Injured in a Truck Accident?
Central New York Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck accidents can cause catastrophic results due to their extreme size and weight. Unfortunately, a semi-truck is very hard to control in comparison to passenger cars because of decreased maneuverability, poorer sight lines, increased braking distances, and other factors. This is why truck accidents so often result in serious injuries and death for people in the other vehicle, or vehicles. Statistics show that truck accidents cause nearly 5,000 traffic-related fatalities every year in the United States.
Although many places in Central New York strictly adhere to safety inspections of trucks, accidents have been rampant. The lawyers of Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith are well-versed in legal issues regarding truck accidents and have extensive experience in the complex task of truck accident litigation.
Given the increased difficulties of handling a semi-truck that’s so much larger than surrounding traffic, the risk of serious accidents increases greatly if a driver is careless or negligent. Failure to comply with federal regulations on the part of the driver or the trucking company can have tragic consequences. Truck accidents may be caused by reckless driving, company pressure leading to driver fatigue, driving under the influence, failing inspections, and ignoring restrictions on maximum hours behind the wheel.
A truck’s manufacturer may be liable in cases of defective equipment or other issues with the mechanics of the vehicle. We will fight the manufacturer’s insurance company along with the truck’s insurer to help get the financial compensation that you deserve. We work to secure compensation that helps you meet the requirements of your recovery.
Our semi-truck accident lawyers work with experts from different fields in order to widen the scope of our evidence about the accident. We consult professionals in the field of psychology and medicine to determine the extent of injuries caused by the accident. Automotive engineers are used to identify underlying truck defects. Our lawyers at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith tap these resources as we build your case, so that you only need to focus on getting better.
Recovering from the devastating effects of a big truck accident can be long and difficult, so it’s important to begin that process as soon as you can. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a big truck accident, you should consult with a truck accident lawyer of Central New York in order to receive the compensation you deserve.
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