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White Plains Truck Accident Lawyers

White Plains Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Crash Injury Attorneys in White Plains Demand Accountability from Big Trucking Companies and Insurers in Claims Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

According to the National Safety Council, large trucks nationwide were involved in 4,842 fatal accidents and approximately 107,000 accidents resulting in injuries in one recent year. Unfortunately, these figures represent an increase in accident figures from just a few years ago. Truck accidents can have devastating consequences for victims who are struck by these large vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck crash, the White Plains truck accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., can level the playing field for you as you pursue financial recovery from big corporations and insurers. With more than six decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys will provide strong, honest legal advice and advocacy to give you the insight and confidence to make the best decisions for your interests and future as you recover from a catastrophic truck accident. 

Reach out to us for a free initial claim review to speak with our truck crash injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, about your rights to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Let our firm help you stand up to the trucking companies and their insurers to demand justice and accountability for their negligent or reckless behavior. 

Common Causes of Truck Crashes in New York

Examples of truck driver negligence that can lead to accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving/road rage
  • Truck driver inexperience/unfamiliarity with routes
  • Failing to use turn signals or mirrors before changing lanes or turning
  • Turning wide on city streets
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving after exceeding hours-of-service limits
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to conduct pre-trip inspections

Other common causes of crashes include inadequate vehicle maintenance, unsafe loading of cargo, and defects in the truck or truck parts.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?

Multiple parties may have liability for the injuries and losses you suffered in a truck crash in New York, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The cargo/freight company responsible for loading the truck or trailer
  • The truck’s owner (if different from the truck driver or trucking company)
  • The truck’s mechanic, if not employed by the trucking company or truck owner
  • The truck’s/trailer’s manufacturer or the manufacturer’s third-party parts suppliers

Compensation Available in a Truck Accident Claim

After a truck accident, you may have a claim to recover compensation for expenses and losses you incur because of the crash, including for:

  • Costs of repairs to your vehicle, or reimbursement of your vehicle’s lost value after being totaled in the accident
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses to treat injuries you suffered in the accident
  • Costs of long-term care and support services if you are left with permanent disabilities
  • Lost wages/income from taking time off work while you recover from your injuries
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you cannot return to the workforce after your medical recovery
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life due to disabilities or permanent disfigurement/scarring

How Can the Truck Crash Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY, from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., Help You Pursue Your Legal Rights to Financial Recovery?

After suffering catastrophic injuries in a truck accident, you deserve to have the freedom to devote your time and energy to your physical and emotional recovery. But you also deserve to recover compensation to help you get your life back on track after a devastating truck crash. Let our White Plains truck accident lawyers handle the details of your case, including:

  • Independently investigating the accident to secure important evidence for your claim, including accident scene photos/videos, police accident reports, surveillance/traffic camera footage, eyewitness statements, and trucking company records
  • Identifying the parties at fault for the crash and liable for your injuries and losses
  • Sitting down with you to discuss your legal options for your financial recovery to prepare you for what to expect in your case
  • Documenting your injuries and calculating your ongoing and future expenses and losses to determine what full compensation looks like in your case
  • Filing insurance claims and demand letters on your behalf to begin pursuing prompt financial recovery for you in a settlement, and going to court if necessary to demand accountability from negligent trucking companies

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation to Discuss Your Legal Options with Our White Plains Truck Accident Lawyers

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about the claims process from our experienced truck crash injury attorneys in White Plains, NY. Don’t wait another day to get started with pursuing the financial recovery and justice you deserve from a negligent truck driver or trucking company. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accidents in White Plains and Throughout New York

What is the statute of limitations on truck accident lawsuits?

In New York, the statute of limitations on injury claims normally gives you only three years after a truck crash to file a lawsuit against an at-fault truck driver or trucking company. Filing a lawsuit after this deadline expires risks losing your rights to recover compensation if your case ends up being permanently dismissed by the trial court. For this reason, you should not delay talking to the White Plains truck accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., about your potential truck accident claims. 

What steps do I need to take after being injured in a truck accident?

You can help protect your rights and interests and put yourself in the best possible position to recover compensation after a truck accident by:

1. Documenting the accident scene by using your phone to take photos/videos, exchanging information with the truck driver and other motorists involved in the crash, and getting contact information for any eyewitnesses
2. Reporting the accident to law enforcement and your auto insurance provider
3. Seeking prompt medical attention to identify the injuries you suffered in the crash and to begin treatment and rehabilitation
4. Gathering your medical records, bills/invoices, and pay stubs/income statements to document your injuries and losses
5. Avoiding discussing the accident, your injuries, or your case on social media, or posting photos and videos of yourself while undergoing treatment or rehab for debilitating injuries

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