With a population of more than 1.5 million, people in Manhattan live with the constant presence of large commercial trucks, delivery trucks as well as vans that keep the area supplied with food and commercial goods for the shelves of retailers. Truck drivers are required to use specific routes when entering or leaving the city and are restricted from certain routes, including F.D.R. Drive, and some portions of Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue. These regulations have been unable to slow the increasing numbers of injuries and deaths caused by truck accidents.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died after a Manhattan truck collision, reach out to Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP to discuss your case. As a leading personal injury law firm, we are proud of the remarkable level of success we have achieved for our clients. For a free consultation with a Manhattan truck accident attorney, call us at (212) 986-7353.
Truck accidents causing injury or death result from several types of negligent driving behavior:
- Fatigued driver
- Distracted driver
- Illegal lane changes
- Defective truck parts
- Faulty tires or brakes
- Lack of proper truck maintenance
- Reckless driving conduct
- Inclement weather with rain, snow, or icy streets
- Truck blind spots
- Alcohol or drug intoxication
When a large commercial truck collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist, the consequences are often devastating. Innocent people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time can be so seriously injured that they will never fully recover, or pass away. Some of the most common types of serious injuries sustained in truck accidents in the area include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Crush injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Severe, life-threatening lacerations
- Burns, exposure to toxic chemicals
After a serious or fatal truck accident, families experience a severe state of emotional turmoil, and may not initially be considering the legal factors in the incident – as is only human. Following an accident in which you or a loved one was seriously injured, it is imperative that the evidence surrounding the incident is obtained and preserved.
Supporting evidence, including any available video, cell phone images, witness testimony, medical reports, truck black box data, truck inspection reports and other data must be collected as early as possible after the accident. The Manhattan personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP manage these details professionally, dedicating all the resources necessary to prove liability against the truck companies.
The types of compensation that must be pursued in an injury claim include but are not limited to:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages, current and future
- Reduced earning capacity
- Home and vehicle modifications to accommodate the injured party
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Reduced quality of life
When the injuries sustained in a truck accident are life-altering and leave the injured person facing months, years, or a lifetime of care, or the person dies as a result of the injuries, it is imperative to retain an attorney to manage the process of pursuing fair and full compensation. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, we are honored to be considered among the top personal injury litigation law firms serving the Manhattan area. Over four decades representing the injured, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. We take on only a limited number of cases so we can ensure every client we represent has the full attention, focus, and resources of our firm.
Contact the Manhattan auto accident attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP today for a free consultation at (212) 986-7353.