Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer In New York City
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Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Approximately 5,000 of these trucking accidents result in a fatality, almost always in the other vehicle. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a tractor trailer or other commercial truck.
In New York, grieving families have a shorter amount of time to bring a wrongful death claim to court than in injury cases. This, and the fact that insurance companies and trucking companies immediately begin to work against you, makes it extremely important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer soon after the semi crash.
The injury lawyers at KEOGH CRISPI, P.C., are here to protect your right to financial recovery and to help you get the compensation you need after your semi truck accident. Contact our New York City law office for immediate help and a free consultation.
With more than forty years of legal experience, clients choose KEOGH CRISPI, P.C., because of our reputation for protecting our clients' interests and getting the substantial money awards they need. In our most recent tractor trailer collision case, we were able to achieve a settlement of $395,000 for our injured client. Learn more about our verdicts and settlements
Trucking accidents have a number of causes relating to both drivers and the vehicles themselves. Only a thorough investigation can get to the bottom of liability.
Truck Driver Causes of Accidents
- Truck driver fatigue when a driver exceeds federal regulations for allowable working hours
- Reckless driving and speeding
- Driver drug and alcohol use
- Lack of training (sometimes even a lack of a commercial drivers' license)
Truck-Related Causes of Accidents
- Defective equipment, such as bad brakes or broken restraints, which let material to fall off the truck and onto the roadway
- Improper loading of the truck, causing material to shift and throw the truck off balance
- Excessive weight
Other Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Defective highway design
- Road construction that creates hazardous conditions
- Improper signage, which can obstruct the driver's view
Remember, any statements you make and any papers you sign after an accident could be used to deny or reduce your compensation. Talk to a truck accident lawyer before you sign anything or make any statements. Protect yourself today.
KEOGH CRISPI, P.C., is dedicated to helping clients with any car or tractor-trailer accident injury. Our aggressive and experienced trial lawyers give clients a distinct advantage in and out of the courtroom. Call us for a free initial consultation: 212-818-0600, or contact us by email. There is no fee unless we recover money for you.
With an office centrally located in New York City, KEOGH CRISPI handles cases in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and in Nassau, Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties.