Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?
Significant truck accidents result in enormous consequences. Most often, the results of these accidents include totaled vehicles, traumatic injuries, insurance company confusion, and lingering pain and suffering for those involved. The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. are here to help you and your loved ones navigate the ins and outs of commercial truck accidents.
The first thing you must do is seek medical attention. Were you or your passengers injured? Were there other vehicles involved? There are so many bases to cover to ensure the best outcome–
- Were any witnesses available to help you construct what happened?
- Who was at fault?
- What were the circumstances that contributed to the accident?
- Was the truck a company vehicle or privately owned?
- Should you hire a lawyer to help you after your truck accident?
If you were injured in the accident, seeking immediate medical attention is critical for your health and well-being and may establish a crucial foundation for your lawsuit. You must obtain all police and EMT reports, medical records, x-rays and scans, laboratory results, and a long-term prognosis from all of your treatment visits to complete the scope of the damages you have sustained. We will work with your medical professionals to evaluate the necessity of future care you or your passengers may require, whether physical, emotional, or psychological. Pain and suffering are natural consequences of traumatic accident/injury cases, and you should not overlook the importance of these expenses.
There are many details to sort out immediately following an accident with a big rig or commercially owned truck. The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. can help you gather all the necessary details and help get you the medical care and compensation you deserve.
The dedicated legal professionals at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. will work with you to determine the liability – or responsibility – of the parties involved. We will reconstruct and analyze the conditions that led to your accident to acquire maximum compensation for your sustained damages. If the accident involved a hit-and-run driver, we will track down the driver and establish their liability. Without a responsible party, you could be paying for expensive out-of-pocket repairs or stuck without a vehicle. Our mission is to make you – and your car – whole again.
The accounts of eyewitnesses, other drivers, or passengers who observed the collision could be vital in proving your case. Photographs of the scene of the accident, weather reports from the time and place of the event, and proof of the conditions at the time of impact such as traffic congestion, time of day (sunrise/sunset), accidents that had recently occurred in the immediate area – can all be contributing factors to the successful outcome of your automobile accident lawsuit.
Impairment on the truck driver’s part, confusion in their surroundings, exhaustion, lack of experience, or mechanical failure could have contributed to your accident. We will investigate, using whatever means necessary, to establish the facts of your case. Some of the tools that may shed critical light on these details include:
- Trucking Maintenance Records
- Driver’s Logs
- GPS Data
- Cell Phone Records
- Traffic or Dashboard Camera Footage
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- First Responders’ Bodycam Recordings
- Driver’s Statement(s)
We will further communicate with the repair shop and insurance company to see that all of your automotive headaches are quickly and wholly remedied. The accident was not your fault, so why should the damage to your vehicle be your burden? Whether the damage was inflicted by a box truck, semi, eighteen-wheeler, or tractor-trailer, your automobile came out as the loser in the experience. There is no reason for you not to be made whole; we will ensure that the insurance companies represent your best interest.
Insurance providers specialize in settling claims quickly, and their main goal is to do so as cheaply as possible. Suppose you are contacted directly by the other party’s insurance company. In that case, we ask that you refer them to your professional law team at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. We will not settle your claim hastily, nor will we settle for less than you are entitled to. It is our job to communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf, and we take it seriously.
We specialize in the many consequences and outcomes of truck accidents and injuries and the long-term and sometimes permanent results which can place you and your family in financial hardship. We are uniquely qualified at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. to assist you with your truck accident injury claim. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to an automobile accident involving an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, commercial box truck, or any other commercial vehicle, call the dedicated professionals at Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C.
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and want the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.