Truck Accident Lawyer

Long Island Truck Accident Lawyer

Need a truck accident lawyer? The law office of Falk & Klebanoff can provide you with the representation you need. Believe it or not, truck accidents have increased over the last decade compared to the previous one. And a truck accident has serious consequences for all involved. Some of these accidents result in severe injuries, property damage, and sometimes even death. So, if you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident and are seeking a lawyer, then you can turn to Falk & Klebanoff. Reach out to our law office today.

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Get trusted legal advice that can help to protect your rights. Located in West Hempstead, New York, our law office represents clients from across Long Island. On top of representing clients for truck accidents, we also handle car accidents too as well as auto accident claims and moving violations.

What Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Do?

Our law office specializes in truck accidents and has years of experience representing people who have been involved in accidents with large commercial trucks, semi-trucks, box trucks and more. The primary goal of our law office is to help you navigate the complex legal scenario that surrounds a truck accident. Here are a few common aspects a truck accident lawyer can do for their clients.

Truck Accident Case Investigation

The investigation and research of the accident is one of the biggest responsibilities a truck accident lawyer has to perform. This process involves gathering all of the evidence, examining the police reports, interviewing any witnesses, and analyzing any available footage of the accident. And then using this information to better inform the case.

Evidence Gathering

Commercial vehicle accident cases often require a lot of evidence in order to properly establish fault and determine the extent of the damages stemming from the accident. As skilled truck accident lawyers, we will collect and analyze all of the available evidence. Among popular forms of evidence includes medical records, accident reports, and maintenance logs. Overall, this thorough way of gathering evidence will help to determine negligence on the part of the truck driver, the company, or any else involved in the accident.

Preparation for the Case

Once all of the necessary evidence is collected, then it is time to review. Our law office will review all of the details from the gathered evidence and apply applicable laws and regulations to them, while also beginning the opening stages of our legal strategy.

Demand Letters to Insurance Companies

As truck accident lawyers, we handle all sorts of communication with insurance companies on the behalf of our clients. Our law office will draft and send letters to insurance companies that outline any damages suffered, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering. These letters will serve as a formal request for fair compensation and begin the negotiation process.

Negotiations with Insurance Companies

Our law office has years of experience dealing with insurance adjusters. We are skilled negotiators and will fight tirelessly for your case. We use our skills of having great knowledge of personal injury laws in order to best advocate for your interests. During negotiations, we will review the insurance policy, assess your damages, and present a strong case to support the demand for fair compensation. If necessary, we will counter and negotiate for the best outcome possible.

Preparing Complaints

In some cases involving truck accidents, insurance negotiations will not go as planned and thus we need to figure out an alternative strategy. When this happens, a new lawsuit will get filed that starts the formal legal process.

Initiating Discovery

During the litigation process, lawyers engage in a procedure that is called discovery. During the discovery process, lawyers gather additional evidence, such as documents, expert opinions, and depositions. The discovery process is a crucial aspect for any truck accident lawyer, since it is a key phase in building a solid case and properly preparing for trial.

Court Representation

If there is a trial, then there will need to be representation in court for the truck accident with a lawyer. When this happens, the clients definitely needs an attorney for the process and finding the right truck accident lawyer on Long Island can go a long way in helping your case.

Can I Sue If a Family Member Was Killed or Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident?

The answer to this question depends on a few different factors with the determining of liability being the most important. More than One Party can potentially be held liable in truck accident cases:

  1. Truck driver: If the accident occurs due to the negligence of the truck driver, such as distracted driving, driving while tired, or breaking traffic laws, then the truck driver may be held liable.
  2. Trucking company: The trucking company can be held responsible if they failed to properly maintain the vehicle, enforce safety protocols, hire qualified drivers, or comply with regulations. If the driver was employed by the company at the time of the accident, then the company could be held liable.
  3. Vehicle manufacturer: A truck defect, like defective tires, faulty brakes, or mechanical issues, can cause an accident. If this is the case for this particular truck accident, then the manufacturer or distributor of the defective vehicle or parts can be held liable for the events.
  4. Other third parties: Other parties, like cargo loaders, maintenance contractors, or companies responsible for road maintenance, could face liability for the truck accident if they are found to be negligent.

In order to properly determine liability, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the truck accident, gather all required evidence, and do our part as truck accident lawyers to fight your case. If we are able to establish liability, then we may have the grounds to fight the case.

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