In the aftermath of a truck accident, our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. wants to be there for you and your family. If there is evidence that negligence led to your or your loved one’s collision, we will use it to support a claim or lawsuit for damages. Our firm will assign a lawyer to guide your Brookhaven truck accident case through the legal process, so you won’t have to.
The first consultation is always complimentary, and we are ready to discuss your potential financial recovery today.
In This Article
- Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries
- The Cost of Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney in Brookhaven
- How Our Law Firm Sets Itself Aapart
- What to Know About Pursuing a Truck Accident Case
- Get Legal Help for Your Case with Just One Phone Call
Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries
If you are facing a long recovery, loss of income, disability, or the loss of a family member, you have our condolences. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we have successfully guided personal injury and wrongful death cases, both as insurance claims and civil lawsuits.
We will construct a case that appropriately values the damages you and your family are experiencing. Truck accidents tend to result in the following types of damages:
- The cost of current and future medical care
- Disability, disfigurement, or loss of limb or bodily function
- Vehicle damage
- Loss of wages, benefits, and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
The compensation you qualify for will also vary depending on the details of your case. Other damages may be available in wrongful death cases.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Brookhaven, call 516-932-0400
The Cost of Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney in Brookhaven
We never want fees to keep you from seeking compensation from someone who harmed you. That’s why we offer initial consultations for free, and our services are based on contingency fees. This means that when you hire a lawyer from our firm after a truck accident, we will:
- Cover all of the costs to build and handle your case
- Charge no up-front or hourly fees
- Only request payment if we win your case and deliver a settlement or court award to you.
After a successful claim or lawsuit, our attorney’s fees come from a percentage of the awarded compensation. We will gladly discuss the specifics of this fee structure and patiently make sure you understand how it works before we begin representing you.
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How Our Law Firm Sets Itself Aapart
Our team has been praised for treating our clients like family or friends, and it’s because we care. We make sure obtaining legal representation from us is as simple as possible.
As soon as you choose to have us handle your truck accident case, we make it easy for you to meet with us. Our goal is to work with you in a way that does not cause you any additional stress or interfere with your recovery.
We want to support everything that enhances your physical and emotional healing after the trauma of your accident. One of our goals is to help you build a better life. From your first phone call to our firm until your case is completed, we are with you every step of the way.
What to Know About Pursuing a Truck Accident Case
When you go after a negligent truck driver for your injuries or the death of a loved one, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. While our firm will handle all of the details for you, we want to help you understand the process so you can make informed decisions as your case progresses.
As such, we’ve outlined two of the biggest factors that could affect your claim or lawsuit below.
There May be More Than One Liable Party
After many accidents, drivers who qualify to step outside of New York’s no-fault insurance system generally seek compensation from an at-fault driver. However, commercial truck accidents tend to involve at least one additional party: the driver’s employer.
For example, while a truck driver may be responsible for drowsy driving, their employer may be liable for failing to enforce or encouraging violation of hours-of-service regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) outlines limits for consecutive driving hours and minimum consecutive off-duty hours to prevent fatigued driving because it often leads to accidents.
In some cases, we argue that an employer is liable through a legal doctrine known as vicarious liability (Historically known as “respondeat superior”). It directs that employers are responsible for an employee’s actions while they are performing their job duties. Whoever is liable for your damages, our team will get to the bottom of it. Some other potentially liable parties in a truck accident case include:
- The party responsible for loading and securing cargo
- The maintenance team
- The vehicle or parts manufacturer
You Have a Deadline to File a Lawsuit
Every type of personal injury case in New York has an associated filing deadline. If you need to sue the liable party or parties, you must begin the process by this date or the court will dismiss your lawsuit. Which statute of limitations applies in your case will depend on factors like whether or not a death occurred and the date of the injuries or death.
For example, New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 sets the deadline for cases involving injury when the at-fault party is a private individual or business entity. A separate deadline applies when you are suing for the death of a loved one. A different deadline will apply if the at-fault party was a government agency.
Some exceptions may also shorten or extend this timeline, which is why one of our first steps will be to determine how long you have left to file. This will affect how we approach your case, so the sooner you reach out, the more time we will have to explore your options.
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Get Legal Help for Your Case with Just One Phone Call
You have nothing to lose by reaching out to our firm for assistance after a truck accident in Brookhaven. You’ll pay nothing in advance or out of pocket, and we will handle everything for you. Find out how a lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will serve you by calling (516) 932-0400 now.