Because of their size, driving a truck requires more skill and experience to operate than a standard passenger vehicle. Trucks must be operated with due care because of the grave harm that a truck accident can cause to others. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 415,000 crashes involving large trucks in 2020. Of those crashes, 4,444 (1 percent) resulted in fatalities, and 101,000 (21 percent) resulted in injuries. If you have been injured or lost a family member in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss. The Oyster Bay truck accident attorneys at Gold & Gold can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Truck accidents often leave their victims with severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and a long recovery period. You should not have to bear the financial cost of your damages if your injury was the result of another party’s negligence. 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.
As with any other automobile accident, truck accident victims can get compensation for their losses under either their insurance policy or the at-fault party’s insurance. In New York, no-fault insurance rules mean that each party’s insurance coverage takes care of their damages. However, truck accident injuries are often so severe that the victim’s damages exceed the limit of their insurance coverage. In such cases, it is necessary to file a claim against the at-fault party to cover the full extent of your damages. The insurance companies may offer you a settlement, but you should never accept such offers before speaking with an attorney. An experienced trucking accident attorney has the necessary skill to determine and prove the value of your losses, identify all parties legally responsible for your injury, and take the necessary legal steps to protect your interests.
The trucking company will often look for ways to reduce its liability by denying fault altogether or blaming you for the accident. There may also be multiple parties involved in a truck accident with varying levels of involvement and liability, and identifying them all will require an in-depth investigation and legal skill. You should contact a truck accident attorney as soon as you can after your accident. Your lawyer will work quickly to gather relevant information and ensure that crucial evidence is preserved for your case. In addition, your attorney will ensure that your damages are properly valued and all responsible parties are identified and held liable for your loss. With Gold & Gold, your case will be handled with the skill and attention it deserves. We will handle negotiations with the insurance companies and other parties, and are always trial-ready to make sure that your claim is not undervalued.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, don’t let time run out in your case. You have a right to seek compensation for all the losses that you suffer as a result of your truck accident injury. Let Gold & Gold help you navigate the legal process and help you get compensation for your damages. Call us at (516) 888-4653 to schedule a free consultation and case review.