Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyers
Fully loaded semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which, combined with their massive size, speed, and short stopping distance, creates a deadly combination during an accident. When passenger vehicles are involved, the occupants are certain to suffer extensive and catastrophic injuries that are most often fatal.
At Rubenstein & Rynecki, our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers have seen first-hand the devastation such accidents cause emotionally and financially. Over 97 percent of all truck accidents result in the fatality of those in the passenger vehicle. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a commercial truck accident, our experienced lawyers can fight for compensation.
What Types of Truck Accident Cases Does Rubenstein & Rynecki Handle in Brooklyn?
Our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki have over 50 years of experience handling several types of truck accidents, including, but not limited to:
- Head-on collisions
- Jackknife accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Underride accidents
What Types of Injuries Are Common in Truck Accidents?
The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks cause a massive force upon impact that injuries are almost always extremely severe, life-threatening, or fatal, especially when fully loaded. The height of commercial trucks is also dangerous, frequently resulting in the smaller vehicle being pinned underneath the trailer. Injuries sustained during a semi-truck accident include:
- Broken bones: Broken bones are extensive in truck accidents and often cause further injury by puncturing internal organs.
- Disfigurement: The magnitude of injuries suffered during a truck accident leaves many survivors with permanent scarring and disfigurement.
- Death: Few people survive an accident with a semi-truck, whether instantly or soon after, due to the extent and complications of the injuries.
- Nerve damage: Nervous system damage is common in truck accidents.
- Psychological trauma: The severity of truck accidents frequently causes survivors to experience lingering psychological effects of the trauma, such as PTSD.
- Severed or crushed limbs: The sheer size and force of impact of commercial trucks against passenger vehicles often cause crushing and severe injuries.
- Severe burns: Large semi-trucks hold many gallons of explosive diesel fuel that can ignite a fire.
- Spinal cord injuries: Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of neck and spinal cord injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries: Brain injuries from truck accidents are common, severe, and usually permanent.
How Can Rubenstein & Rynecki Help Me After a Brooklyn Truck Accident?
Most accidents with semi-trucks result in catastrophic or fatal injuries, which can impact your entire family. Our lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki have decades of experience negotiating and litigating commercial truck accidents. When you hire us, our skilled team can do the following:
- Investigate the accident.
- Review accident and police reports.
- File all documents.
- Establish your current and future medical requirements.
- Hire experts.
- Negotiate with opposing counsel and insurance companies.
- Represent you in court should your case proceed to trial.
Our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers are exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced in handling these complex cases. Our lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Who Is Responsible for My Truck Accident?
Accidents involving semi-trucks can be difficult and complex because there are often multiple responsible parties, such as the following:
- Driver: The truck driver may be liable if their negligent actions, such as failing to stop or speeding, led to the accident.
- Employer: The driver’s employer is usually responsible if the company owns the truck. In most cases, the trucking company is responsible for a truck accident.
- Owner: If the truck is owned by a third party other than the driver or employer, the owner may be responsible if the truck was not properly maintained, which led to the accident.
- Manufacturer: The truck manufacturer may be responsible if the accident is due to a faulty part or defective system, and the company fails to warn truck operators or continues to manufacture the defective product.
What Compensation Can I Seek After a Truck Accident?
Accidents involving commercial trucks typically result in significant compensation due to the destruction and severity of injuries. In New York, compensation is based on economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages refer to the documented financial expenses resulting from the accident, such as medical care, disability, lost wages, and rehabilitation.
Non-economic damages are those with no documented financial value or fixed expense related to your pain and suffering and personal losses, such as chronic pain, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Is There a Statute of Limitations on Filing a Truck Accident Claim?
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in New York is three years from the accident date or two years from the date of death.
Our Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki Fight for Clients Injured by Negligent Commercial Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies
Accidents involving commercial trucks often result in life-threatening injuries or death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki can fight for justice. Call us today at 718-522-1020 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Brooklyn, New York, we serve clients in New York City, including The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.