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Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident involving a truck in Queens, NY? Call an experienced Queens truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers for assistance today. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our legal team has fought to protect the rights of accident victims across NYC for decades. In that time, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients like you.
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A truck accident can turn your life upside down. You didn’t cause the accident. You shouldn’t be responsible for your damages on top of everything else you’re struggling with.
Unfortunately, the insurance company won’t make it easy to get the full compensation you deserve. They’ll try to convince you to accept less–and may even accuse you of causing the accident. You need an experienced Queens personal injury attorney to help you recover the full amount you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, our founding attorney is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Multi-Million Dollar Advocate. Our team has recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents.
When you hire us, you’ll have a lawyer to:
Our Queens personal injury attorneys are more than ready to advocate for your rights at trial if the insurance company fails to offer a fair settlement.
If you’re ready to get started, contact our offices for a free consultation today.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported 112,000 injury-producing truck crashes in 2018. Over 4,860 large trucks were involved in fatal truck accidents that year.
In July 2021, the NYPD reported 636 accidents involving large commercial vehicles across New York City. Over 140 of those accidents occurred in Queens. That’s nearly five truck accidents in Queens every single day.
If you were hurt in a truck wreck, you may wonder how much compensation you can recover for your injuries. Every personal injury case is different. To start, your lawyers will begin by reviewing your out-of-pocket costs.
It’s also necessary to consider factors, such as:
Insurance companies often try to use a formula to calculate your pain and suffering damages. They’ll usually propose a number that’s far lower than you deserve. Our lawyers can protect your interests and ensure you get what you deserve.
Remember, once you’ve accepted an insurance settlement, you can’t go back and ask for additional compensation. Our lawyers can offer the legal advice you deserve from day one. Just give us a call today to learn more.
New York law allows victims to recover two primary types of damages in personal injury cases: economic damages and non-economic damages. Both are designed to compensate you for specific losses you’ve suffered.
Economic damages have a clear monetary value. They include expenses that can be backed up with receipts and documentation, such as:
Non-economic damages might not have a price tag, but they can make up a large portion of your settlement or verdict.
Examples of non-economic damages include:
In rare cases, a judge might also award punitive damages. Punitive damages don’t compensate for any direct loss. Instead, they’re meant to punish the at-fault party for intentional actions or gross negligence.
At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll carefully evaluate your case and fight to recover the maximum compensation possible. To learn more about our skills and experience, give us a quick call to schedule a free case review today.
New York follows a pure contributory negligence law. You can recover compensation if you’re partly responsible for an accident. However, your compensation can be reduced to account for your share of the blame.
Survivors of accidents involving 18-wheelers and semi-trucks can be left with devastating injuries. If you were in a smaller passenger vehicle during the crash, you’re much more likely to be left with the most severe types of injuries.
Some of these injuries can change your life forever. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll fight to recover the fair compensation you deserve.
Examples of the types of injuries large commercial truck accidents can cause include:
If you or a loved one were seriously hurt, it’s important to speak with an experienced lawyer soon after the crash. It can cost thousands of dollars to treat these types of injuries–if not more. You deserve to be compensated for those costs.
Ready to learn more about how our experienced lawyers in Queens can fight for you? Call for a free case evaluation today.
Truck accidents in Queens often occur because of driver error. All too often, drivers ignore FMCSA hours-of-service regulations and skip breaks. While this helps the driver meet tight deadlines and maximize profits, it also puts others on the road at risk of injury.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
Our Queens truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of the crash. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, give us a call today.
In most car accident cases, it’s relatively easy to identify the responsible party. That person is often present at the accident scene.
Truck accident cases can be much more complex. More than one person may ultimately share financial responsibility. Any of the following parties may be liable for a truck collision:
Would you like our experienced lawyers to help identify the responsible parties in your case? Contact our law firm for a free consultation today.
Most truck wrecks are caused by negligence. Someone is negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable caution under the circumstances.
There are four legal elements in any negligence case, including:
Our lawyers will take action quickly to gather and preserve evidence in your case, including:
Trucking companies will launch an investigation immediately after an accident. Evidence that can support your claim could be lost if you wait too long to investigate for yourself. Our lawyers can get to work immediately. All you have to do is call to get started.
The New York statute of limitations is three years for most personal injury claims. You’ll have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit–or risk losing your right to compensation.
Truck accident cases can get messy quickly. If you were hurt, you deserve an experienced Queens truck accident lawyer who can protect your legal rights. Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to schedule a free consultation today.
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