Baldwin Truck Accident Lawyer
If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your injury.
A Baldwin truck accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. could help you recover your damages. Call (516) 932-0400 for a free, no-obligation case review.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
New York traffic goes all day, every day. Among all the taxi cabs, limos, Uber, commuter cars, and buses, countless trucks make their deliveries to destinations across all boroughs and Long Island. Add to the mix the endless swirl of pedestrians, bicyclists, and road construction, and you know that accidents are bound to happen.
Truck accidents can happen as a result of several behaviors and risk factors. Among the most common causes are the following:
- Faulty or defective parts
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Poor truck maintenance
- Reckless driving/road rage
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded trailer
- Inadequate driver training
- Excessive speed
Our Baldwin truck accident lawyers accept truck accident cases arising from any cause or improper driving behavior. Whether your truck accident involved a bicycle, car, motorcycle, or pedestrian, we will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
What a Baldwin Truck Accident Lawyer Will Do for You
Since 1991, the legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has served as passionate advocates for the injured people of Long Island. When you come to us for legal help, we commit to giving you tailored legal services that will result in a fair outcome in your truck accident case.
Our commitment to comprehensive, white-glove service includes the following:
Keeping you Informed
We believe in proactive communication. Our multilingual staff, under the direction of the attorney prosecuting your claim, will apprise you of any updates on the progress of your case. We are happy to take your calls, and we always return messages promptly. Our case is only as strong as our relationship with our clients, so we strive to make that relationship the strongest possible.
Investigating Your Accident
Once you hire us, we will assign an investigative team to piece together every detail of your accident. Our investigation will seek to locate and interview witnesses who could provide compelling testimony to validate your claims.
Proving Fault and Establishing Liability
Using the evidence from our investigation, we will work to construct an airtight case that proves fault and liability.
Calculating Recoverable Damages
Combining our meticulous research with opinions from medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists, we will determine the value of your case and present it in a demand letter to insurers.
Keep in mind that we work on a contingency basis. This means that you pay us nothing unless and until you get paid via a settlement or jury award.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim
The building blocks of evidence to support your claim are scattered about in a multitude of locations. Fortunately, our legal team has worked on many truck accident cases over the last 25 years, so they know exactly where to look for these valuable bits of information.
The case we ultimately build will be supported by the evidence we obtain from:
- Driver logs
- Onboard vehicle data/ “black box” data
- Witness testimonies
- Official police record
- Truck inspection reports
- Photographs and videos
- Maintenance records
- Testimony from experts
- Records of safety violations
- The scene of the accident
- Your wage statements
- Your medical reports
The evidence we gather will tell a convincing story of how your truck accident happened, who was at fault, and the damages you have suffered—and will continue to suffer—as a result of the incident.
Identifying the At-Fault Party
The pool of potential at-fault parties for a truck accident may extend well beyond the truck driver. Vicarious liability laws enable us to hold the trucking company liable for damages caused by the truck drivers they employ.
In fact, depending upon the details of your accident, it is quite possible that more than one party could be to blame for your injuries, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company that employs the driver
- The manufacturer of the truck involved in the accident
- The truck owner
- A service provider responsible for maintenance of the truck
- A freight shipper or broker
- The manufacturer of a defective truck part
Establishing Negligence and Liability
Personal injury law requires that you, as the plaintiff, do more than prove the defendant’s fault for your truck accident. Your lawyer must also prove negligence for you to receive compensation for your damages.
The law specifies four core elements that must be present in any personal injury case.
They are as follows:
- Duty of Care – The defendant owed you a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you from injury.
- Breach of Duty – The defendant failed to fulfill this obligation.
- Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty caused the truck accident.
- Damages – As a result of the defendant’s breach of duty, you suffered physical, emotional, and/or economic damages.
Recoverable Damages in Your Truck Accident Claim
Although every accident case is different, the demand letter we present for recovery could include the following types of damages:
- Emergency transportation
- Doctors’ fees
- Surgeons’ fees
- Physical rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Lab tests/imaging
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished future potential earning
- Diminished quality of life
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Future and ongoing medical care
- Loss of consortium
- Assistive mobility devices
If you lost a loved one due to injuries, he or she sustained in a truck accident, we deeply regret your loss. However, we want you to know that you could be entitled to pursue a wrongful death action against the liable party or parties and that Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. could represent you in this effort.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Fight for Your Right for Compensation
Please be aware that under New York law, there is a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have from the date of your truck accident in which to file a legal claim. There are also other significant time periods within which various legal actions must be taken in the prosecution of claims and litigation. Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer soon so you do not risk missing these important deadlines. It is also important to keep in mind that the sooner you contact us the greater our opportunity to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. employs a multilingual staff (Spanish, Tamil, Kannada, Greek, and Bengali) that is ready to take your call and arrange your free consultation. Call us today at (516) 932-0400.