Most truck drivers are careful, conscientious individuals who do their best to follow the rules of the road. Yet, even the most cautious driver can make a mistake that causes serious injuries, leaving you to cope with physical and emotional pain and mounting debts.
A truck accident lawyer serving Long Beach from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you collect monetary compensation for your injuries. Call our office at
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Your Collision May Entitle You to Compensation
As the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) reports, there were over 4,200 injury collisions involving large trucks in New York in 2019. That same year, there were 80 fatal collisions involving large trucks. Both injury collisions and fatal collisions may entitle the victims or their families to compensation.
Is there anything you can do to make your case run more smoothly? Yes. Immediately after the collision, you can stay on the scene to talk to the police, take photos of the crash site, and get the truck driver’s insurance information.
Later on, if you did not require emergency medical services, you can make a doctor’s appointment to get your injuries checked and treated. All of these steps can create a paper trail to show that the collision happened and that it caused your injuries.
Finally, there is one more thing you can do: when you are ready to start seriously considering your legal options, get in touch with a law firm that handles truck collision cases. Legal representation can help you to seek compensation without having to devote all of your time and energy to a lawsuit.
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The Compensation that May Be Available to You
There are two main types of compensation for which you may qualify. One is economic damages. They cover any monetary losses or strain from crash-related events such as:
- Loss of income, such as the paychecks you were unable to earn while you were out of work recovering
- Diminished earning capacity, meaning the salary you expected to earn in the future but no longer can because of chronic pain or disabling injuries
- Loss of financial support, such as the salary that your deceased loved one can no longer contribute to the household
- Cost of medical care, including outstanding bills and money you spent and will likely spend in the future to manage your injuries
The other type of damages—non-economic damages—covers any physical or emotional losses resulting from the collision. They can include:
- Pain and suffering, such as the physical and/or psychological stress you experienced after being injured in the collision
- Disability, e.g., the digit, limb, organ, or another body part that you can no longer use as a result of your injuries
- Disfigurement, e.g., the obvious or painful scars left behind by your collision injuries
- Loss of companionship, meaning the affection and emotional support that your loved one can no longer provide you with if they passed away in the collision
You may qualify for any or all of the damages listed above, as well as others not mentioned here. However, your right to sue for them is limited. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years from the collision date to file a lawsuit. This time limit may be further shortened, depending on the circumstances of your lawsuit, such as when suing a municipality or bringing a wrongful death claim.
To find out if you still have time to file a suit, or to start your suit before your time runs out, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at
A Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Long Beach Is Available to Represent You
You do not have to fight a lawsuit on your own while also trying to recuperate from the shock and trauma of a truck collision. The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. would like to ease your burden by taking responsibility for your case. Here are the different stages your case may pass through and how we can help you at each one:
- Preparation: Before getting started, you should have a thorough understanding of your options. Your lawyer can explain everything and answer whatever questions you may have.
- Investigation: A lawyer will use medical records, photos of the scene, and all other available forms of evidence to strengthen your suit.
- Negotiations: Your lawyer will sit down with the liable party’s insurance company and try to come to a fair settlement agreement.
- Trial: Many, if not most, lawsuits do not get this far. If yours does, your lawyer will handle every detail, from scheduling trial dates to finding witnesses to testify on your behalf.
- The lull: Lawsuits can take a long time. Be assured that your lawyer will update you any time there is a new development in your case. You can contact us with any new concerns or questions that come up.
- Final steps: Once (or if) we reach a settlement agreement, your lawyer will prepare the necessary paperwork and go over it with you before you sign.
Paying for a Lawyer
Even if you want to hire a lawyer, you may be worried about how much they cost. This is an understandable concern, which is why Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. charges neither an upfront fee nor an hourly fee. Instead, we charge what is called a contingency fee, which is a percentage of your settlement or award. Unless and until you recover damages, you will not owe your lawyer a penny.
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