New York Truck Accident Lawyer
Securing Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts & Settlements for Victims
Truck accidents often result in severe and catastrophic personal injuries for the innocent occupants of smaller-passenger vehicles. According to the New York Department of Transportation, more than one-third of truck accidents in 2010 resulted in some form of injury to those in passenger vehicles.
Tragically, an additional 8% of those accidents resulted in fatality. If you suffered severe personal injury or the loss of a loved one in a collision with a commercial truck, a New York truck accident attorney from the firm can help you fight for the financial compensation you need. Call (855) 971-0343 to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
As with most motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents are generally the result of some form of negligence. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded trailers
- Unsecured cargo
- Driving under the influence
- Mechanical failure or defective equipment
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Inadequately trained drivers
Due to the size and weight of semi-trucks, the injuries sustained in truck accidents are potentially fatal and many necessitate costly medical treatments and long-term care.
Liability in Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be especially complex because one or multiple parties may be held accountable for the collision. For example, driver fatigue may be the result of an unrealistic schedule placed on the driver by the trucking company. This, in turn, may cause the driver to forgo sleep and/or speed. In other instances, inadequate maintenance or improperly loaded cargo may be the cause, and liability may be placed on the companies responsible for maintaining or loading the trucks.
Although there are federal and state guidelines regarding truck operation and maintenance, drivers and trucking companies often attempt to skirt these regulations in order to maximize their profits.
If you were hurt or suffered the wrongful death of a family member in a truck accident, immediately contact our team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. Our New York truck accident lawyer is proud to help severe injury victims and their families from Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.