A New York truck accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you build a case and pursue a financial award from the liable trucking company following a New York truck accident. If a truck driver caused your New York commercial vehicle accident, you have the right to take legal action against the driver’s employer and hold them responsible.
Let a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team serving New York review the basic facts of your accident case today for free. We may be able to help you pursue compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages from the time you missed at work, pain and suffering, and more. Call 800-959-1444 now to get started.
New York Insurance Laws
New York has no-fault laws that outline how accident victims can pursue compensation following an accident. The no-fault minimum insurance requirements, as outlined by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), apply to all individual motorists.
In the event of relatively minor injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your treatment and a portion of lost wages more quickly and seamlessly through your no-fault provider. There are limits to these awards, though. When you seek compensation in a fault-based claim, you may be able to file a lawsuit or an insurance claim to recover financial awards that include:
- Medical care and treatment expenses, both today and in the future
- Ongoing care and support costs, as necessary
- Missed paychecks and diminished earning capacity
- Additional accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death losses, for surviving family members
To learn more about whether you may benefit from filing a fault-based claim after a New York truck accident, reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC today. We can evaluate your case and determine the next steps we recommend for you.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Helps Our Clients Hold Trucking Companies Accountable
When a New York truck accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC represents you in a truck accident case, we can fight to protect you from further damage because of your medical bills, time away from work, and other effects of your accident and injuries. Your injuries occurred through no fault of your own, so you should not have to pay for your treatment or other resulting expenses or losses.
Under New York law, employers are responsible for their employees’ actions in some cases, including truck accident cases. This allows us to pursue a case against the trucking company and seek the settlement supported by the evidence in your case.
At the same time, our team will work on a contingency fee basis. You will pay us nothing out of pocket. We only collect payment after we recover an award or settlement for you.
You can speak with Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for free. We can review the merits of your commercial vehicle accident case and explain how we may be able to help you develop a case and seek compensation.
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New York Truck Accidents and Other Commercial Vehicle Accidents
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we take on all types of commercial vehicle accident cases. Some cases involve large vehicles, although some may also involve passenger cars being used for a commercial purpose. Some examples of commercial vehicle traffic may include:
- Tractor-trailer trucks and 18-wheelers
- Semi-trucks with or without trailers
- Garbage and recycle trucks
- Dump trucks
- Flatbed trucks hauling heavy loads
- Delivery trucks
- Box trucks
- Work trucks and vans
- Construction and landscaping trucks and trailers
- Bucket and lift trucks
- Postal trucks and jeeps
- Company cars
If you have questions about whether or not the vehicle that hit you qualifies as a truck or another commercial vehicle, do not hesitate to call to speak with a member of our team. We can help you navigate the claims process against a commercial entity or an individual if the facts of your truck accident case support taking legal action.
Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Cases in New York
New York law limits the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in response to a truck accident. In general, CPLR 214(4) applies. This statute gives most traffic accident victims three years to file a lawsuit if that becomes necessary in their case to recover an award. However, there may be other statutes that apply.
If the victim passed away as a result of their injuries, the surviving immediate family can file a wrongful death suit. Per EPTL 5-4.1, however, they only have two years to file this type of legal action.
In some cases, when the truck driver in question was behind the wheel of a garbage truck, for example, a municipality or government agency may be to blame. Under NY GMU § 50-E, you only have 90 days to notify the government about your intention to file a claim.
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Our Truck Accident Team Can help You
A New York truck accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you secure a financial award in your case. We can gather evidence to prove your case and present an argument to the trucking company’s insurance provider. If this does not elicit a just settlement offer, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
Get started today by calling Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-959-1444. A member of our team can review your case for free and explain if we believe you can take legal action and seek a payout.