Big commercial trucks drive around in the Bronx all the time delivering goods. Most truck drivers know how to stay safe in this busy city, but sometimes, they cause accidents that can permanently alter the lives of victims. Morelli Law helps those victims get the compensation they need.
If you need a personal injury lawyer in the Bronx to help you after your truck accident, call Morelli Law for a free consultation. Our team of lawyers has helped recover billions of dollars in compensation for accident victims. Use our decades of legal experience to help you get justice after your truck accident.
Will No-Fault Insurance Be Enough?
The first place to turn to for compensation after an auto accident in the Bronx is your PIP insurance. This insurance covers personal injuries without the need for a lawsuit. However, the limits may be too low to cover all your needs after a truck accident.
Trucks are heavier and hit far harder than another car in a crash, so the chances of severe injury and death are much higher. You may be saddled with medical bills that go well beyond the $50,000 limit of most PIP plans, and you can’t buy more coverage after the fact to pay for it.
However, New York has a law that allows you to sue if your injuries are too expensive or if your injuries meet the serious injury list in the law. Find out if your case may qualify for a lawsuit by contacting Morelli Law to speak with our Bronx truck accident lawyers. We’ll explain your legal options so you can decide how to proceed.
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Negligence and Truck Accidents
Truck drivers must take additional training courses to be certified to drive a commercial vehicle because of the dangers to life and property, but sometimes, the pressure to perform or to earn a profit can push drivers into taking risks to get more miles.
One such risk is driving beyond the hours set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Drivers must take mandatory breaks to recover from long drives, but a driver or their employer could ignore the rules. Yet driving while fatigued is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
Our team can investigate to find out if the driver acted negligently to cause your crash and if their employer contributed. If so, and your injuries are serious enough, you have a potential lawsuit that could award you substantial compensation to cover all of your damages.
Can I Sue the Employer of a Truck Driver?
Many times, yes. If the driver was performing job duties at the time of the crash, the employer may share responsibility for the accident. Our investigation will reveal whether that was the case or if there’s another reason the employer may be liable.
Suing the employer opens up more routes to compensation and a better chance of getting a fair settlement without going to court. Most personal injury claims settle out of court before the day of the trial, and many before even filing a lawsuit.
What Damages Could I Get From a Truck Accident Claim?
The compensatory damages you could get from a lawsuit cover both economic and non-economic harms you’ve suffered after your truck accident. Part of our job is discovering how much your case is really worth and fighting for its full value on your behalf. You can help us by taking certain steps after your truck accident to preserve evidence.
Economic damages are more than just your medical bills. They also cover any income you couldn’t earn while you recovered, any lost ability to continue working as you did before your accident, out-of-pocket expenses, and much more.
Non-economic damages cover intangible harm you’ve suffered. Pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium are examples of non-economic damages, and they could be worth far more than your economic losses.
Rarely, your case may qualify for punitive damages. A court awards these as a punishment against defendants who were especially negligent.
How Much Could I Get?
It is impossible to predict how much you could get without knowing the facts of your case. Every case has a unique combination of circumstances. Our Bronx truck accident lawyers may give a rough estimate at your consultation based on previous similar cases, but it is only an estimate.
So there’s no “average” amount for a truck accident. Instead, ask your lawyer to find out how much your case is truly worth. It could be much more than you think and it’s important to get the most you can. Once you settle, you cannot get more later if you run out of money to cover your losses.
When you consult with Morelli Law, we’ll listen to your story and explain our strategy to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. This consultation is absolutely free of charge. Should you hire us, you will owe us nothing unless you win your case.
How Do Truck Accident Lawyers Get Paid?
Personal injury lawyers usually work for a contingency fee. This is a fee based on performance. If they cannot win compensation for you in your accident claim, they do not get paid. That includes our lawyers at Morelli Law.
If we are successful, we take a percentage of your compensation as our fee. We only get paid through this method, so anyone can call us for help after a truck accident no matter what their income or savings are. After all, anyone could get hurt.
The percentage will change depending on the complexity of your case and how long it will take to resolve. When you consult with us, we’ll explain our fee structure to you before hire so you’re comfortable and clear about any financial expectations if you win.
Get a Free Consultation With Our Bronx Truck Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been the victim of a truck accident, don’t wait. Contact our Bronx truck accident lawyers now for a free consultation. The insurance companies will try to pay you as little as they can, and they’ll succeed if you don’t have legal representation.
Schedule a consultation now by calling the number on your screen or using our contact form. You can contact us at any day or any time, even if you’re still in the hospital. Call as soon as you can after your accident for the best chances of success.