There are a variety of commercial vehicles traversing New York City’s roadways at any point in time. Semis, trucks, and delivery vehicles are supposed to operate at a high level of care, but sadly, these operators often prioritize schedules ahead of safety which can cause motor vehicle accidents. This can lead to a variety of problems, and when a commercial vehicle driver’s negligence causes an accident, you deserve fair and full compensation for your injuries.
In the State of New York and the rest of the U.S., commercial drivers are required to meet safety regulations that don’t necessarily apply to other drivers on the road. For example, delivery drivers need to comply with hours-of-service laws in order to prevent driver fatigue and vehicle negligence accidents. Trucking companies also have a duty to hire qualified drivers, to perform periodic drug tests, and to provide proper training to ensure roadway safety.
Commercial carriers, including trucks, taxis, delivery vehicles, and shuttle vans, are responsible if their negligence – or the negligence of their drivers – injures innocent people. At Dansker & Aspromonte, our experienced attorneys will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation to determine if the driver and employer complied with any applicable federal or New York State laws. If a violation occurred, we will pursue the case to get you the full amount of compensation that you deserve, need, and are legally entitled to receive.
Motor Vehicle Accidents can result from a number of factors, including reckless and careless driving. An experienced personal injury attorney will evaluate liability issues, as distributors, retailers, vehicle manufacturers, drivers, and even government entities are all parties that could be held liable after a commercial vehicle accident. Some common causes of these accidents include:
The truck driver might not be the only party at fault in your accident, and the right attorney will help you sort out who the responsible parties are. In addition to the person behind the wheel, other liable parties may include:
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our personal injury attorneys will help you identify whether a corporation or self-insured defendant is liable for your commercial vehicle accident.
If you are injured in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, you may be wondering how much you can be compensated for your injuries and damages. The amount that your case is worth will depend on a variety of factors, some of which include:
Compensation after a truck or commercial vehicle accident can include more than just your medical expenses, and an experienced personal injury attorney will help you to get the maximum possible award. This may include:
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our team of highly experienced attorneys represents people who have been injured in truck and commercial accidents throughout New York City. This includes accidents in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and the surrounding areas. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the last 35 years and are ready to add you to that list of success stories.
In our 35 years of practice experience, the attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte have represented numerous motorists in legal cases against truck and commercial vehicle drivers. We have been involved in a variety of high-profile cases, including a widely reported case involving a tractor trailer on the New York State Thruway.
If you or someone that you love is involved in a truck or commercial vehicle, the best decision you can make is to call us at Dansker & Aspromonte. With a winning record of success at trial, we have the experience that you want on your side during a personal injury lawsuit. We will work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve, and you won’t have to pay any fees until your case is settled or won.