If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident in New York, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will undertake a thorough investigation to establish that the other driver was at least partly responsible for the accident.
It takes an in-depth knowledge of traffic and trucking regulations, along with the ability to collect and preserve evidence promptly to build a comprehensive case designed to achieve fair compensation through settlement or trial.
If you would like to know more about how a New York truck accident lawyer can help you, call (212) 732-2929 for a free consultation today.
We Can Help You Determine How Your Accident Occurred
Accidents involving large trucks are more often catastrophic because of their size, weight and momentum. Truck accidents can happen for any number of reasons, traffic conditions or weather. Often occupants of smaller vehicles or pedestrians are vulnerable to severe injury or even death when a truck is involved.
Driving large trucks is a challenging task and involves extensive training and special licensing. When a truck accident occurs, careful investigation often reveals the driver was poorly trained, has a history of careless driving or was otherwise engaged in negligent behavior. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Improper lane changing or passing
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Following too closely
- Environmental factors and poor road conditions
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Vehicular problems such as defective brakes, steering or braking
- Poor truck maintenance
- Backing unsafely
- Turning improperly
- Failure to observe traffic controls
- Oversized or improperly secured loads
As truck collisions often involve multiple parties and complex mechanics, your claim can become complicated. National trucking firms often have access to powerful legal representation that will fight hard to discredit your case and to avoid liability. A New York truck accident lawyer can help you to recover evidence quickly, build your case, establish fault and pursue a fair settlement for your injuries and losses.
New York Laws That Can Affect Your Compensation
New York State follows a no-fault insurance rule. This terminology is often misunderstood but simply guarantees you medical coverage, lost wages and other out of pocket expenses up to a certain limit if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident regardless of fault. In order to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering however, no-fault law requires that you prove you have been seriously injured. The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have decades of experience proving that our clients have sustained serious injuries under the no-fault law which defines a serious injury as the following:
- Lost limbs
- A fracture
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent loss of the use of a body organ, member, function or system
- Permanent disability
Many other injuries can qualify as a serious injury under the law. This requires a detailed evaluation of your medical and hospital records as well as consultation with medical experts.
If you have any questions about New York laws or want legal advice about how to file a claim following an accident involving a truck, contact us today for a free case review at (212) 732-2929.
In order to receive financial compensation for your injuries, you are not required to prove that the other driver was 100% at fault for the accident. In New York, even if you are partly to blame, you are still entitled to receive a percentage of your damages that were the result of the other driver. For example, if you are found to have been 20% responsible for an accident, you would still receive financial compensation for 80% of your damages rather than 100%. By performing a careful and professional investigation of your accident, the accomplished truck accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte can often raise the percentage of fault assigned to the other driver so that you receive a more substantial financial recovery.
Once we are able to prove that the other side is responsible for causing you to sustain serious injuries, we will demand fair and just compensation for each and every type of damage you or a loved one sustained including:
- Pain and suffering for all past and permanent physical or emotional injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
- Funeral and burial costs in the event of wrongful death
Many other laws can affect your rights when it comes to filing a claim, such as the statute of limitations, which is effectively a time limit by which you must initiate legal action. The time to file a claim or lawsuit is limited regardless of how your accident occurred. If you fail to bring your claim or lawsuit within that deadline, you may be barred from receiving money compensation forever. Do not delay. Call us today at (212) 732-2929.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Is Here to Help
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, our lawyers are here to help. Our consultation is free and if we agree to accept your case you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We will advance all expenses to investigate and fight your case and only receive a legal fee if we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. Once you retain us, we will immediately begin an investigation which may include the following:
- Gathering all police, accident and incident reports
- Obtaining scene photographs, video footage, and truck specifications
- Requesting all hospital and medical records
- Consulting with experts in truck operations and accident reconstruction
- Securing evaluations from medical experts
- Demanding a sworn statement of the at-fault truck driver
- Negotiating with the insurance company for the at-fault truck driver
- Preparing your case for trial before a jury if necessary
Injury Lawyers Serving the New York Metropolitan Area
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have secured more than $450 Million in verdicts and settlements for their clients in over 35 years of practice. We take pride in helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve. If you have questions about how you to proceed after being hit by a truck, call (212) 732-2929 today for a free case evaluation.
We also help other accident victims, including people who suffered serious injuries from the following:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Wrongful death
- Premises liability accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Police and firefighter line of duty injuries
- Medical malpractice accidents
We represent clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We can help you too. The earlier you call, the sooner we can get started fighting for you.