Truck Collision Attorney Serving New York City Residents and Others
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tens of thousands of people are injured and thousands are killed every year in traffic accidents that involve large trucks. The most recent statistics show that more than 10% of all the traffic fatalities reported each year occur in such crashes.
If you have been injured in an accident that involved a large truck or tractor-trailer, and the accident was caused at least in part by someone else’s negligence, you may pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. You can also pursue compensation if the accident was caused by a defective product—for example a defective tire, or a defective part of the body of the truck. An attorney can help you determine the people or companies from whom you should claim compensation.
The trucking industry is heavily regulated. Federal rules apply to trucks that conduct business across state lines, and state regulations apply when the trucks are used exclusively within a state. Those rules detail how trucks should be maintained, how their loads should be secured so they don’t shift during travel, how long a driver may drive without rest, the qualifications that a licensed commercial truck driver must have, and more. If you are considering pursuing a claim related to a truck accident, you will need to understand the effect that any violations of such regulations would have on your case.
If you are considering pursuing a claim related to a truck accident, you should consult an experienced New York truck accident attorney. Armed with a thorough knowledge of laws and regulations, such an attorney would be able to conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, collect the necessary evidence, take the necessary procedural steps, and argue effectively on your behalf, during negotiations or in court.
In addition, if someone you love was killed in a truck accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. You may not have to suffer the economic consequences of that loss alone.
For a free consultation regarding your case, please call The Law Offices of Nicholas Rose today at 718-261-0546, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.