New York 18 Wheeler Accident
After years of experience with auto accident claims, our skilled New York Truck Accident Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned that accidents involving an 18-wheeler can cause significant, serious, and often life-changing injury to individuals. This injury could range from a temporary brain injury causing confusion to a massive spinal injury resulting in paralysis or quadriplegia for the injury victim.
Due to the sheer size of these commercial trucks, an average car accident can turn into a wrongful death. If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury caused by an accident with an 18-wheeler, contact our hard-working New York 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer staff to discuss your legal options.
If you were involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck or other large truck, you may discover the collision was caused by the negligence of the other driver. Our New York Injury Lawyer staff has found several causes for these types of collisions including driver fatigue, alcohol or drug abuse or inadequate training. For example, the big rig driver may be dealing with fatigue due to a taxing working schedule. Often large corporations push their drivers to continue working beyond the legal limits detailed within federal regulations. This fatigue can cause a driver to be slow to react in perilous driving conditions, such as in rain or ice, or the fatigue could cause inattentiveness. In other cases, a truck driver may be impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs. In many accidents involving an 18-wheeler, our skilled New York Truck Accident Lawyer staff has learned that the accident was caused by driver’s lack of appropriate or proper training. Under these circumstances, not only is the truck driver liable for your injury, but also the driver’s employer is liable. There may be additional entities responsible for the accident. Contact our New York 18-Wheeler Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to discuss who is responsible for your accident and resulting injuries.
Other causes of these devastating 18-wheeler accidents can include:
- Overloaded tractor-trailers
- Rigs that are not properly maintained
- Poor driving conditions
- Traffic violations – speeding and failing to yield the right of way
- Lack of driver screening and background checks
If you are involved in a collision with one of these massive 18-wheelers, contact our New York Truck Accident Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We will help you fight to receive an appropriate award of compensation for your personal injury. Contact us online or at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free appointment to discuss your potential claim. We have offices throughout the New York City area in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and also in Westchester County and in the Long Island area in Suffolk County and Nassau County.