Why You Need a Specialist to Handle Truck Accident Cases

People are always asking about whether they should hire a Truck Accident Lawyer NYC.  They might have been referred to somebody in their Neighbourhood by a friend or family member, but is that really who they want to handle their truck accident case?  Truck accidents have specific laws and regulations that apply, and inexperienced attorneys are usually not the best choice.  If you’ve been seriously injured in a truck accident, you need to hire the Truck Accident Lawyer NYC that’s been handling these cases for generations.

New York requires all vehicle owners to carry minimum liability policy limits of $25,000/50,000.  This covers $25,000 per person and $50,000 per incident.  Some drivers carry more insurance, but rarely more than $100,000/300,000.  Trucks are usually insured with commercial policies with policy limits over one million dollars, so there is much more money to collect for your serious injuries.  This is the number one reason you need an experienced Truck Accident Lawyer NYC to make sure that you receive the maximum settlement or verdict!

Due to the heavy weight of trucks, semi-trucks and 18 wheelers, the injuries sustained in truck accidents tend to be more serious or even catastrophic.  This makes the handling of these claims more complex.  Wrongful death cases from traffic accidents are usually caused by truck accidents, so these complicated claims with intersect with Surrogate’s Court, are common as well.

What to do if you have a truck accident:

  1. Call 911 – If you can only make one call, call the police, they will call and ambulance to the scene and investigate.
  2. Stay in your vehicle until help arrives, unless it is so badly damaged that it might catch fire.
  3. While waiting for the police and ambulance, take photos of the scene if you are able.
  4. Take the Ambulance to the Hospital – Never say no to the ambulance that is called by the police. You may be in a state of shock that masks the severity of your injuries, and/or you may have internal injuries with subtle symptoms that could be life threatening. Do the right thing and go to the hospital to be checked out.
  5. Contact an experienced Truck Accident Attorney NYC – Do this before making any statement to your insurance provider. An experienced attorney will know best how to handle the insurance companies to get your case off to a great start.

Where do I find the best Truck Accident Lawyer NYC?

You should hire a lawyer at a firm with a solid reputation and track record for handling truck accidents.  This is important so you are assured that your case is being handled properly.  Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been handling truck accidents for generations, and they know exactly what to do to make your case strong from beginning to end.  Their resources and expertise will ensure that you get the maximum possible compensation.

Decades of experience has given us many happy clients who always recommend Wittenstein & Wittenstein for any kind of Personal Injury case, including car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall accidents and so much more.

We have decades of experience and are the most reputable Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and Bronx Car Accident Attorney.  Our expertise in collecting first party benefits and compensation for past, present and future losses due to injuries caused by negligence is unparalleled.

 

 

2019-01-19T14:37:17+00:00By |0 Comments

About the Author:

Senior Partner Ms. Wittenstein 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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