As the most direct route between New York City and most of Long Island, the Long Island Expressway, I-495, sees a lot of commercial traffic daily. This includes tractor-trailers and other large trucks that frequently cause collisions with smaller passenger cars. A Long Island expressway I-495 truck accident lawyer from our team represents crash victims whose serious injuries require medical care and lead to income losses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you were hurt in a crash on I-495, a truck accident lawyer from the Long Island personal injury attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will build a compelling case against the at-fault driver and trucking company. We offer free initial consultations.
- Recoverable Damages in a Long Island Expressway Truck Collision
- What Will a Long Island Expressway Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
- How a Long Island Truck Accident Lawyer Will Seek Compensation for You
- Understanding Liability in Your I-495 Truck Accident Case
- You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Lawsuit in New York
- Discuss Your Truck Accident Case With a Team Member for Free
Recoverable Damages in a Long Island Expressway Truck Collision
The goal of recovering compensation for your serious traffic accident injury is to ensure you do not have to shoulder the burden of medical bills and lost income for a crash you did not cause. To this end, your claim or lawsuit will seek money to cover a range of expenses and losses you incurred because of the accident.
This could include the following types of damages:
- Medical bills for related injuries, current and future
- Property damage
- Income losses due to time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Our attorneys also handle fatal crash cases that occurred on the 495. If you lost a loved one in a Long Island truck accident, our team offers our sincere condolences to you and your family. We consider it a special privilege to fight for justice for those who died in these commercial vehicle collisions. We will evaluate your case, pursue the compensation you need, and fight for the outcome the surviving family members need and that your departed loved one deserves
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What Will a Long Island Expressway Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our attorneys represent truck accident victims on Long Island daily. Our passionate advocates for the injured fight for an appropriate payout based on the details of your accident and the severity of your injuries.
When we take on a truck accident case, we will do the following for our clients:
- Keep you up to date about your case and answer your questions
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Communicate with the insurance companies and other parties for you
- Investigate the case and gather evidence
- Determine an appropriate settlement value for your case
Our attorneys know how to investigate these crashes and determine what happened. We identify, gather, and preserve evidence. We also work with expert witnesses when necessary to support your claim or lawsuit. This could include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Our team will meet people to discuss their cases on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. We also offer phone consultations. We have a multilingual staff that can assist you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada.
We Will Not Charge You Upfront Fees
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. works on a contingency-fee-basis. We do not ask our clients to pay upfront fees. Instead, our attorney’s fees come from the money we recover for our clients in their cases.
We receive an agreed-upon percentage of your compensation after we win or settle your case. This way, you need not have any worries about spending money out of pocket.
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How a Long Island Truck Accident Lawyer Will Seek Compensation for You
Many accident victims believe they cannot pursue a case against a liable party after a crash because of the state’s no-fault laws. While these laws require all New York State automobile insurance policies to provide personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, options exist for those who suffer serious injuries or exceed their policy maximum.
When a victim meets the state’s serious injury threshold a personal injury lawsuit (or wrongful death lawsuit for those who lost loved ones) is possible.
Our attorneys handle these cases regularly. We know how to evaluate your case and determine:
- If you might qualify for a fault-based case
- The severity of your injuries
- Who might be liable for your accident
- How long we could have to file a lawsuit
- What our next steps might be if you choose to have us represent you
Understanding Liability in Your I-495 Truck Accident Case
New York car insurance and traffic accident laws are complex. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we understand the laws and how to navigate them for our clients’ benefit. When a truck accident case causes serious injuries, the victim often has the option to pursue a fault-based claim or lawsuit.
In a truck accident case, this claim or lawsuit is generally against the trucking company or another employer of the at-fault driver. Employers are usually vicariously liable for workers who act negligently while on the job and handling job-related tasks. This usually applies to truckers who cause a collision on the Long Island Expressway.
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You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Lawsuit in New York
Generally, you only have a limited amount of time to begin a lawsuit following an accident. The statute of limitations, New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, explains the amount of time you have to file. Wrongful death cases or cases where a governmental agency was at fault have different statutes of limitations, so you could have less time to sue. It is best to discuss case deadlines with an experienced lawyer rather than guess or hope. We will be happy to discuss applicable deadlines with you when you call our office for a no–charge, no-obligation consultation.
However, we need to get to work as soon as possible. If we wait until the deadline approaches, a lot of key evidence might be gone. Preserving evidence quickly after a crash allows us to build the strongest possible case.
Discuss Your Truck Accident Case With a Team Member for Free
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we provide free initial case evaluations for truck accident victims hurt on Long Island, including those in crashes on I-495. If you suffered injuries in a truck crash, we want to ensure you understand your rights and explain how we will handle your case.
Call today for a free consultation with our team.