New York City & Long Island Truck Accident Lawyer
When you have been involved in a truck accident, it is essential to work with a highly qualified attorney to ensure you are fairly compensated for the damages you deserve. Accidents involving semi trucks are some of the most serious you can be involved in; in fact, in 2012 there was more than 10,300 accident involving large commercial trucks in the state of New York, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. When you are a driver or passenger in a traditional vehicle, you have little protection in comparison with a massive semi or concrete truck. The results of an accident can be devastating, even deadly. When in need of a capable and aggressive New York City truck accident lawyer, contact The Law Office of Jay D. Jacobson PLLC immediately.
Whether you are involved in a semi, cement, UPS, or other truck accident, the damages can be far more than you expect. On top of serious injury, you may face financial issues due to medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income if you must be off work for an extended period of time, pain and suffering, and more. Medical bills are the number one reason people in the U.S. face bankruptcy today. When a truck driver or the company he/she works for is negligent, the responsible party/parties must be held accountable.
Advocating on Behalf of Clients in Westchester, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Surrounding Areas Injured in Truck Accidents
When you or a loved one are injured in a truck car accident, obtaining legal guidance and support is extremely important. Trucking companies often have their own legal team who will appear at the accident scene almost immediately in their efforts to mitigate their liability. An experienced truck accident attorney is familiar with the lengths companies and corporations will go to in an effort to avoid liability. Truck accident litigation is a process these companies and even lease drivers want to avoid at all costs when possible. While insurance companies typically do not offer a fair settlement to plaintiffs, they are far more likely to offer you a settlement out of court when an attorney is involved.
Truck accident lawsuits are often the result of circumstances including:
Driver negligence – Truck drivers are often negligent and may drive too fast, weave in and out of lanes, tailgate, etc. in their efforts to make a pick-up/delivery appointment. Driver fatigue is another issue that often results in serious accidents, along with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Overloaded/off balance loads – Many trailers are overloaded or loaded in a way that is not properly balanced. This can result in accidents.
Trucks/tractors not properly maintained – Whether a driver works for a trucking company or is a lease driver with his/her own truck, equipment must be properly maintained so that it is safe for the roadways.
Weather conditions – Weather conditions are often a factor, whether rain, snow, or sleet results in slippery conditions or poor visibility.
Defective roadways – Road construction or highways/interstates that are in poor condition, have inadequate lighting, and other factors can result in accidents.
Speeding – Truck drivers often drive at speeds above the posted speed limit, which is dangerous considering it takes these massive, heavy vehicles a longer time to slow or come to a stop than traditional vehicles.
Distracted driving – Talking on cell phones, texting, eating, or engaging in any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from the road can result in catastrophe.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you were injured or lost a loved one in a dump truck accident or accident involving a semi truck, cement or UPS truck, garbage or concrete truck, or any large or heavy commercial vehicle, we are dedicated to obtaining the full compensation you deserve. Winning a truck accident lawsuit requires extensive experience, skill, and a committed approach to ensuring the client gets the justice he/she deserves. From investigating and analyzing the evidence to developing a solid case, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to collect the damages our clients are entitled to.
Contact The Law Office of Jay D. Jacobson PLLC Now
Whether you or a loved one are the victim in a truck accident in New York City, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, or any nearby city, truck accident attorney Jay D. Jacobson is dedicated to unsurpassed results. For answers to your questions, exceptional legal guidance and representation, and a personal approach to your situation, contact our firm now. Quick action is essential to good results, so do not delay.
DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.