A Glen Cove truck accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. helps the victims of careless truck drivers recover compensation for their medical care, lost income, and more. We may be able to help you file your no-fault insurance claims or pursue a fault-based case against the trucker and their employer.
To learn more about your legal options for financial recovery after a commercial vehicle collision and injuries in Glen Cove, New York, contact us today. We provide complimentary assessments of trucking crashes and help victims navigate the claims process and seek the damages allowed under the current New York State laws.
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Fault and Liability in Truck Collisions in New York State
In many collision cases, the driver who caused the crash is at fault. If you qualify under state law, you can seek damages by holding that driver responsible. When a truck driver or other commercial vehicle driver causes the crash, there are additional considerations. This makes truck collisions somewhat more complex than your average crash.
Judith M. v Sisters of Charity Hosp., 93 NY2d 932, 933 , via the Legal Information Institute (LII), confirms a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior is in effect in these crashes. According to this decision, an employer is vicariously liable for the negligence of any employee who is acting “within the scope of the employment” at the time.
This means that if a truck driver is behind the wheel of their 18-wheeler when they cause a crash, their employer is also liable. At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., when we build a case for a truck accident victim, we seek to hold both the truck driver and the trucking company responsible.
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Options for Seeking Damages Following a Glen Cove Truck Crash
A Glen Cove truck accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you with your claim as well as determine if you can pursue fault-based actions to hold the truck driver and their employer liable.
New York State requires all drivers to have a basic Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy that pays out to cover some of the rudimentary costs following a collision. This includes medical care, a portion of your lost income while you are away from work, and some additional related expenses, up to policy limits. Motorcycles are an exception to the no-fault requirement.
If you qualify, we may be able to help you hold the trucker and trucking company responsible for your collision and damages through an out-of-court settlement or by taking the case to trial in Nassau County.
You can learn more about your rights and how we can help you with your claim by calling Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today. You can reach our office serving Nassau County at
Financial Recovery Available Is Based on Your Collision and Damages
Your options for compensation and the types of damages potentially available to you following a truck collision depend on the facts of your case. This includes whether or not your injuries are serious enough to pursue damages or another exception applies. In addition, the value of your claim will depend on the value of your damages.
Our team can put a fair and just settlement value on your claim and will not agree to a settlement until the insurance company agrees to payout within that range. Ultimately, the decision to accept a settlement offer is yours. In a bodily injury liability claim, we want to ensure you secure enough compensation to help you with:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical treatment and care needs
- Your lost income
- A reduced ability to perform your previous job
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Intangible losses, including your physical suffering and emotional pain
Surviving family members of truck crash victims who passed away from their injuries are also eligible to pursue damages, per EPTL § 5-4.1. These include economic and non-economic expenses and losses.
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Statute of Limitations on Civil Suits Are Not Set in Stone
Generally, CPLR § 214(5) gives us three years to take several key steps in the navigation of the claims process:
- Learning about the client and their needs
- Investigating the crash
- Gathering evidence to support a claim
- Filing the claim and presenting the supporting evidence
- Negotiating with the truck driver and trucking company, insurer, or others
- Filing a civil suit in Nassau County if we cannot reach a settlement
If you do not file suit by the third anniversary of the collision, you could lose the right to bring a claim. However, it is important to know that there are exceptions to the three-year time limit. Not all of them extend the time you have to take legal action.
In some cases, such as when a defendant is a government employee or agency, you could have considerably less time to file suit. Contact us as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the applicable deadlines in your case.
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A Glen Cove truck accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serves truck crash victims in Nassau County, Suffolk County, the NYC metropolitan areas and elsewhere in New York. We can discuss your truck collision with you during a free case evaluation. We also assist clients in Spanish, if needed.
Let the Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. team analyze your legal options based on the facts of your truck crash and injuries. We may be able to help you secure compensation for your losses. Call