Accidents involving trucks can have serious consequences. A loaded commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger car weighs just around 3,000 pounds. The laws of physics are not on the driver of the car’s side, but the lawyers of Jacoby and Meyers are. We have been providing the type of legal services truck accident victims in the New York City area need to recover just compensation since 1979.
Helping Truck Accident Victims and their Loved Ones
Truck accidents can be devastating to the victim and his or her family. Given the sheer size and weight of the truck, the injuries can be catastrophic – spinal cord damage, brain damage, amputation, even death.Our personal injury lawyers are committed to seeking justice and compensation for those who have suffered as a result of a truck accident.We understand the pain, mounting medical bills, and loss. That’s why clients get our personal attention and vast resources. The Jacoby and Meyers legal team investigates and analyzes each case. We have an accident investigation team who visits the site of the crash, finds and interviews witnesses, and reconstructs the accident when necessary. Utilizing this evidence, together with the reports and testimony of medical and vocational experts, our attorneys skillfully position truck accident clients for maximum compensation. Whether it’s negotiating with insurance companies or arguing in the courtroom, you know you have skilled, experienced attorneys on your side.
Causes of Truck Accidents
All too often, truck accidents are the result of error or negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company, such as:
- Driver inexperience
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Reckless driving
- Failure to see vehicles in blind spot
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Excessive or imbalanced loads
- Failure to timely brake
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
A third party, such as a vehicle or tire manufacturer, could also be responsible for the accident. The attorneys at Jacoby and Meyers uncover the cause of the accident and fight for the compensation the victims of truck accidents and their families need and deserve.
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
We are committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Our personal injury clients pay no attorney’s fees until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
Truck Accident FAQ:
What are the causes of semi-truck accidents?
Semi-truck accidents may be caused by the following:
Driver errors, such as distraction, inattention and substance abuse
Improper maintenance of vehicle parts
Unfavorable weather conditions
Improper loading of cargo
Inexperienced or untrained drivers