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Our Long Island Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident on Long Island or in Queens, The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, is here to help you get the full financial compensation you deserve. With over 50 combined years of experience — including experience representing insurance companies — our Long Island truck accident lawyers have the skills and knowledge you are looking for in an attorney.

We have all had to share the road with a semi truck, a garbage truck, a delivery truck or another large commercial vehicle. You were likely nervous driving near these trucks, and that is with good reason. Semis and other large commercial vehicles can weigh 20-30 times more than a standard car. For this reason, truck accidents often result in catastrophic injury or death for occupants in the smaller vehicle.

For a free consultation, please call our Long Island personal injury law firm at 631-990-3235 or send us an email. The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, serves clients throughout Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens.

Truck Accident Injuries And New York’s No-Fault Insurance Laws

Victims of truck accidents are likely to face serious and permanent injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia)
  • Crushed limbs
  • Multiple broken bones and fractures
  • Cuts, bruises and skin abrasions
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Fatal injuries

Because of New York’s no-fault insurance laws, victims must file a claim with their own insurance provider first. If costs exceed coverage limits, victims can sue the at-fault party for injuries. In most truck accident cases, this is an easy standard for victims to meet.

Who Is Liable After A Long Island Truck Accident?

In many cases, truck accidents are the result of:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Speeding, distracted driving or other poor choices behind the wheel
  • Trucks that are poorly maintained or in disrepair (worn-out brakes, bald tires, etc.)
  • Cargo loads that are too heavy, imbalanced or improperly secured
  • Failure to make regular safety inspections as required by federal regulations

When the truck driver is at fault, the trucking company shares fault by extension and will be named as a defendant. The insurance company that provided the commercial policy will also be a party to the litigation.

Our car accident lawyers have decades of experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have questions about truck accidents and the personal injury process.

It Is Important To Seek Legal Help As Soon As Possible

Commercial insurers risk losing a lot of money whenever one of their policyholders is involved in a truck accident. To protect their bottom line, insurance companies respond both quickly and aggressively to crash sites in an attempt to secure evidence and control the narrative.

You won’t be able to respond nearly as quickly, but you should seek legal help as soon as you can after the crash. When you hire my firm, I set to work immediately, investigating the crash and building a case against the at-fault driver and trucking company.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation

With two convenient office locations in Riverhead and Hauppauge, The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, serves clients across Long Island. To discuss your legal options with us in a free consultation, please call 631-990-3235 or send us an email.