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Yonkers Truck Accident Lawyer
Get a full settlement to cover the injuries and losses you suffered in an 18-wheeler crash by working with a Yonkers truck accident lawyer.
Commercial trucking accident cases are complicated, often due to the number of parties involved. To make sure that your legal rights are protected throughout the process of seeking compensation, speak with a Yonkers truck accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
Why Semi-Truck Accidents Are Complicated
Accident cases come down to negligence and responsibility. When you are in an accident with someone driving a personal vehicle, the only parties that are typically negligent are either the other driver or yourself. This is not the case in a commercial truck accident. Several parties could be to blame, and you need a Yonkers truck accident lawyer to figure out whom.
First, we need to examine the relationship between the truck driver and the owner of the truck. If it is an employer-employee relationship, it is likely that the trucking company would be liable. If the trucker was an independent contractor hired by the company, one or both parties could be liable. This is even more complicated if a second company was contracted to transport the goods.
Additionally, the maintenance company or truck manufacturer could be to blame if a part malfunctioned on the 18-wheeler.
Proving Fault in Commercial Truck Wrecks
Once we understand the relationship between the parties, we will go to work gathering evidence to prove fault. This is done by investigating the accident and the trucking company’s records.
It is common to conduct depositions and ask the driver, trucking company, and maintenance company questions while under oath. Their answers can provide information that can be used to obtain further evidence.
Your Yonkers truck accident lawyer will also review all available evidence:
- Reports from your semi-truck accident
- Witness testimony
- Pictures and video
- Medical records
- Trucker rest logs
- Trucking company hiring and business practices
Getting More Money for Your Injuries
We warn accident victims not to settle too quickly. The insurance company may make you a lowball offer or fail to consider the many ways that your injuries have impacted your life. The large size of an 18-wheeler makes it more likely that victims will suffer catastrophic injuries such as any of the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured and broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal injuries
- Severe emotional trauma
Being compensated for these injuries is important for your long-term financial wellbeing. We will seek as much money as possible to cover your economic damages (compensation for tangible things like medical bills and lost wages) in addition to your non-economic damages (money for pain and suffering) and other quality-of-life losses).
Suing vs. Settling Your Truck Accident Case
When you hire a Yonkers truck accident lawyer from our office, you have someone on your side during negotiations and at trial. This makes it possible to settle the case outside of court. If the evidence is strong, the semi-truck driver or company may offer to settle according to your terms.
Get Help from a Yonkers 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
If you were hit by a semi-truck, speak with a Yonkers truck accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. You can schedule a free consultation by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the contact form below.