The number of concrete and other large truck accidents increased between 2015 and 2018. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) cites the following large truck accident statistics for 2018:
- 111,291 large trucks were involved in accidents that were damaged enough to require towing
- 59,933 large trucks were involved in crashes that resulted in injuries
- 4,862 large trucks were involved in crashes that led to fatalities
If a collision with a concrete truck has left you, any passengers in your car, or a member of your family with serious injuries, it might also have required you to undergo extensive medical care and other accident-related consequences. The driver whose actions led to the collision should be liable for its expenses.
You do not have to carry the financial weight of an accident you did not cause. A Long Island concrete truck accident lawyer might be able to help you recover the costs of the accident from the at-fault party. Contact Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 to find out how you can have your medical and other expenses covered.
We Might Be Able to Uncover the Cause of Your Accident
To be eligible for financial compensation after an accident, you and your lawyer might be required to prove negligence on the part of the concrete truck driver, the truck manufacturer, or the driver’s employer. The FMCSA notes the following causes of concrete and other large truck accidents:
- Loss of control
- Failed or faulty truck tires
- Drug or alcohol use
- Truck driver speeding
- Driver distraction
- Driver inattention
- Driver impairment
- Driver fatigue
If you believe one or more of these factors caused or contributed to your accident, consider consulting a member of our team right away. We might be able to use your crash report and witness statements to prove negligence and seek compensation. If necessary, we may conduct an investigation that lets us pinpoint the accident’s cause and prove your right to financial recovery.
Calculate the Financial Cost of Your Injuries
Between medical treatment and property damage, the cost of a collision between your passenger car and a large, heavy concrete truck can be significant. If we can prove the cause of your accident and the negligence on the part of the at-fault party, you might be eligible to recover these financial expenses and losses:
- Immediate and follow-up health care expenses
- Immediate and follow-up loss of income
- Property damage or destruction costs
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Physical disability or disfigurement
Estimating the value of the individual costs of the accident can be a complicated process. A team member might be able to help you calculate your known and anticipated expenses to reach the full and accurate value of your compensation claim. Contact Morelli Law Firm today by calling (212) 751-9800 to learn more about how a Long Island concrete truck accident lawyer evaluates your claim.
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Provide Us with a Copy of Your Crash Report
We use your medical records and bills, check stubs and tax records, and vehicle repair bills and value estimates to determine the complete cost of your accident. Provide us with these documents and your crash report upon request. Your crash report will tell us:
- Contact information for the driver and his employer
- Police officer’s accident narrative and description
- Accident date, time, and location details
- Any tickets and violations that were issued
- Points of impact and damage codes
Because you or a family member was injured in the Long Island concrete truck accident, New York Vehicle & Traffic §605 requires the filing of a crash report. The report will note whether or not police photos, which might prove helpful to your claim, were taken at the scene of the accident. It will also dictate the number of injured parties and the number of fatalities, if any. Obtain a copy of the crash report as soon as it is ready, and share a copy with us.
Do Not Let the Filing Deadline Expire
After an accident on Long Island, you only have a limited amount of time to seek financial recovery through a personal injury lawsuit. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. It is imperative that you comply with the filing deadline or risk losing your potential right to monetary recovery.
Non-compliance with the statute of limitations can mean you will not be able to file your suit at all. If you file late, the other party may request an immediate dismissal of your case. Their request is likely to be granted, and your case will be thrown out of court without ever being heard.
If the collision between your passenger vehicle and a concrete truck claims the life of a loved one, New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 generally allows two years from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Given enough notice, we may be able to ensure compliance with the filing deadline and ensure your case is able to be heard.
Get in Touch with Morelli Law FIrm Today
You do not have to endure financial hardship because of a concrete truck accident that was caused by negligence. Our Long Island concrete truck accident lawyers might be able to help you prove the required legal elements of your compensation claim, which may establish your right to financial recovery. When you are ready to seek financial protection from the at-fault party, reach out to Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800.