Truck Accident Lawyer

Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyers

The roads of the New York City-New Jersey metro area are home to large numbers of trucks and heavy vehicles . This high concentration of vehicles is just one factor that can lead to the presence of trucks navigating in and around Manhattan, which inevitably leads to accidents. Truck accidents can cause substantially greater harm than collisions involving smaller vehicles.

If you or a loved one were injured because of a collision with a truck, the evidence may show that the accident was the result of the fault of a truck driver. If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for  your losses. 


Call our team at Dansker & Aspromonte at (646) 692-0204 to speak about your case. Our consultation is free, so contact us today.


New York Is a City Constantly on the Move

On any given day, New York City roads may be filled with a wide variety of large trucks, including tractor-trailers, dump trucks, cement mixers, box trucks, and other construction vehicles. The large size of these vehicles presents certain safety risks, since these trucks have different blind spots that make seeing you or your vehicle more difficult. This can pose a safety threat to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians on the streets and sidewalks of Manhattan.

While truckers are largely a well-trained and professional industry, truck accidents occur with alarming frequency due to dangerous or careless driving behavior.

The Hazards Presented by Trucks

The trucking industry is essential to making America run. Unfortunately, sometimes their employment or training practices help to contribute to accidents. 

These behaviors may include:

  • Permitting drivers with questionable criminal and professional histories to work for them
  • Failing to administer regular, comprehensive drug screening
  • Failing to implement systems that prevent any instance of drunk driving
  • Allowing trucks that are not roadworthy to be used
  • Failing to abide by trucking industry regulations and standards, including limits on consecutive driving hours

Generally, if a truck driver is in the course of his or her employment when an accident occurs, the employer can be held responsible as well. If an employer of the driver who caused your accident is found to have engaged in any of the above practices, they can also be held responsible for being negligent on other grounds.

Truck accidents can be caused by a wide variety of unsafe driving practices, including:

  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding, tailgating, or passing illegally
  • Unsafe merging or turning maneuvers
  • Texting or driving while distracted
  • Operating while tired or fatigued
  • Driving while the vehicle has defective tires, mirrors or other malfunction

If you have been involved in an accident, we will consider how any of these or other circumstances contributed to or caused your injuries.

Call our team at Dansker & Aspromonte at (646) 692-0204 for a free consultation.

A Lawyer’s Role in a Truck Accident Claim

If you were injured as the result of a truck driver's negligent actions, you have the right to speak to a lawyer. If you retain our services, we will handle all the investigation and filing necessary to build your claim and ensure the best result for you. You can concentrate on your recovery.

Our case building may include:

  • Obtaining all incident and accident reports
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Performing a site visit to the place of the accident
  • Taking photographs
  • Retaining accident reconstruction experts or truck engineers
  • Receiving all of your EMS, hospital, and medical records
  • Consulting with medical experts
  • Preparing your case for trial before a jury, if necessary

Our thorough investigation and focus on building your case can help us obtain the best financial recovery for you.

Possible Awards from Your Truck Accident Claim

You may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for your losses, including:

  • Damages to cover your past and future pain and suffering from your injuries
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of past and future income or work benefits
  • Medical bills
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Every case is different. You may be entitled to compensation for other damages, depending on the unique facts of your case.

Call Our Team at Dansker & Aspromonte Today

Since 1988, our firm has been dedicated to representing accident victims and ensuring they obtain the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, your time to bring a claim is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within the required period, you may be forever barred from receiving the compensation for which you are entitled. Don’t delay.


Call our team at Dansker & Aspromonte at (646) 692-0204 for a free consultation. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We will only earn a legal fee if you recover compensation.


Focused on Your Recovery

    • Brain Damaged Child $50 Million

      Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.

    • Car Accident $31 Million

      A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.

    • 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

      A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.

    • Smoke Inhalation $8 Million

      Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.

    • Head Injury $7.8 Million

      This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.

    • Serious Injuries $6.6 Million

      This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.

    • Serious Injuries $6.25 Million

      A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.

Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today

Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Free Consultation