When trucks collide with cars, the results are often disastrous. Due to their size and weight, truck accidents tend to cause more serious injuries than car crashes. Victims can be left with life-changing injuries that require specialized medical treatment and ongoing care. Those who have been harmed in such incidents need to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek can work to get victims the compensation they deserve.
When hiring an attorney for truck injuries, look for someone who has a strong track record of representing victims in these cases. It is also important to ensure that they have experience with trucking laws, as these are often different from those that apply to passenger vehicles. Trucking companies, drivers and maintenance facilities may all be held liable for their part in a crash.
Our attorneys understand how to investigate a truck accident and identify all the parties that may be held liable. It is often possible to recover economic damages that compensate a victim for past, present and future financial losses associated with the accident. This includes lost income, medical expenses and other related costs. Victims should keep detailed records of all their losses to make sure that they receive adequate compensation.
In addition to economic damages, we can pursue non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. These types of damages are meant to compensate a victim for the psychological and physical harm that they have suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence.
It is also possible to seek punitive damages in certain situations. These are designed to punish the defendant and deter others from acting with gross negligence in the future. It is not common for insurance companies to offer punitive damages in a claim, but we have the skills and resources necessary to take on even the largest trucking firms.
After a crash, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. This will reduce the risk that important evidence will be destroyed or otherwise made inaccessible. Additionally, we have access to a team of experienced investigators who can work to track down eyewitness accounts that are vital to a successful case. These individuals can help to provide crucial testimony that supports a claim for damages. The earlier that our lawyers begin investigating your claim, the more likely it is that we can successfully prove a negligent party’s liability. This can help you to secure the compensation that you need to start to rebuild your life. Call our office today to set up your initial consultation. We charge no upfront fees for our services and only collect a fee when we secure a settlement for you. We have offices in New York City, Brooklyn and White Plains. You can reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your situation with a member of our firm. We can then schedule a meeting at your convenience.