Getting into a crash with an 18-wheeler might leave you with catastrophic injuries and growing medical expenses. If you or a family member was involved in a collision with a semi-truck, a White Plains 18-wheeler accident lawyer may be able to help you win financial recovery from the at-fault party.
In a truck accident case, you might list one or more of the following as a liable party:
- The truck driver
- The truck driver’s employer
- The truck’s manufacturer
After determining the liable party or parties, our team may help you prepare a claim to pursue compensation, build a strong case, evaluate your potentially recoverable damages, and potentially negotiate a financial settlement. If you want legal assistance with building your personal injury claim or lawsuit, contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800.
Do Not Wait to File Your Lawsuit
In White Plains, your potential right to financial compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit is generally limited to three years, according to the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. Your legal team may explain the critical importance of complying with the statute of limitations. They may also inform you about any factors that might toll, or pause, the statute of limitations.
We advise that you call our legal team as soon as possible so that we can have a substantive amount of time to prepare your lawsuit and file it in time to meet New York’s statutory deadline.
As we prepare your lawsuit, we may ask you to obtain a copy of the official crash report. The crash report may note the date and time of the collision, which will let us know how long we have to file your case.
We may also ask you to obtain copies of your medical records and other documents that may be able to support your lawsuit. Share these items and all other relevant paperwork with our team as soon as possible.
Obtain Copies of Your Medical Records
Injuries caused by a collision with an 18-wheeler can temporarily or permanently change your life. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a large truck can weigh 20 to 30 times more than a passenger car, and it can require as much as 40 percent more stopping distance. That marked difference in size, weight, height, and braking ability can leave you with catastrophic injuries, which may include:
- Head injuries, such as whiplash, concussion, or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Skeletal injuries, such as sprains, strains, broken limbs, and spinal cord injuries
- Catastrophic physical damage, such as limb amputations and severe burns
These injuries can create astronomical and ongoing medical and rehabilitation expenses. You and your family should not have to be responsible for the cost of treating your collision-related injuries if someone else caused them. Your medical records may become helpful for two reasons: they might detail the extent of your injuries and estimate the current and potential costs of your medical care.
A White Plains 18-wheeler accident lawyer may be able to identify the at-fault party or parties involved in your case and hold them financially responsible for your injuries and other losses. Contact the injury assessment team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.
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We Can Help You Fight for the Damages You Are Entitled to Collect
If you or someone you love was injured by an 18-wheeler in White Plains, you might be entitled to receive compensation via a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Our injury assessment team may be able to help you determine the value of your potential compensation claim or lawsuit, based on their calculations of your economic damages, such as your:
- Current and expected medical expenses
- Current and expected loss of income
- Vehicle repair or replacement expenses
Economic damages are easier to calculate because they represent fixed financial expenditures. However, you may also be entitled to non-economic expenses, which can be more difficult to place a value on. Your lawyer may determine the value of these losses, which may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical discomfort
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Emotional turmoil
If you need help with assessing the financial value of your potential compensation claim, our case assessment team can help. We may use several forms of evidence to prove your damages and assess their value. Once we calculate a total figure, we may enter negotiations with this goal in mind.
Share Your Crash Report with Us as Soon as It Is Available
A crash between your passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler can lead to serious injuries. Because you were injured in an accident, The New York Vehicle and Traffic Laws (VAT) §605 requires all involved parties to file a crash report.
If your injuries include loss of consciousness and memory impairment or are too extensive to allow you to fully participate in your potential compensation claim, your crash report may provide important details for your legal team, such as:
- Contact information of the at-fault driver
- Contact information of their insurance company
- Contact information of accident witnesses
- Descriptions of the at-fault vehicle and driver
- Accident diagrams that depict points of impact
- Road and weather conditions
An official police report on the accident may play an important role in your case. You can obtain a copy of the official crash report for your lawyer and keep one for your personal records. If you need assistance obtaining this important document, let a member of our team know right away.
We Fight Hard for Your Potential Financial Recovery
The physical and financial aftermath of an 18-wheeler accident can be difficult to navigate simultaneously. When a White Plains 18-wheeler accident lawyer from our law firm represents you, you may be able to focus more on healing from your injuries, while we focus on getting the financial compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Once you are ready to begin working on your case, contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.