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Truck accidents are becoming more common in and around New York. Because commercial trucks are so large, a large majority of these accidents cause very serious injuries and even death. Below is an overview of personal injury law and how it pertains to commercial truck accidents. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney for help before the statute of limitations expires.

Vehicle Types

Statistics show that someone is hurt in an accident involving a commercial truck every two hours in the United States. The commercial vehicles most often involved in these accidents are:

  • Semi-Trucks
  • 18 Wheelers
  • Sea-Land Container Vehicles
  • Dump Trucks
  • Container Trucks
  • Fuel Tankers

Causes Of Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents are often caused by driver error, but there are many other factors that can come into play. Some of the most common causes of commercial vehicle crashes include:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs
  • Driving Over The Speed Limit
  • Failure To Yield The Right Of Way
  • Driving Over The Weight Limit

Many commercial truck drivers do not receive adequate training before taking to the road. These drivers are inexperienced in defensive driving and driving techniques for vehicles that are very large. In addition, many trucking companies push their drivers to complete runs on unrealistic schedules, which leads to accidents.

Types Of Injuries

Because commercial vehicles are so large, they often cause serious injuries to people riding in passenger cars. Some of the most often seen injuries in people involved in accidents with commercial trucks include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Facial Fractures
  • Lacerations Of The Face
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

Statute Of Limitations

Every state has a certain period of time that allows truck accident victims to file a lawsuit for damages. In New York, accident victims have 3 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in court. Failure to file the claim within the statute of limitations may result in the inability to have the case heard in court. Because this area of the law can be confusing, it is best to consult a personal injury lawyer for advice to avoid losing the right to file your lawsuit in a court of law.


If your lawsuit is successful, you may be able to obtain a settlement for certain damages after your truck accident. Some damages the court may award you are:

  • Cost Of Ambulance Transportation
  • Emergency Room Fees
  • Hospital Bills
  • Doctor Fees
  • Cost Of Medical Devices
  • Price Of Prescription Medications
  • Transportation Costs
  • Income Lost
  • Future Lost Income

If your injuries were so severe they caused you to be disabled, your lawyer may be able to obtain a settlement for income you would have earned if you had been able to stay in the same line of work. This may also apply if you can work, but cannot perform the duties required in your previous job due to your injuries. If this is the case, you may receive lost wages you would have earned if you had been able to stay in your higher paying job.

Who Pays For My Injuries?

If you were injured in an accident with a commercial truck, the owner of the trucking company will most likely to liable for your damages. Depending on the circumstances, the driver may also be held liable for your injuries. In most cases, the commercial vehicle trucking company’s insurance company is responsible for paying your damages. Large commercial vehicle company’s will have top notch attorneys to represent them in these proceedings. For this reason, it is important to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer for advice before moving forward with your claim.

What A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Do For You

Immediately after an accident, the insurance company for the commercial trucking company will begin an investigation to discover the cause of the crash. The primary goal of the insurance company is to reduce the amount of money paid to you for your injuries. To obtain a fair amount for your injuries sustained in the crash, you need a lawyer to fight for your rights. Some ways a truck accident lawyer can help you are:

  • Obtain All Accident Reports
  • Speak With Witnesses
  • Compile Evidence As To The Cause Of The Crash
  • Seek Help From Medical Experts
  • Negotiate With The Insurance Company For A Fair Settlement
  • File Important Claim Documents In Court
  • Represent You In Court Proceedings

Personal injury laws in New York are difficult to understand and the legal system surrounding these cases are complex. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to help guide you through the legal process is key to receiving everything you are entitled to under the law. Your attorney will work hard to hold the commercial trucking company and their driver responsible for the accident that changed your life in a negative way. This is often the only way to be sure the trucking company implements new safety procedures, so no one else is injured due to their negligence.

If you or someone in your family has been hurt in a commercial truck accident, contact a personal injury lawyer for advice before it is too late. A lawyer will meet with you to determine if you have a strong case and how you should proceed filing a lawsuit. Your lawyer may be able to secure a settlement for you by negotiating with the insurance company, without ever going to court. Having an experienced lawyer to help you will also reduce the anxiety and confusion often associated with personal injury cases.

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