Turn To An Experienced Truck Accident Attorney
Both big rigs and delivery trucks are often involved in accidents in and around Long Island. Any crash involving a large, heavy commercial truck tends to be serious. Occupants of cars and other small vehicles that collide with 18-wheelers and utility trucks often require hospitalization if they survive. Bicyclists and pedestrians typically may not even survive.
When an injured person in or around Long Island is incapacitated, close family members often seek legal counsel from Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, we urge you to seek legal advice right away. Working closely with a Long Island truck accident lawyer who will give you one-on-one attention can give you reassurance that all your losses will be taken seriously.
Things To Know About Truck Accidents
People often believe that commercial entities such as trucking companies have large pots of money and that obtaining compensation for injuries will be straightforward. In fact, trucking companies typically defend themselves vigorously. They go to lengths to avoid high-dollar payouts of compensation to people with catastrophic injuries.
Even when trucks are amply insured, it can be challenging to navigate the maze of insurance companies that may be liable. The driver, the dispatcher, the owner of the truck’s cab or tractor, the owner of the detachable trailer and the company in charge of the crew who packed a truck’s cargo may all share responsibility. With different insurance policies and companies that could apply, they often take legal action against each other. A flurry of legal processes tends to delay a case or diminish the exposure of responsible people and entities to liability.
In the case of a utility truck or any large vehicle under government ownership, there may be strict, short filing deadlines for people filing injury claims. With all the obstacles that tend to work against the case of someone injured in a crash with a large truck, it is important to start work promptly on advocacy for the injured person or surviving next of kin after a fatal accident.
Get Your Truck Accident Case Evaluation Going Now
Attorney Barrie Bazarsky at Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP, has more than three decades of personal injury experience, with numerous favorable case results and satisfied past clients. She is available to evaluate your case, initiate an investigation and represent you vigorously in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration or a court trial. Initial consultations are free and attorney Bazarsky will represent you on a contingency basis. This means you will not owe attorney fees until Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP, recovers compensation for you.
Our Long Island truck accident lawyers will work with you to support your rights and maximize your recovery. With offices in Smithtown, Bay Shore, and Garden City, our law firm primarily represents clients throughout Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County) and the Metro New York area.