Truck Accidents


Fighting For Truck Accident Victims in New York

At Restivo & Murphy LLP, our truck accident attorneys in New York City 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.

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.

Call (800) 997-9109 today to schedule a free consultation with our New York City truck accident lawyers.

Truck Accident Statistics in New York

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.

All you have to do is call our NY truck accident lawyers at (800) 997-9109and schedule a free consultation.

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

Why You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident

If you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it is important to consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our dedicated truck accident attorneys in New York can assess your case and provide legal advice on how to best pursue compensation for any injuries or damages that you suffered in the accident.

In addition, our skilled legal team can handle documentation and other legal aspects of the case so that you can focus on recovering. Our experience with the commercial truck industry and it's regulations can strengthen your legal case against the responsible party.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers in New York City Today

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.

You will not pay attorney fees unless we win your case. Contact our Garden City office for a free consultation at (800) 997-9109 or reach out online.

Hear It From Our clients

  • “The best of the best at this firm!”
    “Let me just say they are the best of the best at this firm!! There is no one better than them!!!!!! I will tell anyone and everyone I know to go to Todd and Lonneke!! They kept me posted every single step of the way during my case.”
    - Kristie M.
  • “You guys are a great team and the best firm out there”
    “All I can say is if you want someone who is determined and committed to settling your case, Mr. Restivo is the attorney to do it for you! Mr. Restivo and Lonneke guided me all throughout the case.”
    - Guirlaine J.
  • “Thank You!”
    “I met these amazing people in 2009 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident in which I was a passenger, the level of professionalism that was extended to me was so phenomenal and heartwarming that I was drawn into them and felt like I was being treated”
    - Michael B.
  • “Highly recommend this law firm!”
    “I was in a life-threatening automobile accident that had me in the hospital for a month. Todd Restivo & Patrick Murphy were there from day one until now. They made sure I was taken care of throughout the entire process.”
    - Phil W.
  • “Todd and his team gave me my life back”
    “The settlement amount that Todd fought hard for me to get far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Todd and his staff to anyone who is nervous about their case being handled properly or anyone that is unsure which lawyer they should have hand”
    - Farah M.
  • “Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients”

    Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients He and his office went above and beyond to help me and family through a difficult time after my accident. I can’t recommend him enough and in fact, have recommended him to numerous other people.

    - Mark H.
  • “I've got positive results”
    “I was injured in a construction accident back in 2013. I switched from another firm over to Restivo and Murphy because the firm I was using was not handling my case properly.
    - Brian D
  • “Highly recommend their firm to family and friends”
    “Todd Restivo and his firm handled my case with the utmost professionalism at all times. Todd was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of my case and always took the time to speak with me at great lengths to fully answer any and all questions and conc”
    - Robert H.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $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.

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