Truck accidents can happen in many different ways. A lawyer can help you seek compensation after any kind of truck accident. You might be eligible for damages you might not know about.
Why You May Want to Consider Hiring a Lawyer
When you retain our services, you will have an advocate that will protect your rights and ensure you know about your case’s status throughout the entire claims and legal processes.
You do not have to stumble through the process of seeking compensation alone. We can utilize our knowledge to your benefit. One way this can manifest is in how we collect evidence. Your lawyer will seek out the following potential sources of proof:
- Medical documentation
- Data from the truck’s black box or dashboard computer
- Phone records of the liable driver
- CCTV or traffic camera video of the accident
- Photos of your injuries and any damage to the vehicles involved in the crash
- Medical expert witnesses that attest to your condition
- Receipts for doctor’s appointments
You will need to prove that the liable party was negligent by proving that:
- The liable party owed you a duty of care.
- The liable party violated this duty.
- The violation led to the accident.
- Your injuries were caused by the accident.
Your legal team can prove all of this for you. Claims and lawsuits can take a lot of effort that you might not have right now.
We Can Help You Prove Truck Accident
If your accident was due to the truck driver texting while driving or operating their vehicle while angry, causing them to rear-end you, this would qualify as negligence. According to the New York State Police, drivers are prohibited from using their electronic devices while behind the wheel.
If a truck driver pulled into your lane suddenly and without warning, you might have been stuck underneath the truck. This is a very serious occurrence. A T-bone accident is another situation that could have caused a lot of pain. These accidents can happen at intersections, where both vehicles might be traveling at high speeds. A truck driver might have hit you after driving through a red light.
We will prove how your accident occurred, that your losses would not have occurred if the liable driver had not been negligent, and that the responsible parties should be financially liable.
The University at Albany’s Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) states that most accidents happen during the daylight hours on workdays. This might support the idea that increased traffic coexists with the occurrence of accidents.
Call to speak to a member of the team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. Dial (516) 358-6900 to talk about how one of our Babylon truck accident lawyers will discover how your accident happened.
Compensation You Could Collect in a Truck Accident Case
The severity of your injuries, whether or not you can work after the crash, and if you lost a loved one in the accident will all be relevant when valuating your collective losses. Your lawyer will devote themselves to helping you fight for a fair financial award. They cannot do this without knowing about your damages, however.
Before we send a demand letter to the insurance company, we will have to assign a value to things like:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages, benefits, tips, and bonuses
- Transportation costs to follow-up appointments
- Medical costs, like ambulance treatment or a wheelchair
If you lost a family member to a truck accident in Babylon, you could collect:
- Funeral damages
- Loss of income, guidance, and consortium compensation
Things To Remember Before Your Case Begins
Do not post to social media, and do not discuss the accident in person with your family and friends. Insurance companies will not always have your best interest at heart and might twist your words or photos to fit their story.
People involved in accidents are often responsible for giving their information to any other involved parties (insurance, phone number, email, etc.). Under NY VAT § 600, you should not leave the scene without doing this.
Make sure you see a doctor or other medical professional to get your injuries treated, have someone point out any symptoms you might not know to look for, and link the accident with your injuries.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Wants To Help You Today
We know that many people are injured every day. You are likely trying to figure out how to pay for your living expenses and the costs caused by the accident. You will have less stress after securing a settlement or judgment. Your Babylon truck accident lawyer can help you file a claim and lawsuit for fair damages.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you adhere to the time limits that you have to follow in order to seek compensation. We will speak to the insurer for you and file all paperwork involved in your case.
Dial (516) 358-6900 to speak to us about how we can help you. Let us handle the legal process of seeking fair compensation while you rest and recover from your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Babylon, call 516-358-6900