Reliable Truck Accident Attorneys in Bronx, NY
Representing victims injured in truck or tractor-trailer accidents
Injuries from accidents involving large trucks, including tractor-trailers, semis and 18-wheelers, are more serious than those caused by any other vehicular accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as few as three percent of all registered motor vehicles are large trucks; however, 12 percent of traffic fatalities involve trucks annually, leading to 5,000 deaths. Furthermore, 23 percent of non-fatal truck accidents result in serious injury. Large trucks are also much more likely than cars, motorcycles, ATVs and boats to be involved in fatal multiple-vehicle crashes or fatal automobile fires.
At our law firm, Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC, our skilled lawyers understand the seriousness of trucking crashes. We represent clients whose injuries resulted from driver inattention or negligence, and who therefore deserve compensation. With decades of experience, we thoroughly comprehend the unique issues victims of truck collision injuries face and are committed to helping them obtain rightful compensation.
Types of trucking accidents and causes
All truck accidents that lead to personal injuries involve negligence on some level. The same type of behavior that would constitute negligence in a car collision or motorcycle accident is also considered negligence in a truck crash. However, truckers are also held to higher standards than other motorists, and must complete special training and carry a trucking license. Truck drivers must also follow strict guidelines concerning cargo loading and securing, vehicle maintenance, safety checks and stopping for rest. Failing to do so can lead to serious accidents that cause severe damage and injuries to anyone involved. These types of accidents include:
- under-ride accidents
- brake failure due to lack of maintenance
- tire blowouts due to old or damaged tires
- unsecured cargo or other debris falling off or out of the truck
- head-on collisions
In addition, truck accidents may also involve responsibility on the part of a trucking company. Improper or insufficient training of drivers, poorly maintained vehicles and even delivery deadline pressure can all play a role in ultimately causing a truck crash. That is why you need knowledgeable attorneys who know how to determine the causes of your accident -- and seek fair compensation from those responsible.
Choose a dependable Bronx truck crash lawyer to handle your case
At Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC we are prepared to hold negligent drivers and trucking companies responsible for the injuries, economic losses, and other damages they cause our clients. Jason Shapiro, founder of Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC, devotes several chapters in his textbook, The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law, to discussing the many facets involved in properly handling these types of accident cases – including techniques to uncover additional insurance coverage (including supplementary under-insured motorist [SUM] coverage). Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC has shown its level of expertise in this field by obtaining multi-million dollar recoveries for clients injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents.