Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyers
Industry data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reports that 11.84 billion tons of freight get transported throughout the nation via commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, with so many trucks on the road, accidents with serious injuries are more likely to occur. And when they do, you need a qualified truck accident law firm by your side.
Our truck accident lawyers in Brooklyn have been representing victims since 1988. We use our years of experience and dedication to help victims of truck accidents collect fair compensation for their injuries. If you need legal assistance to understand your rights after a collision with a commercial truck, we are the attorneys you can trust.
We Help You Recover Compensation for Truck Accidents in Brooklyn
When accidents cause serious injuries to the ones we love, it is essential to hold responsible parties liable. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has tight regulations truck operators must follow to prevent harm to other motor vehicle drivers. Our accident lawyers are familiar with those regulations, and we use them and other evidence to prove negligence after a crash.
No matter how your truck accident occurred, our truck accident lawyers serving Brooklyn ensure you collect the financial recovery your injuries merit. After a tractor-trailer accident, our experienced attorneys will:
- Evaluate your claim: We gather details about your accident to determine what caused the collision.
- Identify liable parties: We determine contributing factors and identify all liable parties (there may be multiple people or entities to blame).
- Prove fault: We gather evidence to prove how the at-fault party caused your injuries.
- Calculate your damages: We consult with experts to establish the value of your losses.
- Seek compensation: We negotiate a just settlement with the liable party or insurance company.
If a responsible trucking company does not offer fair compensation taking into consideration all of your injuries, we will file a lawsuit and take your claim to court. Our goal is to recover compensation that covers all of your physical, emotional, and economic damages, and we are prepared to fight to make sure you collect the settlement you deserve.
Our Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyers Establish Liability
We fight for compensation from every party that is liable for your truck accident serious injuries. These may include:
- The truck driver: If the truck driver is liable, we will hold him or her accountable and pursue compensation.
- Trucking company: If the driver was an employee or contractor of a trucking company, we hold the company liable for its employee or contractor’s negligence.
- The truck manufacturing company: The truck manufacturer is responsible for a mechanical flaw or defect that led to or contributed to the accident.
- The truck repair or maintenance garage: Truck repair technicians who fail to correct maintenance problems (such as defective brakes) can be held liable for an accident.
If you are unsure who is to blame for your accident, our team will provide a no-obligation case review. We evaluate your claim, assess the damages, and determine who is responsible for your losses after a thorough investigation.
Injuries You Can Sue for After a New York Truck Crash
If you have sustained serious injuries as the result of another’s fault, New York Law entitles you to recover fair and reasonable financial compensation for your injuries. Truck drivers, companies, and manufacturers have a standard of care they must follow. When they neglect to act within a reasonable standard and those actions or inactions lead to serious injuries, they can be held responsible.
Our personal injury lawyers seek compensation on behalf of clients suffering from all types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Eye injuries
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Lost limbs and amputations
- Degloving injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Disfiguring burns
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
If your injuries prevent you from visiting our law office, we will come to you. We can set up a free claim evaluation over the phone, via video chat, or send one of our staff members to your home. We know you are going through a traumatic time, so we strive to accommodate you in every way we can.
We Pursue Maximum Compensation After a Brooklyn Truck Accident
Your truck accident attorney will fight for the settlement that you deserve. If the evidence supports that your serious injuries were the result of the fault of another, we will fight for the damages you suffered which may include the following:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses (such as rehabilitation treatments)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Property damage
- Permanent injuries and disabilities
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are deemed permanent
- Any other out of pocket expenses resulting from your injuries
Review Your Claim with Our Brooklyn Truck Accident Attorneys
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we have a team of Brooklyn truck accident attorneys ready to handle your case. If you feel that your serious injuries were the result of someone else’s fault, call the experienced and dedicated lawyers at our firm without delay.
If we agree to accept your case, you will not have to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.
There are deadlines that limit your rights. Failure to bring your claim by the applicable deadline could result in denial of your claim without any compensation that you would have deserved.
Call us at (646) 692-0204 for a free consultation.
Unfortunately, truck accidents are all too common. In 2020, there were more than 1,600 recorded truck collisions throughout Brooklyn. While many things can cause a truck accident, certain factors commonly cause crashes that lead to serious injuries as outlined below.
Careless or Reckless Commercial Vehicle Driver – Unsafe Driving
Examples of careless behavior on the road include:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to adhere to traffic signals
- Unsafe lane changes
- Illegal turns
All motor vehicle drivers must operate their vehicles within the standards of a reasonable truck driver. When they ignore the law and drive recklessly, our attorneys hold them responsible for their negligence.
Fatigued Truck Drivers
The trucking industry requires drivers to take periodic breaks to ensure adequate rest. For example, federal regulations state that interstate truck drivers must adhere to a 14-hour “driving window” limit.
These regulations exist to prevent fatigued truckers from operating their vehicles and causing collisions. Overtired drivers can fall asleep at the wheel, lose control of their truck, and cause a crash.
Many commercial drivers are required to log their driving and rest hours. If a fatigued driver caused your accident, our Brooklyn truck accident attorneys may be able to use this log as evidence to prove how the driver was operating the vehicle on too few hours of rest.
Mechanical failure can lead to a truck jackknifing, brake failure, or a load separating from the cab. If this happened to you, our accident attorneys will gather reports to demonstrate how mechanical failure caused the collision.
From there, we can hold the repair technicians or truck manufacturer companies liable. In some instances we may also retain the services of a truck engineer to prove our claims.
Driving Under the Influence
Your lawyer may order toxicology reports to look for evidence that the driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. This includes prescription medication and legal supplements such as caffeine pills, which truck drivers often use to complete delivery routes.
We may then use data from the reports as evidence to prove negligence and liability in your accident.
Failure to Keep a Proper Lookout
Pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, delivery persons and others are entitled to safe use of the roadways. If anyone is struck by a truck while they are properly using the roadways, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
In that case, we can help you seek compensation for any physical injuries, emotional trauma, and property damage you sustained because the truck failed to share the road.
Hazardous Road Conditions
Poorly maintained roads create hazards that cause collisions. For example, some of the most common causes of New York traffic accidents are potholes, uneven road surfaces, and road construction.
While hazardous conditions are not necessarily the truck driver’s fault, there are other parties that can also be held accountable for your damages. They include construction companies, municipality authorities, the City of New York and others.
Our lawyers will assess your claim to determine all potential parties responsible for your accident and make sure they are held accountable.
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Car Accident $31 Million
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Sanitation Worker Truck Injury $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Woman Struck By Truck $10.3 Million
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Smoke Inhalation $8 Million
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Head Injury $7.8 Million
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Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
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Serious Injuries $6.25 Million
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