Have you been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle in NYC? You may have legal rights to compensation for your injuries. The term “commercial vehicle” may be used to describe any car, truck, van, bus, or vehicle operated, leased, or used by a business or company.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles are often more complicated than accidents involving privately-owned or leased passenger cars.
In order to get the money you deserve, it’s best to work with an experienced NYC commercial vehicle accident lawyer.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we have dedicated our careers to helping injured individuals recover the fair compensation they deserve, and we have handled many commercial vehicle accidents. To discuss your case and see how we can put our experience and resources to work for you, call us for a free consultation.
How a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Following a Commercial Vehicle Crash
OSHA reports that when a worker causes an accident that results in an injury, the average cost to the employer is $74,000.
When a fatality is involved, costs can easily exceed $500,000 (some commercial vehicle accidents resolve for 7 or 8 figures).
The National Safety Council reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury and death in the workplace. Many companies have workplace driver safety programs in place to prevent accidents, and procedures in place to reduce exposure when accidents occur.
Because employers bear the costs of injuries caused by their employees, it makes sense for them to invest in accident prevention, and claims defense. Large companies will spare no expense at defending claims, hiring legal counsel to do everything possible to minimize exposure, even going so far as to place blame on you.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident with a commercial vehicle, a skilled and experienced NYC commercial accident lawyer with the resources to take on insurance companies and corporate counsels, and a demonstrated history of case results in these types of claims, can ensure you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., to learn more about how our reputable and highly-skilled NYC personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We’re ready to put our decades of experience and savvy legal skills to work for you – all you have to do is contact us to get started.
Examples of Commercial Vehicles in New York
NYC has about 8,000 miles of streets and roads, and about 12,460 intersections. The city has been ranked in the top ten cities in the country when it comes to congestion, and one stretch of road (I-95) on Cross Bronx Expressway from Alexander Hamilton Bridge West to Exit 6A/1-278 – was ranked as the most congested street in the country.
All types of commercial vehicles share streets, roads, and freeways in NYC, including:
- Airport vehicles
- Amazon delivery trucks
- Box trucks
- Cement trucks
- City buses
- City or state-owned vehicles
- FedEx delivery trucks
- Food trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Heavy equipment trucks
- Moving vans
- Refrigerator trucks
- Tank trucks
- Tow trucks
- UPS delivery trucks
- Utility Maintenance trucks.
No matter who caused the accident, if you were injured due to the negligence of another driver, you have the legal right to make a claim. Anyone seriously injured after a collision is well-advised to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Because a statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a claim, you should not delay.
For most personal injury claims, you can file a lawsuit within three years of your injury. However, if you are bringing a claim against a government agency in New York, you have just 90 days to file notice of your claim.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Occupants of passenger vehicles pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists can be victims of commercial vehicle accidents. Injuries sustained may require extensive medical care. Some of the most serious injuries we see following commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bone injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Wrongful death
Along with medical bills, being unable to work can create severe financial strain. Unfortunately, many people accept a settlement without understanding the full extent of an injury. Many accident victims believe their injuries will heal quickly and they will be able to return to work at full capacity within a short time.
Accepting a settlement without understanding future medical care needed, and the long-term impact an injury has on earning potential, can be a huge mistake. Before you accept compensation for a commercial truck or commercial vehicle accident, talk to an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer about your legal rights.
Get a Free Consultation with a New York City Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone in your family has been injured in a New York City commercial vehicle accident, contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. for a free consultation. With more than 40 years of experience and success, our NYC construction accident lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to get you the maximum compensation that you are entitled to for your medical care expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Our law firm has a reputation with insurance companies as aggressive and dedicated advocates in all types of personal injury matters. If a fair settlement is not offered, we will not waste any time preparing your case for trial. And as always, under our contingency fee arrangement, we are only paid when we successfully recover money for you.