New York Truck Accident Lawyers
We Fight the Trucking Company for You
The size and weight difference between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks often causes catastrophic or fatal injuries in a collision. While it may seem clear that the truck driver and trucking company are at fault, these cases are not that simple. The trucking company’s insurance carrier will try to deny liability for the accident.
You need a lawyer who will protect your interests in a trucking accident claim. At the Donofrio Law Firm, PLLC, we have extensive experience with all types of insurance carriers, including those that cover trucking companies. We know how to fight them for the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation with a New York truck accident attorney, please call 516-797-9797 or contact us online.
Important Elements of Truck Accident Claims
Our law firm represents people injured in accidents with trucks, semis and 18-wheelers, as well as other large commercial vehicles such as delivery trucks and garbage trucks. We also represent families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death in a trucking accident.
In truck accident claims, it is critical to investigate the accident to determine the cause. We often work with experts who can reconstruct the accident and examine the truck, truck driver’s log and the truck’s safety and maintenance record. If the driver or trucking company violated any of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, we will hold them accountable for their actions.
FMCSA regulations dictate the number of hours drivers can stay on the road without a break. They also require drivers to keep accurate logbooks of their hours and miles. In addition, the FMCSA mandates that all trucks are systematically inspected, repaired and maintained. Any vehicle declared unsafe or out of service may not be operated until it is repaired. Trucking companies must keep records of maintenance checks and repairs on their vehicles. We will investigate the driver and trucking company to determine whether they followed or violated FMCSA regulations.
We seek compensation for catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fractures and amputations, and burns and scars. Our attorneys can help you obtain damages for lost income, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. In cases of wrongful death, we can also argue for funeral expenses and loss of companionship.
Long Island Trucking Accident Attorneys
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