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
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
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.
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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
- 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:
- Tire blowouts
- Side-impact collisions
- 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
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.
Call our office today at (888) 305-6372 if you
are ready to schedule a free consultation.