lost his life after being struck by an oil truck. This incident occurred in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area on Jan. 26. The driver believed responsible for this truck accident is said to have been operating his vehicle on a suspended license.

Injured in a truck accident with an impaired truck driver?

It is not uncommon to see drunk drivers on New York roads, even truck drivers who are drunk or otherwise impaired. While there are laws in place to stop truck drivers from getting behind the wheel of their massive vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it still happens and individuals have been hurt or killed as a result. Victims of such a truck accident, or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members, may have legal recourse according to state and federal laws.

How can an attorney help following a truck accident?

New York sees its fair share of trucking accidents every year. Victims often suffer severe injuries, and some of them even lose their lives. Following a truck accident, it may be possible for victims or -- in the event of a fatality -- their surviving family members to seek compensation for their losses. How they go about seeking relief may affect how much they get in the end.

When a truck accident is weather-related

Snow and ice will soon be a common sight on New York streets and highways. How people operate their vehicles in such conditions can mean the difference between arriving at their destinations safely and getting in an accident. Semi drivers need to be particularly careful when the weather is bad, as they can quickly lose control of their vehicles and the results can be disastrous. When a truck accident happens and it is weather-related, victims may still be able to seek compensation for their losses.

When unsecured cargo causes a truck accident

Ever see a semitrailer tipped onto its side? Ever see cargo fall off a semitrailer bed? These things happen, and it is usually because the cargo on or inside these massive trucks was not properly secured. In New York, when unsecured cargo causes a truck accident, anyone injured in the event may have legal recourse.

When a semi driver causes a truck accident due to cell phone use

New York has strict laws when it comes to cell phone use while driving. Texting is prohibited, as is talking on the phone without the use of a hands-free device. While this may be the case, these laws have not stopped people, whether they are driving for personal or professional matters, from paying more attention to their cell phones than operating their automobiles. When a semi-trailer driver causes a truck accident due to cell phone use, the results can be catastrophic. Victims or -- in the the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse.

Over $1. 5 Billion Recovered For Clients We have a history of winning large verdicts and settlements for our clients.

  • $21 Million

    Bronx jury awarded 50 year-old truck driver who slipped and fell on loading platform
  • $14 .75 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 33 year old woman who suffered a neck injury in a motor vehicle collision
  • $12 .6 Million

    Manhattan jury awarded women injured in a New York City bus accident
  • $11 .8 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded to a 62-year-old man who was struck by a New York City police car
  • $10.2 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 41 year-old man for back injuries received in a car accident
  • $10 Million

    Queens recovery for wrongful death
  • $9 .7 Million

    Bronx jury awarded 63 year-old school custodian worker for burns received from faulty water heater
  • $9 Million

    Jury award to driver for back injuries that resulted from a motor vehicle accident
  • $8 .7 Million

    Queens 52 year-old man awarded for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident with two tow trucks
  • $8 Million

    Manhattan jury awarded woman for back injuries sustained from a kitchen ceiling collapse
  • $7 .7 Million

    Brooklyn settlement boy struck by school bus
  • $7 .5 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 2 Brooklyn women for injuries sustained in accident with NYC Transit bus
  • $5 .85 Million

    Awarded for injuries sustained in a construction accident
  • $5 .5 Million

    Brooklyn; Hasidic man hit by police car, shoulder fracture brain injury, hearing loss
  • $5 .5 Million

    Queens awarded family of man run over and killed by Port Authority Bus
  • $5 .25 Million

    Brooklyn settlement due to landlord negligence and injuries due to fire
  • $5 Million

    Suffolk County settlement fall down
  • $5 Million

    Orange County Car accident
  • $4 .6 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for 58 year old pedestrian struck by NYPD police car
  • $4 .25 Million

    Recovery Brooklyn for our client a bicyclist injured by a motor vehicle just before Herb Subin was going to sum up on damages. The highest pretrial offer by defendant was $250,000
  • $4 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for our client who was the victim of police brutality.
  • $3 .2 Million

    Settlement for woman who was struck by car while crossing the street
  • $3 Million

    Brooklyn Construction accident by laborer
  • $1 .7 Million

    Bronx settlement for our client who was injured falling on defective stairs
  • $1 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for our client who fell due to a defective staircase

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