Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys Helping Victims in the Bronx and Beyond
Have you wondered why plane crashes and train accidents get so much attention in the media while, in reality, many more people lose their lives or are seriously injured in car crashes or truck accidents? Disturbingly, it is so common for someone to be injured or killed in a semi-truck or 18-wheeler accident that it is not even “newsworthy” most of the time. At Jesse Minc Personal Injury Law, our Bronx truck accident lawyers know that these tragic events happen with alarming regularity in New York City. We work hard to get fair compensation for people who are hurt or whose family members are killed by negligent truckers and trucking companies. When you are dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash, financial support can make all of the difference in reducing the burdens on you as you attempt to rebuild your life after a catastrophic truck accident.
Asserting Your Rights Following a Truck Accident
A person who suffers injuries in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else has the burden of proving, by a preponderance of the evidence, that they are entitled to damages due to the defendant’s negligence. This usually means that the victim must show the cause of the accident, the ways in which the truck driver or trucking company acted carelessly, and the nature, extent, and future prognosis of the plaintiff’s injuries.
While a motorist or passenger hurt by a careless trucker is spending days, weeks, months or even years recovering from their serious injuries, the insurance company for the negligent trucker is busy investigating the accident, hiring various experts and other professionals, and trying to pin as much blame as possible on the plaintiff or third parties in an effort to keep the ultimate payout to an absolute minimum. While this is happening, the adjuster may be leading the accident victim to believe that the company will offer a fair settlement eventually. These dubious tactics play a role all too often in personal injury cases, whether they arise from a truck crash, a motorcycle accident, or a slip and fall on someone else’s property. Unless you have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side, you can almost be certain that discussions with the negligent trucker’s insurance company will not go well and may even hurt your case. Our truck accident attorneys help Bronx residents protect their rights by investigating the circumstances of the crash, gathering witness testimony, enlisting experts to support the victim’s case, and taking other steps to ensure that the defendant does not tamper with evidence or otherwise interfere with the litigation process and the injured victim’s right to compensation.
Thousands of innocent people are killed in truck accidents each year, and tens of thousands more are injured. When a plaintiff is successful in a negligence case brought against a trucker or transportation company, they may be able to get compensation for current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, home modifications required due to their disability, mental anguish and emotional duress, loss of earning capacity, and property damage, among other forms of damages. In a case brought under the New York Wrongful Death laws following a tragically fatal crash, funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, loss of consortium, and loss of past and future earnings and other economic damages may be compensable in addition to any conscious pain and suffering incurred by the truck accident victim. There are different statutes of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases, and complying with these important deadlines is of the utmost importance in a negligence action following a New York City truck accident. Contact our team of expert truck accident lawyers today to learn what the applicable statute of limitations may be in your case to ensure that you do not run out of time to bring your claims and hold those responsible to account.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Bronx Truck Accident Attorney Today
The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Jesse Minc Personal Injury Law handle accident cases throughout the New York City area, including in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, as well as all of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. We offer a complimentary case evaluation, so there is no reason to wait a moment longer to get the legal advice that you need. You never pay us a fee, or one penny of our expenses, unless we win your case. Just call our offices at (718) 354-8000 or contact us online to set up your appointment. If the truck accident lawyers at our Bronx firm do not recover money on your behalf, you will not owe us anything at all. We promise that, if we take your case, you will have your lawyer’s cell phone number and will have all of your questions answered no matter how busy your truck accident lawyer may be.