Westchester County Truck Accident Attorneys
Our NY truck accident lawyers have recovered millions in compensation
Truck accidents are among the most complicated claims to win, and the biggest challenge is often proving who the liable parties are.
For every semi-truck, big rig, tractor-trailer, or other large commercial vehicle, there is usually a crew of businesses and individuals invested in its performance. And none of them want to take responsibility for the pain and suffering caused by their negligence.
That’s why you need an experienced Westchester County truck accident lawyer with a track record of success to investigate the crash and take on the insurance companies while you focus on healing.
Get a truck accident attorney who gets results in Westchester County
Giampa Law fights for injured truck accident victims in White Plains, Greenburgh, Yonkers, Peekskill, and throughout Westchester, NYC, and all of New York. Our Westchester truck accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for victims and families of fatal truck accidents.
While those involved in your truck accident play the blame game and try to cover their tracks, we get to work. Our legal team uses techniques designed specifically to investigate trucking accidents and get to the bottom of what happened.
If you were injured in a New York truck accident, contact our attorneys for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can answer your crash-related legal questions and help you decide what to do next.
Westchester County truck accident claims Giampa Law handles
Giampa Law is an experienced truck accident law firm with offices in Valhalla and the Bronx. We are known for tackling the most catastrophic and complex truck accident cases and relentlessly pursuing justice and compensation for our clients.
We handle all types of truck accidents, including but not limited to:
- Rear-end truck accidents.
- Impaired or drunk trucker accidents.
- Sideswipes and T-bones.
- Wide-turn accidents.
- Multi-vehicle pileups.
- Head-on collisions.
- Drowsy driver, asleep at the wheel
- Overloaded or overweight truck accidents.
- Distracted truck driver accidents.
We also handle bus accidents, collisions with dump trucks, garbage trucks, construction vehicles, and other large delivery truck or commercial motor vehicle crashes. Our attorneys also fight for families of fatal truck accidents.
Westchester County truck accident hotspots
Trucking between NYC and the rest of New York often flows through Westchester. It’s why we see a lot of truck traffic and a lot of truck accidents. While a truck accident can happen anywhere, some roadways are more likely to experience a semi-truck collision than others. According to federal data, deadly truck accidents have occurred on I-84, Sprain Brook Parkway, US-1, the 100A and 100B junction, and the Cross Westchester Expressway.
Naturally, trucking routes have a higher risk of truck accidents. In Westchester, trucking routes include:
- Broadway (US 9) in Lowerre.
- Central Park Ave/Major Deegan Expwy in Lincoln.
- 1st St in Mount Vernon.
- I-95 (New England Thruway) in New Rochelle.
- Boston Rd in Pelham.
- Provost Ave in Eastchester.
Who is responsible for a truck accident?
In trucking accidents, there are often multiple people or entities at fault. Here are just some, but not all, of the people and businesses that may be liable for a truck accident:
- Trucking company.
- Truck owner.
- Cargo owner.
- Cargo loading company.
- Truck maintenance contractors.
- Defective truck parts manufacturers.
- Large vehicle parts and services retailer.
It's not fair to ask so much of someone who was just hit by a truck, but the burden of proof is on you, the plaintiff. That’s why you need the right attorney to handle the job. At Giampa Law, we know how to find strong evidence to support your truck accident case. Our law firm has a reputation for successfully taking on the most catastrophic and complicated cases.
How do you prove fault in a New York truck accident?
Because truck accidents are extremely violent and often cause life-long disabilities, the stakes are high. Therefore, you need a strong case to get full value from the trucking companies and their insurance companies.
The key to winning a truck accident case is evidence, including:
- Official crash reports.
- Witness statements.
- Crash scene photos.
- Video of the accident taken by a dashcam, nearby surveillance camera, or another recording device.
- Truck inspection reports.
- “Black box” data from the truck’s electronic control module (ECM) or event data recorder (EDR).
- Truck driver logs, driving history, and medical records.
- The trucker’s cellphone records.
- Defective parts notifications and standards.
- Video of the loading dock.
Depending on the circumstances, we may also retain expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionists, to help us build your case.
What is the average truck accident settlement in Westchester, NY?
While every case and every victim is different, truck accidents tend to result in substantial settlements and court decisions or verdicts. This is because accident compensation is determined mainly by injury type and severity, among other factors.
The more severe and life-altering an injury is, typically, the more compensation the victim is entitled to collect. The average Westchester truck accident settlement and total compensation can be anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. While past performance is not a guarantee of future results, you should know that Giampa Law has recovered multi-million-dollar awards for NY truck accident victims.
Common truck accident injuries that often require extensive medical treatment and compensation include:
- Spinal cord injury.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) such as concussions.
- Head injury, fractured skull.
- Facial injuries and disfigurement.
- Broken and fractured bones.
- Severe burns, cuts, scrapes, lacerations, and punctures.
- Internal organ damage like a collapsed lung or pierced stomach.
The long-term cost of your injuries and medical care must be considered when seeking compensation following a Westchester truck accident. You might require surgery. Physical therapy and changes to your house or car might be necessary. You might not be able to work again, depending on your injury's severity. When calculating your total compensation, our Westchester County truck accident attorneys take all these into account so that you don't have to pay for expenses yourself.
Why should you hire Giampa Law to handle your truck accident case?
In one word: experience. Giampa Law attorneys have the legal knowledge and sharp negotiating skills that can only be developed through winning experience. Since we have dealt with so many accident cases, we are fully aware of what to look for in each one. There is no substitute for experience and resources – and when you’re up against a trucking company, you can’t afford to take any chances.
Giampa Law offers a free case consultation if you were hurt or a loved one died in a truck accident. We can address your crash-related questions and discuss your compensation options. Our law firm has locations in the Bronx and Valhalla. However, we can travel to you if you cannot come to us.
Giampa Law also provides contingency-based legal services to communities throughout New York, including White Plains, Yonkers, Ossining, and Greenburgh. That means are no up-front fees or other out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if we win.
Do not wait. There is a statute of limitations for wrongful death and truck accident cases. Any time, day or night, a member of our team is available to speak with you. Contact us to arrange your free case consultation right now.