If you have been involved in a garbage truck accident in White Plains, New York that was caused by negligence, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. Compensation may be available via an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
Fortunately, you do not need to take on the responsible party in your case alone. A White Plains garbage truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can handle the entirety of your legal fight against the defendant when we represent you. Our law firm can help you obtain evidence that supports your case, determine fair compensation for your claim, protect your rights, and much more.
When accidents occur with garbage trucks and other large vehicles, the consequences can be catastrophic. If you lost a family member in a garbage truck accident, Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
To learn more about seeking justice and compensation for a garbage truck accident in White Plains, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
Damages in a Garbage Truck Accident Case
Every car accident comes with its own variables that could affect the amount of compensation a plaintiff may receive. Ultimately, your potential settlement or judgment award may depend on the total value of your damages.
A White Plains garbage truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can help you identify your damages and obtain evidence of their existence. Once we have reviewed your damages, we can begin to monetize any non-economic losses and combine their values. From here, we can use this figure as a basis for settlement negotiations with an insurance company.
Depending on the nature of your accident and injuries, the following damages may be available in a personal injury claim or lawsuit:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages
- Limited earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
If you are filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, your recoverable damages may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of support
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Working with a Lawyer from Morelli Law Firm on Your Case
It can be challenging to coordinate an insurance claim or lawsuit while also recovering from any physical or emotional injuries from your accident. When you work with a White Plains garbage truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm on your case, you can focus on recovering while we handle the legal work in your case.
In general, Morelli Law Firm can provide you with the following services during representation:
- Answering your legal questions or concerns
- Obtaining key evidence against the garbage truck driver or garbage truck company
- Obtaining any available police reports, accident and injury photographs, surveillance video, eye-witness testimony, and more
- Reviewing your medical documents
- Identifying fair compensation for your claim
- Filing an insurance claim and/or lawsuit on your behalf
- Negotiating for a fair settlement with an insurance company
- Taking your case to trial
Morelli Law Firm can also handle all communications with the insurance companies and other parties involved in your case when we represent you.
To learn more about our services and to receive a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800.
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Elements of Liability
Recovering compensation for your damages may require proving that the responsible party’s negligence caused your accident. Morelli Law Firm can help you collect evidence of the following elements of negligence when we represent you:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant breached this duty of care.
- This breach caused you to suffer an injury.
- This injury caused you financial losses.
Evidence of these elements may convince a judge or an insurance company to award you compensation for your damages.
The Deadlines to Sue in New York
Typically, the first option for financial recovery in a car accident case is an insurance settlement. However, if an insurance company refuses to make you a fair offer, you may file a lawsuit against them and take your case to trial. Accordingly, it is important to know New York’s time limits on lawsuits as you head into your case.
New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 sets a general three-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. For wrongful death lawsuits, New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 sets a general two-year statute of limitations.
In either case, letting the deadline in your case expire before taking legal action could result in a judge dismissing your case and you losing the ability to compel the responsible party to pay for your damages via a lawsuit.
To learn more about what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call Morelli Law Firm today.
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Seek Justice in Your Case with Morelli Law Firm
If you are seeking compensation from a negligent party that caused your garbage truck accident, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 and receive a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our team.
If you qualify, a White Plains garbage truck accident lawyer from our firm may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis. This means there are no up-front payments required, and you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.