Have you been injured in a Bronx truck accident? An experienced and knowledgeable Bronx truck accident attorney can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. After an accident, seek medical attention immediately, and then contact the lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C.
We offer a warm and friendly environment to answer your questions, discuss your legal options, and give you an experienced-based opinion of the value of your case.
We will do everything in our power to alleviate anxieties, worries, and stresses while we fight for fair compensation. We know that your future depends on the compensation you receive in your personal injury claim.
We take this responsibility seriously. Call us for a free consultation today.
How Our Bronx Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Truck Accident
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we have been representing Bronx truck accident victims for more than 40 years, and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. When you hire our Bronx personal injury attorneys, you can expect us to put the full force and weight of our law firm behind your case.
- Provide the compassionate legal support and guidance you deserve
- Coordinate an exhaustive investigation into your truck accident and gather relevant evidence
- Hire experts to help us analyze evidence, build your case, and ultimately determine what your injuries are worth
- Handle all communication with the trucking company and insurance providers
- Work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf
- Have our accomplished trial attorneys take your case to a jury, if necessary.
Our goal is to secure maximum compensation on your behalf. Give our law office a call to find out how we can help to make that happen for you.
Representing All Truck Accident Victims in the Bronx and Across NYC
We handle personal injury and wrongful death claims involving all types of large commercial vehicles, including:
- Box trucks
- Concrete trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Dump trucks
- Sea-land container trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Moving trucks
From our many years of experience in trucking accident litigation, we understand how painful, stressful, and financially devastating an accident can be on victims and their families. We fight to recover maximum compensation while allowing our clients to focus on their healing and recovery.
Where Do Truck Accidents Occur In the Bronx?
The Bronx is the third-most-densely populated county in the United States (behind Kings County – Brooklyn, and New York County – Manhattan). Bronx County covers 42 square miles and has a population of 1.4 million people.
The New York Department of Transportation has identified 25 priority corridors in the Bronx. These corridors, which represent 8% and 65 miles of the Bronx’s total roads network, have been the location of numerous truck accidents and pedestrian accidents in the last decade:
- Fordham Rd (from Bronx River Pkwy to University Heights Br)
- Kingsbridge Rd (from Fordham Rd to Exterior St)
- Grand Concourse (from E 138 St to Mosholu Pkwy)
- E 138 St (from Madison Ave Br to Locust Av)
- E 149 St (from 145 St Br to Oak Point Av)
- Southern Blvd (from Louis Nine Blvd to Fordham Rd)
- E 170 St (from Clay Ave to University Av)
- Westchester Ave (from Westchester Ave Br to Hugh J Grant Cir)
- Hunts Pt Ave (from E 163 St to Halleck St)
- Boston Rd (from Bronx Park E to Eastchester Br)
- E 167 St (from Jerome Ave to Boston Rd)
- Gun Hill Rd (from Hutchinson River Pkwy to Mosholu Pkwy)
- E 180 St (from Webster Ave to Tremont Av)
- Tremont Ave (from Schurz Ave to Sedgwick Av)
- White Plains Rd (from Sunset Blvd to E 243 St)
- Prospect Ave (from Southern Blvd to Crotona Av)
- Baychester Ave (from Hammersley Ave to E 241 St)
- E 165 St (from Jerome Ave to 3 Av)
- Castle Hill Ave (from Hart St to Tremont Av)
- Crotona Ave (from Prospect Ave to Southern Blvd)
- Morris Park Ave (from Wyatt St to Bassett Av)
- Bruckner Blvd (from 3 Ave to Whitlock Av)
- E 161 St (from Jerome Ave to 3 Av)
- University Ave (from Sedgwick Ave to Fordham Rd)
- 3 Ave (from Bruckner Blvd to Fordham Rd).
Trucks are on the road around the clock in New York. Because the roads are so often gridlocked, many companies are shifting to late-night and middle-of-the night deliveries to increase efficiency.
Trucking companies may also use 18-foot and 20-foot box trucks for easier navigation on city streets, and also to remove the requirement of a commercial driver’s license (CDL). You could be involved in a collision with a commercial truck any day of the week, at any time of the day.
Truck Traffic in Hunts Point – South Bronx
One of the major distribution hubs in the New York area is Hunts Point in the South Bronx. The Hunts Point Food Distribution Center includes public and private wholesalers on 155 acres, including the oldest and largest wholesale fish market in the country. This area offers quick access to the Bruckner Expressway (Interstate 278) , I-95, Long Island, and New York City. Truck traffic to Hunts Point is heavy.
One profile report estimated there were 15,000 daily truck trips to Hunts Point. All of the Bronx is heavily congested – traffic is everywhere, all the time. Accidents causing injury and death are a daily occurrence. When a large truck is involved, the damage may be catastrophic as the force and severity of the collision is greater.
Following a Bronx truck accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. are here to help.
Common Types of Bronx Truck Accident Injuries
Injuries resulting from a car accident that involves a truck can be catastrophic and permanently life-changing, causing excruciating pain and diminished quality of life. People who are seriously injured may be permanently disabled and unable to work again, or may only be able to work in a limited capacity.
Some of the injuries that may arise from a Bronx truck accident include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bone injuries
- Broken ribs
- Blunt trauma injuries / organ damages
- Whiplash / soft-tissue injuries
- Lacerations and cuts
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries.
A truck accident is 10 times more likely than a car accident to result in a fatality. If a truck accident takes your loved one’s life, you may recover compensation in a wrongful death claim. In New York, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of your loved one’s death.
Preserving Evidence Following a Truck Accident
Trucking companies track their drivers’ and vehicles’ every movement, because a negligent driver can cost them millions in a few short seconds.
Tracking systems can be used to prevent accidents, and also as evidence following a collision. If this evidence hurts their case, it may be covered up, destroyed, or omitted as quickly as possible.
A truck accident lawyer is necessary to ensure all evidence, maintenance records, and hours of service logs are available for review. Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations may be evidence of negligence of the trucking company or another third party.
In-cabin eye-tracking technology will follow truck drivers’ eye and facial movements, including measuring sizes of pupils and frequency of blinks. If the system senses a driver has taken eyes off the road or is not paying attention, it will activate audio alarms and seat vibrations. If sleep is detected, support staff will be sent video footage for analysis.
Other technology, like a black box or DriveCam Video Event Recorder (VER), tracks speeds, abrupt starts, stops, accelerations, decelerations and collisions.
After a crash, an attorney can request this be preserved as evidence. This is done with a spoliation letter, which should be sent as soon as possible.
Identifying the Causes of a Bronx Truck Accident
Some of the main causes of truck accidents are:
While many accidents are caused by driver inattention or negligence, other accidents are caused by mechanical defects or dangerous road conditions. After a truck accident, the cause may not be obvious. If the police report doesn’t reveal the cause of the accident, your attorney can arrange an independent investigation to determine what happened, and who may be liable.
Truck Accidents Have Unique Legal Issues
Even if a truck driver caused an accident, they may not be the primarily financially responsible party. A lawsuit may be brought against the trucking company for your injuries or loved one’s wrongful death.
Commercial vehicles like semi-trucks have higher insurance policy limits. Minimum policy limits range from $750,000 to $1 million, although many trucking companies have much higher limits. However, trucking companies and their insurance companies have aggressive legal counsels prepared to immediately and zealously defend claims.
The trucking company will be notified before the truck driver gets out of the vehicle, and the truck driver will be trained on what to communicate, and what not to say.
Truck accidents are one area of personal injury litigation where your attorney’s experience is critically important. Arguing for insurance policy limits in a car accident case is much easier than a truck accident.
In New York, many car accident personal injury claims are limited by the amount of insurance the driver had, which may be as low as $25,000 for personal injury and $50,000 for the wrongful death for a person involved in a collision.
Trucking companies will have much more insurance than the owner of a passenger vehicle, but their insurance companies will use countless tactics to devalue your claim and assure you that an offer is the absolute highest the company will make. They may even blame you for the accident. A lawyer who has many years of experience in trucking accident litigation will be able to present a strong case that the insurance and trucking companies will take seriously.
Schedule a Bronx Truck Accident Case Evaluation With Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C.
When you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident involving a large truck in the Bronx, it is important to contact a knowledgeable Bronx truck accident lawyer. To schedule your free consultation with a lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., contact us at 212-828-4834. Do not settle your trucking accident case until you speak with us first.