Truck accidents can be devastating, both to the victim and his or her family. Since trucks are so much bigger than cars and motorcycles, a truck accident can have cataclysmic effects, even at a low impact, and can result in serious back injuries, spinal cord damage, brain injury or even death. James Newman, P.C. has been helping accident victims collect fair and just compensation for their injuries for more than 35 years. Our focus is singular–your recovery. Contact a truck accident lawyer from your seasoned firm today.
Trucking accidents often involve dangerous behavior behind the wheel such as unsafe backing up, drowsy driving or careless lane changing. However, mechanical issues, such as defective brakes and tire failure, also cause or contribute to a high number of New York truck collisions. In the Bronx, just like all of New York City, delivery trucks are involved in many accidents, which occur due to their shape, size and frequent double-parking and short-distance driving.
Regardless of the type of truck that caused your accident, a Bronx auto accident lawyer from James Newman, P.C. can assist you in pursuing damages from any person or entity liable. When appropriate, we seek compensation not only from the responsible driver and the insurance company, but also from the trucking company that employs or contracts the driver.
In our experience, the truck driver is not often solely responsible for the accident — however, some truckers are under significant pressure from their employers to meet deadlines. Truck drivers under this kind of pressure can develop stress, suffer from driver fatigue due to lack of sleep, use dangerous substances to stay awake, and cut corners when it comes to maintaining their trucks. For innocent drivers on the road, it’s a recipe for disaster.
In the cases we’ve handled, our attorneys have seen the following factors play a role in truck and car accidents:
As long as you and your truck accident lawyer can prove that you were hurt due to no fault of your own, you should qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury claim. This compensation can help you recuperate from the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. This can include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
At James Newman, P.C., our attorneys have been working for victims and their families for more than 35 years. If you or someone you love is injured in a truck accident that resulted from negligence, we can help you seek the coverage to which you are entitled.