A common worst fear of drivers is getting into an accident with a semi-truck. There’s a good reason for that fear. The size and weight of these vehicles means a crash with one is far worse than a normal car crash. You could face catastrophic injuries or lose a loved one in an instant, but a Bronx truck accident lawyer can help you afterward.
Morelli Law has helped get victims billions in compensation over our years of service. Our team of Bronx semi-truck accident lawyers are not afraid to fight for justice on your behalf. Don’t let a negligent trucker get away with harming you. Call us as soon as you can after your accident.
Semi-Truck Accidents Often Meet the Serious Injury Standard
No-fault insurance covers most accidents in New York, assuming you have auto insurance in this state. This means you cannot sue, but it also means you can get compensation faster. However, there are exceptions to this rule where you can sue for damages.
New York law allows victims to sue if their damages are more than $50,000 or if their injuries fit into the serious injury standard. Some injuries that fall under this standard include death, bone fractures, disfigurement, or losing the use of part of your body for an extended period.
If your medical records show that you’ve suffered a serious injury, then Morelli Law’s personal injury lawyers in the Bronx can start a lawsuit so you can get the full value of your claim. Many semi-truck accidents need far more than the usual $50,000 cap in compensation to cover all the costs.
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What Damages Can I Claim With a Lawsuit?
Normally, no-fault insurance only covers your medical bills. You may also have coverage for car repair if you have collision or comprehensive insurance. But there are a lot of damages that you cannot claim under your insurance policy. Some of the additional damages you can demand include:
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Car repair or replacement, if your insurance doesn’t cover this
- Additional medical bills that your insurance won’t cover
- Non-economic damages like pain and suffering>
Non-economic damages are often worth much more than economic damages, so it’s worth your time to pursue them if you’re eligible. When you hear stories of big wins in truck cases, they often have a large non-economic damage value.
You may also be eligible for punitive damages if the defendant was grossly negligent. Punitive damages are a punishment given by courts where defendants must pay you additional money for what they did beyond your compensatory damages.
Why Work With a Bronx Semi-Truck Accident Attorney
Semi-truck companies and their insurers know they could be liable for thousands or even millions of dollars in damages if a trucker gets in a wreck. They will do their best to push the blame onto you or minimize the damages you’ve suffered so they can pay as little as possible. If you don’t have an attorney, they will have a far better chance.
When you’re facing huge losses after a semi-truck accident, you need an ally on your side who can fight on your behalf while you recover. Once you hire an attorney from Morelli Law, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while our team:
- Investigates what happened in order to gather evidence for your claim
- Constructs a case that shows you weren’t at-fault for the accident
- Calculates the full value of your case
- Handles all communication with the insurers and the defendant
- Negotiates for the full value of your claim
- Will take the other side to court if they won’t come to a fair settlement
- Give you advice on how to protect your compensation
- Keep you informed of your case progression
- Comply with all legal requirements, procedures, and deadlines to resolve your case as swiftly as possible
These are just some tasks we’ll do for you as your legal team. To learn more about how we can help you, contact Morelli Law for a free, no-obligation consultation about your situation.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
You’ve heard lawyers say you should call them immediately after a crash. That’s not for marketing. People in need of representation get a lot of advantages when they hire a lawyer as soon as possible after a crash.
Once a crash happens, the clock is ticking on whether you can preserve the evidence of what happened before it disappears. For example, if a truck gets repaired before we can study the damage, that robs us of information we can use to help you.
There is also a legal deadline called the statute of limitations. After that point, the court believes that any evidence in your case is too unreliable to achieve justice. In New York, that limit is three years from your accident for semi-truck accidents.
The sooner you call a lawyer, the sooner you can protect your interests in your case. The insurers will not wait while you delay, so get started now by calling Morelli Law to speak with a Bronx semi-truck accident attorney.
Will My Case Take a Long Time?
Cases vary on how long they take for many reasons. It takes time to collect evidence and turn it into a case that will persuade the insurance companies. Even if they know they’re in the wrong, they can still delay through negotiation on the value of your damages. Almost all personal injury cases take at least a few weeks to process.
With good fortune and sound evidence, the insurance company will offer a fair settlement quickly. If they don’t offer a fair one and you refuse, that will push the case out longer. Rarely, your case may need to go to trial because we cannot reach an agreement.
If your case goes to court, it can take much longer to finish your case because we have to account for the court’s time. Yet sometimes this is the best option to get full justice for you. We can advise you if this is the case for your situation.
Speak With a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer in the Bronx Today
Morelli Law has helped accident victims like you win cases against the largest companies in the nation. Speak with a semi-truck accident lawyer in the Bronx right now by calling our offices or sending us an email. Our firm also handles wrongful death claims if you’ve lost a loved one due to a semi-truck crash.
All consultations are free and without obligation. If you choose us as your lawyer, you will owe us nothing unless we win your case for you. Call right now to learn your legal options before you’re forced to make a decision about your settlement that’s not in your favor.