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When You Should Hire A NYC Truck Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one in the New York area has suffered serious injuries because of a collision with a large truck, you may be entitled to compensation. To increase the likelihood of successfully recovering compensation from your truck accident case, it is important for you to not only find a reputable law firm with experienced truck accident attorneys but to do so as soon as possible

Why? Most big rig drivers work for trucking companies. To protect their profits, most of these companies will have a law firm on retainer to defend them whenever their driver is involved in a trucking accident. While the victim and their family are still in shock and dealing with the medical emergency as a result of the truck crash, the truck company's lawyers could be visiting the crash site, obtaining copies of the police report, and getting the important head start to building a legal defense for the trucking company. 

The trucking company’s number 1 priority is its profits. 

Our #1 priority is you and protecting your legal rights.

We’ll fight the trucking company, so you can focus on getting better.

It is also important to know that the Statute of Limitations establishes deadlines for filing lawsuits. You may waive your right to compensation if you fail to act quickly.

How Much Money Can You Get For Your Truck Accident Claim

When a passenger vehicle collides with a commercial truck, the passenger vehicle driver faces a greater risk of suffering devastating injuries, compared to collisions with other passenger vehicles. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, are among some of the serious injuries truck accident victims commonly sustain, which can drastically alter a person's way of life. Healing from these injuries costs money and time. Your personal injury claim should not only factor in medical bill costs, but lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering as well.

Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, many of the accidents are fatal. When a motor vehicle accident results in a fatality or fatalities, it is in the best interest and the right of the next of kin of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim to recover money from the truck driver, trucking company, or another negligent third party. 

As with all personal injury claims, each case has its own unique fact pattern. Because each truck accident case is unique, without knowing the circumstance leading up to the accident and any other important details - no one can predict or even estimate what the monetary compensation will be for your claim. Therefore, before you accept any money from an insurance company, call us at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an online form, for a free case evaluation. What they are offering you could be drastically less than what you can get with the proper legal representation.

Why You Should Hire A NYC Truck Accident Attorney

Unfortunately, getting just compensation from trucking accidents in New York is more difficult than it should be. You will face resistance from the truck driver, the trucking company's attorneys, and the auto insurance companies.  To make matters even worse, the truck company can even try and blame you for the trucking accident. As your truck accident attorney, the information and evidence we gather to fight for your personal injury claim can also serve to protect you from any claims made by the trucking company. It is in your best interest to have an experienced attorney backed by a law firm with ample resources on your side. 

After a catastrophic accident, let us handle all dealings with the trucking company and so you can focus on healing.

Why We Are The Right New York City Lawyer For Your Truck Accident Case

Serious injury cases are not just business for us – they’re personal. When we take on a new client, we adopt them as part of our family, and we fight for them in every way possible.

That has been our motivating force in capturing hundreds of millions of dollars for clients we have represented during the past 50-plus years. It is also the reason we aspire to be one of the best personal injury firms in the country

During our 50-plus years working on catastrophic-accident cases involving passenger vehicles and large trucks, we've successfully helped clients with all types of truck accident cases. Whether it was an accident with a semi-truck, commercial vehicle, tractor-trailer, or any other class of large truck, by applying our own experience and leveraging all necessary resources, our truck accident lawyers in New York City have collected millions of dollars in damages for our New York clients.

To successfully mount a case against the truck companies and their legal team, you want a law firm with experienced trial attorneys who have the ability as well as the financial resources to take the truck companies to court. 

Gathering witness testimony, conducting an accident reconstruction, and filing legal motions can be incredibly time consuming and costly. If we take on your case, your initial evaluation, consultation, and all steps leading to the successful conclusion of your case are costs that we handle on your behalf. In other words, you are not required to pay us anything until we recover money for you!

As we work on your case, our firm will utilize experts and specialists to gather whatever evidence we feel is essential to litigate your personal injury claim against the defendants. Smaller law firms cannot and would not be willing to take on some of the costs involved. The result of going to the wrong law firm for a truck accident case is that they could try to settle too early and may not get you as much money as you could have received.

At The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP,  we can guarantee that if we take on your case, we believe it is a winner, and we will spare no expense to make sure your case gets the best shot of reaching a successful settlement or trial verdict.

Everyone at our firm, from our New York attorneys to our paralegal and support staff, has worked with clients in similar situations to yours and understands that you may be facing significant emotional and financial burdens following an accident of this nature. We work hard to relieve as much of that burden as possible. We are here for you during your most difficult times.

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Serious injury cases are not just business for us – they’re personal. When we take on a new client, we adopt them as part of our family, and we fight for them in every way possible.

That has been our motivating force in capturing hundreds of millions of dollars for clients we have represented during the past 50-plus years. It is also the reason we aspire to be the best personal injury firm in the country.

What Qualifies As a Large Truck Accidents

Any vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds qualifies as a large truck. Such vehicles are typically referred to as semis or tractor-trailers. Accidents involving these types of vehicles are particularly dangerous due to their large size.

In fact, approximately 10% of people involved in large truck accidents lose their lives. Additionally, large truck accidents are more likely to involve multiple vehicles than passenger car collisions.

Federal and state agencies are responsible for regulating truck driver hours and trucking equipment. Trucking companies must keep records of this information. Large truck accidents are often the result of trucker fatigue and/or faulty equipment. Negligence on the part of truck drivers, such as speeding, improper lane changes, and failure to observe other vehicles when making turns, can also result in accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with a large truck, get in touch with a truck accident lawyer immediately.

It is important to have the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer whenever you are hurt in any one of these accidents.  The legal professionals at our personal injury law firm will give you valuable legal advice and will take care of your truck accident case by negotiating with the trucking company and/or insurance carrier.  In addition, you can learn whether or not the filing of a lawsuit against the trucking company is necessary to ensure that you receive the compensation for your auto accident injury that you deserve.

Anyone hurt in a large truck accident needs assistance from a truck accident attorney to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable. Our legal professionals that handle these cases understand how to negotiate with trucking companies to maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome. Additionally, a qualified truck accident lawyer can explain whether filing a lawsuit in the wake of an accident is even necessary in order to get proper compensation.

New York City Truck Accidents

Whether you are driving on the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway or the Bronx River Parkway - if you are in a passenger vehicle, and you encounter a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler, your first instinct should be to drive more cautiously.

In New York City, congested traffic along with compact roads and highways make road conditions more difficult to navigate, relative to elsewhere in the United States. On average, there are over 600 car accidents that happen in New York City every day. Many of these traffic accidents involve large trucks. Such accidents can cause severe injury or death. Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicate that, in 2015 alone, more than 53,000 trucks were involved in accidents, resulting in upwards of 4,000 fatal injuries.  

This is not an exception to the trend. Unfortunately, the available evidence supports the argument that this is indeed a growing problem. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that in 2009, only 3,200 people lost their lives in accidents involving large trucks.

Industry insiders report that more large trucks are continuing to enter United States roadways. Thus, it’s likely that more accidents will occur.

Get Legal Help From a New York Truck Accident Lawyer

Again, if you or a loved one in the New York area has been hurt in a large truck accident, our experienced attorneys at The Rothenberg Law Firm are here to help. Call us at 1-800-624-8888 or submit a free online case evaluation.

Your initial consultation with a semi-truck accident attorney in New York is FREE. If we take on your case, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we won’t charge any fees for our services unless our truck accident lawyers succeed in getting compensation for you first.

That said, it’s important to know that the Statute of Limitations establishes deadlines for filing lawsuits. You may waive your right to compensation if you fail to act quickly. Get in touch with a New York truck accident lawyer at our firm today to avoid this outcome.

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“After our auto accident we had no idea what to do. The Rothenberg Law Firm held our hands the entire way explaining every step in the process and getting us the best settlement in an extremely timely fashion. The process was seamless and we were so pleased with how everything turned out. We hope to never need such services again but would definitely recommend the Rothenberg Law Firm for all personal injury lawyer needs!”

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