Long Island Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

Put 100+ Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner

Truck accidents can be physically and emotionally traumatic events that cause lingering pain for all parties involved. If you have been injured in a truck collision, Gruenberg Kelly Della wants to provide you with the legal representation you need during this crucial time.

Our team of Long Island semi-truck accident attorneys is here to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions and the damages they have caused. Unfortunately, truck accidents are not a rare occasion and happen much more frequently than they should. If you are trying to figure out what to do following an accident, it is important that you reach out to a seasoned legal advocate.

Why Choose Gruenberg Kelly Della?

  • We provide firm and caring service
  • We offer free initial consultations
  • We have a proven track record of success
  • We bring decades of experience to the table

At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we have more than 100 years of combined experience to bring to the table. We firmly believe that you, as a victim, should not be held responsible to cover hospital bills and lost wages on your own accord. Should you hire our legal services, you can trust that we’ll work tirelessly to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Our firm has recovered more than $100 million for past clients – we prepare each case to win.

Fill out a free case evaluation today. Our Long Island truck accident attorneys are ready to help.

Call our office today at (888) 305-6372

Truck Accident Liability in New York

When pursuing legal action in the aftermath of a truck accident, one of the most crucial components of your case is proving liability. You, as the plaintiff, must show that the truck driver is solely responsible for the injuries you’ve sustained. When determining liability, the first step is identifying the responsible person or entity and name them as defendants in your claim. Identifying defendants should be done with the assistance of a lawyer – with these types of cases, you want to make sure you don’t mistakenly leave out a defendant.

Defendants in your injury claim can include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Mechanics and maintenance companies

What to Do After a Truck Accident

The moments immediately following a truck accident is where you will likely gather most of the important informant that pertains to your injury case. Above all else, your health and safety come first. You should always call for medical attention, even if you don’t see any apparent injuries – you could have sustained internal injuries that don’t become obvious until later.

After a truck accident, you should do the following:

1) Secure your immediate safety: if at all possible, move away from traffic or any immediate danger. Call 911 and request that medical professionals be sent to the site of your accident.

2) Talk to the police: Be sure to report the accident. If the police file a report, it’s important you obtain a copy of the report.

3) Put together a list of witnesses: Get the names, addresses, and contact information of bystanders who may have witnessed the accident.

4) Write down important information: Take note of the truck’s license plate, any responding officers, and road conditions. If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident including photos of the vehicles involved to document damage.

By taking these steps, you can help preserve the facts of the accident and help ensure that you recover full compensation. There may be more helpful information that should be gathered soon after your accident. By consulting an attorney, your team can advise you on what next steps should be taken.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

Any type of vehicle accident can result in detrimental consequences; however, truck accidents often involve the most devastating due to the sheer size and force of these vehicles.

Common types of semi-truck collisions include:

  • Jackknifing
  • Tire blowouts
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Rollovers
  • Lost loads
  • Rear-end crashes
  • Head-on collisions

Sadly, many of these incidents can be caused by negligent or reckless actions. When truck drivers fail to responsibly operate their vehicles, it can others on the road around them in serious danger. If you believe your accident was caused by the truck driver involved, make sure you get counsel right away.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

When you’re left to pick up the pieces after a serious accident, it’s easy to feel as though you have no control of your life. Medical expenses, on top of lost wages from work absences, can put a financial strain on your life. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for past clients and we are dedicated to standing by you every step of the way.

Some truck accident injuries include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Brain and spine injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations

Our Long Island truck accident attorneys understand that pursuing compensation isn’t just about money – it’s about seeking justice and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions. In a legal system that often feels rather unsympathetic, you can trust that our legal team will provide zealous representation in and out of the courtroom.

When to Call an Attorney After a Truck Accident

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you must seek legal representation as soon as possible.

Truck accidents are complex, and there are usually large damages on the line for injured parties. This means trucking companies and their insurance providers have a vested interest in suppressing, hiding, or destroying relevant evidence. As such, prompt investigation by your independent legal counsel is critical to the success of your claim, and doing so can help ensure you have all the necessary evidence to demonstrate liability for your injuries, losses, and related damages.

By calling an attorney after your truck accident, you increase your chances of being able to obtain compensation for damages, such as:

Given that many truck accidents result in devastating bodily injury, seeking medical attention almost always takes precedence over speaking to an attorney. However, as soon as you are stabilized or you are able to enlist the help of a loved one, it is imperative that you connect with an attorney who is able to personally investigate the scene of the accident, get to work sending letters regarding the preservation of evidence, and begin protecting your rights immediately.

Act Quickly to Obtain the Compensation You Deserve

Keep in mind, you have a limited time to bring forward a claim under the New York Statute of Limitations. Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214, you must commence a civil action for personal injury within three years of the date of your accident. If you don’t file a claim within that timeframe, you could be denied compensation and justice. Our truck accident lawyers believe that no one should suffer injuries due to the negligence of others. That is why we are here to fight for the fair outcome you deserve.

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With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have what it takes to handle your case efficiently and effectively. Our highly trained and experienced team of Long Island semi-truck accident lawyers can access a wide variety of resources to form a strong case on your behalf.

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