Truck accident cases can be complex. They may involve multiple parties, a complicated investigation, and a drawn-out legal process. Victims of truck accidents may pay the price by suffering from severe injuries, thousands of dollars in medical costs, and the possibility of not returning to work.
If you were in a truck accident, a New Rochelle truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you with your case. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Call our law firm today at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case evaluation a member of our team.
We Handle Many Types of Truck Accidents
Trucking companies are responsible for training capable drivers and maintaining their fleets. Unfortunately, mistakes happen, and a company or driver’s negligence can lead to accidents on the highway. When accidents happen, the responsible party may be liable for your injuries and other damages.
These accidents can happen for the following reasons:
Truck drivers spend so much time away from the company that employers may fail to monitor their progress. As a result, an employer may fail to check that the employee is taking reasonable care on the road.
Improper or Incomplete Driver Training
Operating large trucks and commercial vehicles requires skill and concentration. Drivers can only develop this skill if they are properly trained. Lack of training can lead to mistakes on the road. Some of these mistakes can be deadly if a truck driver gets into an accident.
Failing to Vet Job Applicants
Companies have an obligation to perform thorough background checks and ensure that their drivers are trained, certified, and capable of operating the trucks. Putting the wrong drivers behind the wheel can increase the risk of accidents on the road.
Poor Truck Maintenance
When an auto part breaks down on the road, it is more than an inconvenience. Bad brakes, blown tires, or malfunctioning lights can cause accidents within seconds, leaving the truck driver to make quick decisions. Poor truck maintenance can be a hazard to all drivers.
Accidents can also occur as a result of an overloaded vehicle, distracted driving, DUIs, manufacturer defects, or poor road conditions. Whatever caused your accident, our law firm may be able to investigate your case to determine which parties were at fault and how the accident led to your injuries.
What to Expect in a Truck Accident Case
In a truck accident, your first concern is to seek emergency medical attention. Even if you walk away from the accident, you should still go to the ER or to see your doctor. Not only can a medical visit allow you to begin treatment, but it can create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries that may be used as evidence in your case.
After you seek medical attention, you may want to consider taking legal action against the responsible party. A New Rochelle truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to manage your case while you concentrate on recuperating.
Once we take on your case, our firm may be able to:
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- File a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer
- Build your case
- Negotiate a settlement to get you the maximum compensation possible
- If the insurance company does not settle, we may take your case to trial
You can get started with your case today by contacting Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800.
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How We Can Help With Your Case
When it comes to truck accident claims, there are no guarantees of whether the other party will admit fault, or the insurance company will accept your claim. Morelli Law Firm is prepared to fight for your rights against such tactics, even if that means taking your case to trial.
We may be able to help you win your case in the following ways:
Present Evidence of Fault and Liability
Our lawyers can investigate your claim to determine the facts of the accident and what actually happened. We may be able to obtain evidence of fault and liability with trucking company records, accident reports, maintenance records, eyewitness accounts, expert testimony, photos, or video footage.
Calculate Your Damages
The value of your case depends on the extent of your damages. We can explore all areas where the accident has affected your life. This may include looking at medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of quality of life. We can assess the sum of your losses based on both economic and noneconomic damages.
Negotiate a Settlement
Instead of accepting the insurance company’s first offer, we may negotiate a settlement that reflects your total losses more accurately. If the insurance company does not wish to settle or negotiate, then you may have the option of taking your case to trial. Our law firm represents can you to present your case in front of a judge or jury if necessary
Call Us to Discuss Your Truck Accident Case
If your life was turned upside down by a truck accident, you do not have to face the responsible parties alone. A New Rochelle truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation.
Do not delay if you are considering legal action in your case. The New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 214 imposes a three-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases. If your case goes against a municipality or county agency, there could be even shorter deadlines under GMU Section 50-E.
A representative of our firm can discuss what legal deadlines pertain to your case when you call Morelli Law Firm for a free consultation at (212) 751-9800.