The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2020 data on large trucks shows that 4,965 people were killed nationwide in accidents involving large trucks. In New York, there were a total of 1,437 vehicles involved in fatal accidents. Of those, 116 (8.1%) were large trucks. A closer look at the national data shows that of the fatalities from accidents involving large trucks, 71% were occupants of other vehicles, 17% were occupants of large trucks, and 13% were nonoccupants of a vehicle (including pedestrians and bicyclists). Truck accidents can result in long-lasting catastrophic injuries or death. If you have been injured in a truck accident, a Brookhaven truck accident attorney can help you understand your rights and get justice for your injury. Gold & Gold has the experience and resources to help you.
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you may need extensive medical treatment, and specialized medical equipment for a chance to restore normalcy to your life. The truck accident team at Gold & Gold has the skill and resources to develop and implement strategies to obtain the best results in your case. Find out how we can help you. Call (516) 888-4653 today to speak with one of our attorneys. Your initial consultation is free.
Truck accident cases are often very complex. A truck accident can involve multiple parties across different states. Establishing which party is liable for your injuries requires a thorough investigation. An accident investigation may reveal several causes of your accident, and your lawyer must determine the legal cause of your injuries. The investigative process requires the kind of skill, resources, and experience that you will find at Gold & Gold.
A truck accident investigation will reveal what kind of case you have. For example, if the accident was caused by a defective part in the truck, you may have a valid claim against the manufacturers or sellers of the part.
Typically, just like any other automobile accident, victims can get compensation for their losses under either their insurance policy or the insurance policy of the party at fault. Often in a truck accident, the losses from the victim’s injury exceed the insurance coverage limits. It is therefore necessary to file a lawsuit to get full compensation for the victim’s losses. The insurance companies may offer you a settlement, but it is always advisable to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney before you accept any offers. An experienced trucking accident attorney has the necessary skill to determine and prove the value of your losses.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may have economic losses such as medical expenses and lost wages, as well as non-economic losses like pain and suffering. You have a right to seek compensation for all the losses that you suffer as a result of your truck accident injury. Let the experienced legal team at Gold & Gold help you navigate the legal process to get you compensation for your losses. Call us at (516) 888-4653 to schedule a free consultation and case review.