Fighting For Compensation For Truck Accident Victims
More trucks congest the highways than ever before, and many drivers encounter them with anxiety. An accident with a truck can be life-altering, and the victims of such accidents may have months or years of dealing with property damage, emotional trauma and physical injuries.
The lawyers at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C., have assisted our neighbors in Nassau County, Queens and throughout New York for decades when they face the long recovery following a devastating accident with a tractor-trailer.
Truck Accident Injuries
An accident with a truck is far different from an accident with another car. For one thing, the injuries you may suffer in a truck accident can be much more severe. Commercial vehicle accidents, especially those involving tractor-trailers, can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. When a fully loaded truck can weigh as much as 10,000 pounds, it is not unusual for any of the following injuries to result:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain trauma
- Broken and crushed bones
- Burns and scars
These injuries can change your life dramatically. About 10 percent of those involved in accidents with trucks suffer fatal injuries. The attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C., are ready with compassionate attention and unwavering dedication to seek out and hold responsible every party that may have contributed to your truck accident.
“They make you feel like you are their only client.”
Leaving No Stone Unturned
The second way in which trucking accidents differ from accidents between smaller vehicles is that you may have to deal with more than just the driver and the driver’s insurance company. In many cases, a trucking accident has a hierarchy of contributing factors that may point to any of the following entities, their insurers and their legal teams:
- An impaired, distracted or reckless truck driver
- A truck owner who failed to properly train or vet the driver
- A trucking company that placed unreasonable pressure on the driver
- The truck’s manufacturer that installed defective parts
- The truck’s maintenance team that intentionally or carelessly overlooked important repairs
- The crew that loaded unbalanced or poorly secured cargo onto the truck
Our attorneys will use every resource to determine any liability associated with your accident and seek the most complete compensation possible to help you and your family through the difficult recovery.