According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks often weigh between 20 and 30 times more than passenger vehicles. This difference in weight can spell disaster for these drivers riding in smaller cars.
Car accidents involving concrete trucks can leave victims with serious injuries of property damages. Tragically, these accidents can also be fatal.
If you or a loved one in White Plains, New York was hurt in this type of accident, a White Plains concrete truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
For a free case evaluation with a member of our car accident team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required.
Evidence and Liability in a Car Accident Case
Depending on the nature of your accident, the liable party may be:
- A concrete truck driver
- The company that employed them
- A negligent mechanic
- A negligent municipality
- The manufacturer of a defective product
Morelli Law Firm can investigate your accident to identify the liable party and collect evidence of their liability when we represent you. This evidence may include:
- Photos, videos, or a police report
- Witness statements
- Your medical records
- Evidence from the concrete company
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
Once we have evidence that the defendant acted with negligence, we can proceed with an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against them.
How Morelli Law Firm Can Support Your Case
If you are struggling with the financial, physical, or emotional consequences of your accident, Morelli Law Firm may be able to step in and help.
When you work with a White Plains concrete truck accident lawyer from our firm on your case, you can focus more on recovering from the accident while our legal team handles the entirety of your accident case. This may include:
- Providing legal advice and helping you understand any applicable laws
- Reviewing your paths to pursuing compensation
- Collecting evidence of fault and of the value of your damages
- Speaking and negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf
- Taking your case to trial if they refuse to make you a fair settlement offer
- Protecting your rights throughout your case
Morelli Law Firm’s team can also be accessible to answer your questions and keep you posted with any updates on your case throughout this process.
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Recoverable Damages in a Concrete Truck Accident Case
Your potential compensation in a concrete truck accident case may depend on the total value of a variety of damages. Because every accident is different with unique elements and features, there is no telling how much you may be able to earn from a settlement or judgment without a direct consultation on your case.
In general, the recoverable damages in a car accident case may include:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Ambulance fees
- Property damages and auto repair expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your loved one lost their life in a concrete truck accident, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages instead. The recoverable damages in a wrongful death lawsuit may include:
- Funeral expenses
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of support and services
To learn more about seeking compensation after a concrete truck accident, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. When you call, a member of our team can discuss your accident and your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit in New York
A personal injury lawsuit generally must be filed within three years of the accident in New York, per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214.
For wrongful death lawsuits, the general statute of limitations is just two years, per New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1.
If you are unable to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations that pertains to you, your case may be dismissed by the judge overseeing your case, and you may be unable to recover compensation via a lawsuit.
It is important to protect your right to sue in case negotiations for an insurance claim are unsuccessful. To learn more about the specific deadlines that pertain to your case, call Morelli Law Firm today.
Morelli Law Firm Offers Free Consultations
A White Plains concrete truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to handle the legal work of your personal injury or wrongful death case when we represent you.
Whether you have suffered minor or life-threatening injuries, our firm may be able to defend your rights. You do not have to take on a legal battle alone against a concrete truck company or driver and their insurance provider. Morelli Law Firm can build your concrete truck accident claim from the ground up while you recover and focus on rebuilding your life after the accident.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. We offer representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required. In this arrangement, you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.