If you experienced serious injuries in a truck accident that was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to damages. Possible types of compensation may include pain and suffering, permanent or debilitating injuries, your medical expenses, loss of income due to missed time from work, and other items.
The team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates stands ready to help you pursue justice. We offer free case evaluations, and there is no fee unless and until we win your case. To learn more about how we can help you, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now at (212) 732-2929.
Establishing Liability for Your Truck Accident Injuries
When you are sharing the road with a large truck, you trust that the driver has experience, the truck is mechanically sound, and that the trucking company never takes risks that may harm others. If a truck driver—or the company that employs them—broke that trust, causing an accident that left you with serious injuries, a Queens truck accident lawyer can help you.
No two truck accidents are alike. That is why you may want to retain a personal injury attorney to help determine all parties liable for your injuries.
Commercial truck drivers operate large trucks that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, according to the New York City Department of Transportation. The sheer size and weight of a commercial truck makes stopping a slow process.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration affirms that a distracted or otherwise negligent truck driver needs the distance of two full football fields to come to a complete stop. This distance assumes the weather and road conditions are normal and that the truck is traveling at 65 mph.
Your accident may have been caused by a truck driver who engaged in one or more of the following types of behaviors:
- Speeding: The truck driver exceeded speed limits in order to complete a route faster.
- Texting: The truck driver sent and read text messages while driving.
- Driving drowsy: The truck driver failed to follow the mandatory hours-of-service requirements.
- Drunk driving: The truck driver chose to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .04 percent or higher, the legal limit for commercial drivers.
Your truck accident injuries may stem from one or more of these dangerous actions. No one should suffer life-changing injuries due to the careless behavior of truck drivers who fail to use care on Queens highways and busy streets.
If you experienced serious injuries in a truck accident that was not your fault, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now at (212) 732-2929 for a free case evaluation.
We Can Help You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit if You Lost a Loved One
While no amount of financial compensation can replace your loved one, family members are entitled to compensation for their financial losses and the at fault party is responsible to financially compensate for the pain and suffering caused to your loved one. In addition, the recovery can help cover such expenses as funeral and burial costs and medical bills. Our team will fight to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
You Likely Have Options for Seeking Compensation
Many settlements with insurance companies occur out of court. Every personal injury case is different and only some cases require going to trial. The Queens truck accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates do not stop until they obtain fair compensation for your case even if that means taking the case to trial.
You should have a personal injury lawyer on your side when in insurance settlement negotiations. While an initial settlement offer from the insurance company made directly to you may seem like an attractive offer, it is important that you not sign it before consulting an attorney. If you do, agree to accept their offer you may be prevented from pursuing a civil action later—which is concerning if your medical condition worsens. These settlement offers are typically much lower than the amount to which you are actually entitled.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we fight for the rights of truck accident victims. Our experience representing victims with serious injuries affords us the skills we need to negotiate with insurance companies. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement, we will represent you at trial.
Let Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Protect Your Interests
When you hire Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we keep you informed throughout the process. Every member of our team treats you with compassion and respect.
Insurance companies want to protect their best interests. In order to do so, they may try such tactics as assigning blame for the accident to you. Securing legal representation without delay can help you avoid falling victim to their unfair tactics.
Our personal injury lawyers stand ready to help truck accident victims. You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for your injuries or for the loss of your loved one. This time can pass quickly as you deal with the stress of doctor appointments, missed time from work, and the effects of such an accident on your relationships.
You do not have to carry this burden alone. Leave insurance company negotiations to us. We will take on insurance companies of all sizes. Our team knows the common tactics these companies may use to protect their best interests. We can take that knowledge and put it to work for you.
If you experienced serious injuries due to the careless actions of a truck driver or you lost a loved one, contact us for a free case evaluation. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis. There is no attorney’s fee unless we win your case. We are proud to serve Queens, and we encourage you to call us regarding your truck accident injuries. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now at (212) 732-2929.