Seeking Compensation After A Trucking Accident
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported a dramatic increase in fatalities and injuries due to truck accidents. Fatalities went up to 9% with the greatest increase, 16%, in truck accidents that involved multiple vehicles. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or death in a tractor trailer accident in Albany or Saratoga Springs, the attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, can help.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
It can be a simple distraction for a truck driver, but the results can often leave victims with a life of pain, suffering and disability.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow more stringent rules to keep their commercial vehicles in working order to prevent collisions. Requirements like seatbelts are no different than any other driver. When a trucker fails to follow the rules, accidents can happen and lives can be ruined. Negligence that creates collisions may include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Driving with an unsecured load
- Failure to maintain the semi-truck
- Failure to follow the rules of the road (such as passing improperly or speeding)
It isn’t your fault that a truck driver fails to follow the rules, but you or a loved one may be left with a significant injuries, pain, medical bills and lost income.
Don’t wait for a financial crisis to occur — if you have been injured in a truck accident, contact the attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC. With our decades of experience handling these cases, we will work hard to help get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Answers To Commonly Asked Questions
How do I know who was liable for the truck accident that caused my injuries? How do I prove it?
It is always to your benefit to have accurate information and to know how to obtain it. One of the most important things to do is to preserve evidence. Because we understand the various causes of truck crashes, we know where to look first. Once we determine what caused the crash (driver distraction, drug or alcohol use, lack of sleep, illegal driving schedules, truck part defect, road conditions, etc.) we work to prove both negligence and liability. We calculate what it will take for you to physically recover to the greatest extent possible. We do the math and extrapolate what you (or your family) lost because of the collision. Then we pursue damages. We use experts to reconstruct accident scenes, we pore over trucker logbooks and review the policies that the truck or trucking company must provide. We have our experts examine all of the physical pieces of the crash to determine if it was the driver, the owner, the cargo loader or a parts manufacturer who is the at-fault party.
How can an Albany truck accident attorney help you?
Truck accidents differ from car-on-car crashes because truck drivers and their employers are held to different, higher standards than car drivers. When you are involved on a semitruck-car crash you may be severely injured. As injury attorney experienced in New York truck crashes and injuries we recognize whiplash and sprain, bone breaks and internal injuries. We have the legal and medical understanding to pursue damages that fit with the injury. A brain or spinal injury requires much more medical treatment and therapy than other injuries. We know when and how to reconstruct a crash to determine when the truck driver or business owner is liable. We will also take care of dealing with the insurance company.
What can you recover in a New York tractor-trailer accident lawsuit?
Every trucking company must have liability insurance. This covers any act of negligence of the driver. We pursue the maximum damages given your injury and the details of your case. These damages include all your medical bills related to the crash, all your current and future lost wages and all the damage to your property. Depending on the situation, we may also pursue pain and suffering and mental anguish, disfigurement or disability and loss of consortium and reduced quality of life.
Exceptional Results For Truck Accident Victims
Who do you pursue when you’ve been injured in a truck accident? The insurance company? The truck driver? The company that the driver works for? By hiring the Albany and Saratoga Springs trucking accident lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, you not only receive quality legal counsel, but also the assistance of investigators, trucking industry experts and a variety of other resources that our firm uses to protect your rights. We thoroughly investigate:
- Requirements in truck driver training and licensing
- Federal and state trucking regulations
- Logbook data recording miles traveled, maintenance performed and other similar information
- Insurance coverage
You do not need to suffer financially due to lost wages or significant medical bills as a result of a truck accident. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving semi-truck and tractor trailer accidents and have the skills and experience to help you obtain compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Contact Our Dedicated Team Of Attorneys
The motor vehicle accident attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, near Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, have dedicated their lives to assisting victims of car collisions, truck accidents and all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our goal is to help you restore peace in your life. Call 518-328-4486 for more information or contact us online to arrange for a free case evaluation.