New York Truck Accident Attorneys
Legal Recourse for Victims of Truck Injuries
Every kind of motor vehicle accident is serious and has the potential to result in injury. Due to their size and weight, however, accidents involving 18-wheelers and semi trucks have the potential to cause much more severe injuries to drivers and passengers. For people in smaller vehicles, who have less protection, truck accidents can result in spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and possibly wrongful death.
At the law firm of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our experienced New York truck accident lawyers offer help and representation to people who have been injured in collisions with 18-wheel vehicles and other trucks, as well as to those who have had loved ones killed in these types of accidents. We can guide you through the aftermath of the accident and explain your rights to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (888) 260-0473 to speak with our experienced New York truck accident law firm.
Negligence From Truckers & Their Employers
While many truck drivers are safe, some drivers and trucking companies disregard the rules of the road and the safety of other drivers in the interests of profits. Common causes of semi truck accidents may include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving behavior
- Carelessness and negligence behind the wheel
- Inadequate training
- Unrealistic schedules
- Improper vehicle and equipment maintenance
- Improper loading
In New York, claims for medical injuries require meeting certain thresholds, as defined by New York State's No-Fault Law. Our firm has the experience in evaluating claims based on these thresholds and presenting your claim in the strongest light possible.