Westchester County Truck Accident Lawyer
Our Westchester County Truck Accident Lawyer Team says that big truck wrecks have the potential to cause tens of thousands of injuries and thousands of wrongful deaths each year. Statistically, big truck wrecks have an elevated chance of causing a wrongful death, as one in eight of these wrecks result in a fatality. Examples of these types of big trucks are commercial trucks such as an 18 wheeler, Big Rig, tractor trailer or semi truck.
What makes truck wrecks so potentially deadly is the massive size and weight of the trucks involved, along with the high rate of speed at which they are driven down the road. Even at reduced speeds, these trucks can cause massive damage in a car wreck because of the sheer mass of the vehicles. Accidents that would have been just small fender benders if two cars were involved become major wrecks if a big truck is involved.
Each Westchester County Injury Lawyer working at our firm has spent years dealing with personal injury cases that arise from traffic accidents. Whether it's motorcycle accident cases, cases resulting from a bicycle accident, SUV and car accident cases, our Personal Injury Attorneys are veterans of litigating the issues involved in a court of law. Also, we're well-versed in the various injuries that can accompany these wrecks, including a disfiguring spinal injury or a permanent brain injury.
When you get in a wreck with a big truck, chances are that you'll soon get a call from a big insurance company offering you a settlement. Beware insurers bearing gifts. The settlement they may offer you may not be as much as you can get from a court action, and may not reimburse all the medical and loss of income costs you may suffer as a result of accident, not to mention the pain and suffering you have endured.
Our Westchester County Truck Accident Lawyer Group can help New York area accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Our attorneys have a long track record of helping everyday people stand up for their rights and the rights of their loved ones in court against the big corporations. If you've been in an accident and need legal help, get a free consultation by contacting Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC.Common Causes of Big Truck Wrecks
In addition to the size and weight of big trucks, how they are handled and driven may also contribute to accidents. Many of these circumstances are legally actionable, and our firm is experienced in finding out how accidents are caused and who's accountable.
For example the truck company can be held liable if it failed to properly train and supervise its workers or failed to properly screen them before hiring. You may also have grounds for a suit if a driver was DWI or was forced to drive unsafe routes or drive while fatigued.
Other parties may be also be partially responsible for the accident and for other claims which may follow. First responders or attending physicians may be liable for medical malpractice with regard to some big truck wrecks and loading companies may be liable if the way they loaded the truck contributed to the accident
Our Truck accident attorneys are skilled in finding the cause of an accident and holding the responsible parties accountable.Possible Truck Accident Defendants
While the truck driver, his company and their insurer are the logical defendants in a personal injury suit regarding an accident, there's a number of other parties who may also have liability for your injury. For example the owner or lessor of the truck involved in the wreck may have liability, the company hired to perform maintenance may have liability or if a defective truck part causes the accident, the manufacturer of the truck may be vulnerable to a product liability claim.
Other third parties like the company that loaded the truck, the company that hired the truck and scheduled its route and various third party employees may also be responsible for the accident. If you were working at the time of the accident, the Westchester County Attorney may need to also file a workers compensation claim on your behalf.
Finding and identifying these parties can be tough, as it may involve hours of pouring over contracts and agreements. Our attorneys at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC are veterans of this work and can find the parties responsible for your injury and hold them accountable before the law.Other Issues
The various legal issues that can arise from a personal injury lawsuit are complex. The other party may have attorneys who are experts in litigating these cases. If you want a fair shot at getting the compensation you deserve, you have to have an attorney with the skills to beat back the other side.
Your Truck accident attorney needs to understand the physics of a big truck accident, how improperly loaded items can contribute to a wreck or how a faulty braking system can cause an accident. They need to understand the trucking business and how tight schedules and not enough rest for drivers can cause an accident. They also need to understand how big truck accidents can impact victims' physical and emotional health.
Our Westchester County Truck Accident Lawyer Team understands these issues and is prepared to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury because of a truck accident, please contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW immediately for a free consultation. We have several offices for your convenience, including locations in Westchester County, New York City and Long Island.