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Experienced Attorneys for Injured Truck Accident Victims

truck accident lawyer New YorkIn New York, a truck accident can be a commuter’s worst nightmare. In any truck accident, a car’s smaller size is an extreme disadvantage. If the collision involves an 18-wheeler truck, the car’s occupants face an even greater risk of suffering more catastrophic injuries. In general, more serious injuries and deaths are more likely to occur in a truck accident than accidents involving only passenger vehicles.

If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident and suffered serious injuries, the truck accident lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are committed to fighting for full and fair compensation on your behalf. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to hold all of the negligent parties accountable for your personal injuries and property damage.

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Catastrophic and Fatal Trucking Accidents

Our legal team represents individuals and family members of individuals who were injured or lost their loved ones due to motor vehicle accidents with large trucks, such as:

  • Semis and 18-wheeler trucks
  • Tractor-trailer trucks
  • Construction vehicles
  • Sea-land container trucks

The NYC truck accident attorneys at our law firm will handle all aspects of your truck accident. We will make sure you obtain the necessary medical treatment for the injuries you have suffered. We will go the distance to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your loss of wages, past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and the emotional trauma you suffered as a result of the accident.

 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 333,000 large trucks and commercial vehicles were involved in accidents during 2012. These accidents resulted in more than 3,920 fatalities and 104,000 people getting seriously injured. Although truck accidents are less common than car accidents, when they occur they can cause serious damage.

There are many factors that play into the cause of a truck accident. Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Exhausted drivers who have been driving longer than permitted by the law
  • Transporting unsafe or improperly loaded cargo
  • Inadequate or total failure to maintain the truck
  • Installing or failing to replace defective parts
  • Distracted driving due to texting, checking email, or changing radio stations
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances (including sleeping pills, such as No Doze)

Our experienced attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding your truck accident to ensure all of the responsible parties are held accountable for your personal injuries and property damage. In most truck accident cases, the driver is not the only party that may be responsible for your injuries. Other parties may include the trucking company, the individuals who maintained the truck, and the manufacturer of the truck company.

Truck Accident Injuries

A passenger vehicle is no match for the size and weight of a commercial truck. A loaded semi-truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds, while most cars weigh only about 3,000 pounds. As such, injuries to occupants of a passenger vehicle tend to be serious and often fatal. Due to the greater likelihood of victims suffering significant injuries, trucking companies and drivers are required to have insurance with higher policy limits.

We have represented truck accident victims who have suffered extensive personal injuries, including:

These types of injuries often require specialized medical treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. will work hard to get you and your family members the maximum compensation that you deserve for all of the injuries you have suffered.

Special Truckers Licenses and Negligence

There are many differences between car and truck accidents. One major difference is the requirement for drivers of commercial trucks to possess specialized training, education and formalized instruction. Truckers must obtain a special license in order to operate a commercial truck. If a trucker fails to have the necessary training and license, the trucking company who hired them may also be liable for your injuries based on the theory of negligent hiring and/or training.

These special provisions that are applicable to the trucking industry make it even more important for you to hire a lawyer who specifically handles truck accidents. Our law firm has the knowledge, experience and financial resources to successfully handle your claim and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

Small Law Firm Attention With a Big Law Firm Reputation

Best Lawyers: Edward Gersowitz, Jeff Korek and Michael Fruhling - PartnersAt Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we offer small firm personal attention with a big law firm reputation and expertise to each of our clients. We have successfully litigated many complex and difficult cases involving truck accidents for over 39 years. With our combined knowledge and experience, we make it our goal to get you and your loved ones the maximum compensation under the law for your accident claim.

Although we settle many of our cases out of court, we prepare for them as if a full trial is necessary. No matter what your truck accident claim involves, our NYC truck accident lawyers will aggressively represent your rights and interests throughout its entirety.

Call Us Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help you protect your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (212) 385-4410.

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