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Truck accidents are the deadliest types of motor vehicle collisions. In fact, semi truck crashes account for about half of all automobile fatalities in America each year. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, it is important to get an experienced lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Contact Kucher Law Group office today to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer.  During your free consultation we will review your case, explain your options and provide you with guidance that may help you figure out if you are entitled to compensation due to your truck accident injuries.  We are here to help – you don’t have to suffer alone.

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What Should You Do If You Get Into a Truck Accident in New York?

It can be difficult to sort through all the confusion after a truck crash. However, it is important to notify the police and emergency personnel as soon as possible so they can assist and provide any necessary medical attention to injuries sustained from the crash.

For an incident to be filed as a claim, it is important that the police take statements from everybody involved and any witnesses they can find. Any evidence (pictures detailing the damage or testimonies from bystanders) should also be documented as soon as possible.

If your car is involved in an accident, have a camera or a phone handy to document the damage. Taking pictures will help make sure that any details you and law enforcement didn’t notice are well documented.

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Common causes of truck accidents

Most truck accidents are preventable because they’re either due to carelessness on the part of the truck driver.  Common causes of truck accident collisions include:

Major Differences Between a Truck Accident and a Car Accident

Even in the best of conditions, it can be difficult to navigate a busy New York City highway.  However, things become even more dangerous when you are behind the steering wheel of a truck. When there is a collision, the sheer weight of large trucks makes the consequences more severe, thus making the resulting injuries potentially more dangerous.

Have you been injured in a trucking accident? If so, your injuries may be severe, and the long term consequences of a truck accident can be unpredictable. At Kucher Law Group, we have experience handling these types of cases and are here to answer any questions you might have about your case or legal rights. We are here for your convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all consultations are free, call now: (929) 274 8000.

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How to Determine Who is Liable For The Truck Accident in New York

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how difficult it can be to determine who is liable for the accident, the same is even more true for truck accidents. A truck accident can happen for a number of reasons. There are many possible causes and each one could result in different liability issues.

In general, if a truck driver was negligent and he/she caused an accident that injured or killed someone else, then he/she will likely be held responsible for damages to those victims. But the trucking company, any owners leasing and maintaining the vehicle, as well as any other parties involved in the accident may be partly responsible for damages. An experienced truck injury lawyer will help you determine if they are negligent too, or have acted unreasonably that contributed to the accident and thereby share liability with the truck driver who was at fault. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney at Kucher Law Group can help you determine who is responsible for your accident.

Legal Actions Against the Liable Party

There are different types of lawsuits a truck accident victim can file against the liable party. These include:

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Determining Whether the Parties Involved Acted Negligently

If you have been injured by a commercial truck driver, you will need to show that they had acted negligently. Your lawyer will represent your claims about the responsibilities of the truck driver and how these responsibilities went unfulfilled, thus causing the accident. For instance, truck drivers are liable for negligence if they willfully disobey traffic laws such as texting while driving, speeding, or running a red light.

To prevent more accidents, truck drivers are required to conform to federal regulations for the safe carriage of their cargo. This is due to the risky, highly hazardous nature of truck driving. This regulation details various time and speed restrictions as well as other safety measures.

Compensations for a Truck Accident

In a truck accident lawsuit, the types of compensation available are divided into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Additionally, punitive damages may be awarded to an individual if the other party’s actions caused a malicious, willful, or fraudulent injury. Punitive damages serve as punishment for the offender and a way to deter such behavior in others.

Statute of Limitations

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be challenging. You may have been injured and your property may have been damaged. You might even develop a lifelong disability from your injury. It is completely normal to feel uncertain of how to pursue compensation for your injuries, of the process or what steps you should take next.  However, it is important you do not wait and speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Although the statute of limitations on your personal injury lawsuit for a commercial truck accident in New York may be three years, you need to act quickly or you may risk losing your case. The amount of time in which you must act varies depending on the specifics of your case. This is why it is crucial to file your claim as soon as possible to have enough time to prepare for your case. Our talented truck injury attorneys are standing by to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call now: (929) 274 8000.

Our New York City Truck Accident Lawyers are Here to Help.

If you or someone in your family was hurt in a truck collision, call the experienced NYC personal injury lawyers at Kucher Law Group and schedule a free consultation today. If you decide to file an injury claim, our firm will act on your behalf and represent your best interests with compassion and competence from start to finish.  We don’t get paid until you do  – call now (929) 274 8000, we are here to help. 

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