How to Pursue Compensation in a Truck Collision Case
New York State requires drivers to purchase no-fault insurance coverage. This coverage applies to all occupants of a vehicle at the time of a collision.
However, these no-fault policies only cover basic losses, including: medical expenses, transportation to your doctor for treatment, and a certain amount of missed wages. They do not cover additional losses above these basic losses and do not cover pain and suffering. Due to the devastating nature of most truck collisions, your injuries may warrant additional compensation that a civil suit may be able to provide.
Suffering “serious injury” or basic economic losses above $50,000 can qualify you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Our team can help you determine if you fall into either of these categories, which would enable you to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering and the additional economic losses you face.
If you believe another party’s negligence caused the truck collision that led to your injuries, allow Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to review your case. Through a free initial consultation, our team can consider your eligibility to seek compensation based on the evidence available. If you qualify, a truck accident lawyer serving Uniondale with our firm can go to work on your case right away.
Call (516) 451-7900 to request your complimentary case review now.
Building a Truck Collision Lawsuit
The basis of a truck collision lawsuit in Uniondale involves proving that an act of negligence led to your crash, and you suffered severe injuries and losses as a result. When building your case, your attorney will look for evidence to support both of these claims. For example, medical bills and records of your treatment can show the extent of your injuries and the financial burden you face.
Proving negligence often requires a bit more support. You will need evidence that the truck driver or another party broke a traffic law or failed to take reasonable precautions for your and others’ safety. Evidence of this may include the following:
- Dashboard or traffic camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
- Data from the truck’s onboard computer
- Driver log books
- Photographs of the crash scene
- The crash report from law enforcement
Some of this evidence may be in the trucking company’s possession after the collision. While it can be difficult to obtain, the lawyer representing you can seek it out on your behalf.