If you or someone you love were hurt in a truck accident, the question of where and how to assign financial liability can raise numerous complex issues. Our team will identify the at-fault party and prove their negligence caused the truck accident that injured you. We will also gather evidence to prove your right to financial compensation for your losses. While you concentrate on healing, we will handle all the case-related details for you.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., one of our experienced Suffolk County truck accident lawyers will assign a value to your required medical care, including ongoing therapy and rehabilitation. We will also compile proof of your additional “hard costs,” such as accident and injury related expenses and lost earnings.
Additionally, we will calculate a value for pain and suffering and other similar damages which are of a more subjective nature. Once we have both proof of fault and proof of value, we will submit them to the insurer and fight to win the best possible case settlement on your behalf.
If the insurance carrier refuses to make an appropriate settlement offer, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, we will proceed to prosecute your claim through the litigation process and, if necessary, present your case at trial in the courthouse before a judge and jury.
In This Article
- Pursuing Compensation After a Truck Accident
- Leave Dealing with the Insurance Company to Us
- Call Us for a Free Consultation Today
Pursuing Compensation After a Truck Accident
According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, there were 85 large truck accident fatalities in New York in 2019. Truck accidents often result in serious and life-changing injuries, especially for the occupants of small passenger vehicles. The medical care required to treat your injuries could include costly emergency care, hospital stays, surgeries, and medications. In addition to medical expenses, you may be able to collect the following types of damages:
- Current loss of income
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional trauma
When we represent you, we make sure that your accident-related losses are accurately calculated and represented. We want to protect our clients from the temptation to accept a speedy settlement offer, especially one that is made too early for all your expenses to become clear. We stress this point because once a settlement offer is made, it is final, and you cannot request additional costs at a later date regardless of their validity. Our goal is always to win the maximum monetary recovery for you.
Our Team will Compile Supportive Evidence for You
Building a case file is a time-consuming and technical process — We sincerely believe -and it has been our experience in over 30 years of representing truck accident victims- that if you are recuperating from your injuries or caring for an injured loved one, that is where you should direct your focus and energy.
We hope you will permit us to relieve you of the stress of communicating with adverse parties, (for example, the at-fault party’s insurer and defense lawyers,) and the worry of filing legal documents in a correct and timely manner. .
Our team will handle the assembly of your case file, which may include the following types of evidence:
- Medical records
- Physician’s narrative report as to prognosis
- Income records
- Police accident report
- Injury photos
- Accident scene photos
- Surveillance and dashcam video
- Witness statements
- Subject matter expert witness reports
Our goal is two-pronged. On the one hand, we build a complete case file with compelling evidence and arguments to an expeditious insurance settlement instead of a trial. On the other hand, if the insurance carrier refuses to make an acceptable offer, we will be ready to win your case at trial.
We Make Sure That Your Case is Filed on Time
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident in Suffolk County, New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 outlines the state’s personal injury statute of limitations. If a government agency, municipality or public authority was at fault or otherwise legally liable, a significantly shorter statute of limitations applies and an even shorter period to serve a Notice of Claim must be adhered to.
If your family lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you have the empathy and compassion of our entire team as your family copes with its sudden loss. We are determined to win the financial recovery you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
A critically important aspect of achieving this goal is by ensuring that your wrongful death lawsuit is filed within the state’s timeframe, as detailed in Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1.
We urge you to please contact us as soon as possible after an accident. The sooner you reach out to us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Suffolk County, call 516-932-0400
Leave Dealing with the Insurance Company to Us
The paperwork, forms and other technical details that go into filing an insurance claim in Suffolk County can be overwhelming for a person who has not been trained to handle such matters. Our truck accident lawyer’s knowledge of state and local personal injury and insurance law means that you can leave dealing with the insurance company to us. This includes:
- Completing and submitting claim forms
- Filing required additional paperwork
- Gathering, analyzing and organizing evidence
- Conducting communication with adverse partiesommunication
- Generating and responding to correspondence from insurance carriers, doctors, hospitals, subject matter and fact witnesses, defense lawyers and others
We also manage settlement negotiations to ensure that you are not rushed through a confusing process or inadvertently accept a flawed or faulty offer. The decision to accept or reject an offer is always yours, but we make sure that you carefully weigh your options and can make a well-informed decision.
You also benefit from the fact that we will look at all the facts and circumstances objectively and from a perspective of having handled many similar cases over 30 years.
We Offer a 360-Degree Client Service Experience
We are passionate advocates for every single one of our injured clients. We will meet you on Long Island or at any location in the New York metropolitan area that is convenient for you. We also have a multilingual staff that allows us to assist clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Our client support team will:
- Update you as your case progresses
- Identify the liable party or parties
- Communicate on your behalf
- Gather evidence that supports your case
- Assign a financial value for your case
- Fight relentlessly to win the best possible case outcome for you
We also consult with medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, economists, and other expert witnesses and consultants that could benefit your case and your financial recovery.
Referrals and Recommendations
See what other clients say about their experience working with our truck accident recovery team. Recent testimonials include:
- “The team of attorneys at Friedman & Simon are nothing short of amazing; not only in my eyes but my family’s eyes as well…I wanted to give up, but they encouraged me not to and continued to fight this case as if I were part of their family.” — Daniel
- “Great communication from the very first phone call…stand-up lawyers…kept me and my daughter updated on everything from paperwork to appointments…they treated us like family… I will most definitely be telling family and friends about this law firm…thank you for a great job.” — Francine
- “The firm provided me with excellent legal advice. They took the time to answer all my questions, professional staff, were easy to get a hold of, always called me back…most importantly, walked away with my medical bills all paid for and then some. Very happy and strongly recommended.” — Andrew
We promise to treat your case with the same level of respect and support as we fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
Suffolk County Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Call Us for a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love were injured in a truck accident in Suffolk County, the team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready to fight for you. Find out how our truck accident lawyer can help today. Call us now at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review.