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Truck Accident Lawyers at Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured in a truck accident you will need a lawyer to help you. Let us help you.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a truck or commercial vehicle resulting in serious injuries you may be seeking help and want to obtain justice under the law for your injuries.

At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers Injury Lawyers PC we are committed to fighting to help you recover the maximum compensation available for your personal injuries.

We can also assist you in pursuing a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one in a truck accident.

Truck crashes are not like car accidents. Accidents involving tractor-trailers, interstate trucking companies, box trucks all have their own complexities compared to a car accident. Special laws cover trucks involved in interstate travel. The laws involving commercial truck accident can be different than the laws involving car accidents. The insurance companies that defend cover commercial trucks know this and therefore an injured person also needs an attorney on their side. At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers we represent truck accident victims and we have been doing it for a long time.

For example, when a tractor trailer is involved in an accident there can be several companies that could be at fault. There may be different companies that own the tractor and the trailer and different insurance companies to deal with. These corporations and their insurance companies are experienced with defending themselves.

At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers we can provide you with the following:

  1. Experience in representing the victims of truck accidents;
  2. Providing you and your loved ones with support during a difficult time. Handling the insurance companies and investigators for you and ensuring your rights are protected.
  3. We help you obtain the maximum recovery for your accident and make sure your receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost income.

We handle your case on a contingency basis. There is no fee until we achieve a recovery for you. The consultation is free, and we are available 24/7 for you. We will come to you at your home or hospital if you cannot come to one of our offices.

With our main law office headquartered in midtown Manhattan, our truck accident attorneys are situated in one of the busiest commercial areas in the United States, with hundreds of trucks traveling in and around the northeast. We know and have experience litigating truck accident cases in state and federal courts. We are familiar with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and laws. We know state Department of Transportation rules.

Considerations in why truck accidents occur:

  • Driver error and driver fatigue: Truck drivers log long hours on the road and can become fatigued which leads to accidents. There are rules governing proper rest for drivers and limitations on how many hours they can drive.
  • Distracted driving: Truck drivers can be distracted if they are using their cell phones, using social media, and using other technology while driving just like car accidents.
  • When a truck drive commits negligence causing an accident, the result can be:
  • Rear-end accident;
  • Intersection impact;
  • Left-hand-turnaccident;
  • Head-on impact;
  • Jackknife;
  • Rollover accident;
  • Driving too fast for road conditions;
  • Turning accidents; and
  • Undercarriage accidents.
  • Another primary consideration for truck accidents is the failure to timely inspect the truck for mechanical problems, poor maintenance of the tractor-trailer, and the failure to make timely repairs.
  • Another factor that can lead to an accident is the failure of the employer to properly train the truck driver and negligence by the company in failing to screen its drivers and hiring incompetent drivers.

The injuries our clients suffer in truck accidents are severe and can include the following:

  • Fractures
  • Back and neck injuries, including herniated discs
  • Brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Internal damage to organs
  • Joint damage to areas such as the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Fatalities

At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers we are familiar with the intricacies of cases involving trucking companies, as this is a significant part of our practice. We will aggressively fight for you, investigate your case for all possible defendants, obtain the information and records from your doctors and hire the proper expert witnesses for your case. Keep in mind that you are up against corporations and their insurance companies.

Suppose your case involves an incident with a commercial vehicle operated by a corporation. In that case, it is essential to recognize that these companies and their insurers are skilled at investigating and fighting claims like yours and know how to do so quickly and cheaply. Consult an experienced truck accident lawyer before you talk to the insurance company. It is best to consult a NY truck accident lawyer as soon as possible if you have been involved in an incident with a tractor trailer.

What should I do immediately following a NY truck accident?

  1. Report the crash to the police:The first thing you should do is report the incident from the scene and obtain a police report.
  2. Document the scene of the crash:To the extent that you are able, make sure that you document the scene of the crash. This means that you take pictures of the scene and get contact information of those who may be possible witnesses to the collision. Take note of the company name on the vehicle, its registration number, and any contact details you can find. If you are unable to document the crash, try to contact an attorney from the scene who can come and document the scene for you.
  3. Report the incident to your insurer:It is crucial to report the crash to your insurance company. This will begin the process of starting your claim and ensure that your insurance company is informed of what happened and won’t learn of it first from the truck driver’s insurance company.
  4. Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer:You should look at obtaining legal representation because actions that you take in the immediate aftermath of a collision may determine whether you can receive a settlement.

A truck accident can be emotionally and physically devastating. Michael J. Asta, Esq. is one of New York’s leading accident attorneys with over 500 Million Dollars recovered for clients and over 30 years fighting for New Yorkers like you. You can be confident that the legal team at Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers is fully committed to winning the best possible results for our personal injury clients and their families. If you’ve been injured in a NY Truck Accident, call Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers at (212) 244-6555 or complete the contact form here on our website so we can help you. The consultation is free, and we work on a contingency basis meaning there is no fee until we obtain compensation on your behalf guaranteeing you’ll never come out of pocket.

Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers, Where Quality Representation Doesn’t Cost, It Pays.

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