Manhattan Truck Accident Attorney
Large trucks are vital to commerce, but when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents they can cause serious injury and death. Their sheer size and weight—often tens of thousands of pounds—leaves victims driving in comparatively small automobiles vulnerable. Our Manhattan truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm are dedicated to fighting for our clients and helping them gain the largest amount of compensation possible for their case.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 3,380 people were killed in truck accidents nationwide in 2009. Another 74,000 were injured in the more than 51,000 accidents involving large trucks that year. Large truck operators must take particular care to ensure that their driving does not contribute to a vehicular crash. When it does, a Manhattan truck accident attorney can often help the victim with a claim.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers often must work grueling schedules that allow for little sleep. Drivers who are distracted due to exhaustion are dangerous to others on the road. Poor maintenance of the truck can also lead to accidents. State and federal regulations have been set in place to help ensure that the vehicles and drivers are safe on the road, but these are not always followed.
When a truck crashes, very often multiple vehicles are involved, and the occupants of the vehicles or pedestrians may suffer devastating injuries, including:
- Back, neck, and spinal injuries
- Head trauma
- Brain Damage
- Broken bones
- Crushed organs
- Crushed limbs that require amputation
Filing a Claim
The filing of an injury claim in a truck accident is not a simple matter. In some cases it may be difficult to ascertain who is liable—the trucking company, manufacturer of a truck part, owner or lessee of the trailer, etc. An experienced Manhattan truck accident attorney will fully investigate the claim, interview witnesses, review the police report to determine how best to proceed with a claim. It is possible to gain compensation for medical costs, permanent injuries, car damages, loss of wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more. It should be noted that often truck accidents result in wrongful death claims. Our attorneys will fight to help you gain compensation if you have lost a loved one as a result of negligence or carelessness.
Call Us for Assistance
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We have been handling truck accidents since 1971. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at Work4YouLaw.com