Truck Accident Attorneys
As a result of the massive weight and size of semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, the outcome of a truck accident is often catastrophic. We have a team of truck accident attorneys at Douglas & London in New York, NY, that understand the intricacies of these claims, and we will fight to hold all responsible parties accountable. Injuries sustained in a truck accident are often severe and life-threatening. It is critical to work quickly after a truck accident to file your claim. Our attorneys have helped many clients injured in a variety of automobile accidents to collect millions in compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a truck accident, call our law firm today at (212) 566-7500 or contact us through the website to arrange a free review of your case.
“Our attorneys have helped many clients injured in a variety of automobile accidents to collect millions in compensation.”
As with most types of motor vehicle accidents, the cause of a truck accident is often due to driver negligence or recklessness. Many drivers have to keep up with tight, sometimes unrealistic, deadlines. This can prompt drivers to speed or skip necessary rest stops in order to meet deadlines. Other drivers are simply reckless. Some drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol while others ignore road and traffic conditions. Sometimes, however, the truck driver is not entirely to blame. A truck driver who was poorly trained may lack the knowledge and experience needed to drive safely. In other cases, a mechanical issue with the truck can cause the accident. Negligence on the part of drivers, trucking companies, and manufacturers can all contribute to an accident.
Truck drivers are required to maintain driving logs and are limited to a certain number of consecutive driving hours without rest. After a collision involving a semi, these logs are considered essential evidence, and federal regulations require that they are preserved for a period of six months. If a court order is not obtained for those records within six months following the accident, they can be destroyed. These limitations make it vital to contact an attorney right away after a truck accident. We can take the right measures within the appropriate timeframe to build a strong case against the responsible parties.
You Need a Trucking Accident Attorney
Our attorneys understand the trucking industry and can build a compelling case on your behalf. We will conduct a thorough investigation and gather all pertinent evidence and determine which of the numerous parties involved is actually responsible for the accident. We will actively pursue damages to compensate you for losses including:
- Any medical expenses you have incurred
- Any lost wages due to time off work, or a loss of income if your injury prevents you from returning to work
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, contact the law firm of Douglas & London online or call (212) 566-7500 to schedule your free consultation. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims of negligence to collect the compensation necessary to rebuild their lives.