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New York Truck Accident Attorneys - Call Us and Level the Playing Field

With more than half a dozen Interstates connecting Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens County and Staten Island, commercial semi-trucks barrel through every part of the region every day. When a 50-foot long tractor-trailer has a full load of cargo, it can weigh over 80,000 pounds, so when big rigs are involved in car accidents or motorcycle accidents, occupants of the smaller vehicle are always at more risk for catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.

After a serious accident, it's crucial to discuss your rights with an experienced New York truck accident lawyer. Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 today.

A New York Big Rig Wreck Can Cause Highway Deaths and Catastrophic Injuries

Because overworked, fatigued truckers fall asleep at the wheel of their 18-wheelers, they can lose control of their rig and jackknife, swerve or roll over on NY highways. Rear-end crashes, head-ons and pile-ups can result, with severe crash injuries and sometimes truck accident fatalities as well.

If you were hit by a sleepy trucker on any of the region's Interstates-I-495, 295, 895, 695, 87, 78 or 95-discuss your legal options with a tough-minded trucking accident attorney in New York. Your accident case is complicated from the outset. It will be your word against not only the trucker, but the trucking company, its liability insurance adjusters and the truck company lawyers.

When dealing with insurance companies, they will pressure you to agree to a "low-ball" settlement, even if it is obvious that the accident was the trucker's fault. We're not intimidated by truck company representatives and have 90 years of aggressive personal injury lawsuit successes behind us. Commercial truck companies know that we prepare every case meticulously and that we'll go to court if that's what it takes to get the settlement our clients deserve.

Truck accidents can result in severe and life-altering injuries due to the size and weight disparity between commercial trucks and smaller vehicles. Common injuries seen in truck accidents include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, back and neck injuries, burns, and damage to internal organs. Medical expenses can quickly become overwhelming. We fight for maximum compensation.

How can an experienced truck accident lawyer help my case?

Trucking companies and their insurance carriers will aggressively fight against your claim for compensation because they know there’s a lot of money at stake. Our truck accident attorneys can help you fight back. We can:

  • conduct a thorough investigation into the truck accident, gathering evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, photographs, and any available surveillance footage
  • seek access to driver logs, maintenance records, employment records, and data from the truck’s electronic control module
  • identify and interview witnesses
  • consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists as needed
  • calculate the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and future medical needs
  • identify all negligent parties, which could include the truck driver, trucking company, maintenance provider, or other parties
  • negotiate a settlement that meets your needs with the insurance company
  • present your case in front of a judge and jury if your case goes to court.

Truck accident cases have specific deadlines to file claims and comply with legal requirements. A lawyer will ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and submitted within the required timeframes, protecting your rights and preventing potential problems.

Learn more about how we can help – contact us today

If you were hit by a negligent truck driver, we're the tough, seasoned New York personal injury legal team you want on your side. In fighting for a client's rights, we take care of everything, from legal paperwork, witness interviews, photographing the truck crash site and preserving accident evidence to arranging medical treatment, car repair or replacement, and finding the client a loaner if needed.

Call the trusted attorneys at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We serve Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester and Rockland counties, the Bronx, Long Island, and communities throughout New York.