Dump trucks pose a major risk to smaller passenger vehicles due to their massive sizes. When involved in motor vehicle accidents, dump trucks can potentially cause serious injuries and property damages.
When dump truck drivers act negligently and cause accidents, they may be liable for their victims’ damages. If you were in an accident like this, a White Plains dump truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to seek compensation on your behalf in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
The monetary award you may be entitled to may cover your out-of-pocket expenses and losses, and well as pain and suffering.
If you have suffered financially or physically from a dump truck accident, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800. A member of our team is standing by to offer you a free case evaluation. If you qualify, we may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payment required.
What a Lawyer Can Do for Your Case
When you work with a White Plains dump truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm on your case, you can spend more time recovering from injuries or with family instead of worrying about a legal battle. That is because our staff can manage the entirety of your dump truck accident claim on your behalf. This means determining a fair compensation range for your claim and then pursuing that compensation from the at-fault and negligent party.
Some additional ways that a dump truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can support your claim include:
- Answering your legal questions
- Handling all communications with insurance companies overseeing your claim
- Reviewing your paths for compensation and legal recourse
- Determining the liable party responsible for your dump truck accident
- Obtaining evidence of fault and negligence
- Obtaining evidence of your damages and their value
- Reviewing medical documentation related to your claim
- Arguing your claim during insurance negotiations
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary
Above all, Morelli Law Firm can protect your rights at every stage of your case.
Pursuing Compensation for a Dump Truck Accident
To begin your case, Morelli Law Firm may first pursue an insurance settlement. Once we have built your case with rich evidence, we can begin to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company representing the liable party.
In order to understand a fair value for your dump truck accident claim, our law firm may review your damages. Once we have monetized and tallied up your damages, we can estimate the total value of your losses and out-of-pocket expenses. This total figure may become the basis for our insurance settlement negotiations. If we believe an offer is below the value of your case, we may reject it and/or go to trial and defend your rights in a personal injury lawsuit.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages
Depending on your accident and your injuries, the following damages may be recoverable after a dump truck accident:
- Emergency room transportation and hospital expenses
- Ongoing treatments, rehabilitation, and physical therapy
- Estimated future costs of treatment
- Lost wages
- Limited earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Recovering compensation for pain and suffering may be contingent on your having a “serious” injury as defined by New York Insurance (ISC) §5102. If you qualify, Morelli Law Firm can help you argue that you are eligible for these damages when we represent you.
If you have been injured in a preventable dump truck accident in White Plains, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
Obtaining Evidence Following a Dump Truck Accident
There are many forms of evidence that may support your dump truck accident claim against the defendant. For instance, evidence that may strengthen your case can include:
- Police report
- Photographs of your injury
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of property damages
- Surveillance video
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Witness statements
Morelli Law Firm can collect evidence in your defense when we represent you.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New York
According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, a personal injury lawsuit must generally be filed within three years of the underlying accident in New York. This means that if you try to file the lawsuit beyond the three-year mark from the date of your dump truck accident, your case may be dismissed, and you may lose the opportunity to recover compensation for your damages via a lawsuit.
If out-of-court negotiations with an insurance company are unsuccessful in earning you a fair settlement, a lawsuit may be your best option to compel the liable party to pay for your damages. Morelli Law Firm can help you protect your right to sue by taking legal action within the statute of limitations that pertain to your case.
Seek Justice with Morelli Law Firm
Morelli Law Firm believes that car accidents caused by a negligent dump truck operator or company demand justice. When you work with a White Plains dump truck accident lawyer from our firm, we can fight to protect your rights and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Morelli Law Firm offers representation on a contingency-fee-basis, where we do not collect attorney fees from our clients unless and until they recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started working on your case.