If a truck driver’s negligent behavior caused your accident, a Huntington truck accident lawyer from our team can determine if the driver or their employer should be held liable for providing you with financial relief. Depending on what factors led to the accident occurring along with the types of injuries you suffered, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP may be able to help you collect compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and even lost wages.
How a Huntington Truck Accident Lawyer Can Handle Your Case
Many of the truck accidents that transpire leave passenger vehicle occupants suffering serious or catastrophic injuries, some of which include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Internal injuries
- Back, neck, or shoulder injuries
If you suffered a serious or catastrophic injury as a result of a truck accident that was not your fault, one of our lawyers will assess the details surrounding the incident to determine what sort of action needs to be taken to get you closer to receiving any compensation you may be due. If you have a viable case, here is how our lawyer can help.
Determining the Liable Parties
The attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will first work to determine who is liable for your accident. While some accidents seem straightforward enough, there may actually be underlying factors that caused or contributed to the collision.
For example, let us say the truck driver was driving a little too fast but also had defective brakes. Even if the driver tried to stop in time, they may not have been able to do so because of the faulty brakes. Sometimes, when a trucking company fails to service their vehicles, it can cause one or more parts to stop working.
Other times, it could be the manufacturing company that is liable for supplying the trucking company with defective brakes. In order to determine who is liable for causing the truck accident, our attorneys will likely need to conduct an extensive investigation and even hire certain types of professionals to help.
Assessing Your Damages
Once we know what caused the accident and who is liable, we can then work on determining how much it is you should receive from them. Valuing your damages can take time, as we want to be sure we know the extent of your injuries and how they will impact your life in the future. Once we know this, it is easier to estimate what your case is worth.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to collect from the at-fault party include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Other accident-related costs
Pursuing the At-Fault Party For Compensation
After the liable parties have been identified and we know what your case is worth, we will then assist you with recovering the compensation we determine you are entitled to receive. In most cases, we start with the insurance company. Trucking companies are required to carry certain types of insurance coverage, generally with higher limits than the average driver.
If the truck driver’s employer is liable for the accident, we can file a claim with their carrier. During the claims process, we will respond to any correspondence received by the insurer and ensure that your claim is handled within a timely matter. You can rest assured that our lawyers will keep you current on the progress of your case and help you make an informed decision if the insurer offers a settlement.
In the event the carrier denies your claim or undervalues it, we will step in to get the issue resolved.
Is it Necessary to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Generally, personal injury lawsuits are filed when there is not enough insurance coverage available to cover the damages a victim suffered, or the carrier is not liable for paying for the accident. Now, because our Huntington truck accident lawyer is looking out for your best interest, you can rest easy knowing we will take any avenue necessary to hold the driver financially liable for their negligence. If that means filing a lawsuit and taking your case to trial, we are prepared to do it.
It is worth noting that there is a time limit to get your personal injury lawsuit filed, which is currently three years from the date of your accident, under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214. Therefore, we do encourage you to contact our firm so we can begin working on your case.
Why Choose Our Attorneys to Help With Your Truck Accident Case?
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we understand the dramatic impact a truck accident can have on you and your family’s lives. We protect the rights of those who were harmed by someone else and aren’t afraid to fight for a fair outcome.
Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and we want to see what we can do for you. If you or a loved one was injured by a careless truck driver in Huntington, contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900 to receive a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Huntington, call 516-358-6900