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Queens Truck Accident LawyerHave 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, LLC 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.

We offer a free consultation. Contact our law firm in Queens, New York, to schedule yours today or call us at (212) 564 2800.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Truck Accident in Queens

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Truck Accident in Queens

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:

  • Conduct a comprehensive investigation to find out what caused your accident
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Calculate the fair value of your truck accident claim
  • Hire experts and specialists when needed
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf

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.

How Common Are Truck Accidents in Queens?

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.

What is My Queens Truck Accident Case Worth?

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:

  • Your anticipated future expenses, including ongoing medical treatment
  • Your lost income because of missed work
  • The impact of the injury on your ability to work and daily living
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering

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.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Truck Accident Victims?

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:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Specialized care
  • Property damage

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:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

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.

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

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.

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

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.

What Causes Most Truck Accidents in Queens, New York?

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:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Excessive speeds
  • Prescription drug use
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Brake problems, worn tires, and other issues caused by failure to maintain the vehicle
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Failure to properly hire and train truck drivers

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.

Who is Responsible For My Damages?

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:

  • Truck drivers
  • The trucking company
  • A truck broker
  • Mechanics and inspection companies
  • Manufacturers of defective truck components or safety features
  • A company responsible for the truck’s cargo
  • Third-party drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians

Would you like our experienced lawyers to help identify the responsible parties in your case? Contact our law firm for a free consultation today.

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

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:

  • A legal duty of care
  • A breach of duty
  • The breach caused the accident
  • The victim suffered damages

Our lawyers will take action quickly to gather and preserve evidence in your case, including:

  • The truck’s black box recording device
  • Evidence from the accident scene
  • The truck driver’s log
  • Inspection and maintenance reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Video surveillance footage and dashcam footage

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.

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

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.

Contact a Queens Truck Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

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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