Truck Accident Attorneys Serving NYC
Truck accidents are some of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents that an individual can be involved in. These accidents often result in property damage, as well as significant injuries that are often life-threatening and permanent. If you were the victim of a truck accident in New York City, you must consider your legal options. It is essential to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, due to the complexities associated with a truck accident. The legal team at Katter Law understands what is at stake and is here to help. For nearly 30 years, Attorney Katter has proudly served clients throughout New York City when they have been injured in an accident. To discuss your situation with a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney, contact Katter Law today.
Factors Contributing to Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are complex. Truck drivers have a very demanding job, and the massive size of their vehicles that they are required to drive does not make the job any easier. Several different factors can contribute to truck accidents, making it more the more challenging to determine their true cause. That being said, some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Many of these trucks can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. This requires truck drivers to apply the brakes well in advance of needing to stop. When a truck driver misjudges the amount of time he or she has to stop, a serious rear-end collision can occur.
- Truck drivers are often required to drive for up to 70 hours a week. Rather unsurprisingly, this leads to many drowsy, fatigued truck drivers on the road.
- Trucks have massive blind spots, and therefore provide truck drivers with very poor visibility.
- In some cases, truck accidents are even caused by mechanical issues or defective parts due to a failure to regularly maintain the vehicle
Product Liability in Truck Accidents
Trucks, like many other vehicles, are comprised of a wide variety of products. There are certain situations in which the driver of the truck itself may not be at fault because the accident was caused by faulty parts on the truck. When this happens, the manufacturer of these parts may be responsible for the accident. There are also situations in which the owner of the truck failed to ensure the vehicle was properly maintained, which can result in the truck being unsafe to drive.
After being injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that were caused by the accident. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. Be sure to file your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident.
Contact a NYC Truck Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of a truck accident in New York City, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding your legal options. The legal team at Katter Law understands that you may be suffering from overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial burdens due to your accident and is ready to help. Contact our law office today to discuss your legal circumstances.