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FAQ’s Regarding Trucking Accidents

The Law Office Of Nicholas E. Tzaneteas

Driving in New York City can be overwhelming and challenging, even for experienced drivers. While a motor accident in any capacity is frightening, being involved in a trucking accident is inherently more dangerous due to the sheer capacity and weight of the vehicle. In this article, we’re going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding trucking accidents and how a personal injury lawyer can help you after such a traumatic event. If you’re involved in a trucking accident, you need the help of your experienced NYC personal injury attorney.

Are there any specific laws for truckers that ensure motorists’ safety on the road?

The short answer is yes. All truck drivers must adhere to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulations concerning equipment and hours of service. The federal regulations in place dictate the length of time a truck driver can travel, how the driver must operate and maneuver based on the type of freight being transported, the speed limits, and the minimum break times required to prevent driver fatigue. If the truck driver or the company is negligent in any of these areas and caused a wreck, you may have a case

When should I begin my lawsuit?

Contact your personal injury lawyer right away. The sooner you reach out, the more efficient it will be to recollect facts, collect data and video footage, and review driver logs. Remember that some trucking companies only require the trucker’s logs to be kept for 6 months until they are permitted to be destroyed. As this component can be a crucial factor in your case, reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.

Who will pay for relevant medical bills?

Trucking companies are not going to foot the bill for your injuries immediately. If you have your own insurance, they’ll cover your medical expenses. However, if you engage an experienced personal injury attorney  in pursuing your case, they will fight to get you the damages you deserve and be reimbursed for the money you spent on your own recovery from the accident.

What damages am I entitled to after a trucking accident?

There are several types of damages that can be recovered after a trucking accident, including:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

A trucking accident involves many parties, which is why you should entrust an experienced truck accident lawyer to help you. We know how complex the process is and how to navigate proving the liability trucking companies, insurance companies, and the legalities of federal and state trucking laws. Contact the Law Firm of Nicholas Tzaneteas for a free consultation today.

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