Put An Experienced Legal Professional On Your Side After A Truck Accident
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, and they are much larger. For this reason, truck accidents are very likely to result in catastrophic injury or death for occupants in the smaller vehicle.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident on Long Island, The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, is ready to help you seek accountability and compensation from the truck driver and trucking company. With over 27 years of experience – including experience representing insurance companies – I have the skills and knowledge you are looking for in an attorney.
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 if they suffered serious injuries. In most truck accident cases, this is an easy standard for victims to meet.
Who Is Liable After A Truck Crash?
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.
It Is Important To Seek Legal Help As Soon As Reasonably 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.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With A Lawyer Who Listens And Cares
With two convenient office locations, The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, serves clients across Long Island. To discuss your legal options with me in a free consultation, call 631-990-3235 or fill out an online contact form.