Concrete is everywhere you look. Society relies on concrete trucks to deliver it before it hardens. These vehicles are among the heaviest you’ll find on the roadways, so when someone gets into an accident with one, the injuries can be catastrophic.
If someone else’s negligence caused you to get into an accident with a concrete truck, they may owe you compensation. Our Mount Vernon truck accident lawyers at Morelli Law Firm can help you pursue an insurance claim or sue the responsible parties.
Special Dangers of Concrete Truck Accidents
A concrete truck usually carries between 8 and 16 cubic yards of concrete. Each cubic yard of concrete is about 4,000 pounds. A fully loaded truck can weigh 66,000 pounds, including the weight of the empty truck.
Only the most heavily loaded semi-trucks beat the weight of a fully loaded concrete truck. Heavier vehicles create greater crash forces and cause worse injuries to victims. Many people die in concrete truck accidents.
There is also the danger of tipping over and spilling the concrete load. Concrete trucks must keep the concrete in motion to prevent hardening. This makes them unpredictable in a crash and the truck could tip over. Any concrete spilled out could cause property damage and injuries. A concrete truck falling on another vehicle would be catastrophic.
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What Damages Can I Recover from a Concrete Truck Accident Case?
When you work with our Mount Vernon concrete truck accident lawyers, we will explore what damages you’re eligible to receive. We have to back up any claims with evidence. Depending on your circumstances, your damages may include:
- All medical treatment related to the crash, including future medical treatment
- All lost wages
- Payment for reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to your old job.
- Property damage to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering along with other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in the crash
- And others
Calculating which damages you’re owed and their value is one reason people hire personal injury lawyers like the team at Morelli Law Firm. An insurer may try to offer you a quick settlement, but they’re relying on your ignorance about how much your case is worth.
Never accept a settlement from an insurer without taking it to a lawyer first for evaluation. You may be owed much more than you think. Once you accept money from an insurer, the matter is settled and you can’t ask for more.
What Should I Do After a Fatal Concrete Truck Accident?
Sometimes accidents with concrete trucks end in tragedy. The survivors may file a wrongful death claim to collect financial compensation for the death. Money cannot bring back a loved one, but it can protect a family from further financial harm caused by losing them.
Let Morelli Law help you pursue justice through a wrongful death claim. You could receive compensation for funeral and burial costs, final medical expenses, and financial costs from the loss of support from your loved one. You may be eligible for additional damages.
These cases can be complicated, and your damages may vary depending on your relationship to the deceased. We can provide a free case review to discuss your options for a wrongful death claim after your tragedy.
Advantages You Get After Hiring Our Lawyers
People hire our concrete truck accident lawyers in Mount Vernon because they want to get the most compensation after their accidents. However, that’s not the only advantage you get from working with us. Here are some other advantages you’ll get:
- We’ll handle all communication and negotiation with the defendant and their insurers
- We’ll give you legal advice so you can protect yourself, and we’ll answer questions you have about your case
- Inform you about all of your options so you can make an educated decision on how to proceed.
- Manage all the paperwork and deadlines so your case isn’t delayed or stopped by a technicality
- Gather all the evidence needed to prove negligence and the value of your case
- Fight hard against opposing claims that say you deserve less than the full case value.
- Take your case to trial, if we cannot settle with the insurer.
Doing all of this on your own while you’re injured puts an immense burden on you. Also, you do not have the advantages a trained legal expert has. Insurance companies hire many lawyers to fight against claims. Don’t come to the battle without someone to protect you.
To help us know the strength of your case, please bring any evidence you have to your consultation. Any documentation, photographs, or witness contact information will be helpful. If you do not have any, don’t worry. We will perform our own investigation.
When Must I Sue?
There are deadlines we must comply with in New York in order to file a successful lawsuit. If we break these deadlines, the court will dismiss your case and you cannot get compensation.
If you are injured in a concrete truck accident, the deadline to sue is three years from the date of the accident. For wrongful death claims, you have two years from the date of death. Certain circumstances may change these deadlines.
Therefore you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. After speaking with the police and getting checked out by a doctor, call Morelli Law. We can even speak with you if you’re still in the hospital recovering. The sooner you call, the sooner you could get compensation like we have for thousands of other victims.
Contact Morelli Law for a Free Consultation
Concrete truck accidents can overwhelm you with pain and financial harm. You may not know what to do next. That’s why we’re here to help you. Protect your interests by contacting our Mount Vernon construction truck accident attorneys now.
We are on your side. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you will owe us no up-front costs. You won’t have to pay anything unless and until you recover compensation. Get a free consultation from our team by calling us or using our contact form. We’re here to help you.