Special considerations of truck accidents
In 2013, New York roads saw about 5,194 non-fatal personal injuries and 105 fatalities caused by trucking accidents. In an effort to keep motorists safe when they share the roads with large commercial vehicles, state and federal governments impose special regulations that drivers and their companies must follow.
Even before a truck gets out on the road, trucking companies must follow regulations pertaining to safety inspections, the safe loading of cargo and even driver schedules. Once on the road, drivers must follow specific rest period requirements and other rules in addition to the rules of the road to ensure they remain focused as they make long runs.
The causes of trucking accidents can involve failure to follow regulations, resulting in claims significantly more complex to pursue than those for typical car accidents. Anyone who suffers injury in a truck accident in New York City needs the support of a local trucking accident law firm with experience in the complexities behind claims.
How our Brooklyn attorneys can help
Our attorneys work closely with clients to determine what happened during the collision and help them choose the best method for pursuing their claims. In addition to any evidence directly from the scene, we conduct thorough investigations of all issues connected with the accident. This can include obtaining records pertaining to the truck and preparing the truck for travel, and any guidelines the trucking company follows. We often engage the assistance of investigators who have specific experience in all types of trucking accidents and company operations to help ensure we develop an effective case.
We understand legal action adds stress to an already-difficult situation for injured truck accident victims. We work hard to reduce the anxiety from every claim by guiding clients and answering questions promptly throughout the legal process.
Contact our experienced truck accident attorneys today
With more than 30 years of experience with personal injury matters, Licatesi Law Group, LLP serves injured clients and their families in Brooklyn, Queens, and throughout New York City. Each trucking and car accident attorney at our firm has the knowledge and skills needed to help clients pursue justice. Contact us online or call 516-227-2662 to set up a free initial consultation in our offices or in your home. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fee unless we recover compensation for your case.