May 6, 2020
Possible Parties in a Truck Accident Lawsuit
By Jonathan Damashek
It happened in a split second. You didn’t even see it coming. A large truck failed to yield and suddenly slammed into your vehicle. Now you are injured, your vehicle is damaged, and you face lost work time, medical bills, and hassles with insurance companies.
You know you weren’t at fault. But do you know who is?
The truck accident attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. know all the possible parties in a truck accident lawsuit. Decades of experience taking on insurers to get truck accident victims their just compensation has resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries and dozens of legal industry awards. With our NYC firm, you can focus on recovering from your injuries, while we do the rest.
Who Can be Liable for Damages in a Truck Accident?
Every year New York City has around 17,350 large truck accidents, according to government traffic statistics. Unsurprisingly, 80% of those accidents occur in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, which has the highest congestion and number of businesses.
With around 47 accidents a day occurring, there is a good chance that you or a loved one might be injured or killed in a commercial vehicle accident. Naturally, the driver of the large truck (typically through an insurance company) would be a source to pay for your damages, but who else? It may surprise you to learn there are several other potential parties who could be on the hook.
Our truck accident attorneys will work with you to uncover all the facts about the accident so they know if other parties could be held liable for it. They also may learn during their investigation that the other driver has suggested additional parties who might be at fault as well.
With a thorough investigation, it might be discovered that one or several parties are to blame:
- The truck operator – obviously, the person driving typically bears some if not all the responsibility
- The truck driver’s employer – when someone has an accident while working and in the scope of their employment the company can be held responsible
- Repair and Maintenance services – negligent repair or maintenance that contributed to an accident may put those responsible for it on the hook
- Truck and parts manufactures – parts and tires could have been defective and led to the crash
- Cargo owners/loaders – unsafe cargo or improperly loaded goods might have led to the accident by falling from the truck, shifting, or spilling
- Third party drivers – another driver may have caused a chain reaction leading to the collision
By determining who is at fault, our personal injury lawyers can pursue the compensation you are due for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering. We will fight to settle the matter to avoid litigation, but if we must, we will go to trial to make sure your rights are protected.
Questions about Possible Responsible Parties in Your Truck Accident? Call HKD Today.
Being in a truck accident is a painful experience. Not only are you injured, but you have property damage, and are likely missing work. The last thing you need is the hassle of fighting with insurance companies about how much compensation you should receive. Insurers have one goal: get you to settle for far less than you are entitled to. Our experience truck accident attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. can relieve you of that burden while you focus on returning to wellness and work.
Call (212) 490-5700 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. We will listen, walk you through the process, and then get to work on your behalf.