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New York PERSONAL INJURY Attorneys

Truck Accidents
Tractor-Trailer Crash Lawyers Representing Victims in New York City

Truck accidents can be devastating due to the weight and size of big rigs and tractor-trailers. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and people in passenger cars may suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of a truck accident, and in some cases, their injuries may be fatal. If you need to hold a truck driver or trucking company responsible for a truck accident, it is crucial to retain a New York City truck accident lawyer with experience in these challenging types of cases. In most cases, the truck driver and its employer will have the resources of an insurance company put toward providing a strong defense. Not all personal injury attorneys know how to obtain the necessary evidence to win this type of case. At Newman, Anzalone & Newman, we do.

Pursuing a Claim Against a Truck Driver or Trucking Company with Newman, Anzalone & Newman, LLP Personal Injury Representation

Sometimes a truck driver's negligence causes a truck accident. To show that a truck driver was negligent, you will need to establish that the truck driver owed a duty of due care, breached this duty, and caused your injuries. A truck driver may breach this duty to use reasonable care by speeding, taking turns too fast, failing to check blind spots, running a traffic signal, overloading cargo, or driving while distracted or intoxicated. Due to the size of a truck, there are often multiple victims in a truck accident. They may all be claiming against the policy, which reduces the amount of damages that you may be able to recover from the driver.

It is important to work with a truck accident attorney in New York City who understands when and how to go after a trucking company for damages. If the truck driver is an employee of the trucking company, the company may be vicariously (indirectly) liable for the truck driver's