Floral Park Truck Accident Lawyer
In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that there were roughly 12.5 million registered commercial large trucks and buses. In 2017, there were 450,000 truck accidents reported to the authorities. Truck accidents often cause serious injuries to the occupants of smaller cars involved in the accident. If this happened to you or a member of your family, reach out to our team for a free case review and consultation today. A Floral Park truck accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will evaluate your case and help you take legal action against the truck driver and their employer or other liable parties.
Talk to a member of our team today by calling (516) 932-0400. Our initial consultations are always free for accident victims and their immediate families, and we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay us until we recover a payout on your behalf.
Our Attorneys Will Prove Your Floral Park Truck Accident Case
Our legal team regularly handles Long Island truck accident cases and knows the most common causes. We will build a case that proves negligence and liability, allowing you to hold the truck driver and their employer liable.
We will take on any type of truck accident case, including those caused by:
- Fatigued driving
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- Aggressive or reckless driving, including excessive speed
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trailer
- Insufficient driver training
- Poor maintenance or improper truck repairs
Truck accident cases and other cases involving commercial vehicles are somewhat different than most motor vehicle accident cases because of the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. This doctrine applies a form of what is known as vicarious liability, where one person (or legal entity, such as a corporation,) is legally responsible for the actions of another, usually over whom the “superior” had some level of control. This common law concept makes an employer vicariously (indirectly but equally) liable for the actions of their employees if they are performing work-related tasks. This means we will hold both the driver and their trucking company liable.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our initial consultations are always free. We will explain your options and take legal action on your behalf. Call (516) 932-0400 today to discuss your case with a member of our team.
Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Pursue the Payout You Deserve After a Floral Park Truck Accident
Every member of the team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is a passionate advocate for the injured. We will fight to protect your rights and ensure you have the legal representation you need to deal with a trucking company and their attorneys.
We will explain your legal options with respect and patience, always mindful that we work for you. We communicate in a way that is clear and direct, in plain language, not “legalese”, making sure you fully understand all important aspects of your case. We even have a multilingual staff who will answer your questions in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada. When we take on a personal injury case in Floral Park or elsewhere on Long Island, you will feel confident that our team will:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
When necessary, a Floral Park truck accident lawyer will also work with experts who will help us prove negligence, liability, or the value of your damages. This may include accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Only once we complete these steps we will take legal action and attempt to recover a fair payout in your case. This usually requires us to negotiate with an insurer or attorneys for the trucking company. If we do not reach an out-of-court settlement, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, we will file a lawsuit against the truck driver and their employer in civil court.
Call the law office of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400. We will review your truck accident case for free.
Damages Available in a Floral Park Truck Accident Case
A Floral Park truck accident lawyer will present the documentation we gathered to prove your accident-related losses and expenses and demand recovery of the full extent of damages that you are entitled to. The damages recoverable differ from case to case, but often include:
- Current costs for your medical treatment and related care
- The cost of future accident-related medical care
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages such as repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
If your loved one passed away as a result of the injuries they sustained in a Floral Park truck accident, our team will provide the compassionate guidance you need to pursue wrongful death damages. We will handle your legal case while you focus on what is most important—your family.
Statute of Limitations on a Floral Park Truck Accident Lawsuit
Under the state of New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules §214, there is only a limited amount of time after an accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent truck driver and their employer. If you do not take legal action by this deadline, you will lose the right to take your case to court. Call us as soon as possible after your accident so a Floral Park truck accident lawyer can get started on your case right away.
Truck accidents require swift action not only because of the statute of limitations deadline but because much of the evidence we need belongs to the trucking company. We need to send a letter as quickly as possible after the accident to ensure they do not destroy or misplace:
- Data from the truck’s computer
- Digital or hand-written driver rest logs
- Inspection reports for the truck
- Photographic and video evidence of the accident or damage to the truck
- Truck maintenance records
- Drug and alcohol testing as required following a truck accident
The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you.
Talk to a Floral Park Truck Accident Lawyer About Your Case
If you or a member of your family suffered injuries in a truck accident in Floral Park, elsewhere on Long Island, or in the greater New York City area, you need to discuss your legal rights and options with an attorney familiar with this type of case. You do not have to try to navigate this process on your own.
Members of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team meet with clients on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. We will review your case for free and take legal action on your behalf.
Call (516) 932-0400 today to get started with a complimentary consultation.