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New York City Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

New York City Commercial Vehicle Accident LawyerWere you or a loved one hurt in a commercial vehicle accident in New York City? You may be entitled to compensation that can make a huge difference in your life as your recover from your injuries. A seasoned lawyer at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can fight to help you recover money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

For over 25 years, our lawyers have fought to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. In the process, we’ve recovered millions for accident victims across the city.

Give our law firm a call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.

How The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in New York City

How The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in New York CityCommercial vehicles can cause a lot of damage when they’re involved in a crash. They’re larger and heavier than your typical passenger vehicle. While you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries, getting the money you need can be challenging.

Why? Commercial vehicles usually aren’t owned by the driver. That means there might be multiple parties involved in your case–and don’t expect any of them to accept responsibility without a fight.

Our experienced New York City personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help by:

  • Investigating, interviewing witnesses, and gathering evidence, including past safety reports and video footage
  • Consulting experts to assess the value of your claim
  • Demanding fair compensation from all responsible parties
  • Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf

Our New York City personal injury attorneys have over 25 years of legal experience. Combine this with our years of hands-on insurance industry experience, and we’re a force to be reckoned with. We’ll go above and beyond to get every dollar you deserve.

Ready to get started? Call our law offices in New York, New York today to schedule a free case review.

How Common Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents in New York City?

How Common Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents in New York City?Commercial vehicles crowd the streets of the five boroughs every day, making deliveries and providing much-needed services. In fact, the Covid-19 pandemic has made delivery vehicles more important than ever. With more commercial vans on the roads, there’s also an increased risk of accidents with pedestrians, bicyclists, and passenger vehicles.

According to NYPD crash data, 609 accidents involved large commercial vehicles across NYC in February 2021 alone. In that single month, another 88 accidents involving vans occurred.

We handle all commercial vehicle crashes in NYC, including those involving:

  • Delivery vans
  • Amazon prime vans
  • Fedex trucks
  • UPS trucks
  • Moving trucks
  • Food delivery trucks
  • Charter buses
  • Big-rigs, semi-trucks, and tractor-trailers
  • Garbage trucks
  • Construction vehicles
  • Landscaping trucks
  • Limousines

It doesn’t matter if you were a passenger in a vehicle or merely crossing the street. If you were hurt, our New York City commercial vehicle accident attorneys are here to help. Call today to schedule your free case review.

What is My New York City Commercial Vehicle Accident Case Worth?

It’s important to know what your personal injury case is worth before sitting down at the negotiating table. Insurance companies often try to scare accident victims into taking less than they deserve. You don’t have to stand for that. Our lawyers will retain experts in various fields to provide insight into what your accident case is worth.

With their help, we’ll evaluate factors that insurance companies, judges, and juries take seriously when putting a value on your claim.

Important issues to consider in assessing the value of your claim include:

  • The nature and severity of your injuries
  • Whether you’ll be permanently impaired or disabled
  • The cost of your past and future medical treatment
  • Your recovery timeline
  • The value of your lost wages and income
  • Whether you’ll return to work in the same earning capacity
  • The extent of your inconvenience and disruptions to your lifestyle

While more life-altering injuries tend to lead to higher settlements, there’s no magic formula to calculating your injury case’s worth. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we have the tools to help you get what’s fair. We’d be happy to put our experience and resources to work for you.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Commercial Vehicle Accident Victims?

There are two primary types of damages available in personal injury cases: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are supposed to make the victim financially whole again. The at-fault party is responsible for reimbursing you for the full value of your out-of-pocket costs.

Examples of economic damages include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Rehabilitation and specialized care
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages that might be available in your case include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Our attorneys can also help you recover damages for wrongful death if you lost a loved one in a fatal commercial vehicle accident.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Commercial Vehicle Accident in New York?

Yes, New York accident victims can usually recover damages even if they’re blamed for a crash. That’s because New York follows a pure comparative fault law.

New York is a no-fault insurance state. When you are injured in a car accident, you have to first make a claim through your own insurance coverage to recover compensation for your damages.

Moreover, car accident victims have to prove someone else was at-fault to recover damages outside of their own insurance coverage. It also means that other parties involved in the crash will try to prove the victim was also at-fault.

New York’s comparative fault law can impact your personal injury case. Injured parties are held responsible for their role in any accident. If you’re found to be partially responsible, your damages will be reduced by your share of the blame.

However, New York is different from other states. You can recover compensation even if you’re more than 50% liable. For example, if you’re 99% to blame, you can technically recover damages from the party who was 1% responsible.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Commercial Vehicle Accident Injuries

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our injury attorneys will fight to recover the maximum compensation for all of your injuries.

We regularly represent clients who have suffered:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death 

Dealing with insurance after an accident can be overwhelming. Call our lawyers for help navigating the claims process today.

What Causes Most Commercial Vehicle Accidents in New York City, New York?

Commercial truck drivers are often under substantial pressure to make their deliveries or reach their destinations as quickly as possible. Because of that, they tend to make mistakes–especially if they aren’t familiar with the neighborhood.

Some of the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents in NYC and Long Island include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Parking in dangerous or illegal locations
  • Driver fatigue
  • Negligent vehicle maintenance
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Illegal or unsafe lane changes
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Aggressive driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Violation of state or federal trucking industry regulations

Determining the cause of your accident is the first step to recovering compensation. However, it can sometimes be hard to know who to sue for damages if you were hurt in a commercial vehicle accident–especially since many drivers are classified as independent contractors today.

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll make it a priority to find out what happened. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in New York?

To win a lawsuit based on negligence, a plaintiff has to prove all of the elements of that legal theory.

The four primary elements that are important in any negligence lawsuit include:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Causation
  • Damages

Before filing an injury claim based on negligence, it’s important to lay the groundwork. That means finding proof to support your claim. Our lawyers are here to put in the work. Contact our team today to get started.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in New York?

In New York, motor vehicle accident victims usually have three years to file a lawsuit. This timeline is called the statute of limitations.

It can take time to thoroughly investigate your case and find out who was responsible. Settlement negotiations can take time, as well. It’s important to remember the deadline because once three years is up, you’ll lose your right to compensation.

Contact a New York City Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you were hurt in a commercial vehicle accident in Staten Island or any of the five boroughs, call a New York City commercial vehicle accident lawyer today. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’re here to offer the legal advice you need. As always, your first consultation is 100% free of charge.

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