Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney in NYC
Trucking accidents kill and injure numerous people each year. Many factors make trucking accidents a common occurrence. Because of the size and weight of trucks, truck accidents are often more serious than collisions involving passenger cars. If you have been involved in a trucking accident that was not your fault and you think negligence was the reason for the crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C. to discuss your case with an experienced and effective PI attorney in New York City. The consultation is free and comes with no obligation.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Every year, truck accidents are responsible for thousands of catastrophic injuries, including back, neck, spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as deaths. There are many reasons for trucking accidents:
- Tired drivers
- Aggressive or speeding drivers due to unrealistic schedules
- Large blind spots and failure to install blind spot mirrors
- Long work shifts for drivers
- Distracted driving
- Truck jackknifing
- Mechanical failure
- Defective truck components
- Truck cargo overload
Do I Have a Case for a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
To receive compensation for a trucking accident, it must be proven that someone was negligent. This legal standard is called the burden of proof. It mandates that the victim of a catastrophic injury develop a case against the negligent party. In a trucking accident, this can include a number of parties:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo company
- Truck manufacturers
- Auto part manufacturers
There are several factors that can be looked at to determine if you have a case for a trucking accident lawsuit. One of the major factors is adherence to safety standards. Trucks are required to meet stringent safety standards to ensure that each and every truck is driven, loaded, and maintained correctly. If a driver or trucking company fails to comply with these safety standards, dangerous conditions may result. If you believe that the truck driver or trucking company did not follow the stated standards, you may have a case for a trucking accident lawsuit.
Contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C.
If you or someone you love has been catastrophically injured in a preventable trucking accident, it is imperative that you speak with a lawyer who understands trucking safety regulations and has experience proving the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. Mark L. Bodner, P.C. is a New York City serious injury law firm with a rich history of successfully represented victims of catastrophic trucking accidents. We are familiar with the special issues and complexities that govern the trucking industry. We draw on extensive experience to effectively represent clients in and out of the courtroom. If you believe you have a trucking accident case, contact our firm to discuss your case. Contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C. for a free initial consultation.