Do I need a Lawyer for a Long Island Truck Accident?

by William Mattar | April 12th, 2019

There is a lot of commerce that goes on in and around Long Island, and that can mean a lot of trucks are out on the road. From time to time, a truck may collide with a car or smaller truck and create a lot of problems for both parties. A trucking accident can occur because of a driver error, an improperly loaded trailer, an insufficiently maintained rig, or road conditions. When you do get in an accident with a truck on Long Island, you need to protect yourself.

You Need to Hire a Lawyer

A truck accident is very different than an accident between two automobiles. An accident between two autos can be caused by the fault of one driver, road conditions, or both drivers. With a truck accident, there are a lot more people to consider when it comes to negligence. The truck company’s mechanic, the driver, the company itself, and the people who loaded the truck could all be considered negligent. In order to sift through it all, you should have an experienced attorney.

The Insurance Situation is Much Different

Since the state of New York is a no-fault state, the no-fault carrier is going to pay for some lost wages or medical bills you incur. After a truck accident, you may have to face a team of attorneys who work on behalf of the trucking company and want to discredit any story you may have. You cannot go up against an army of lawyers on your own. To make sure you get the compensation you deserve, you should hire a lawyer to be on your side.

Our firm is experienced in helping people in Long Island to recover from truck accidents. The process for filing a claim against a trucking company can be frustrating, but our truck accident attorneys take care of the entire process for you and work hard to make sure that you get the compensation you need and deserve.