Injured victims can recover damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs. To win such a claim, it is essential to prove four key things: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Legal assistance for trucker injuries.
Trucking companies and their insurance carriers will have attorneys working on their behalf to deny liability. To level the playing field, you need experienced NYC personal injury lawyers on your side.
Representation in Court
Truck accidents often result in serious and life-changing injuries. Because trucks are so much larger than passenger vehicles, they can have a much more devastating impact when they crash. The drivers of these large trucks are usually required to have specialized training, education and licenses. The trucking companies that employ them are also often held liable for the damages they cause when their employees commit negligence or recklessness.
Trucking companies and their insurance companies know how to defend these types of cases. Their defense teams will be on the lookout for every way they can minimize the amount they are forced to pay.
Our attorneys can make sure all parties are named in the lawsuit and that you receive full compensation for your injuries. Those damages include economic damages for past, present and future medical care, lost income, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, eligible family members can also recover exemplary damages.
A truck accident is a serious event that can have lasting physical, emotional and financial impacts. Injured parties must be able to prove the truck driver was negligent and that this negligence caused their losses in order to obtain fair compensation.
Injured party’s medical records – Documentation of your injuries, pain and suffering, future medical needs, lost wages and other expenses can be a critical part of a successful truck accident claim. A lawyer can promptly request these records from the hospital and doctor as well as from your employer.
Trucker’s electronic logs – Federal regulations require truckers to use electronic logging devices that record data such as speed, cruise control usage, acceleration and deceleration patterns and more. These can reveal important information about whether the trucker was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and may indicate hours-of-service violations.
Witness statements and contact information – Talk to bystanders who witnessed the crash and get their names and phone numbers so your attorney can contact them later. Witness statements can provide valuable insights into the accident and truck driver behavior that may not be apparent on first glance at an accident scene.
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Truck accidents are incredibly serious, and the injuries that result often require specialized medical treatment and long-term care. Unlike passenger vehicles, trucks are required to carry larger insurance policies in the event of a major accident. In addition, there may be other liable parties in the case – such as the trucker’s insurance provider or the trucking company that hired them.
An experienced attorney can prepare your claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. We can help you recover compensation for all of your losses, including medical and repair bills, a loss of earnings estimate (including time missed during recovery and any lost earning potential), and pain and suffering.
The insurance company will likely try to deny your claim or reduce its value. It is important to have an experienced New York truck accident lawyer on your side to protect your rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek have the skills, experience and financial resources to fight for full and fair compensation.
Negotiate with the Trucking Company
Trucking companies often deny their liability for truck accidents by using a variety of techniques. They may argue that the crash was unwitnessed, that the injury did not happen in the course and scope of employment or that they are not responsible because the driver is an independent contractor.
Truck drivers, and the trucking companies they work for, have obligations to follow traffic laws, inspect their vehicles and ensure that they are in proper working condition. When they fail in these duties and an accident occurs, they should be held accountable.
It is important to have an experienced NYC truck accident lawyer on your side to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance providers and the trucking company. They know how to fight back against the tactics they use to devalue your claim and can uncover additional areas of compensation that you might not have considered. For example, the lawyer can help you establish the full extent of your injuries by describing how they have affected your daily life. They can also advise you on how to document losses, such as medical expenses and lost income.