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Truck Accidents Have Many Causes, and We Have Seen Them All
There are countless trucks driving the streets of New York. With so many of these vehicles sharing the road with automobiles, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, accidents are bound to happen. Numerous potential factors typically cause or contribute to these accidents:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver impairment
- Violation of transportation laws
- Improper equipment repairs
- Excessive speed
- Overloaded trailer
- Driver distraction
- Insufficient driver training
- Improperly loaded trailer
- Driver fatigue
The Hempstead truck accident lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. accept all types of truck accident cases. We handle truck accident cases involving cars, bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and more. Call us today to learn how our team will fight for you: 516-932-0400.
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We Investigate to Determine Fault and Liability for Your Truck Accident Case
Some of the above incidents indicate that a truck driver (or the company that employs the driver) was not obeying transportation laws or following safety standards.
The duty of servicing and maintaining equipment, driving safely, and training truck drivers falls on the drivers and the enterprises that employ them. If either party fails in this duty, and you are injured as a result, that party is legally at fault and liable for any damages that stem from your injury.
The Hempstead truck accident lawyers at Friedman & Simon L.L.P. know where to look for signs of fault and liability. We will search and find whoever caused your truck accident, then we will fight to have that person or entity compensate you for your injuries.
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Proving Fault for Your Hempstead Truck Accident
To prove fault and liability, we must establish the following:
- Someone had a “duty of care” to protect you from injury.
- That person neglected this duty of care.
- This person’s negligence caused your accident and injuries.
- You suffered damages because of your injuries.
Your case is complete only when we have validated all of the above facts with evidence.
We Find the Evidence to Support Each Fact in the “Duty of Care” Test
Your case rests squarely on evidence; finding that evidence can present a challenge. The legal team at Friedman & Simon L.L.P. knows where to dig to uncover the facts you need for a winning case, and we have the tools we need to dig deep.
Some of the evidence we might put forth includes:
- Onboard vehicle data
- Witness statements
- Driver logs
- Police accident reports
- Inspection reports
- Photographic and video evidence
- Maintenance records
- Testimony from medical and vocational experts
- Accident reconstruction specialists
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Several Parties Might Prove to Be the Cause of Your Hempstead Truck Accident
In our experience, any of the following parties might be at fault for your accident:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturer
- Tractor owner
- Service/maintenance provider
- Freight shipper or broker
We Will Identify Recoverable Damages in Your Truck Accident
Given the size difference between an average car and even a mid-sized truck, it is not surprising that truck accidents frequently result in a wide range of injuries, from mild to severe to catastrophic.
Your injuries may qualify you to recover compensation for any of the following types of damages:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Property damage
- Medical treatment and care
- Future medical costs
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished life enjoyment
We Will Substantiate Your Damages Claim with Hard Evidence
Our Hempstead truck accident lawyers will find the evidence to support our valuation of your damages. We will track down medical bills, receipts, and wage statements along with anything else that helps the court attach a dollar figure to your injuries.
If the circumstances support it, we will consult with a variety of experts—medical, vocational, economic, and life care planners—to underscore our valuation.
Finally, if your loved one died from injuries sustained in a truck accident, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. stands ready to file a wrongful death action on your behalf: 516-932-0400.
Compassionate, Complete Legal Services for Your Hempstead Truck Accident
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has served as a champion for the injured since 1991. We are honored to fulfill that duty for you too.
Here is what you can expect when you hire us to represent you in your Hempstead truck accident case.
- Provide case updates
- Establish fault and liability
- Manage all aspects of your case
- Investigate and document your case
- Calculate your damages
- Fight for your rights against the opposing parties and their insurers
Remember, we do not collect a fee from you unless and until we recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.
New York’s Statute of Limitations
New York imposes a statute of limitations for filing a legal action after a Hempstead truck accident. There are also other time deadlines that apply to truck accident cases. If you do not act within these limited amounts of time, you jeopardize your case and may not be able to recover the compensation you seek. The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.’s Hempstead Truck Accident Lawyers Today
Our legal team is eager to talk to you.
We are happy to offer you a free, no-obligation legal consultation. We will assist you in several languages, including English, Greek, Spanish, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
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Hempstead Truck Accidents News
Stolen Truck Leads To Police Chase, Crash In Hempstead
It wasn’t until 2006 that New York had specific statutes governing people who flee from police officers in their motor vehicles. Before that, trying to elude a police officer was just a traffic infraction, “failure to obey a police officer.” Now, there are three separate statutes governing fleeing from a police officer. The first is a Class A misdemeanor. It happens when a person tries to flee an officer and drives recklessly or speeds. The charge can be upgraded to a Class E felony if anyone suffers from serious injury while the person is trying to flee. Finally, it can be upgraded to a Class D felony if someone is killed. Each of them carries very serious penalties.
The Merrick New York Patch reports that a man involved in a police chase that ended in a crash that injured another person has been captured. The police chase began at about 9:30 p.m. when officers noticed a pickup truck that had been reported stolen on Terrace Avenue in Hempstead.
The driver of the stolen pickup truck, 23-year-old Ryan Buonauro drove off and began driving in a reckless manner. As he fled, he drove into a 2007 Toyota 4Runner that was stopped at a stop sign. Buonauro kept driving after the crash. The driver of the 4Runner suffered from non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Buonauro is facing a slew of charges, including charges related to the stolen vehicle and charges related to leaving the scene of an accident. Buonauro was arrested three times in the past month, on December 21, December 31, and January 6th. He was released each time on ROR due to the new bail law.