Rear-End Truck Accident Lawyer
A Bronx attorney is ready to fight for your rights
Some truck accidents in New York City involve a truck crashing into the rear of a passenger car or other vehicle. Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, including tractor-trailers, the results can be devastating. Victims can be left with serious and life-changing injuries, and they deserve financial compensation.
But the process of recovering compensation can be complicated. That’s why it’s important to have experienced legal representation. The Bronx rear-end truck accident attorneys at Giampa Law have been fighting for the injured for decades. If you were injured in a rear-end truck accident, we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
What are the causes of rear-end truck accidents?
Commercial trucks are very large and very heavy. When fully loaded, a tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and even smaller commercial vehicles like box trucks and dump trucks weigh many times more than passenger cars. When traveling at high speeds, the distance required for the truck to come to a complete stop can be several hundred feet. A rear-end accident can happen as the result of negligence, including:
Drivers spend long hours on the road. Too much time behind the wheel can lead to fatigue, which can slow reaction time and lead to poor decisions. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has hours-of-service regulations that require tractor-trailer drivers to take regular breaks and limit the amount of time they can spend driving. But some drivers try to work around those rules, sometimes because trucking companies give them unrealistic delivery schedules.
Some commercial drivers don’t always give their full attention to the road. They may text behind the wheel or talk on the phone while they are driving. They may use a navigation system or adjust dashboard controls. Some eat or drink while they are driving. Any of these activities can take their eyes and attention away from the task of driving for several seconds. That is more than enough time for traffic and road conditions to change, and drivers may not be able to adjust in time to prevent an accident.
The faster a truck is going, the greater the distance that will be required for it to come to complete stop. Some drivers may exceed the posted speed limit if they feel they are behind schedule. But traveling at higher speeds makes it more difficult for drivers to control their trucks – and increases the stopping distance required.
Trucking companies have a responsibility to hire drivers who are qualified and experienced. Drivers who lack the proper qualification and experience are more likely to misjudge traffic situations and make poor decisions that lead to an accident.
Get a truck accident lawyer you can trust
A rear-end accident can leave victims with serious injuries. These include whiplash and other neck injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, and broken bones. Surgery may be needed, and recovering from injuries may take months or even years. Some victims are left with a permanent disability.
If a negligent truck driver caused a rear-end accident that left you injured, you deserve financial compensation. But the driver and the trucking company may deny doing anything wrong. You may even be blamed for being partially responsible for what happened.
Insurance companies often dispute these types of accidents because they know there’s a lot of money at stake. They may dispute the seriousness of your injuries or seek access to your medical records to try to argue that they were pre-existing. Or they’ll make you a settlement offer that falls far short of covering the damages you suffered.
We think you deserve better. Our rear-end truck accident lawyers know how to build strong cases that the insurance companies have to take seriously. We provide aggressive representation every step of the way.
Our law firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve
Our firm investigates your rear-end truck accident to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence such as hours of service logs, data from the electronic control module (the truck’s “black box”), employment records, and maintenance records. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.
We identify the negligent parties, which may include the driver, the trucking company, or the manufacturer of any defective parts on the truck. Our attorneys determine the total damages you suffered as a result of the accident and demand compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
At Giampa Law, we know how injuries from a rear-end accident can impact you and your family. Our attorneys know the obstacles you face when trying to recover the compensation you deserve and will fight to help you overcome them. We are determined to help you get the best possible outcome, whether that comes through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
If you were hurt in a semi rear-end accident, or any crash involving a commercial truck, put your trust in a truck accident law firm that has a long track record of helping injured New Yorkers. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.