Truck Accident Lawyer for Nassau County & New York City Metro Area
Look no further than Aronova & Associates for an experienced truck accident lawyer serving Nassau County, Long Island and New York City. Our group of talented attorneys has extensive backgrounds in personal injury claims involving commercial truck accidents.
Many of our clients suffer serious, debilitating injuries to the brain, spine, limbs, and organs as a result of another party’s negligence. Finding the right representation after an 18 wheeler truck accident cannot undo the damage that has been done, but it can secure you the maximum compensation to get past the mountain of medical bills while providing a sense of closure.
Causes of commercial truck accidents
The “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that nearly a third of all commercial truck accidents were attributed to driver-related factors, such as:
- A medical issue or drowsiness
- Distraction or poor perception of road conditions
- Speed, short following distance, or failure to yield
- Performance issues like panic, overcompensation, or poor direction control
- Driving while impaired or intoxicated
In other instances, the vehicle itself may have a mechanical problem like air brake failure or the cargo may have been improperly loaded, causing the vehicle to jack-knife around a turn. Professional commercial truck drivers are held to a higher standard on the road with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and mandatory safety training.
Unfortunately, hours of service violations are all too common, leading to driver fatigue and poor decision making. With the shortage of talent, many companies are hiring drivers without proper background checks and training to safely operate 80,000-pound vehicles.
No matter the cause, Aronova & Associates will get to the bottom of what happened on the road that day – which, many clients say, is one of the most rewarding parts of working with an attorney. We grapple with so many questions in the aftermath of a serious truck accident, and it can be extremely helpful to feel like someone understands, cares, and is able to extract the truth when no one wants to come forth with incriminating evidence.
Liability in an 18 wheeler truck accident
As the study suggest, commercial truck drivers may be implicated in roughly a third of all accidents. When possible, we can go after multiple parties for the roles they may have played in causing your injuries, pain and suffering.
Liability in a commercial vehicle accident may extend to:
- The trucking company the driver works for
- Equipment manufacturers, vehicle parts suppliers, mechanics, or truck inspectors
- Government entities tasked with maintaining safe roadways
- Other negligent drivers whose erratic driving put the truck driver in a compromised position
Rest assured, yours isn’t the first Mack truck accident case we’ve handled. We have extensive knowledge of New York State and federal trucking regulations. We know where to look to find driving logs, black box recording data, truck maintenance and inspection records, internal safety memos, or other pieces of crucial evidence. Only an experienced expert has the ability to find, collect, and interpret what is necessary to prove liability beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Why you need a truck accident lawyer
Sometimes the victims in a truck accident case don’t walk away from the wreckage. During this catastrophic time, the value of a sympathetic, insightful truck accident lawyer cannot be overstated. Insurance companies and big trucking firms are ready to wage war against you to protect their assets and good reputation. It can seem like an uphill battle to get the slightest amount of compensation, let alone the just and fair settlement you deserve. We are an established firm with significant resources at our disposal to help you fight and win your claim.
Pursuing compensation in a semi truck lawsuit
The first step after an accident is meeting with a qualified attorney for a free legal consultation. Some people choose to meet with a few firms to get a feel for the level of service that exists, and that’s well understood! If we agree to take on your case and you mutually feel comfortable with our representation, we’ll explain the legal fees to be collected only upon a successful verdict or settlement award.
We’ll keep you abreast of happenings each step of the way. Though there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York State, we recommend that prospective plaintiffs contact us as soon as possible after the accident. We can provide referrals to respectable medical care providers and help you through the aftermath of the accident, as well as collect firsthand evidence straight from the local police department and crash scene.
Fighting for your rights in New York
After the initial investigation, we’ll go into negotiations to save you from the hassle of waiting on a court hearing. If there is a dispute or the compensation offered is insufficient, we’re prepared to go all the way to trial. Contact a truck accident lawyer at Aronova & Associates to explore your options for legal recourse. We’ll make sure you get on the road to recovery, while holding accountable parties responsible for their negligence.
Additional Truck Accident Resources:
- FMCSA – The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/research-technology/analysis/fmcsa-rra-07-017.htm