Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer
Did you know that tens of thousands of people suffer an injury due to a truck accident each year and of those thousands die in circumstances that can give rise to a wrongful death claim? All too many of these accidents happen in Nassau County, and of those, many victims of these horrific accidents don't receive the compensation they're entitled to for their loss. Big trucks cover a wide spectrum and include; Semi Truck, to tractor trailers, to Big Rigs and 18 wheelers as well as all other commercial trucks.
Our Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer can help you protect your rights and get the compensation that you're entitled to if you're involved in a big truck accident. Our lawyers are seasoned experts in the field of personal injury, especially when big trucks are involved in the accident.
It's an unfortunate fact that big trucks are dangerous. The size and weight of these trucks, coupled with the high rate of speed at which they travel make them more likely to cause a serious accident or fatality. Compared to car accidents, a big truck accident is more likely to cause a serious injury such a brain injury or possibly even a wrongful death.
Each Nassau County Injury Lawyer and Personal Injury Lawyer who works in our firm has spent years successfully litigating a wide variety of cases, including: bicycle accident cases, big truck accident cases, motorcycle accident cases and other personal injury cases. Our lawyers understand how these types of accidents can cause serious medical problems such as a spinal injury or paralysis.
When an accident occurs, chances are that a representative of the trucking company or its insurer will rush to the scene of the wreck. They're not there for your benefit. They're there to limit their liability by getting you to agree to a settlement or waiver of rights on the spot. They're preying on you while you're vulnerable, taking advantage of the worry, disorientation and shock that accompanies an accident to get you to waive important legal rights.
Don't agree to anything after a wreck until you consult a Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer.
A Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer at our firm can assist accident victims in the Nassau County, Manhattan, Long Island and greater New York area guard their legal rights. Our attorneys are pros at fighting the insurance companies and big trucking conglomerates and winning. If you've been injured in a big truck accident, don't let the insurers run you over, call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation and review of the legal options that are available to you.Many Causes, Many Options
Believe it or not, size and weight aren't the only factors that can help cause a truck accident. There are many factors that can contribute to a wreck, but a lot of them boil down to negligence on someone's part. Our firm can examine the accident and determine who's responsible, and we can initiate the proceedings that will hold them accountable for their failure to prevent a wreck, the very failure that caused your injury.
Here's a few of the factors that can give rise to a big truck personal injury lawsuit:
- Negligence on the part of the trucking company to ensure that drivers are properly trained and licensed. Trucking companies have a duty to ensure their drivers are licensed and qualified. When they fail that duty, they put people at risk.
- Scheduling routes that lead drivers to travel at unsafe speeds and cut safety corners to make deliveries on time.
- DWI or drunken driving. Trucking companies have an obligation to ensure their work force is alcohol and drug free.
- Negligence on the trucking company's part to ensure drivers have adequate rest. Fatigue is a major cause of big truck wrecks. Trucking companies have a duty to ensure their drivers get enough rest.
- Defective products that may give rise to a product liability claim like faulty brakes.
- Medical malpractice by physicians at the ER or first responders to your accident.
In a big truck accident, there are a variety of potential defendants who may be held responsible for your injury or injury of a loved one. Our Nassau County Accident Lawyer Team is experienced in pouring over contracts and insurance policies to identify all responsible parties and to hold them accountable for your injury.
For example, your accident could have been caused by negligent maintenance by a company hired to service the trucks, by poor weight distribution by a company in charge of loading the truck, by the action or inaction of third parties that hired the trucking company, etc. An insurer may have a policy offering coverage of the accident or if you were working when the accident happened, you may be able to file a workers compensation claim.
Discovering responsible parties can be tough, that's why you need a skilled Nassau County Accident Lawyer working for you.It's Complicated
Truck accidents present a variety of legal and technical issues in court cases. Often accident reconstruction work must be understood, labor contracts must be deciphered, etc. The trucking industry carries heavy federal regulations and these regulations cause the case to be more complex than a standard automotive collision case.
That's why it is so important to hire a trained, professional personal injury lawyer who knows the ins and outs and can aggressively press forward your legal claims. Our attorneys have the experience and the desire and the know how to get you the compensation you deserve for your accident claim.
If you or a loved on are suffering from a truck accident injury, you should obtain a skilled and hardworking Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Feel free to call our office for a complimentary consultation at 800.696.9529. We have law offices located in Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), NYC including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island as well as in Westchester County.