New York City Truck Accident
With over two decades of experience representing victims of truck, car, SUV and motorcycle accidents, we at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates know the impact that a serious truck accident can have on a victim and his or her family. We also have the knowledge and resources to help victims recover compensation from defendants who attempt to avoid paying fair compensation to victims. Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, when they are in accidents with smaller vehicles such as cars or SUVs, the chance of the occupant of the car being seriously injured with head trauma, back injuries or broken bones, for example, is significantly greater than if a commercial truck was not involved. The results physical pain, missed work, and financial challenges. We are here to help. If you or a family member suffered a serious injury in a truck accident that you believe was the fault of another person such as the truck driver or trucking company, contact an experienced New York City truck accident lawyer who will examine the evidence, including the events that led the crash and help you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled.Common causes for commercial truck accidents
When a truck is involved in an accident, the cause is typically some sort of negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, in violation of state of federal regulations. Common reasons for commercial truck accidents include:
- Improperly secured load
- Driver fatigue
- Mechanical problem, such as defective brakes or worn tires
- Aggressive driving
- Speeding, including driving too fast for road conditions
- Improper lane change
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Making an unsafe wide turn
In order to win a personal injury case based on injuries suffered in a truck accident, you must prove that the truck driver breached his (or her) duty of care because of that breach you were injured and suffered a loss. For example, if the truck driver was ticketed for breaking a traffic regulation by speeding, running through a light, or making an illegal lane change, you have strong evidence that the driver breach his duty to operate his truck in manner that does not put others in danger. If as a result of breaking the traffic law the truck driver caused an accident that left you injured, then you would have established a causal connection between the driver’s breach and your injuries. Finally, you must show that you suffered a loss. Medical bills and medical records are evidence of a loss. Similarly records from your employer indicating that you missed work and lost compensation because of your injuries is additional evidence.
Demanding compensation from the person who caused your accident is one way to hold that person accountable, and to get compensation for your economic losses such as medical bills, lost income, property damage, as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. Because the truck driver and trucking company will have attorneys on their side trying to minimize the amount of compensation they pay, it is important that you too are represented by a truck accident attorney who represents clients in New York City.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you are a victim of a truck accident it is important to immediately contact an experienced truck accident attorney serving New York City before you agree to a settlement that the insurance company may offer. The trucking company will have lawyers on its side who will work hard to avoid taking responsibility. Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates to discuss the details of your case. Our staff is experienced in handling claims resulting from truck accidents, as well as SUV accidents, car accidents, or motorcycle accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.