Truck Collision Attorney For Severe Injuries

Truck Collision Attorney For Severe Injuries

Accident victims often find themselves battling trucking companies and manufacturers for fair compensation. Since a truck driver may work as an independent contractor for a company or the cargo they are carrying might belong to the owner of the truck, several parties may be liable in a truck accident case.

Expertise in Truck Accident Cases

Due to their massive size, trucks often inflict catastrophic injuries when they collide with passenger vehicles. Injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or spinal cord injuries are common, and can permanently alter victims’ lives. These victims are often left with expensive medical bills and lost wages, making it vital to secure substantial compensation.

A Manhattan truck accident lawyer from Cellino Law can help victims obtain fair compensation for their losses. These high stakes cases require meticulous attention to detail, including examining medical records and accident reports, reviewing insurance policies and contracts, and searching for inconsistencies.

A thorough investigation also allows attorneys to determine which parties are liable for the crash. This may not only include the truck driver, but also the trucking company and other entities involved in the chain of operations, such as maintenance facilities or truck manufacturers. Depending on the circumstances of the case, punitive damages may be available in addition to compensatory damages.

Focus on Severe Injuries

Truck accidents can be devastating, leaving victims with life-altering injuries and large hospital bills. If a truck driver or trucking company was negligent in causing the accident, victims may have the right to recover compensatory damages.

A severe injury can include significant scarring, disfigurement or loss of a body part; permanent consequential limitation on the use of a body organ or member, including a spinal cord injury; paraplegia, quadriplegia or amputation of a limb; or any other injury specified by law. An attorney can help determine the full range of your injuries and how they will impact your life in the future.

When negotiating with insurance companies and the at-fault party, our lawyers will make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for both economic and non-economic damages. Victims must act within three years to file a claim or risk missing the deadline.

Proven Success in High-Stakes Cases

Catastrophic injuries inflicted by collisions with trucks can leave victims and their families financially straining from lost income and expensive medical bills. Our attorneys help them seek compensation for their current and future losses.

We know how to effectively prove negligence to increase your chances of receiving full and fair damages. This involves demonstrating the driver’s duty of care, their breach of this duty, causation, and damages. Our legal team also focuses on identifying and pursuing any additional responsible parties in the case.

In-Depth Knowledge of Trucking Regulations

As trucks are more powerful than passenger vehicles, they pose a higher risk to people on the road. Therefore, the government has enacted strict rules and regulations that truck drivers are expected to follow in order to keep everyone safe. These rules include limits on the weight of a load and how long truckers can be on the road each day and week. Truckers are also required to conduct regular maintenance inspections. When a trucking company fails to perform these tasks, they can be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result.

Your NYC truck accident lawyer can use their in-depth knowledge of these laws to help you file a lawsuit against the liable party or parties. This may include the trucking company if the truck driver was negligent in the operation of their vehicle. Other liable parties may be the shipper that selected the trucking company to transport their cargo, the truck maintenance company, or even the manufacturer of a defective truck part.

Access to Expert Witnesses

Collisions between trucks and passenger vehicles can cause devastating injuries. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, and can result in financial losses such as lost wages. Injured victims can recover compensation to pay for these costs, and to cover their emotional distress.

An experienced truck collision lawyer will have access to an extensive network of expert witnesses who can evaluate the evidence and provide unbiased opinions on complex technical or mechanical issues. This may involve conducting independent examinations, site visits and reviewing documentation.

Expert witnesses must be able to understand the nature of the case, and must clearly state what their role is and how they reach their conclusions. They must also comply with the Court’s rules and any relevant tribunal orders. Experts must not accept appointments on conditional terms or on fees linked to the outcome of the case, which can be viewed as an attempt to influence the expert’s opinion.

Negotiation and Litigation Skills

Whether your case goes to trial or you settle with the at-fault party, your lawyer has experience working with insurance companies to negotiate and document your damages. This includes analyzing your medical bills, pay stubs, repair estimates, and photos or video footage of the accident. They also consult with medical experts to understand your injuries and calculate future care costs. They can also work with economists or vocational experts to assess your loss of earning potential and quality of life.

In truck accidents, there are often multiple parties that may be liable for your crash, including the driver, the trucking company, and the manufacturer of the vehicle or its components. Your attorney can determine which parties are responsible and file claims against them to recover maximum compensation. They can also use their deep knowledge of trucking regulations to challenge any obstacles that may arise.

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