New York Trucking Company Negligence Attorneys
Trucking companies have a responsibility to make sure their own drivers and vehicles are safe, which in turn protects others on the road. Critical mistakes during the hiring, training, and scheduling process may put a driver who is incapable of safely operating a vehicle behind the wheel of a powerful 18-wheeler truck. Additionally, failing to correctly inspect and perform maintenance on the truck’s fleet of vehicles can also put unsafe vehicles on the road. As a result of any of these negligent actions, innocent parties may suffer extreme and long-lasting harm.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury on the road because of a trucking company’s dangerous decisions regarding their drivers or trucks, a New York trucking company negligence lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, can work through the situation with you, explaining your options to you and potentially helping you build a case. Call us today at (212) 779-0057.
Do I Need a Trucking Company Negligence Attorney?
Any legal action can quickly become complicated, and a trucking company negligence case will almost certainly present a number of challenges. In these cases, it is crucial to have an experienced trucking company negligence attorney by your side. These attorneys have fought and won cases like yours, which makes them especially qualified to handle your claim so that you have the best chances for maximum compensation recovery. You can find the best trucking company negligence lawyers in New York at Hach & Rose, LLP.
When you experience an accident due to trucking company negligence, it is not enough just to state your injuries and present your medical bills to win your case. The foundation of any negligence case is to utilize specific evidence to prove that the trucking company’s actions caused your injuries. The evidence must be presented in a specific way using both the law and facts to form the legal basis for your recovery. Trucking company negligence attorneys know exactly how to do this and which details about your accident will be important to your case. They will also know where to dig to find the evidence you need to prove negligence so that you can get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
A trucking company negligence case will have multiple parties involved. The trucking company may have separate sets of ownership from a local branch and a corporate group. Their insurance companies will get involved, and they may also name additional parties to reduce their liability. They will also have teams of lawyers. As an accident victim, you need to give the best possible chances for recovery and you can do this by selecting your legal team wisely. Your best opportunity for a successful claim against a negligent trucking company is to meet their defense with the best possible offense, and this means using a New York trucking company negligence attorney. These are lawyers who are especially qualified to negotiate and litigate trucking company negligence cases because they have the experience that will give your claim the upper hand.
How Can Hach & Rose, LLP Help With My Case?
When you select an attorney for your legal claim, you want to choose someone who will give you an edge. A good attorney will represent you with understanding and compassion, and will be fearless and aggressive when it comes to dealing with your opponent. These are the types of attorneys you will find at Hach & Rose, LLP. Our track record of success includes more than $300 million recovered for our clients. Recovery at that level takes a significant amount of skill, and Hach & Rose, LLP has exceptional skill both in and out of the courtroom.
Hach & Rose, LLP has received a number of honors as a result of our standout services on behalf of our clients. Attorney Michael Rose is recognized in New York Magazine as a Top-Rated lawyer in the New York area and he has been rated as a Super Lawyer from 2013-2019. These honors are held by only a small percentage of lawyers nationwide. Attorney Rose is also a lifetime charter member of the Rule Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America. All of these titles are extremely meaningful because they come on the heels of thousands of major case victories and settlements. We will not know what your case may be worth until you meet with our team, but when you choose a law firm, it just makes sense to choose one that knows how to win.
Cases We Handle
Hach & Rose, LLP can assist you with any type of truck accident case in the greater New York area. We regularly see truck accident cases and have success with positive settlements and favorable verdicts with:
- Truck accidents with other motor vehicles
- Truck accidents with cyclists
- Truck Accidents involving pedestrians
- Wrongful death caused by truck accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these situations or any other type of truck accident, you may be eligible to recover monetary damages. This compensation may cover your medical expenses, damages to your car and other property, physical therapy, lost wages, long term disability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, wrongful death and possibly other damages. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we will thoroughly review the details of your accident with you to review what damages you may be entitled to seek. Your first meeting with us is always a no-obligation, free consultation where we provide the legal advice you need to begin your claim.
Common Forms of Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies that send out unprepared or over-worked drivers and vehicles may be held legally responsible for putting dangerous drivers and trucks on the road. The following types of negligent actions may be common causes for an accident:
- Hours of Service Violations
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train / Inadequate Training
- Failure to Inspect Vehicles
Trucking companies need to prepare both driver and vehicle for the often lengthy travel that’s expected from truck drivers. Failing to do so puts these drivers at a higher risk of collision, threatening the health and safety of others in the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is fault determined in a truck accident case?
Evidence gathered at the scene of a truck accident – including a police report, witness testimony, photos and property damage – all of this will come into play while determining fault in a truck accident. In some cases, it may be helpful to conduct an outside investigation of the accident, including the use of truck accident specialists who can recreate the accident. Experienced New York truck accident attorneys can advise you accordingly based on the details of your case.
Is the driver or the trucking company responsible for a truck accident?
There may be multiple liable parties in a truck accident, and every accident can be slightly different. All of the parties will all try and blame one another for the full responsibility of the accident, which is why it is important to have a truck accident lawyer on your side to reveal the truth about your accident.
Are their certain laws that apply to truck drivers?
There are federal and state laws that apply specifically to truck drivers, and accidents almost always involve the violation of these laws. These laws establish a cause of action that will allow accident victims to recover compensation for their injuries.
Should I talk to the trucking company’s insurance company?
No. The trucking company’s insurance company may call you and offer a quick settlement, which you should never take. These insurance adjusters do not care about you or your injuries, they are just trying to settle for the smallest amount of money possible. If you get a call like this, tell them to get in touch with your attorney.
An injury from a truck accident may leave you and your household with burdensome financial obligations that can be difficult to manage over time. Fortunately, compensation for these expenses may be available by taking action against the responsible party. To learn more about how we may be able to help you prepare for an injury claim, contact the New York trucking company negligence attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.