With a city as large as New York, there is a lot of activity occurring on the roads, from public buses to taxes or passenger vehicles to commercial trucks. While the most common accidents involve passenger vehicles, sometimes commercial trucks are involved.
Commercial trucks like dump trucks are large because they transport heavy materials for constructions such as gravel and dirt or even haul away debris and waste from demolished sites. Their unique characteristics make them more prone to being involved in or causing an accident on the road. When an accident happens with these vehicles, you need a Bronx truck accident lawyer right away.
How Can a Dump Truck Accident Happen?
Dump truck accidents are more prone to happen due to the design of dump trucks themselves. These trucks are larger and higher off the ground than even the largest passenger vehicles. Dump trucks may be more prone to rolling over. Smaller vehicles may crash into the side or back of the truck and slide underneath.
Like most large commercial vehicles, dump trucks have blind spots that make it hard for the driver to see other vehicles nearby. This is especially true of smaller vehicles that may be harder to spot in a dump truck’s blind spot, increasing the likelihood of a collision accident occurring.
Sometimes the material that a dump truck is carrying can cause an accident. If these materials are jostled out of the bed of the truck and spill onto the road, they can affect other vehicles’ traction, causing an accident to occur. The contents themselves may be hazardous and cause an accident to occur.
A personal injury lawyer in the Bronx from Morelli Law can determine how your accident happened. Your accident circumstances will affect how we approach your case.
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What Damages Can Occur from a Dump Truck Accident?
There are many damages that can happen as the result of a dump truck accident. Immediate damages include destruction of property, such as an individual’s car, or harm to others. If materials spill out of the bed of the dump truck, it could cause a multiple vehicle crash in heavy traffic.
Other damages that may result from a dump truck accident might not occur right away. These include medical bills from seeking care after an injury, delayed onset physical injuries, pain and suffering from the accident, and emotional trauma as a result of the accident. Morelli Law can help you determine what compensation you are entitled to receive from these damages.
If you are involved in a dump truck accident in the Bronx, you will want to seek medical care for your injuries. Depending on how extensive your injuries are, if you require surgery, and if you need follow up care, you may find yourself with a growing pile of medical bills. This can cause a financial burden, especially if you cannot work for a bit due to your injuries.
Sometimes physical injuries may not be readily apparent, such as internal bleeding. Other injuries may be delayed hours or days after the initial accident happens. These types of injuries include post-traumatic headaches. You may experience pain in the neck or shoulders from whiplash, which can take up to several days to emerge. You may also feel some numbness and tingling in your limbs if you received an injury to your spine.
Pain and Suffering
This type of damage refers to any discomfort you feel because of your injuries or any emotional distress you face after being in the accident. For example, after the accident, you may no longer be able to work the same job you did since you physically cannot carry out the tasks required. This causes you pain and suffering because you lost your job and it affects your ability to live.
On top of pain and suffering is emotional trauma. You may have post-traumatic stress disorder whenever you see a dump truck or are in a vehicle. It may become hard for you to return to your life as normal. This emotional trauma needs to be considered when seeking compensation for the injuries you sustained in the accident.
Do I Really Need Help from a Dump Truck Accident Law Firm?
Although you could try to file a claim on your own and negotiate with insurance companies, a Morelli Law Firm lawyer can get you satisfactory results and help you navigate your case and work on your behalf, especially if you are still injured from the accident. We can handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on your recovery.
Having a lawyer represent you in your dump truck accident lawsuit can also remove the headache of understanding your legal rights and the process for filing. The facts of your case may introduce unique considerations that can affect the legal time limit you have to file or the process in which you need to file your lawsuit.
By having legal representation, you will have someone on your side who is looking out for your best interests. A lawyer can negotiate with all parties involved to help ensure that you receive the highest compensation from the accident to recoup any finances lost due to medical bills or lost wages from work.
Contact Morelli Law Firm Today
With over 25 years in business and 40 years of combined experience, Morelli Law Firm has the knowledge to help you receive compensation from your Bronx dump truck accident. All our consultations are free, and we do not get paid unless you win.
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