New York City Truck Accident Attorneys
Catastrophic Truck Accident Litigation
When an 18-wheeler collides with another vehicle, the truck’s size and weight usually mean that catastrophic or even fatal injuries will result. Cases like these involve numerous complications, and there is too much at stake to trust this type of litigation to a legal team that lacks experience handling major personal injury litigation.
At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we bring more than 60 years of combined experience handling complex cases involving truck accidents in New York. Our attorneys regularly travel to represent clients throughout New York City's 5 boroughs, as well as Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.
How Common Are Truck Accidents in NYC?
Accidents with trucks and commercial vehicles are very common in New York City. As of September 2019, there were 1,443 accidents involving trucks of any kind in the city. That rounds out to be around 48 truck accidents in New York City every day.
The majority of collisions happen in the following areas:
- 30% in Manhattan
- 28% in Brooklyn
- 21% in Queens
- 19% in The Bronx
- >1% in Staten Island
Can I Sue After Being Hit By a Semi Truck?
If you were in an accident with a semi truck in New York, you may be left with serious injuries and financial damages. In order to sue and file a lawsuit against the truck driver and/or the trucking company you must prove they were negligent in causing the accident. After that is proven, the victims may seek damages by filing a lawsuit.
Maximizing Compensation in Truck Accident Cases
Tractor-trailer accident cases involve complications that must be handled properly to maximize compensation.
At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we have experience handling all of the important aspects of 18-wheeler accident litigation, including:
- Evidence: Truck claims involve research into accident reconstruction, potential logbook violations, evidence of drug or alcohol use while driving, and other complex factors.
- A complex legal landscape: Our attorneys have experience and knowledge of the various laws and industry regulations involved with truck accident claims.
- Medical costs: Our lawyers are knowledgeable and diligent in obtaining all relevant information regarding medications, intensive medical procedures, and other long-term medical costs associated with catastrophic injuries. We are also skilled at presenting this knowledge to juries in a way they will understand to help our clients obtain maximum compensation.
- Intense litigation: Because there is so much at stake, trucking companies and their insurance companies fight these cases aggressively.
With a track record of successful verdicts and settlements, we have built a reputation for seeking out every possible avenue for maximizing our clients' compensation.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the first issue that needs to be addressed in filing your claim is identifying who can be held liable for the accident. This requires a proper investigation of the accident conducted by a skilled legal team that has extensive experience handling the complexities of truck accident claims.
At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we have the knowledge and resources to properly investigate your case and determine all the parties that are responsible for your accident and injuries. We are committed to holding every liable party responsible to maximize your compensation.
There are several parties that may be responsible for your accident, including:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck leasing company
- Truck manufacturer
- Freight loading company
- Truck maintenance company
- Municipal agencies
Our New York City Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Obtaining a fair settlement that covers the losses you incur from your injuries is a critical aspect of your recovery. Before talking to an insurance company that wants to offer you a settlement, be sure to consult with our New York City truck accident attorneys. We know how to protect your rights and interests, and we can help you maximize the value of your case.
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$8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.
$7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.
$6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation
The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.
$4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury
We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.
$4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery
Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.
$3,700,000 Spinal Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.
$3,436,000 Neck Injuries
A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.
$2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury
We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.
$2,500,000 Serious Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.
$2,000,000 Neck Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.