How To Choose A Truck Accident Lawyer

Most small firm and sole practitioner personal injury attorneys can effectively handle most small car accidents and slip and fall cases, but truck accident cases are much more complicated. For starters, people injured in truck accidents often have severe or catastrophic injuries that require large amounts of compensation. This means that it’s necessary to identify all deep pockets that contributed to the accident and to aggressively litigate the case to get top dollar. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer in NYC that has the skills and expertise to get you the most money possible to help you get a new lease on life. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been helping people injured in truck accidents for over sixty – call us at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.

How Much Money Can Be Collected?

The State of New York allows truck accident victims to sue the responsible parties for both economic and non economic damages. There are no caps on the amount of damages that can be collected, but due to the impracticality of collecting from most defendants in excess of the insurance policy limits it can be challenging to collect the total amount of damages that an injured person is entitled to. That’s why it’s important to look at each aspect of the accident to find additional sources of compensation. For example, if the was even partially caused by any of the following, it can give rise to an action against the responsible municipality:

  • Broken traffic light;
  • Pothole;
  • Road sign obscured with foliage;
  • Construction work;
  • Broken street lights and
  • Sharp curves.

Some traffic accidents are caused by poor maintenance by a third party company, that could bring another insurance policy into play. If a trucking company used a recruiters that failed to properly vet drivers that had poor records or drug and alcohol charges, they could be shown to have some responsibility to the accident. That’s why when you have a truck accident in NYC, it’s important to hire the Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn car accident attorney that goes the extra mile.

Hire The Best Truck Accident Attorney in NYC

Economic damages for injuries sustained in a truck accident include the following:

  • Medical Bills
  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitiation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Accomodations For Home and Vehicle
  • Prosthetics
  • Lost Earnings
  • Lost Business Revenue
  • Lost Future Earning Capacity and
  • Property Damages

Non economic damages are the monetization of the impact that your injuries has had on your life, such as”

  • Pain
  • Mental Anguish
  • Suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Humiliation
  • Loss of Consortium and
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life.

Loss of enjoyment of means not being able to do the things you used to enjoy doing such as dancing, hiking and swimming. Collecting the money you deserve can improve your life through access to state of the art treatment that can help you achieve your fullest possible healing. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn car accident attorney that can help you collect the largest amount of money for your truck accident case. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.

2021-07-16T19:38:04+00:00By |0 Comments

About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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