Commercial Trucking Accidents And Your Right To Compensation
Accidents involving semi trucks, 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles are very serious and often result in major injuries for the drivers and passengers of other vehicles on the road. People in smaller vehicles are much more vulnerable in truck accidents. If you or a member of your family has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to speak with a lawyer who can guide you through the process of recovering compensation.
At the law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, our lawyers have the experience to handle truck and commercial vehicle accident cases in New York, including those involving catastrophic injuries. We have built a strong reputation in New York for our high-quality personal injury representation and have obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state on behalf of injured drivers, passengers and their families.
Commercial Vehicle Cases We Handle For You
In addition to semi trucks, our firm is able to handle accident cases involving commercial vehicles such as:
- Tow trucks
- Sanitation trucks
- Private buses, city buses and school buses
- Police vans
- Police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles
- City vehicles
These types of accidents frequently result in fractures, permanent scarring, permanent loss of range of motion, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as wrongful death in the worst cases. We handle all types of truck accidents, including those resulting from truck driver negligence.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Commercial vehicle crashes are the most violent and life changing of accidents, based on the size and power disparity of the vehicle. Often they are caused by such issues as:
- Distracted truck drivers
- Imbalanced or over-weight cargo compartments
- Improper maintenance to the vehicle
- Overtired truck drivers
Commercial vehicles are large, unwieldy and difficult to control. If there is anything impacting the driver’s ability to remain in control it can spell danger for anyone else on the road.