Accident And Injury Attorneys


Abogados De Accidentes

Astoria Truck Accident Lawyer

Due to the monumental size and weight of commercial trucks, these accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and substantial property damage. Unfortunately, they are often caused by driver or company negligence, such as driving while fatigued due to demanding schedules, mechanical failures due to poor maintenance, distracted driving, improper cargo loading, and more. If you suffered due to someone else’s actions or inactions in a truck accident, you may have legal options to obtain compensation for damages.

At The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience securing millions in compensation for truck accident victims. With our meticulous and personalized legal guidance, we navigate the legal process on your behalf. We know that injuries can affect your life long-term, so we aggressively fight for the justice you deserve.

How the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Can Help Your Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents are complex, as there are numerous parties involved in a claim. Insurance adjusters and the truck company’s legal team may stand in the way of you recovering the compensation you deserve. At The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP we leave no stone unturned in determining who is at fault for your truck collision and what negligent actions or inactions contributed to your damages.

We collect the following evidence to prove the driver, truck company, third parties, or manufacturers violated a legal duty of care:

  • The truck driver’s logbook
  • Electronic data recorder data, or “black box” data
  • Maintenance records
  • Evidence of drug or alcohol impairment
  • The trucker’s driving record
  • Physical evidence from the accident scene
  • Images of the accident scene
  • Dash Cam, surveillance, or traffic footage
  • Evidence of vehicle defects
  • Cell phone records
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Eyewitness testimony

Our highly qualified legal team is prepared to fight for the justice you deserve. We know the physical toll truck accident injuries may take on your day-to-day life. With our extensive resources, skills, and knowledge, we will build a strong case on your behalf. We do not back down from unfair insurance tactics to diminish or deny your claim.

If you were injured due to negligence, you deserve compensation for all you have suffered. We determine your best legal options and increase your chances of success every step of the way.

Types of Truck Accident Claims We Handle

Suffering a collision with a truck is far different than an accident with a passenger vehicle, as the sheer size and weight of the cargo may cause catastrophic injuries. We handle many types of truck accidents in Astoria, NY, and surrounding areas, including the following:

  • Jackknifing: Jackknife collisions are dangerous as the trailer drifts into an adjacent traffic lane. When this occurs, multiple vehicles may collide, blocking traffic lanes or spilling debris all over the roadway.
  • Rear-end collisions: With over 80,000 pounds or more loaded on the back of a truck, braking may take much longer in various situations. When truck drivers violate the speed limit or follow vehicles too closely, the likelihood of a rear-end collision increases.
  • Head-on or underride collisions: These kinds of accidents occur when a truck travels over the median or center line due to driver fatigue. When this occurs, passenger cars may slide under the trailer or truck body, causing very serious injuries that are often fatal.
  • Spilled cargo: Commercial trucks haul tons of cargo. If the load is not properly secured, it may strike another vehicle during transit.
  • Rollover accidents: Trucks are prone to tipping or rolling when a driver takes a turn too fast or swerves to avoid debris or another vehicle.
  • Bridge strikes: Some trucks cannot fit under bridges and other structures that cross the roadway. When a truck driver does not pay attention to their vehicle height and the clearance of upcoming obstacles, the truck can collide with the structure.
  • Sideswipe accidents: A sideswipe collision may occur if a truck driver turns improperly or makes a lane change without checking their blind spots.

Speak with a truck accident lawyer at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for a free case assessment. We can determine how to best proceed with your truck accident claim and launch a detailed investigation into your collision. With us by your side, you can rest assured your legal rights are protected from initial constellation to resolution.

Recoverable Compensation in a Successful Truck Accident Claim

Economic and non-economic damages recovered in a truck accident claim aim to compensate victims for the losses and injuries suffered due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions. The specific types of compensation you may recover depend on the circumstances of your case and the severity of your injuries.

The following are some of the common types of damages your truck accident attorneys will fight to recover on your behalf:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death

To understand the damages you may be able to recover in your unique truck accident claim, speak with us at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.

Speak With the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP About Your Truck Accident Today

Truck accidents can shatter lives in an instant. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is prepared to support you through the legal process and fight for your right to compensation. We handle truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to worry about legal fees unless and until we secure a successful outcome.

Speak with a highly trusted truck accident lawyer for a free consultation by calling 718-280-5337 or 866-878-6774 or filling out a contact form. To learn more about our legal team, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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