Mineola Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents can result in serious physical injuries and significant emotional trauma. Apart from the pain of the injuries, victims of truck accidents often miss time at work as they recover. A smaller paycheck substantially impacts victims’ economic wellbeing and may further complicate the question of how to pay for medical bills and car repairs on top of regular living expenses.
These concerns should not fall on the shoulders of an accident victim. The at-fault party should pay the damages that resulted from their negligence. A Mineola truck accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will work tirelessly for truck accident victims to recover their damages. Call 516-932-0400 for a free case review.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Accept
Truck accidents can happen for the same reasons that other motor vehicle accidents occur. However, other variables come into play with trucks that have to do with the vehicle type and the nature of the commercial trucking industry.
Some of the common causes of truck accidents that we have seen involve the following:
- Overloaded trailer
- Excessive speed
- Driver fatigue
- Improperly loaded trailer
- Poor truck maintenance
- Faulty or defective parts
- Inadequate training
- Reckless driving or road rage
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
Our Mineola truck accident lawyers will handle any of these types of cases. We will investigate your accident, determine how it happened, identify who was at fault, and hold that party or parties responsible for your damages.
How a Mineola Truck Accident Lawyer Can Benefit Your Case
Since 1991, the team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has provided tailored legal services for people injured as the result of another person’s negligence. We pride ourselves on being true advocates for the injured of Mineola.
The benefits of hiring a truck accident lawyer are the same as the reasons you should hire an auto accident lawyer in any other situation: our clients benefit from comprehensive legal representation, so they can focus more of their time on their medical treatment and recovery and less on worrying about their case.
Keeping You Informed About Your Case
Our staff excels at proactive communication. You will know about milestones, benchmarks, challenges, and strategies as they happen. We take your calls and return your messages promptly. We know that the status of your case is important to you and we recognize our duty to keep you informed. Moreover, after a truck accident injury, you deserve the peace of mind of being kept informed about your case. Not knowing or not understanding about the progress of your case can increase anxiety and we do everything we can to help you avoid that.
Proving Fault and Establishing Liability
We will build a tightly integrated case, starting with compelling evidence that demonstrates fault. Our legal team will then add the layers required by personal injury law to establish that the at-fault party is, in fact, liable for your damages.
Investigating Your Accident and Developing Your Claim
Upon your hiring our firm, we will assemble an investigative team to thoroughly assess every detail of your accident. We will compile evidence from multiple sources that we will use in establishing liability, as well as proving your damages.
Calculating Recoverable Damages
The final piece of the personal injury puzzle involves documenting all the ways in which you suffered economic, physical, and emotional damage from this truck accident.
Of course, we will review your case free of charge and with no obligation to you. Because we work on a contingency basis, you pay us nothing unless and until you receive compensation for your damages.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim
Our legal team will leave no stone unturned in its investigation of your truck accident. We know the answers lie in a variety of places, so we check them all to create a solid understanding of how the accident happened, who caused it, and what types of damages followed.
For example, we will document the evidence we obtain from:
- Driver logs
- Truck “black box” data
- Witness testimonies
- Accident reports
- Truck inspection reports
- Maintenance records
- Records of safety violations
- Photos and videos from the accident scene
- Your medical reports
- Your wage statements
Depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, we also will obtain expert opinions from respected authorities in the fields of economics, medicine, vocational therapy, and life-care planning to speak to the impact this truck accident will have on you well into the future.
Identifying the At-Fault Party and Establishing Liability
Our investigation of your truck accident could reveal that multiple parties were responsible for this incident—and therefore, that multiple parties are liable for your damages. For example, when a truck driver causes an accident, we can likely hold the trucking company liable for your damages due to vicarious liability laws.
Once our legal team identifies the at-fault party (or parties), they will need to fulfill the four legal requirements for establishing negligence and liability:
- Duty of Care – The defendant had a responsibility to act in a way that kept you and others free from harm or injury.
- Breach of Duty – The defendant failed to provide this duty of care.
- Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty caused the truck accident.
- Damages – You sustained physical, economic, and emotional damages from the accident.
Recoverable Damages in Your Truck Accident Claim
The damages you can recover from your truck accident far exceed the amount on a receipt from your auto body shop. Depending on the type and severity of your injuries, the types of recoverable damages we could seek from insurers and/or jury include the following:
- Treatment in the emergency room
- Other doctors’ fees
- Surgeons’ fees
- Physical therapy
- Lab testing/imaging
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Estimated future medical care
- Estimated future lost income
Wrongful Death Action
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we deeply regret your loss. We know that no amount of money can compensate for such a tragedy, but you will incur economic consequences on top of the emotional ones you are suffering. You should know that you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action against the liable party or parties and that Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can represent you in this effort.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Champion Your Right for Compensation
New York’s statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have from the date of your truck accident in which to take legal action. By hiring a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later, you can cut your risk of missing this as well as other critical claim and litigation deadlines. More importantly, the sooner you contact us the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.’s staff stands by happy to assist you in multiple languages (Spanish, Tamil, Kannada, Greek, and Bengali). Call us today at 516-932-0400 for a free, no-obligation case review.