After a semi-truck accident in Buffalo, New York, you or a family member may be suffering from serious or life-threatening injuries. You may also be struggling to pay out-of-pocket expenses from the accident.
If you were not at-fault in causing the accident and suspect or know negligence was involved, Morelli Law Firm can help you. A Buffalo semi-truck accident lawyer from our firm may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf in an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
When large, heavy semi-trucks are involved in accidents with smaller passenger vehicles, the consequences could be deadly. Morelli Law Firm also represents surviving family members or truck accident victims in wrongful death lawsuits.
For a free case review with a representative of Morelli Law Firm, call us today at (212) 751-9800. We may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Injuries That Can Impact Your Life After a Semi-Truck Accident
An injury of any severity could impact your home life and work life. If you are suffering from an injury that requires you to miss work, you may be unable to earn an income that supports your family.
No matter the type of injury you have sustained from a semi-truck accident, you typically must prove its existence with medical documentation in order to recover compensation. If you have not visited a doctor yet after your semi-truck accident, it is important that you do so soon for both your health and for your legal recourse options.
Some of the injuries that you may be dealing with after a semi-truck accident may include:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Broken ribs
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Mild concussions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hip injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Bruises and lacerations
- Knee injuries
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Working with Morelli Law Firm on Your Semi-Truck Accident Case
Throughout the entire scope of your claim against the liable party, a Buffalo semi-truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can defend your rights. When reviewing insurance settlement offers or arguing your case to a judge during a personal injury lawsuit, we can fight for compensation on your behalf.
If you are struggling to focus on recovering from your injuries and are simply looking to spend more time with your family, Morelli Law Firm can take the burden of legal work off of your shoulders. Several ways a lawyer from our firm can assist you during representation may include:
- Discussing your accident and legal recourse during a case evaluation
- Collecting evidence of the fault and liability of the defendant
- Determining a fair compensation range for your accident
- Reviewing your damages and obtaining evidence of their existence
- Arguing your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit on your behalf
- Speaking with eyewitnesses and obtaining testimony from them
- Reviewing police reports and all other documentation associated with your accident
- Answering all of your legal questions
- Supporting you throughout the life of your legal battle
To learn more about working with Morelli Law Firm, call us now at (212) 751-9800. A member of our team can provide you with a no-cost consultation on your case today.
Proving Fault and Liability Against the Semi-Truck Driver or Company
Morelli Law Firm can work to establish the liability of the responsible party in your semi-truck accident when we represent you.
Depending on the details of your accident, the responsible party may be:
- The driver of a privately owned and operated semi-truck
- The company that employed the semi-truck driver
- A negligent mechanic
- A negligent cargo loader
- Another liable party
When investigating your case, Morelli Law Firm can also collect evidence of the responsible party’s negligence to use against them in an insurance claim or lawsuit. This evidence may include:
- Photos or videos from the accident scene
- The police report
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Your medical records
- And more
The Deadlines to Sue in New York
If settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company are unsuccessful, Morelli Law Firm can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial instead. However, in order to do so, you must act within the statute of limitations, or legal deadline, for your case.
In New York, there is a general three-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, per NY Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) § 214. For wrongful death lawsuits, there is a general two-year statute of limitations, per NY Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) § 5-4.1.
If you try to file beyond the time limit for your case, your lawsuit may not be heard, or it may be dismissed. Because of this, Morelli Law Firm encourages you to call our firm as soon as possible after your accident. We can provide you with information regarding the deadlines in your case and our services during your initial call.
Call Morelli Law Firm Today
You do not need to face the responsible party and their insurance company alone. A Buffalo semi-truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can handle all of the legal work in your case when we represent you.
If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident in Buffalo, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
Morelli Law Firm offers representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required. We do not charge attorney fees unless and until our clients recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.