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White Plains 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers

White Plains 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers

Tractor Trailer Injury Attorneys in White Plains Work Hard to Secure Maximum Compensation for Clients with Life-Altering Injuries Suffered in Accidents Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

The National Safety Council reports that one recent year saw approximately 4,840 fatal truck accidents and 107,000 truck accidents resulting in injuries across the U.S. Sadly, these numbers represent an increase in truck accident victims from rates just a few years prior. Large, heavy vehicles like 18-wheelers can cause significant damage and injuries in a collision. You deserve to pursue maximum financial recovery for expenses and losses that you’ve suffered from a crash with a tractor-trailer caused by a truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence. Let the White Plains 18 wheeler accident lawyers at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., advocate on your behalf for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Since 1960, our firm has been dedicated to providing caring, compassionate legal representation to accident victims, no matter who they are or where they’re from. When you contact us after a tractor-trailer accident, you can expect our legal team to take the time to listen to your story and understand your concerns and needs. Our attorneys will use their experience and knowledge to pursue a case strategy devoted to getting you the recovery and results you need. We will work hard to provide you with the comfort and peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your interests are in good hands with us. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights after an 18-wheeler crash from our experienced tractor trailer injury attorneys in White Plains, NY. Turn to our firm for the strong legal advocacy that will help you stand up to the trucking companies and insurers to demand a full financial recovery for your injuries and losses. 

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

Some of the most frequent causes of tractor-trailer accidents in the NYC area include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Reckless/aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving
  • Failing to use turn signals or mirrors
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Failing to balance or secure cargo loads
  • Inadequate truck or trailer maintenance
  • Truck driver inexperience with 18-wheelers
  • Unfamiliarity with routes
  • Truck or trailer defects

What Steps Should You Take After Being in an Accident with an 18-Wheeler?

You can take steps after a tractor-trailer crash to preserve your legal options for seeking financial and put yourself in the best position to pursue your claims by:

  • Reporting the accident to law enforcement
  • Exchanging information with the truck driver and other motorists involved in the crash
  • Getting the contact information of any eyewitnesses to the accident
  • Documenting the accident scene by taking photos and videos of important details like vehicle damage, skid marks on the road, traffic controls, and visible injuries you suffered
  • Seeking medical attention as soon as possible to get examined for injuries you sustained in the accident
  • Following your doctor’s treatment recommendations and instructions
  • Keeping records of your bills, invoices, and lost wages/income 
  • Consulting with an attorney from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., as soon as you can following the accident to discuss the next steps in pursuing your financial recovery

Financial Recovery Available After You’ve Been Involved in an 18-Wheeler Accident

After a tractor-trailer accident, you may have a claim to recover compensation for the expenses and losses you sustained. Let our firm help you secure a financial recovery for your:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Car repair expenses or reimbursement of the value of your totaled vehicle
  • Long-term care expenses after suffering permanent impairments due to your injuries
  • Lost earnings or reduced wages during your recovery period
  • Lost future earning potential and job benefits if you’ve become permanently disabled from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life or reduced life expectancy caused by permanent disabilities or disfigurement

Let our firm go to work on your behalf to fight for the compensation you deserve by thoroughly investigating the crash to recover evidence, identifying the at-fault and liable parties, evaluating your legal options, calculating your ongoing and future losses, and pursuing financial recovery for you at the negotiating table or in court.

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a Free Claim Review to Talk to Our White Plains 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers About Your Case Options

Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our tractor trailer injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, to learn more about what to expect in the claims process for your case. Let our firm advocate for your rights and interests and fight to secure the compensation and justice you deserve from a careless truck driver or negligent trucking companies. 

Frequently Asked Questions about 18-Wheeler Accidents in White Plains and Throughout New York

When do I need to file a lawsuit after being injured in an 18-wheeler accident?

New York’s statute of limitations on injury claims gives you only three years after an 18-wheeler accident to file a lawsuit against a liable truck driver or trucking company. Suppose you wait until the expiration of the statute of limitations on your tractor-trailer injury claim to file a lawsuit. In that case, you risk having the trial court permanently dismiss your claims as untimely. You should not wait to begin working with the White Plains 18 wheeler accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to ensure that you protect your rights to financial recovery. 

Who may be liable for my losses from an 18-wheeler accident?

Multiple parties may have fault or liability for the injuries you sustained in an 18-wheeler accident, such as:

1. The truck driver
2. The trucking company
3. The truck or trailer owner
4. The cargo/freight company
5. Third-party mechanic/auto shops that maintain or repair the truck or trailer
6. The truck or trailer manufacturer
7. Third-party auto part manufacturers
8. Other motorists involved in the crash whose negligence may have contributed to causing the accident

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