If you’ve been involved in an accident with any kind of truck, seeking medical attention is Job One. For tips on what you should do in this regard, take a look at our car accidents page.
Commercial vs. Non-Commercial Cases
Victims of tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle accidents are entitled to the same kind of compensation as the victims of ordinary car crashes, with one important difference; usually, commercial vehicles are extremely well insured. Typically, trucks that are involved in interstate commerce carry a minimum of $750,000 in liability insurance — more if the truck contains hazardous materials. Furthermore, since trucks are involved in interstate commerce, they are subject to federal regulations that do not apply to other vehicles. Many of these are overseen by federal agencies like the Interstate Commerce Commission. Federal and state regulations relating to the trucking industry are enormously complex; catastrophic injury litigation of this type can be very complicated, You need an experienced New York truck accident attorney with experience and a history of winning jury verdicts and settlements.
Time Is Of The Essence
From our decades of experience with New York motor vehicle accidents, we know that trucks and their commercial liability insurance companies are generally far more zealous than the insurance companies that insure private passenger vehicles. Why? Potential for significant payout dollars. It’s not uncommon that when an accident victim is still in the hospital recovering from injuries, an insurance company representing the trucking company or the trucking company itself will place investigators at the scene of the accident. Additionally, the longer you delay contacting an attorney, the greater the likelihood that evidence will be diminished or destroyed.
Your attorney can also explain statutes of limitations that may affect your case.
When Experience Matters, Turn to the Truck Accident Attorneys of Francis X. Young Offices in White Plains and New York City
Whatever you do, do NOT hire an injury lawyer who has not successfully represented many victims of truck accidents. This type of litigation is very complex and requires years of proven results to be successful. At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, we believe in your right to full and fair compensation for the accident that you and your loved one have suffered. Our lawyers, serving New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley have the know-how to win your case.
If you or someone you know have been the victim of a truck accident, please contact our truck accident attorneys. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations are available.
The Law Offices of Francis X. Young; your truck accident attorney in New York City, White Plains, and Hudson Valley.