Trucking accidents, like any other motor vehicle accident, can result in property damage and injury. Given the enormous size of tractor-trailers and other large trucks, however, trucking accidents are more likely to cause substantial property damage, grave injury or death—especially to passengers of smaller vehicles. There is also the added danger posed by the load the truck is carrying, particularly if it contains highly combustible or toxic materials.
Injuries from trucking accidents can include burns, abrasions, broken bones, and paralysis. These accidents can be caused by:
- Truck driver error or fatigue
- Faulty products, such as seatbelts, tires, or gas tanks
- Defective truck design
In trucking accidents, the individual driver may be held legally responsible for resulting injuries. Additionally, the trucking company that employs the driver may be liable.
Our firm represents clients located in the New York Metropolitan area who have suffered truck accident-related injury or property damage. We understand that trucking accident claims are more complex than typical automobile accident claims and involve unique laws and regulations. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover monetary damages for your medical costs, property damage, lost income, mental anguish, and physical pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact us online or call us at 718.297.1000 to set up a free consultation.