Queens Truck Accident Lawyer
New York traffic fatalities have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been reported that fatal crashes are up 13% in the first half of 2021. In the first half of 2020, there were 351 traffic fatalities in New York. In the first half on 2021, the number of fatalities was 398. Traffic fatalities are also up 19% from 2019. In fact, it has been found that the crashes have been tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. This poses a high risk for those involved in a truck accident. Truck drivers spend most of their time on the road. In turn, this results in human error. This puts drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians at risk of truck accidents in Queens, New York every day. Although it is unexpected, being involved in an truck accident in New York may cause serious and disabling injuries. You will need an experienced Queens truck accident lawyer to assist.
The Queens truck accident lawyers at BECK LAW, P.C. can advise on your case if you were involved in a NYC crash. Contact us today to request a free consultation.
What Am I Entitled To After A Truck Accident?
Fortunately, commercial truck companies are ensured with insurance which will be responsible for ensuring that you are covered for your medical expenses, lost time from work and bodily injury settlement. Unfortunately, these commercial truck insurance companies will use every tactic to delay and ultimately minimize your settlement.
If you were injured as a result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to:
- Lost wage payments;
- Reimbursement for out of pocket expenses related to your injury; and
- Compensation for your bodily injury claim.
Do not delay your case. Get you case started on the right track. Contact an experienced New York Truck Accident lawyer at BECK LAW, P.C. With BECK LAW, P.C., you are not just a client. You become part of the BECK LAW family. Our attorneys have obtained maximum compensation for your injuries and for your property damage. Do not let the insurance take advantage of you. Contact BECK LAW, P.C. for a free consultation.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in New York?
After a truck accident, New York has a strict three year statute of limitations where you may file your claim in court against the at-fault party. This three year period includes property damage and injuries. If a victim has died as a result of the accident, the estate has two years from the date of the death to file the lawsuit. Do not jeopardize your rights and call the experienced New York truck accident lawyer at Beck Law, P.C. today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
When trying to determine the cause of a truck accident, there are multiple factors that you must consider when investigating the cause:
Distracted Driving: According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “inattention or distraction” is the second top cause of truck accidents. Distraction or inattention results from texting, eating, drinking or daydreaming while driving. Although the repercussions are detrimental, there are thousands of distracted drivers on the road everyday.
Drowsy and Exhausted Driving: Many truck drivers travel from daytime to night time without stopping for sufficient rest, which can be a factor that causes accidents. Truck drivers are obligated to follow the FMCSA hours of service laws which indicates the hours that truck drivers are able to drive within a day or night. Oftentimes, truck drivers go against the FMCSA hours of service laws in order to beat deadlines for their employers. In other cases, truck drivers may choose to drive more hours for their own benefit. This can be the result of serious accidents on the road from drowsy or exhausted truck drivers.
Driving Under The Influence (DUI): Truck drivers are legally obligated to take drug and alcohol test periodically. However, alcohol tests cannot be implemented every time a truck driver gets behind the wheel. As a result, drunk driving can lead to an accident which can result in serious injuries.
Cargo Shift: In a situation where a truck loses control, begins sliding or even causes the truck to flip with the trailer and cab, a common reason for the accident would be cargo shift. If a cargo is not properly secured to a truck, the cargo can easily move from the instability and can potentially completely break loose from the truck. A situation like this impacts the truck’s center of gravity which can cause the truck to flip or jackknife resulting in accidents that may cause serious injuries.
An experienced New York truck accident lawyer will investigate the cause of your truck accident and use their expertise and findings to obtain compensation for your injuries. Do not wait, call BECK LAW, P.C. for a free consultation.
Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents
Trucks are larger in size and are greatly heavier than average vehicles. To put it into perspective, an average vehicle weighs up to 3,000 pounds while a semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds depending on if it is loaded. Due to the heavy weight of trucks, accidents are dramatically signified if collided with an average vehicle. The occupant(s) inside of an average vehicle are likely to suffer greater damages when compared to the occupant(s) inside of the truck.
From years of representing injured accident victims in New York and New Jersey, the lawyers at Beck Law, P.C. have represented clients who suffered from;
● Spine and back injuries
● Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and bleeding
● Head injuries, including concussion
● Facial injuries
● Emotional distress
● Internal injuries
● Broken bones
The severe injuries listed above require treatments such as physical therapy, prescription medications, extensive treatment, and life long care and rehabilitation. The Queens Truck Accident Attorneys at BECK LAW, P.C., make sure that your medical treatment is active, your lost time from work is being covered and that you obtain the maximum compensation for your injury and not a penny less.
Why Do I Need To Hire a New York Truck Accident Attorney?
Insurance companies use every tactic possible to try and save as much money as they can. These tactics come in several forms:
Obtaining a recorded statement: Insurance companies are fond of contacting unrepresented injured parties to try and convince the that a recorded statement will get their process started. However, these recorded statements can be twisted and ultimately used against the injured party. An experienced truck accident attorney will answer on your behalf in order to ensure that your rights are secured and that your claim really is on the right path for maximum recovery.
Pressure & Delay: Insurance companies are well aware that an accident with a truck may impair you from returning to work.
It is in their best interest to try and delay your process until you are desperate enough to accept a low-ball settlement offer for your injuries. At BECK LAW, P.C., our Queens Truck Accident Lawyers will ensure that your claim is being handled efficiently. Our experienced truck accident attorneys will make sure that your medical benefits are lost wages are being covered and that you recovered maximum compensation for your injuries.
How Much Does it Cost To Hire A Truck Accident Lawyer?
Do not pay unless we win! We understand the frustration that follows after being involved in an accident. This is why our attorneys confidently provide an in-depth free case review where we discuss your legal rights and prospects. Contact us to speak with experienced New York truck accident lawyer today.