Oceanside Truck Accident Lawyer
A truck accident can shake your world in multiple ways. Injuries from this type of collision can be severe with correspondingly serious medical bills. On top of all this, you can miss time at work, and the emotional trauma may continue to trouble you down the road.
Rather than cripple yourself with these concerns, consider holding accountable the party who caused your truck accident. An Oceanside truck accident lawyer can establish the at-fault party’s liability, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, vigorously representing your right to compensation in court.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review and consultation. Find out how an Oceanside truck accident lawyer can help you.
We Handle All Types of Truck Accidents
A truck accident can be caused by the same factors that lead to a car accident. There are also additional risk factors that are specific to truck driving because of the unique aspects of this type of vehicle, as well as variables that come into play with the trucking industry itself.
Since 1991, we have been handling truck accidents, along with our other practice areas. In this time, we have identified several common situations and behaviors that lead to these collisions. They include:
- Poor truck maintenance
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trailers
- Faulty or defective parts
- Excessive speed
- Inadequate driver training
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Reckless driving
Our lawyers will accept truck accident cases caused by any of the above circumstances, or any factor of negligence. Call us today and tell us the details of your accident. We will apprise you of your legal options for compensation.
What an Oceanside Truck Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
In our 25-plus years serving as advocates for the injured people of Long Island, our legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team consistently tailors our legal services so that we not only satisfy the letter of the law but so that we also assure clients that their cases are in good hands, as we fight for the best possible case outcome.
As your legal representative in your quest for compensation, we commit to:
Keep You Updated on Your Case
You will always know the status of your case because we will be proactive in keeping you informed. We take calls, read messages, listen to voicemails, and get back to you with answers promptly.
Investigate Your Truck Accident and Gather Evidence
When you hire us as your attorneys, we will begin the case-building process with a strong foundation of solid evidence that we assemble from a variety of sources.
Establish Negligence and Liability
When we have identified the at-fault party (or parties), we will begin constructing the framework for a case of negligence, a requirement in pursuing compensation for a personal injury matter.
Calculate Your Damages
Using evidence from our investigation, as well as, where indicated, input from medical, economic, vocational rehabilitation, and lifecare planning experts, we will tabulate all the losses you have suffered as a result of your injury.
Supporting Your Claim with Evidence
Your Oceanside truck accident lawyer will go the extra mile when investigating your case and gathering the facts and documentation to support your claim. After years of representing accident victims, we know where to look for the most compelling evidence in a truck accident. Some of the sources we shall tap for evidence in your case include:
- Truck maintenance records
- Truck inspection records
- Driver logs
- Police accident report
- Records of safety violations
- The truck’s “black box” data
- Accident scene photos and videos
- Accounts from witnesses
- Employer wage statements
- Your medical records
Your Oceanside truck accident lawyer will also have access to respected experts in various fields who can offer their written opinion regarding the cause and effects of your injuries.
Establishing Negligence and Liability
One aspect of truck accident cases that differentiates them from other motor-vehicle collisions is the strong likelihood that multiple parties may have liability for your injuries. Under vicarious liability laws, for example, trucking companies can be held liable for injuries caused by one of their drivers.
If the truck was poorly maintained, it is possible that a maintenance provider shares liability. If the accident occurred because of a faulty or defective tire, the tire manufacturer can be held liable.
Our team will work to establish the following for all parties involved in your accident:
- Duty of Care – The defendant(s) owed you a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you from harm or injury.
- Breach of Duty – The defendant(s) did not uphold their duty of care.
- Causation – This breach of duty caused your truck accident.
- Damages – You suffered damages—physical, economic, and emotional—from the accident.
Damages You May Recover
Every truck accident is different. The compensation you receive for your truck accident will depend upon the nature of the accident, the type, and extent of your injuries, and other factors. Examples of the types of damages you might recover include:
- Medical fees
- Prescription medicines
- Estimated future medical costs
- Imaging and lab tests
- Lost wages and benefits
- Estimated future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Sometimes a truck accident causes significant injuries that ultimately prove fatal. If you lost a loved one in this manner, we are very sorry for your loss. Although the time may not seem right for thinking about compensation, please know that you do have the option to pursue a wrongful death action to help recover the losses you will take on as a result of this untimely death. Our wrongful death attorneys are ready to take on and fight this claim on your behalf, with compassion and determination.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for Help with Your Truck Accident
The people of Oceanside are our neighbors. When they suffer an injury, we want to help them receive the compensation they need to get their lives back on track.
Let an Oceanside truck accident lawyer on our legal team help you, too. We will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus your efforts where they are most needed: your physical recovery.
Keep in mind that New York’s statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have after an accident to take legal action. The sooner you start, the sooner we can get you on track with meeting this and other important deadlines, and the sooner we can start constructing a winning case.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review and consultation.