Dump trucks are not only large commercial vehicles. They also carry heavy loads – repeatedly. When these dump trucks are in accidents, they can cause devastating and even fatal injuries.
Several parties may be responsible for your dump truck accident. It’s important to file a claim with all of them or name them all when you file a personal injury lawsuit. If you leave any party out, you may not get the full compensation you deserve.
Some people and companies that may be responsible include:
If the City of New York owned the dump truck, NYC might be a party in your lawsuit. However, municipal liability is much different than a typical personal injury case.
Contact a municipal liability lawyer if New York City owned the dump truck that hit you.
New York is a “no-fault” insurance state. That means that your insurance company should pay for your damages right away. However, that does not mean that the other party is entirely off the hook. If your damages exceed what your insurance will pay, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party.
New York requires all registered motor vehicle owners to have liability insurance with minimum coverage amounts. However, most dump trucks and commercial vehicles have even higher policy limits. Many of them have up to $1 million in coverage.
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You might wonder: How much is my dump truck accident worth? Well, that depends. Every accident is unique. The only way to find out the value of your claim is to consult with an experienced dump truck accident lawyer.
In general, we can help you recover:
In some situations, you may also get punitive damages meant to punish the wrongdoer for willful or intentional negligence.
There are many potential causes of dump truck accidents in New York City, including:
It’s important to work with your dump truck accident attorney to find out exactly what caused your crash so that you can hold the correct party accountable.
If you were injured on the job in a dump truck accident, then you may be able to file a New York workers’ compensation claim. This will allow you to recover some, but not all, of your lost wages. It will cover all your medical expenses. However, you can also file a third-party personal injury lawsuit to cover the rest of your losses in some cases.
If you or a loved one were involved in a dump truck accident in New York City, the attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek P.C. are here for you. Our compassionate attorneys will listen to your situation and determine what you can expect. Then, we will make sure you get the most compensation possible.
“I retained Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek for a serious personal injury case. They were very professional and managed to obtain a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. I would strongly recommend this firm for anyone’s legal needs.”