Accidents involving large trucks and tractor trailers are one of the major causes of traffic related deaths in the US. A typical large commercial truck can weigh as much as 30 times that of a passenger automobile. Due to this size disparity any collision between a truck and a passenger vehicle is likely to result in disastrous consequences. Therefore, trucks are subject to special traffic laws and regulations to minimize risk posed to the public. We know how to expose violations of regulations related to truckers in order to help victims prevail in their case.
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New York state holds individuals with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) to a higher standard than nonprofessional drivers and so do the attorneys at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, PC We make sure that truck drivers and other CDL holders, as well as the trucking companies, are held responsible for their negligence. For a free consultation with our New York commercial truck accident lawyers, please call 646-504-7384 or contact us online.
Examples of Our Truck Accident Cases
We represent individuals who were injured and families that lost loved ones in accidents with trucks or commercial vehicles such as:
- Semis and 18-wheelers
- Delivery trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Garbage trucks
Large trucks are sophisticated vehicles that require high-level, systematic maintenance in order to function in a safe manner. For example, trucks are supposed to be tested to ensure the functionality of all parts including brakes, brake lights, steering, reflectors, fluid levels, and of course, the engine. Failure to perform the requisite maintenance or keep detailed records of such inspections can result in fatal traffic accidents.
One of the major reasons why truck accidents are responsible for a significant number of fatalities is due to the fact that truck drivers typically work long hours and are under pressure to meet demanding deadlines. The resulting fatigue and exhaustion on drivers severely impairs their judgment, often resulting in catastrophic accidents with their commercial vehicles.
Trucking companies as well as their insurers often conduct their own “analysis” of the accident that is designed to put victims at a disadvantage. It is imperative to retain an attorney who can perform their own thorough investigation that will demonstrate the liability of the trucker who caused the accident.
Truck accident victims should not speak with, or accept a settlement offer from insurance companies before hiring an attorney to represent their interests. Insurance companies try to maximize their own profits by attempting to pay accident victims a settlement that is lower than what they may be entitled to. Such compensation typically includes the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to effectively represent clients injured by negligent truck drivers. Contact our truck accident lawyers today for a case evaluation.
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For help after a truck or other commercial vehicle accident, call us at 646-504-7384 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free.