If a construction truck accident left you with serious injuries, you may qualify for compensation from the responsible party. Potentially recoverable damages may include your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and more.
The aftermath of such a serious accident can have physical, emotional, and financial consequences for you and your family. The pursuit of compensation for personal injury damages is a legal process that—if successful—may help ease some of these and other burdens caused by negligence.
Morelli Law Firm understands the overwhelming stress accident victims face. When you hire a Buffalo construction truck accident lawyer from our firm, we can stand by your side through all stages of your case.
If your construction truck accident injuries were the result of another party’s negligence, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800. A member of our team can provide you with a free case review today.
Construction Truck Accidents and Liability
To drive a large construction truck, drivers must hold a commercial driver’s license. Maintaining control of a construction truck also requires training and undivided attention to the task at hand. The sheer size and weight of construction trucks can result in serious injuries and even death in a traumatic accident.
Construction trucks can reach weights into the tons when fully loaded. They are frequently used to haul building materials, construction equipment, dirt, and debris to and from job sites.
Whether it was the cargo, the truck itself, or both that caused your injuries, a Buffalo construction truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to investigate your accident to determine liability.
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Contributing Factors in Construction Truck Accidents
A construction driver can engage in the same reckless behaviors as other drivers, such as speeding, drunk driving, and driving distracted. In addition to driver negligence, the truck they operate may contribute to a serious crash due to mechanical issues.
The following factors and issues may contribute to large truck accidents:
Depending on the nature of your accident, the liable party may be:
- The truck driver
- The construction company that employed the driver
- A mechanic or component manufacturer
- A municipality
Morelli Law Firm may be able to identify all liable parties in your accident. We can keep you informed as we work to build your case and pursue compensation on your behalf.
If you believe another party’s negligence caused your accident, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 and receive a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
Types of Possible Compensation for Your Injuries
Depending on the nature of your injuries and your accident, the following types of damages may be available in your construction truck accident case:
- Medical expenses associated with your care from the moment of injury to your expected future need for care and treatment.
- Lost pay due to your inability to work. If you are unable to return to your same job, we can pursue compensation for your diminished earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering for your physical injuries and mental anguish
- Property damages
If a member of your family passed away in a construction truck accident, Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you pursue a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Morelli Law Firm can collect evidence of your damages and their value when we represent you. This may include:
- Medical bills
- Car repair estimates
- Out-of-pocket expense receipts
- Documentation from your employer on the value of your lost wages
- Testimony from medical and economic experts on your future costs of care
Insurance Companies and Settlement Offers
The responsible party’s insurance company may make you a settlement offer soon after your accident. However, accepting an insurance settlement agreement may require signing a release that could prevent you from civil action in the future. In other words, if you accept a settlement offer that does not reflect the value of all of your damages, you may not be able to sue for more money later on.
Morelli Law Firm can evaluate the fairness of any settlement offers and handle all communications with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf. If they refuse to make you a fair offer, we can file a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to trial.
The Statute of Limitations in New York
In New York, New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 puts a general three-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 puts a general two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits.
Victims typically must file their lawsuit before the appropriate deadline in their case. If they wait too long to file, their lawsuit may be dismissed, and they may lose their right to recover compensation for their damages.
Call Morelli Law Firm Today
If the negligent actions of a construction truck driver or construction company harmed you, a Buffalo construction truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf.
Our firm can handle all aspects of your case when we represent you so that you can focus your time and energy on your recovery. We can also provide you with legal advice, answers to your questions, and updates on your case throughout our work together.
Call Morelli Law Firm now at (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team. We represent our clients on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments required. Our attorney fees come as a percentage of our clients’ court award or settlement offer, if and when they win their case.