Bronx Blind Spots Accident
Each year there are over 500,000 truck accidents involving large trucks such as tractor trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks and tank trucks, including approximately 5,000 that result in fatalities. Thousands of other truck accidents result in severe injuries such as a spinal cord injury, back injury, bone fractures, contusions, head injury, amputations, a brain injury. Because large trucks often weigh well over 10,000 pounds and often travel at high speeds, when they are involved in accidents, the likelihood of catastrophic results is considerably higher than when passenger vehicles are involved in accidents. Just like with a car accident, there are many reasons that trucks are involved in accidents such as driver fatigue, driving while under the influence and driver error. Because of the size of commercial vehicles relative to other vehicles on the road, a common cause of truck accidents is related to the truck’s blind spots. If the truck driver’s negligence led to the blind spot accident, then New York law allows you to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death claim. What may come as a surprise is that if during the course of the treatment for your injuries the doctor treating you commits medical malpractice, the truck driver or trucking company may be required to compensate you for that as well. If you were injured in a truck accident, it is important that you immediately contact a Bronx Blind Spots Accident Lawyer as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering through a personal injury claim.Blind Spots Accidents
A blind spot is the area surrounding the truck that the driver cannot see when looking in any of the truck’s mirrors. However, there are several techniques that truck drivers can use to eliminate these blind spots. In fact, truck drivers are trained on checking blind spots and carefully checking all sides of the vehicle before changing lanes, making turns or other maneuvers. Still, many forget their training or simply choose not to taking the required precautions.
In 14% of truck accidents at least one cause was the truck driver’s failure to check blind spots properly. Failure to take precautions to avoid a vehicle in a blind spot can lead to a number of different types of truck accidents, including sideswipe accidents, rollover accidents, and rear end accidents. Such accidents involve not only cars, but also motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.Blind Spot Accident Injuries
Blind spot truck accidents can cause serious injuries to victims, and even death. Examples of such injuries include:
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Cuts from broken glass
- Internal Injuries
- Facial damage
Truck accidents can be devastating to a victim as well as to the victim’s family. Because of the size and weight of large trucks, even low-impact, low-speed accidents can have catastrophic results. Truck accidents can lead to devastating injuries such as a spinal cord injury, broken bones, brain injury, amputation, paralysis, and all too often, death. Through a personal injury lawsuit, New York law allows you to hold the negligent party responsible for the losses you suffered. Victims who suffer serious injuries in truck accidents have significant medical bills. In addition, because victims of serious injuries often have to miss a great deal of work or are unable to return to work at all, victims have the right to sue for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Beware that New York law has a specific time limit for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you do not file your claim within the time period, you will be forever barred from collecting damages even if your case has merit.Bronx Blind Spots Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in a blind spot truck accident it is important to immediately contact an experienced truck accident attorney. The rules that apply to trucks are complicated and distinguishable from the rules that apply to cars. Thus, it is critical that the lawyer representing you is familiar with the nuances of the laws that apply to truck accidents to ensure that your case receives the best possible outcome. Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to discuss the details of your case. Our staff is experienced in handling claims resulting from truck accidents, as well as SUV accidents, car accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Contact us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW (1.800.696.9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case.