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Queens Truck Accident Lawyer

Our Queens Truck Accident Lawyer says that a large number of people throughout the U.S. will suffer an injury or a fatal injury in traffic accidents involving big trucks this year. In fact, big trucks have an elevated risk of causing a wrongful death traffic fatality, as nearly one in eight motor vehicle accidents involving a tractor trailer or other large truck result in a fatality.There are various types of big trucks. Here is a short list of them; Big Rig, Commercial truck, 18 wheeler, tractor trailer or semi truck.

Truck accidents are particularly perilous because of the huge size and weight of tractor trailers and other big trucks. Just about any veteran truck accident lawyer will tell you that even at reduced speeds, traffic accidents involving big trucks run a greater risk of causing a fatality because of the enormous size and weight of the truck. Many car accidents that would have resulted in a fender bender had they involved small cars result in death when big trucks are involved. It's just a matter of physics.

Each Queens Injury Lawyer employed by our law firm is a an well seasoned veteran of handling personal injury cases. These cases include motorcycle accident cases, bicycle accident cases, SUV accident cases, car accident cases, construction accident cases and big truck accident cases. These accidents often result in serious medical consequences such as a devastating spinal injury or a traumatic brain injury, meaning that you need to get the maximum compensation you can obtain for these accidents to ensure your financial security as medical bills mount.

When you get in a wreck the big insurance companies and other liable parties will try to limit their liability by sending a representative to talk you into a settlement.

A Queens Truck Accident Lawyer from our firm can give accident victims from Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and New York the help they need in fighting the big insurance companies and their high-powered attorneys. Big insurers and big trucking companies will fight your claim aggressively, so you need an advocate who is not afraid to fight back. Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to obtain a free initial consultation and to review your legal options.

Common Truck Accident Causes

There is a variety of factors that can contribute to a big truck accident. These causes may include issues of negligence. For example, if a trucking company doesn't properly train or regulate its employees, it can contribute to an accident. If a company doesn't have policies in place to prevent employees from driving under the influence of drugs or DWI, this can also give rise to a claim.

Other factors include:

  • Unsafe routing.
  • Lack of sufficient rest for drivers.
  • medical malpractice by doctors or EMTs treating accident victims
  • Faulty brakes or other safety equipment that can give rise to an accident claim and possibly a product liability claim.
Potential Truck Accident Defendants

Truck drivers and their employers are not the only parties that can be held responsible for an accident. Accident victims can also seek compensation from other parties if they can prove that those parties had some liability for the accident. For example, an accident victim may sue the insurer or sue the truck driver or even sue the trucking company if their policy provides coverage for accidents, a third party employer if that party's actions or inactions contributed to the accident, a lessor or lessee of the truck or the company that loaded the truck.

Ferreting out responsible parties, can be a tough call. That's why you need the Queens Truck Accident Lawyer with experience in litigating the tough issues that comprise big truck accidents.

Issues Specific to Truck Accident Litigation

There are a number of legal and technical issues that are specific to big truck accident cases. Federal regulations, contract and labor law and issues such as truck maintenance, weight limits and distribution and medical tests come into play in these cases. Other specific issues include truck’s driving characteristics:

  • A Jackknife occurs when a tractor-trailer’s wheels lock up and the truck skids and swings out to one side.
  • Rollovers are more common with vehicles that have a higher center of gravity such as a truck and sometimes speed plays into the increased likelihood of a rollover accident.
  • Turning into too many lanes is also a common reason for truck accidents. If an operator of the truck turns using more than one lane to make a turn, the driver has committed an act of negligence.

The big truck companies and their insurers have attorneys who spend their entire careers litigating these issues, so you need a firm who has the know how and experience to counter their arguments and get you the compensation you deserve.

Our Queens Truck Accident Lawyer has spent years learning all the arguments, counter arguments and other factors that come into play in a traffic lawsuit. With our firm's help, you can beat the insurance companies and get the compensation you are owed for your injury.

Do not go into court without good representation. Contact our firm today to get the support you need to get what you're entitled to. The Queens Truck Accident Lawyers with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC have great experience and knowledge in handling cases involving truck accident and other personal injury cases. We have several well-located offices throughout New York City including in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn and and we have offices located in Long Island including Nassau County and Suffolk County as well as Westchester county. Please call us for a free consultation at 800.696.9529.

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