After a truck collision, you or your loved one may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Your injuries can take a toll on your health and happiness, and you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
If you or someone you love was injured in a collision, the truck accident lawyers from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving Suffolk County can fight for compensation. Together, we can hold the negligent parties accountable for what they have done.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Suffolk County, call 516-451-7900
You Must Act Within the Statute of Limitations
In New York, your time to file a claim or lawsuit is limited. The statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is generally three years from the time of your truck collision, per CPLR § 214. For wrongful death cases, you typically have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file, per EPTL § 5-4.1.
There may be circumstances that affect your deadline. For example, if the truck that hit you was a government vehicle, you may have even less time. We can give you a better idea of how the statute of limitations affect your case after we review the specific circumstances of your truck collision.
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How Our NY Law Firm Will Fight for You
Our team of personal injury lawyers will investigate your truck collision to get to the bottom of what happened and who is responsible. We will uncover evidence to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Here are the four things we must establish in your case:
We Will Prove Duty of Care
First, we will prove that you were owed something called a “duty of care.” This means that you had a reasonable expectation of safety while on the road. It is every driver’s responsibility to drive safely, and failure to do so can put everyone around them at risk.
We Will Prove a Breach of Duty
If the truck driver who hit you failed to meet their duty of care to you, they may have been negligent. “Negligence” is when someone acts carelessly, recklessly, or fails to act at all in certain situations.
We Will Prove Causation
Once we have established that the truck driver was negligent, we will prove that this negligence is what caused your crash. This does not mean that their negligence must be the sole cause. In fact, you can still recover compensation even if you share some of the blame for what happened.
As long as we can present evidence that proves the truck driver was more responsible for what happened than you were, we can still recover losses on your behalf.
We Will Prove Damages
Finally, we will prove that the truck collision caused “damages,” or losses for which you can be compensated. There are two main types of damages you can pursue through a personal injury case: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are compensation for your financial losses, such as your past and future:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Non-economic damages are compensation for the intangible cost of your injuries, such as your physical pain and mental suffering. If you lost your loved one to a negligent truck driver, you can pursue non-economic damages for your loved one’s pain and suffering as well as your own.
Our Firm Can Determine what Caused Your Collision
We can use the following information to prove that your crash was the result of negligence:
- The police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Dashcam footage
- Traffic camera recordings
- The involved vehicles’ black box data
- The trucker’s logbooks
- The trucker’s delivery schedule
- Statements from accident reconstruction specialists
- Your healthcare records
- Press coverage of the incident (if available)
The Following Constitute Negligence
In traffic collisions, there are some common types of negligent driving behaviors that contribute to accidents. They include:
- Drunk driving: When under the influence of alcohol, a driver’s dulled senses and reflexes can make it difficult to avoid collisions. Drunk drivers also have fewer inhibitions and limited judgment skills, putting them at risk of engaging in the other risky driving behaviors on this list.
- Drug-impaired driving: Drug impairment, much like alcohol, can affect a driver’s senses and reflexes. Both prescription medications and illegal drugs can make it unsafe for a driver to get behind the wheel.
- Drowsy driving: If a driver is fatigued, they may have dulled senses, reflexes, and motor skills. Drowsy drivers can even nod off behind the wheel. Truckers are at risk of drowsy driving because of their tendency to drive for extended periods of time and at all hours of the night.
- Distracted driving: Distractions include things like the radio, cell phones, GPS, maps, food and drink, and other passengers. If the trucker who hit you was paying attention to anything other than the road at the time of your accident, they may be held liable for the consequences of their distraction.
- Aggressive driving: This includes things like speeding, road rage, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights and stop signs, and other irresponsible driving behaviors.
If one of these (or other) factors caused your collision, you could secure damages through a claim or lawsuit.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Suffolk County Have Years of Experience
Since Ted Rosenberg and Michael Gluck founded our firm in 1996, we have been offering aggressive representation to injured people in Suffolk and Nassau counties.
Although we have a combined 100 years of experience backing up our work, we are not an old-school firm.
We pride ourselves on offering the most progressive and advanced representation possible to our clients. As we pursue compensation on your behalf, we will use cutting-edge technology and out-of-the-box thinking to fight for the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
You can trust our attorneys to keep the lines of communication open throughout this process. We will never keep you in the dark about updates in your case; that way, you can feel empowered after a truck collision takes control away from you.
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Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 to receive your free case evaluation and learn more about how a truck accident lawyer serving Suffolk County can serve you. We also assist Spanish-speaking clients.
Your time is limited, so call now.