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How Dangerous Are Truck Accidents?

Commercial vehicles, which include semis, busses and construction vehicles, are extremely dangerous things. They’re big, heavy machines that – if not appropriately operated – cause devastating injuries and often death in a truck accident.

If you’re suffering in the fallout of a commercial vehicle accident, you need a legal team who will fight for you.

The dedicated lawyers at Toresco & Simonelli Attorneys At Law fight for clients from West Islip and across Long Island. Our lawyers understand New York’s personal injury law and routinely fight for our clients for the compensation they deserve.

We’re a small boutique firm, so you get nothing less than our total attention when we take on your case.

A Commercial Truck Accident Is A Tough Case

While all motor vehicle accidents are difficult in their own way, truck crash cases are unique challenges. We can boil down the difficulty of truck cases to three factors:

  • Devastating injuries: Because of the size of the vehicles in relation to a car or a pedestrian, the possible injuries are immense. Expensive, life-altering damage is often the result of a truck crash, which means lifelong care and other needs.
  • Complicated fault arguments: Trucks are often owned by one party, operated by a subcontractor and packed by a third-party client. Depending on the nature of the crash, discovering who is really at fault can be maddening.
  • Aggressive legal teams: Commercial shipping is a big industry. These companies are well-funded and highly motivated to minimize every claim as much as possible. They fight you every step on every issue.

We have the experience and motivation to overcome these issues. We can take on these large trucking companies with skill and aggressiveness as a small firm. We do not let them off the hook. We fight for what you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents In New York

At Toresco & Simonelli we know that if you have been involved in a truck accident, there can be a lot of questions. Here, our car accident attorneys answer some of the most frequently asked questions. For answers to your specific questions, we offer a free consultation that will provide us with a chance to answer any other questions that might be specific to your circumstances.

How Is Responsibility Determined In A Trucking Accident?

In the state of New York, any motor vehicle accidents will be examined from a comparative fault analysis. If you contributed to the accident in any way by negligent actions of your own, your damages will be reduced based on the percentage you were at fault for the accident. In a trucking accident, there are multiple parties who could be at fault, including:

  • Any driver involved in the accident, including the truck’s driver, for inattentive driving, driving under the influence or distracted driving
  • The commercial trucking company, especially if the driver was not trained properly or if the commercial vehicle was not maintained properly
  • The truck manufacturer or equipment parts manufacturer, especially if there was an equipment malfunction or faulty part

At Toresco & Simonelli, we will thoroughly investigate every possible negligent party and pursue every avenue for recovering compensation for your damages.

What Are The Most Important Steps That I Should Take After A Truck Wreck?

After any sort of accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention for any serious injuries. It is also important to seek medical attention for any injury that might not show up right away. For example, soft-tissue injuries like neck or back pain can sometimes take a few days before you start feeling pain. It is also important to gather as much information as you can at the scene of the accident.

How Is Evidence Gathered After A Truck Accident? And What Evidence Is Important To Gather?

In the state of New York, any driver involved in an accident where someone was injured or killed is required to contact law enforcement and stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive. This will ensure that a police report will be filed regarding the incident. It is also helpful to collect additional information, like contact information for witnesses and insurance information from the parties involved. If possible, it can be valuable to take photos of the scene, the placement of the vehicles and license plates. Any information that you can gather could be important and helpful later on if issues arise with insurance companies.

How Long Do I Have To File A Lawsuit After A Trucking Accident In New York?

In the state of New York, there are strict filing deadlines or statutes of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek damages after a truck accident. Any personal injury case must be filed with the court within three years of the date of the accident.

Ready To Get Started? Call Toresco & Simonelli Attorneys At Law.

We want to hear about your truck accident as soon as possible. Call us at 631-830-6329 or text us at 631-518-6410.

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