Were You Injured In A Truck Accident?
Since 1998, the New York City truck accident attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. have worked tirelessly to ensure those who are injured and family members who have lost their loved ones in commercial vehicle collisions can pursue more than the compensation they need to get their lives back on track, but the justice they deserve.
Despite technological advancements over the past century, New York City and the rest of the nation still heavily depend on large commercial trucks to move products, materials, and merchandise from point A to point B. The New York truck accident lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., know that New York City is certainly no exception.
All types of heavy trucks — from semi-trucks and construction vehicles to delivery trucks and trash collectors — are a part of the New York City traffic mix. Unfortunately, when negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the ways these large vehicles can cause an accident with injuries or fatalities throughout the city.
Our dependence on heavy trucks puts everyone on the road at risk of becoming a truck accident victim. While the majority of semi-truck drivers are experienced and skilled, a truck crash can occur in an instant. That instant can lead to a lifetime of pain or grief for a victim or the family of a victim.
If you have been injured in a New York City truck accident or have lost a loved one, the experienced New York City personal injury lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free initial consultation, or complete our online contact form.
Our law firm represents truck accident victims throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx, and only works on a contingency basis. You do not pay our legal fees if we do not win your case. That’s a promise.
NEW YORK CITY TRUCK ACCIDENTS INVOLVE MORE THAN SEMI-TRUCKS AND TRACTOR-TRAILERS
Like many urban areas, New York City has several common types of commercial vehicles frequently seen on the streets due to the diverse range of businesses and services operating within the city.
When negligence is a factor, any of the following commercial vehicles can cause a significant accident with injuries or fatalities:
Delivery vehicles come in multiple sizes, depending on the volume of goods they transport. Various businesses use them to transport goods, packages, and supplies to customers or between locations.
Typically smaller than delivery trucks, cargo vans are versatile vehicles for contractors, small businesses, and delivery services transporting smaller loads and equipment.
Also known as cube vans or straight trucks, box trucks have an enclosed cargo area and are commonly used for transporting larger loads over short to medium distances.
New York City has over 20,000 restaurants — not counting bodegas and larger grocery and retail chains — that depend on trucks equipped with refrigeration units for transporting perishable goods that require temperature-controlled environments.
Flatbed trucks have an open cargo area with no sides or roof, making them suitable for transporting oversized or irregularly shaped cargo, construction materials, and equipment.
Used for towing vehicles that are disabled, illegally parked, or involved in accidents, tow trucks come in various configurations, including flatbeds, wheel-lifts, and hook-and-chain systems, and are a common sight throughout New York City.
These vehicles are designed for transporting liquids like fuel, chemicals, water, and milk. They have cylindrical tanks with specialized compartments and safety features.
The New York City Department of Sanitation operates a fleet of trucks responsible for collecting and disposing of residential and commercial waste. These trucks include garbage trucks, recycling trucks, and street sweepers.
Utility vehicles, such as electric and gas company vans, telecommunications trucks, and maintenance vehicles, are frequently seen in New York City. These vehicles maintain and service infrastructure like power lines, cables, and streetlights.
Whether your New York City truck accident was caused by a public or private company vehicle, speaking with a skilled personal injury lawyer is vital to ensure your rights are protected immediately. You do not have to be intimidated by corporate or government attorneys and insurance representatives. Our dedicated New York City truck accident attorneys have decades of experience holding negligent parties — whether the truck driver, trucking company, another third party, or a combination of each — liable for the injuries or fatalities they caused in our city.
Once you partner with David Resnick & Associates, P.C., your physical, emotional, and financial well-being will be your priority. Our experienced lawyers offer free consultations to all personal injury victims throughout New York City and take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no upfront or out-of-pocket fees and nothing if we do not win your case. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
WHY NEW YORK CITY TRUCK ACCIDENTS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES ARE SO COMMON
In addition to the previously mentioned commercial vehicles, construction site truck accidents are some of the most frequent types of crashes, injuries, and fatalities throughout New York City.
According to the NYC Department of Buildings, construction spending in New York City is expected to increase to $86 billion this year — an all-time high. With thousands of public and private construction projects happening simultaneously throughout the city, onsite workers and the general public are at risk of the large vehicles entering, working, and exiting these extensive construction areas.
Some of the most common types of commercial vehicles found at construction sites include:
- Concrete Mixer Trucks.
- Crane Trucks.
- Dump Trailers.
- Dump Trucks.
- Excavators and Backhoes.
- Flatbed Trucks.
- Service Trucks.
- Skid Steer Loaders.
- Transport Vehicles for Personnel.
A combination of factors at a busy construction site can lead to truck accidents and injuries, including:
- High volumes of construction traffic.
- Inadequate training and supervision.
- Lack of lookouts or communication when moving large construction equipment.
- Narrow and congested spaces.
- Negligent truck and equipment operators, including distracted or impaired drivers.
- Non-functioning backup alarms.
- Worksite noise.
Indeed, workers injured on construction sites throughout New York should have access to workers’ compensation benefits to help them face their recoveries confidently. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance; whether the injured party caused the accident would not be a bar from recovering benefits.
However, other “third party” individuals or companies that may be responsible for such a workplace accident — contractors, the truck’s owner, the truck driver if truly negligent — are not protected from personal injury or wrongful death claims.
Crane and vehicular accidents are among the most common accidents our New York construction accident lawyers handle. Our experienced construction site truck accident attorneys in New York City assist those injured and families who have lost their loved ones with the required investigation and, if warranted, move forward with a claim. Contact our trusted personal injury law firm in New York City today.
BICYCLIST & PEDESTRIAN INJURIES AND FATALITIES CAUSED BY NEW YORK CITY TRUCK ACCIDENTS CONTINUE TO RISE
Pedestrian and cyclist deaths caused by truck accidents in New York have continued to rise throughout the years. Unfortunately, these cases can be exceedingly complex for the injured party or family members who have lost their loved ones to take on without an attorney.
For some, the corporate entity liable for the truck accident is too intimidating to face. For others, getting past the company’s personnel maze makes reaching the liable party impossible. Then, some cause these horrific accidents and leave the crash scene.
A bicyclist’s death in East Harlem is complicated because it is blamed on a hit-and-run driver. Typically, compensation in hit-and-run cases is sought through the injured driver’s Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage.
New York drivers must buy uninsured motorist coverage worth at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Insurance companies generally group underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage together, so you purchase one UM/UIM policy that covers both situations. You make UM or UIM claims with your own insurance company.
A cyclist or the cyclist’s family in such a case would want to keep up with the police’s investigation of the case in hopes of identifying the at-fault driver. With a truck driver identified and found to be at fault, the trucker and the trucker’s employer could be liable to compensate the family. If possible, the family might hire a private investigator and seek to recoup that cost in a lawsuit against the truck driver and the trucking company once they are identified.
The reality is that pedestrians and bicyclists who survive their truck accident injuries – and families who have lost their loved ones in these tragic crashes – have been through enough. They should not have to chase down the liable party or be intimidated by corporate lawyers or insurance representatives. Whether in a vehicle, on foot, or riding your bike when hit by a commercial vehicle, contact our skilled New York City truck accident attorneys for help today.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN HURT IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT IN NEW YORK CITY
Large commercial truck accidents are often deadly because trucks weigh far more than passenger vehicles—the increased weight compounds the impact force when a truck hits a passenger car or a bicyclist. Anyone involved in a collision with a large truck is likely to be seriously injured.
After a truck accident, if you or a companion are able:
- Contact police. Do not let the truck driver or anyone else talk you out of calling the police. Get a copy of the police report as soon as possible.
- See a doctor. Call 911 for an ambulance right away if needed. In addition to getting medical attention, a doctor’s exam documents your injuries.
- Get photos. Before the truck or your vehicle is moved, take photos of vehicle damage, debris on the road, roadside damage, such as signs or guardrails, and anything else that shows what happened. Also, take photos of all injuries.
- Report the accident to your insurance company. Don’t admit fault or downplay your injuries. Don’t let them record your statement, and don’t sign anything.
- Contact a truck accident lawyer. An initial consultation with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney is free. If you have a valid claim, a truck accident attorney will help you pursue it.
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CONTACT OUR SKILLED NYC PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS AT DAVID RESNICK & ASSOCIATES, P.C. TO HELP BUILD YOUR CASE FOR SUCCESS
Time is of the essence for commercial truck accident victims. Waiting too long to initiate a claim could result in losing crucial evidence, hurting your chances of receiving fair compensation. This is why we are here — to act fast and secure a favorable outcome for each client’s needs.
The legal team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., understands the impact a personal injury can have on you and your family. We work hard to obtain the maximum damages you’re entitled to. We serve accident victims in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and New York City.
If you have questions about your injury, contact the New York law firm of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., online or call us at 212-279-2000 today for a free consultation about your case.
There is never a charge to speak with our skilled New York City truck accident attorneys. If your case qualifies to move forward, we will handle every aspect from start to finish without charging any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. You will pay nothing for our elite personal injury attorney services unless we win your case. That is a promise.