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Top-Rated Truck Accident Attorneys Fight for Injured Victims In Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Throughout Long Island

With their massive engines and heavy loads, commercial trucks can weigh up to 40 tons, which makes them a unique danger on the Long Island roadways. Litigating commercial truck accident cases is substantially different than car accident cases. If you’ve been injured by a truck in NY, you need an experienced New York truck accident lawyer who has experience negotiating with large trucking companies, big businesses, and corporate insurers. 

Truck accidents can result in severe injuries. Victims of these accidents face several challenges after the accident. These include accumulating medical bills, loss of income, a reduced capacity to work, or even the inability to return to work. These victims also have to deal with the pain and trauma that these accidents cause. Having an experienced New York truck accident lawyer guiding and supporting you can help to ease the burden and improve your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries. 

The attorneys at Harrison Law Group are experienced and skilled in dealing with truck accident cases. We will evaluate your case and identify all the opportunities to maximize your compensation. With our guidance, you can avoid many of the mistakes people make when filing a truck accident claim. 

Why Truck Accident Cases Can Be Complex and How a Long Island Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help 

Accidents involving trucks are different from those involving only two passenger cars. You are likely to run into many complexities when you file a claim to obtain compensation for a truck accident. There are various reasons that these complexities arise. 

  • The laws that govern trucks and truck drivers are different from those that govern passenger cars and passenger car drivers. There are specific laws that govern truck and truck drivers. These laws are generally more stringent than those that govern regular motorists. These laws can make a trucking claim more complex. A knowledgeable attorney will have a good understanding of these laws. They will provide you with guidance on the best way to approach your case. 
  • The injuries involved in truck accidents are often more severe than in accidents only involving two passenger vehicles. Severe injuries attract higher compensation than minor injuries. Trucks may also cause significant damage to property. There is therefore a lot of money involved in a trucking accident claim. Trucking companies and their insurance providers will work to minimize their losses. They will resort to all manner of tricks to get the amount owed to you reduced or to have your claim denied. Hiring an experienced attorney will help to improve your chances of recovering compensation. Your attorney will fight to recover reasonable compensation for your injuries. They won’t be intimidated or tricked by trucking companies or insurance providers. 
  • Trucking companies have their own systems in place to handle truck accidents; truck companies know their drivers are at high risk of being involved in an accident. They, therefore, have procedures in place to deal with these incidents. They may use these procedures to minimize their losses. An attorney will represent you when approaching the trucking company or insurance provider. They will ensure that your best interests are considered throughout the case. 
  • There may be multiple parties involved; truck accidents often involve more than one party. You may be able to hold multiple parties responsible for your accident. For example, if the accident was a result of poor maintenance, you may hold the trucking company responsible for the accident. You may also be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of a faulty part or the municipality of New York for not maintaining the roads in good condition. 

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Why Commercial Trucking Accidents are More Dangerous

The two biggest factors in the severity of an accident are mass and velocity. Most vehicles are capable of traveling at relatively high speeds, including commercial trucks. Velocity and mass affect the energy transferred. Energy is directly proportionate to mass, so if you double the mass of one of the vehicles, it imparts twice as much energy. With that in mind, it’s not unusual for a truck to have 10 – 20 times the mass of a car, which is why they’re so devastating.

Commercial Trucker Requirements

Because of the enhanced danger that both trucks and their operators bring to the roadways, there are strict state and federal dangers that apply to the vehicles and truck drivers.

New York Truck Driving Regulations

The state of New York requires drivers to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The classification dictates the size of the vehicle that the operator can driver:

  • Class A – Combination Vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,000 lbs or higher with a tow load greater than 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B – Combination or single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,000 and a maximum tow load of 10,000 lbs
  • Class C – All other single or combination vehicles

Drivers who transport cargo across state lines or transport hazardous material must have additional endorsements.

The New York Department of Transportation limits the hours of operation for truck drivers:

  • May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  • May not drive beyond the 14th hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  • May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. A driver may restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty.

Drivers must also keep a logbook documenting their trips and hours of operation.

Federal Trucking Requirements

The New York state hours of service regulations mirror the federal limits. The Federal Highway Administration sets the maximum weight at 80,000 lbs gross vehicle weight, 20,000 pounds on a single axle, and 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle.

Violations of these laws can have an impact on the severity of an accident. Overworked truck drivers, for instance, are a hazard to other workers on the roadways. If their logbook doesn’t reflect a truthful accounting of their trips, it could impact an accident case.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in New York 

Our attorneys have helped many truck accident victims recover compensation for their injuries and other damages. We have experience handling truck accident cases involving: 

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Improper training
  • Defective truck parts
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Overloading of cargo
  • Unbalanced cargo
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Dangerous road conditions

We represent victims of all types of truck accidents including: 

Our attorneys will assess the circumstances of your claim and provide you with guidance on what your options are. We offer a free consultation for victims of truck accidents in New York. An experienced New York truck accident lawyer from our firm will determine how best to go about recovering compensation. We will represent you in negotiations and ensure your best interests are considered and protected throughout the entire process. Our attorneys will represent you in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached during the negotiations. Contact us today and begin the journey to recovering compensation for your injuries and other damages. 

Damages Available in a Long Island & Suffolk County Truck Accident Lawsuit

Our experienced New York truck accident attorneys will work tirelessly to calculate all of your costs and losses related to the truck accident. Successful personal injury plaintiffs are entitled to economic and non-economic damages caused by their injuries. Economic damages are the quantifiable damages caused by accidents. Non-economic damages cover intangible harms caused by the victim’s injuries, such as pain and suffering. At Harrison Law Group, we can help you pursue compensation for all of the following:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity in cases of disfigurement or disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages when the defendant engaged in egregious behavior

Economic Damages

These are the damages for which we can readily assess a monetary cost. A doctor’s bill, for instance, has a specific dollar amount, Wages lost from missed work can be easily calculated. Economic damages include medical expenses, costs involved in rehabilitation, lost wages, and property damage.

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Non-economic Damages

No one wants to be in an accident and merely get reimbursed for their bills and lost wages. If you’ve been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may be experiencing physical pain, emotional trauma, and you may suffer from diminished capacities for the rest of your life. Of course, you want the bills paid for, but you’re also entitled to pain and suffering damages these intangible costs.

Proving Liability in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

We will carefully examine any negligence on the truck driver’s part, ranging from the records drivers must take to the reports trucks and motor carriers need to maintain. We will move quickly after the truck accident occurs to ensure evidence and records are preserved. When necessary, we will seek court orders to gain access to the wreckage and demand carriers turn over the “black box” record of the accident. 

One of our attorneys will gather any additional data you need, including in-cab video systems. Our law firm knows how to seek the assistance of crash reconstruction consultants. Forensic specialists will create detailed reports, allowing witnesses to provide expert testimony as to the cause of the truck accident. At Harrison Law Group, we will carefully investigate your claim to determine which party or parties are liable for your injuries. One or more of the following parties may be liable for your injuries:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The cargo loading company
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The mechanic
  • A third-party driver
  • The manufacturer or distributor of defective truck parts

Holding Trucking Companies Accountable

If you or your loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you can pursue compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. If the truck driver’s negligence caused the accident, the victim could seek compensation from the truck driver or truck driver’s employer’s commercial insurance policy. 

You will benefit from working with an experienced attorney who will negotiate aggressively with the insurance company to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve. You can also pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against the defendant or defendants. You will need to bring the lawsuit to civil court, and you will be able to seek economic and non-economic damages through your truck accident lawsuit. 

Contact Harrison Law Group P.C. for Free Consultation with a Top-Rated Long Island Truck Accident Lawyer 

For years, the Harrison Law Firm has pursued accident claims against truckers and their insurers. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you’re entitled to damages for your bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. The lawyers at Harrison Law Group P.C. have experience dealing with trucking companies and insurance companies. We will fight to protect your rights to compensation and hold those responsible for your accident to account. Contact us to book a free consultation with a top-rated New York truck accident lawyer from our firm.

Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accident Claims in New York

Why are accidents involving large trucks different from collisions involving only two passenger trucks?

An accident involving a truck and a passenger car will often involve a lot of damage and injuries resulting from these accidents are often severe. There is therefore a lot of money involved in these cases.  Trucks are also subject to different regulations. Trucking companies also have their own particular systems to handle accidents. This may further complicate your case. It is critical to have professional representation to navigate complexities you may come across in making your claim.

Should I speak to the trucking company representatives?

It is in your best interests not to speak to anyone about your accident and especially not representatives from the trucking company or their insurance firm. Trucking companies and their insurance providers will search for ways to minimize their losses. Anything you say to them can be used against you to reduce the amount to be paid out as compensation or to deny your claim completely. You should instead seek to speak to an experienced New York truck accident lawyer who will work to defend your rights. 

Does the state of New York limit damages for trucking accidents?

Unlike many other states, New York does not cap damages. As Long Island truck accident lawyers, this lack of limitations has allowed our firm to receive millions in settlements and awards on behalf of our clients.

Is there a statute of limitations for accident claims?

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York is three years. You should not, however, procrastinate. Evidence can be lost as time passes. Delays could weaken your claim.

How are New York truck accident lawyers paid?

With personal injury law, attorneys work on contingency fees. That means that they collect their fee once you’ve settled or won a jury award. The contingency fees are disclosed by the attorney up front. You should not have to pay out-of-pocket costs for excellent legal representation.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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