Concrete is a tough substance to transport. It’s heavy, and there’s a limited amount of time before it hardens. This can push concrete truck drivers into making risky decisions that cause crashes, and you could get tangled up in one.
If you’ve been in an accident or lost a loved one because of a concrete truck, turn to Morelli Law. Our personal injury lawyers in New Rochelle can help you get justice and compensation for what happened to you. Learn how we can help you with one free case evaluation with our New Rochelle concrete truck accident attorneys..
Concrete Trucks and No-Fault Insurance
Under New York law, most accidents are paid through the no-fault insurance system. While this can cover much of the costs of smaller accidents, the odds are good that it won’t cover enough for a concrete truck accident. Fortunately, there’s a way to get around the no-fault insurance limit.
If your economic damages exceed $50,000, or if you’ve suffered a “serious injury” according to the law, you can sue for negligence. A serious injury involves permanent injuries, fractures, and any injury that impairs your ability to function for more than 90 days after an accident.
Even if your damages are less than $50,000, Morelli Law can help you get the most from your no-fault insurance claim. We can help you document all the damages you’re eligible to receive before you submit your claim. Yet don’t assume you cannot sue the driver or their employer for what happened before you speak with our New Rochelle concrete truck accident lawyers.
You Could Sue Multiple Parties
Concrete trucks are commercial vehicles. Therefore, your case will probably have multiple insurance claims or multiple defendants in your lawsuit because there are more liable parties. You can pursue damages against both the concrete truck driver and their employer.
There’s also a chance of other parties getting involved. These include the team who loaded the truck with concrete, the mechanics responsible for maintaining the truck, and possibly even the government if road conditions caused the concrete truck to wreck.
You will need a lawyer to make a claim against these additional parties. If you stick with no-fault insurance, you can only make a claim against the driver, and your damages are limited. Don’t settle for less before you speak with Morelli Law about what happened to you.
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What Damages Can I Receive Through My Case?
Damages are what you get paid for after an accident. The most common kind you’ll receive is compensatory damages, which cover the economic and non-economic costs of your accident. In cases of gross negligence, a court may also award punitive damages.
The economic costs you can recover include medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle replacement, and any out-of-pocket costs related to your accident. Our lawyers will document everything your case has cost you and project those costs into the future so you can get the full value of your claim.
Non-economic costs, like pain and suffering, must be negotiated. However, they may provide the bulk of your compensation package. Morelli Law has helped recover over 1 billion in compensation for our clients, so we have the experience you need to get you the most out of your claim.
How Much Could I Get From My Case?
Each case has a unique value because the circumstances can vary so much. There are things you can do to help us better estimate how much your case is worth before you contact us. You can help by bringing evidence to your consultation. Some things that can help include:
- The crash report from the police
- A copy of your vehicle repair bill or estimated value of your vehicle
- Any medical bill you’ve received since your crash
- A copy of your post-crash medical records
- Any photographs or video you took of the scene, the vehicles, or your injuries
- The contact information of any eyewitnesses
You may not have been able to get any of these if you were taken straight to the hospital, but that’s okay. Morelli Law has decades of case experience we can draw on to estimate the value of your case based on previous cases.
If you bring evidence, it will help us evaluate the strength of your case and give you a better estimate of your economic damages at the time of the consultation. It will also save time on your case because we won’t have to hunt for the evidence ourselves.
How Soon Must I File My Claim?
You typically have three years from the date of your accident to sue under New York law and two years in the case of fatal accidents. Property damage claims also have a three-year deadline. It is crucial to get your case started before you reach these deadlines.
If you try to file a case after them, the court will likely reject your case. These deadlines, called statutes of limitations, are necessary to preserve evidence before it becomes so corrupted that neither side can have a fair trial.
The insurers may try delaying tactics to make it harder for you to win your case, including pushing things to the statute of limitations. Hire our concrete truck accident lawyers in New Rochelle, and you can ensure your case starts on time.
Fatal Concrete Truck Crashes
If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal concrete truck crash, Morelli Law is ready to help you. You may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. This claim can help you pay for their final expenses and cushion the shock of losing future income. To find out more about this option, please contact our offices.
Work With Morelli Law’s New Rochelle Concrete Truck Accident Lawyers
We must hold concrete truck drivers and their employers accountable for causing crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Contact our New Rochelle concrete truck accident lawyers now for a free consultation and case evaluation.