Long Island Trucking Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, you may be left with debilitating injuries. You may also have lost a loved one to a truck accident. If your truck accident injury was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Personal injury law provides the basis for making a financial claim for the damages you suffer as a result of your injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand the law and your right to recover compensation. Contact the experienced Long Island trucking accident attorneys at Gold & Gold for immediate legal assistance.

  • For more than 40 years, Gold & Gold’s team of attorneys has been fighting with integrity for the injured and those who have lost loved ones.
  • Over the years, our law firm has secured significant compensation for our clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in truck accidents.
  • Our reputation for integrity and hard work demands respect from opposing counsel, insurance companies, and other involved parties.

You may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will secure the best outcome possible for you and fight to get every dollar you deserve. We offer free case evaluations. Call us at (516) 888-4653 to schedule your free consultation.

Who is Responsible for Your Trucking Accident Injury?

Truck accident cases are complex by nature. They involve complex issues that require the expertise of an experienced truck accident attorney. It is sometimes the case that there are multiple parties legally responsible for truck accidents resulting in injury. Possible responsible parties in a truck accident include:

Truck owners: truck owners owe a duty to other road users to abide by safety regulations regarding the maintenance of their trucks, operations of their trucks, and supervision of truck drivers. When their failure to follow the regulations results in an accident that causes injury, they may be held financially responsible for the victim’s damages.

Truck drivers: truck drivers also owe a duty to other road users to safely operate their trucks. They can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by their actions. Actions like speeding, reckless driving, fatigued driving, tailgating, or driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol can give rise to legal liability.

Government agencies: if a truck accident is caused by poorly maintained roads, the government agency or municipality in charge of maintaining the roads may be held responsible for truck accident injuries resulting from their failure to maintain the roads.

Truck and truck parts manufacturers: truck and truck parts manufacturers may also be held financially responsible for truck accident injuries caused by defective trucks or truck parts.

What Types of Losses Can I Claim in a Truck Accident Case?

There are various losses that you can claim in a truck accident case. Your truck accident lawyer will likely suggest that you take the time to think about and write down each of the negative impacts you have experienced from your truck accident, which are considered losses. Some of the most common losses individuals typically claim include:

  • Medical bills (surgeries, prescriptions, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical devices)
  • Pain and suffer
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Counseling fees
  • Hired services costs (caregiving, occupational therapy, nursing aids, etc.)
  • Home modifications
  • Car mechanic expenses
  • Mental and emotional trauma/ distress
  • Loss of quality of life or enjoyment of activities
  • Loss of companionship

What Usually Causes Truck Accidents in Long Island, NY?

Unfortunately, truck accidents are prevalent throughout Long Island and the rest of New York. A few usual causes of these types of accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Improper lane changes
  • Driving while tired
  • Drunk or intoxicated driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Road defects
  • Faulty truck parts or equipment
  • Improper trailer loading
  • Lack of training or licenses

Injuries That Result From Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks are a lot larger and weigh a lot more than passenger vehicles. Therefore, if an individual is involved in a crash with a semi-truck, the results are almost always traumatic, devastating, and even deadly. It is very difficult for automobile drivers to survive the force and impact caused by a semi-truck. However, if they are miraculously able to survive, they will likely suffer severe and catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Head and skull injuries
  • Concussion, contusion, and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Cuts, punctures, and lacerations
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Burns
  • Amputations or loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord or back injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Facial, eye, or dental injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Neck injuries or whiplash
  • Chest injuries
  • Coma

What Type of Evidence Do I Need for My Truck Accident Case?

When speaking with a truck accident lawyer, gathering evidence is one of the first steps they will recommend to you concerning your case. This is because evidence is very valuable in proving your side of the story and supporting what you state happened. Therefore, you and your truck accident attorney will work together to collect convincing evidence pieces, including:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Expert witness statements
  • Documentation/ bills
  • Photographs
  • Video and surveillance footage
  • Employer and truck records

Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?

To get full compensation for your damages you must make a claim against all the parties responsible for your truck accident issue. Identifying these parties is not an ordinary task. It requires resources and the expertise of different professionals who can provide evidence to prove your claim. At Gold & Gold, we have a winning team of truck accident attorneys who can assist you in identifying the responsible parties and holding them responsible for your injury.

Time Limit to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit

We understand you are taking the time to heal and recover from your injuries. However, during your recovery process, it is crucial to remember that you have a deadline to file a truck accident lawsuit. According to the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a suit. While this may seem like a decent amount of time, many people become so focused on their tough recovery, forgetting that they only have three years to take legal action against the responsible parties. Unfortunately, when this happens, they can no longer seek compensation for their damages.

Contact the Long Island Trucking Accident Attorneys at Gold & Gold

If you have been injured in a truck accident, let the experienced trucking accident attorneys at Gold & Gold help you. Our skilled attorneys will be with you at every step of the legal process and fight passionately to get you full and fair compensation. We offer free case evaluations, so call us at (516) 888-4653 to schedule your appointment.