Let’s face the facts: When an 18 wheeler truck strikes a car, serious injury or death is almost certain to occur. Each year in the U.S. there are about 500,000 accidents involving large trucks, including commercial box trucks and tractor-trailers, with an average of about 5,000 fatalities per year. That’s an average of almost 14 fatalities daily resulting from truck accidents: fourteen lives lost and fourteen devastated families every day.
Unfortunately, these numbers are only growing, despite state and federal regulations designed to reduce the number and severity of these accidents. Even though strides have been made to increase safety and force the trucking companies to comply with state and federal regulations, there is still a long way to go. Catastrophic accidents still occur every day in New York and throughout the United States.
These cases can be complicated, as they often involve complex legal issues such as jurisdiction, causation, and more. Truck carriers and insurance companies do whatever it takes to avoid responsibility, so if you have been seriously injured in a trucking accident, you need a skilled, experienced, and passionate lawyer at your side to fight aggressively for your rights. Regardless of whether the victim is a professional truck driver or the occupant of a passenger vehicle, our lawyers have the experience, skill, and knowledge to hold these trucking companies accountable. We uncover safety violations and take these companies to task when their negligence causes serious injuries.
We are skilled, experienced, and relentless in our pursuit of justice and maximum compensation in these cases.
Call us – 845-353-2000. We can help.