A truck accident lawyer serving Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you identify the liable party and prove fault after a truck collision. We may be able to hold the responsible party accountable via an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. This may allow you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. offers free case evaluations for the victims of truck crashes. Call us at (516) 451-7900 today to discuss your case with a member of our team. We may offer to handle your case on a contingency-fee basis, where we only get paid attorney fees if and when you recover compensation.
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Fault and Liability in Truck Collisions
Truck drivers, as professional commercial drivers, have a duty to drive in a way that keeps those they share the roads with safe. This includes following all traffic laws as well as the federal regulations overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These are special rules for truck drivers that go beyond the normal traffic laws, such as hours of service regulations and inspection guidelines.
When a truck driver violates any of these regulations or otherwise acts carelessly behind the wheel, this may qualify as negligence. If driver negligence caused your crash and your injuries, the truck driver or their employer may be liable for your damages.
There may be other liable parties in a truck crash as well. This could include:
- A mechanic
- A vehicle component manufacturer
- A municipality
Each of these parties could cause or contribute to a truck crash through negligent actions. If you work with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. on your case, we may be able to investigate your crash and determine who is liable for the injuries you sustained.
Our investigation may produce evidence of the responsible party’s liability, such as:
- Photos or videos from the crash
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Records from the trucking company
- Testimony from collision reconstruction experts
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How an Attorney May Be Able to Help
While the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) points out that New York requires all individuals who drive to have no-fault insurance, these policies only include the most basic expenses following a crash. They do not cover damages relating to pain and suffering.
A truck accident lawyer serving Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can build your case and file a claim for pain and suffering, and expenses not covered by no-fault, on your behalf with the responsible party’s insurance company.
We can help you understand the fair settlement range for your case based on your losses and can take your case to trial if the insurance company refuses a settlement that compensates you for your recoverable damages.
If a negligent trucker injured you in Hicksville, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. wants to talk to you about your case. Call (516) 451-7900 today for your free consultation with a member of our team.
Damages Recoverable Following a Truck Crash
When you file a claim with your no-fault insurer, you may receive compensation for the basic losses you experienced, such as medical care costs, a portion of your lost pay because of time away from work, and mileage to the doctor’s office. However, this may not be the full range of losses you experienced.
You may be able to pursue a case against the at-fault driver to recover additional losses, such as::
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
- Medical care costs, both current and future
- Lost wages and benefits, as well as reduced ability to earn for permanent injuries
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The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases in New York
Generally, New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214 gives you three years from the day of your crash to file the paperwork for a personal injury lawsuit. There are also exceptions to the three-year rule, and sometimes these exceptions may shorten how long you have to take legal action. This includes when the liable party is a municipality or other government agency or when bringing a wrongful death claim. You may only have a few months to file paperwork to begin the legal process.
If you wait too long and allow the deadlines to pass in your case, it could prevent you from collecting compensation. Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case with a member of our team.
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Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serves victims of truck collisions on Long Island. If you were hurt by a negligent driver in Hicksville, we may be able to help.
A truck accident lawyer serving Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to pursue a case against the trucking company or another liable party when we represent you.
During this time, we can handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case while you concentrate on your recovery. We can also answer your questions and keep you informed throughout our work together.
You can speak with a member of the Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. team about your truck crash today. To get started with your free case review, call us at (516) 451-7900. We have representatives who can discuss your case in Spanish if needed.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to offer you representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments necessary.