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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help If You’ve Been in a Trucking Accident?

The Law Office Of Nicholas E. Tzaneteas

It’s no secret that truckers are the lifeblood of the American economy. Without their commitment to long hours transporting goods throughout the United States, we’d be left without the essentials that make our cities and homes function. So, while we have a lot to be grateful for, the truth of the matter is that trucking accidents can and do occur. The sheer size and weight of semi trucks make these accidents significantly more dangerous for those who collide with them. What happens when you’re involved in one of these unfortunate yet critical events? If you’re involved in a trucking accident, you need the help of your trusted NYC personal injury attorney.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

Did you know that there are approximately 500,000 trucking accidents per year? What’s more, 68% of fatalities resulting from these crashes are the occupants of the passenger vehicles. There are various reasons that these accidents occur, most of which are the result of human error. Some of these include: 

  • Driver fatigue
  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Inexperience handling an 18-wheeler
  • Failure to obey traffic signals and laws

These errors can lead to various accidents and subsequent injuries to passenger vehicles, including:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Paralysis or spinal cord damage
  • Mental anguish and emotional duress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career and earning capacity
  • Death

What to do After a Trucking Accident

Being involved in a trucking accident can be traumatic. Ensure everyone is okay following an accident, and seek medical attention right away if necessary. It’s also critical to file a police report and write down witnesses to the event. Jot down the name and company of the trucker as well. Then, contact your NYC personal injury lawyer.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

There’s a lot of moving parts with a truck collision, and we’re here to help. Here’s how an experienced personal injury lawyer can help navigate you through the process:

Investigate the accident: We’ll review your medical records, the police report, and interview witnesses. Gathering incident data from the trucking company is also vital, and we’ll contact them on your behalf. 

Discover the cause of the accident: Whether the accident was caused by driver fatigue or the company was negligent in conducting government-mandated maintenance, we’ll get to the bottom of the accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the trucker, the company he or she drives for, or the manufacturer can be held liable for damages.

Manage paperwork and file a lawsuit: A lot of paperwork is involved in filing an insurance claim. We’ll negotiate a proper settlement with the insurance company to earn you the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and fully recover. If we can’t negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf, we’ll help you build a strong case, file a lawsuit, and fight for you in court. We’re committed to securing compensation for you that’s fair and appropriate.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a trucking accident in NYC, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer who can fight for you. We know how complex the process is and how to navigate 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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