Due to their larger size and weight, collisions involving trucks typically cause extensive damage and physical injuries. Data from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows that large trucks accounted for 4,861 fatalities in 2018. Lighter trucks accounted for almost four times that number, with 19,775 fatalities.
If you have suffered injuries or you have lost a loved one in a truck collision, you have the right to pursue damages from the at-fault parties. A truck accident lawyer in Islip, New York, with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., may offer the legal support you need. We can help you through the claims process, and if necessary, represent you at trial.
Our firm offers a free case evaluation and a contingency fee payment program. Call (631) 451-7900 to speak with a member of our team today.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Islip, call 516-451-7900
After any car collision, you will want to recover damages for your losses. Truck collisions can cause a greater degree of injury and may have more parties involved than a typical car collision. Further, No-Fault car insurance typically pays for related medical bills, but it does not cover any pain and suffering, or losses and bills beyond the basic policy.
To pursue the compensation you deserve after a truck accident, you may want to hire a lawyer to represent you. At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. We maintain an open dialogue between you and our office. We will keep you posted on any changes involving your case, and answer any questions you have.
As part of our process to build your case, we will:
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Liability in accidents involving commercial trucks can get confusing because many players are often involved. For example, if the investigation determines that speeding was the cause of the collision, the driver may be responsible.
Yet, the trucking company may also share in some of that responsibility. They could have made an error hiring an inexperienced driver or pushed the driver to complete too many jobs before their mandatory rest period, per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations on hours of service.
Overall, the possible liable parties in a truck collision could include:
To build your claim, we must show negligence. The trucking company may possess important evidence that we can use to prove your claim. To obtain that information, we need to send a letter of spoliation before that evidence becomes lost or destroyed. Per federal regulations, trucking companies must retain the following information:
Time is of the essence in serving a spoliation letter, and securing evidence in the case.
For a free review of your truck collision claim, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 today. A truck accident lawyer in Islip at our firm may be able to secure the evidence you need to prove your claim.
To calculate your damages, we will collect all related expenses and bills you have accrued since the incident. Your award can also cover estimated future expenses, such as continuing medications, surgeries, therapy, and home modifications to accommodate your injury. We will calculate your award based on lost wages and reduced earning capacity as well.
In addition to these economic losses, our calculation of a fair settlement value will also include non-economic damages. This can include pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, or anxiety you have developed from the incident.
In the event you have lost a loved one, we can assist you with a wrongful death claim as well, offering you the ability to focus on your family during this difficult time. Damages in a wrongful death claim can include burial and funeral costs and loss of support and guidance.
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If you have suffered injuries in a truck collision, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 for a free evaluation. A truck accident lawyer in Islip from our firm may be able to assist you with your claim for damages. Time is limited, though, as you generally have three years to file a lawsuit under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214. Exceptions can shorten that deadline further, such as filing a lawsuit against a municipality, or bringing a wrongful death claim. Please call today. We can also answer your questions in Spanish.
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