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White Plains Big Rig Accident Lawyers

White Plains Big Rig Accident Lawyers

Semitruck Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY Assist Clients with the Recovery Process Following Devastating Accidents Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

According to the National Safety Council, the U.S. had approximately 4,840 truck accidents resulting in fatalities and 107,000 accidents that caused injuries in one recent year. These rates represent an increase over accident figures from a few years ago. Have you been injured in a crash with a semi-truck? If so, you should not be responsible for the financial consequences of your vehicle damage and personal injuries. Turn to the White Plains big rig accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to assist you with demanding justice and compensation from a negligent truck driver or trucking company.

For more than 60 years, our firm has served accident victims throughout NYC and New York with compassion and empathy that recognizes the devastating effects that serious injuries can have. We strive to offer an honest, caring, responsive approach that allows you to feel comfortable discussing your concerns, needs, and goals with us. Our priority is to make sure you recover the compensation and financial resources you need to get your life back on track after a big rig crash. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial consultation to learn more about your legal rights to financial recovery from our semitruck injury attorneys in White Plains, NY. Let us help you pursue compensation and accountability for the injuries and losses you suffered because of a negligent truck driver or trucking company. 

Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents

Some of the more frequent causes of semi-truck accidents in New York include:

  • Speeding or traveling too fast for road/traffic conditions
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Turning or changing lanes without signaling or checking mirrors
  • Running stop signs/red lights or disregarding other traffic controls
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe loading of cargo, including overloading the tractor-trailer, failing to balance the load, or not securing the load from shifting during travel
  • Truck driver inexperience
  • Unfamiliarity with delivery routes
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Design or manufacturing defects in the truck

What Makes Big Rig Accidents Different from Other Motor Vehicle Crashes?

Various circumstances tend to make pursuing compensation after a tractor-trailer accident more difficult than in other motor vehicle accident claims. Factors that make big rig accidents different from other motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Tractor-trailer accidents tend to cause more serious injuries – The size and weight of a big rig cause violent forces in a collision that often leads to more serious injuries. Big rig accident victims can sustain greater losses and need more compensation, which can make settling harder. Settlement negotiations may also be complicated if an accident victim is still treating their injuries and will have future expenses or losses.
  • Tractor-trailer accidents can injure multiple parties – Resolving a big rig accident claim can also be complex if there were several injured victims, as insurance coverage may be exhausted before each injured victim is fully compensated. Trucking companies and their insurers may also want to reach a global settlement with all injured parties at the same time, rather than resolving each claim individually. 
  • Multiple parties may have liability for a big rig accident – A tractor-trailer accident may be caused by any of the parties involved in the trucking industry, such as the truck driver, the trucking company, or the freight company. 
  • Trucking companies have complex insurance coverages and corporate structures – Trucking companies sometimes use layered insurance policies or parent-subsidiary corporate structures that may obscure the total amount of financial resources available in a tractor-trailer accident claim. 

Financial Compensation That the White Plains Big Rig Accident Lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., Can Help You Recover

After a tractor-trailer accident, you may have the right to pursue a financial recovery for expenses and losses incurred due to the crash. Let our firm advocate on your behalf to secure compensation for your:

  • Vehicle repairs, or reimbursement for the value of your totaled car
  • Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation of accident injuries
  • Costs of long-term care for any permanent disabilities you suffered
  • Ongoing and future loss of income due to temporary or permanent disability from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced enjoyment and quality of life

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation to Discuss the Next Steps in Your Case with Our Semitruck Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our White Plains big rig accident lawyers to discuss your legal options for pursuing financial recovery for your injuries and losses. Our firm can provide you with the legal advocacy and support you need to demand accountability and justice from a negligent truck driver or liable trucking companies. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Big Rig Accidents in White Plains and Throughout New York

How long after a big rig accident do I have to file a claim?

The statute of limitations on injury claims imposes a three-year deadline for filing a lawsuit after a big rig accident. Filing suit after the statute of limitations expires on your claim will likely result in the permanent dismissal of your case by the trial court. You should not wait to talk to the semitruck injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to begin preparing and pursuing your legal claims. 

What steps do I need to take after suffering injuries in a big rig accident?

Things you can do to protect your legal rights to seek compensation after being hurt in a semi-truck accident include:
-Exchanging information with the truck driver and other motorists involved in the crash
-Taking photos and videos of accident scene details such as vehicle damage, skid marks on the road, and traffic signs/signals
-Seeking prompt medical attention to diagnose injuries you suffered in the crash
-Reporting the accident to law enforcement and your auto insurance provider
-Collecting bills/invoices of your expenses, pay stubs/income statements to calculate your lost wages, and medical records to document your injuries
-Keeping a journal to document the pain and difficulties you experience due to your injuries and medical treatment

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