If a construction truck hit you and you suffered injuries in a Levittown accident, a truck accident attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your case for free today. New York law has numerous technical rules regarding claims and lawsuits in commercial vehicle and truck accident cases, but our lawyers know how to navigate these rules and we take aggressive action on behalf of our clients.
Call (516) 932-0400 now to discuss your Levittown commercial truck accident with a member of our legal team. If you choose to retain Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., , we will handle your case on a contingency basis. You will pay nothing out of pocket for us to pursue compensation in your case.
In This Article
- Causes of Construction Truck Accidents in Levittown, NY
- Building a Levittown Construction Truck Accident Case
- Recoverable Damages Following a Construction Truck Accident in Levittown
- Statute of Limitations on Construction Truck Accidents in New York
- Talk to a Levittown Construction Truck Attorney About Your Case
Causes of Construction Truck Accidents in Levittown, NY
Construction sites often have many types of large commercial vehicles coming and going. When one of these trucks causes an accident, the victims in the passenger car they hit can suffer terrible injuries. Some of the large trucks and other work vehicles on and near construction sites include:
- Dump trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Work trucks and vans
- Cranes and heavy haulers
- Other large commercial vehicles
There are many ways the drivers of these trucks act carelessly or recklessly, causing accidents and injuries. When they cause serious injuries, these negligent actions support insurance claims and lawsuits. This allows victims to pursue compensation for their damages.
Causes of construction truck accidents include:
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Overloaded or improperly loaded truck
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
- Insufficient driver training
- Poor maintenance
- Improper truck repairs
If you sustained injuries in an accident caused by a construction truck driver in Levittown or elsewhere on Long Island or in the greater New York metropolitan area, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is here to help, by providing aggressive legal representation on your behalf. We offer free case reviews for accident victims. Let us pursue the payout you deserve. Call (516) 932-0400 now to get started.
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Building a Levittown Construction Truck Accident Case
When we accept a construction truck accident case, we go to work for our client as soon as possible, representing them and their best interests throughout the process. If we represent you, we will:
- Keep You Updated on Your Case
- Identify Liable Parties
- Communicate with All Parties for You
- Gather Evidence
- Determine a Value for Your Case
Liability in these cases often applies to multiple parties because the doctrine of respondeat superior applies. This phrase, literally meaning, “let the Master answer,” essentially makes an employer liable for the harm caused by the wrongful action of the employee committed within the scope of employment. This doctrine applies in negligence law generally, but in motor vehicle accidents, in particular, the State of New York has codified it: New York Vehicle and Traffic Law § 388 imposes vicarious liability on vehicle owners for the negligent acts of permissive users of such vehicles. We will pursue a case against the at-fault driver and against the company that owns or operates the truck and employs the driver. In building this case, we will identify and collect evidence from the driver’s employer, expert witnesses if indicated, the police, and other parties who may have relevant evidence
Evidence held by the truck’s owner includes:
- Data from the onboard computer
- Driver logs
- Inspection reports for the truck
- Truck maintenance records
- Drug and alcohol test results
Other evidence includes:
- Witness statements
- Police report
- Your relevant medical records
Expert witnesses include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Life care planners
After building a strong case to support your claim, we will take action. This generally includes:
- Filing an insurance claim based on the company’s liability insurance policy
- Presenting the evidence of negligence and your damages
- Attempting to negotiate the best possible settlement based on the facts of your case
- Taking your case to trial if we believe it is the best option for you
We will meet with you in Levittown, on Long Island, or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area to discuss your case. We also have staff members who speak Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada, so we assist clients who prefer these languages, as well.
To learn more, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400.
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Recoverable Damages Following a Construction Truck Accident in Levittown
When our team seeks financial recovery on behalf of a truck accident victim, we document their related expenses and losses and determine the value of their noneconomic losses. We then use this total to ensure we are seeking a fair settlement agreement. If we cannot reach a just settlement, subject to the unique circumstances of your case, we will take the case to trial.
We will pursue the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical treatment and all related care
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Out-of-pocket costs related to the accident or your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished life enjoyment
We also take on wrongful death cases. We understand it is difficult to think about financial concerns and legal action following the death of your loved one, which is why we will handle every step of the process on your behalf while you focus on what is most important. If this is your situation, we extend our condolences to you. We are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need and the justice that your departed loved one deserves.
Statute of Limitations on Construction Truck Accidents in New York
Like other states, New York has a time limit on how long accident victims have to pursue compensation under Section 214 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules. Our Levittown construction truck lawyers will help you understand these rules as they apply to your case. We will also work to protect your right to take legal action against the liable party or parties in your construction truck accident case. Reach out to us soon after your accident to ensure you do not run out of time and so that we have the time necessary to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
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Talk to a Levittown Construction Truck Attorney About Your Case
If you sustained injuries in a construction truck accident in Levittown, on Long Island, or elsewhere in greater NYC, we are here to help you. A member of our team will meet with you to discuss your accident and get started building your case. We are passionate advocates for the injured, and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you during an initial no-obligation consultation on your case.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400. We will evaluate your case for free, and we handle all motor vehicle accident cases based on contingency. You will pay no out-of-pocket costs for one of our attorneys to represent you.