Truck Accident Attorneys in New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley

Need a truck accident attorney in White Plains New York City or the Hudson Valley? Contact The Law Offices of Francis X. Young,  with decades  experience representing victims of accidents with commercial trucks.

Commercial trucks are essential to the American way of life.  They transport our basics  as well as our non-essentials.  A “big rig” can weigh 70,000 pounds compared with a 3,000 automobile.  Injuries can be stunning; brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, internal organ damage,  burns, broken bones and, of course, death.  Less common than passenger vehicle accidents,  In 2013, New York DMV reports  11,452 truck accidents in 2013 resulting in 5,200 injuries and 105 deaths. These statistics should come as no surprise given the large number of trucks on our highways. These monsters don’t operate the same ways cars do; they can’t stop as quickly, they can’t turn as easily, and they have larger blind spots to contend with.  Seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

If you are or a loved one are injured in a truck accident, you may be eligible to recover

  • medical expenses
  • lost wages, current and potential
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of enjoyment of life

Because the injuries are often so devastating, and so much insurance coverage exists (see Commercial vs. Non-Commercial  Cases below), insurance carriers vigorously defend truck accident cases. They are likely to try to shift blame to the innocent injured victim, or to minimize injuries. only a very experienced and competent New York trucking accident lawyer should handle this type of case.

If you or someone you know have been the victim of a truck accident,  please contact our truck accident attorneys.  To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations available.

Medical Attention Comes First.  Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys Next.
Offices in White Plains and New York City

If you’ve been involved in an accident with any kind of truck, seeking medical attention is Job One.  For tips on what you should do in this regard, take a look at our car accidents page.

Commercial vs. Non-Commercial Cases

Victims of tractor trailer or commercial vehicle accidents are entitled to the same kind of compensation as the victims of ordinary car crashes, with one important difference; usually commercial vehicles are extremely well insured. Typically, trucks that are involved in interstate commerce carry a minimum of $750,000 in liability insurance — more if the truck contains hazardous materials. Furthermore, since trucks are involved in interstate commerce, they are subject to federal regulations that do not apply to other vehicles. Many of these are overseen by federal agencies like the Interstate Commerce Commission. Federal and state regulations relating to the trucking industry are enormously complex; catastrophic injury litigation of this type can be very complicated, You need an experienced New York truck accident attorney  with experience and a history of winning jury verdicts and settlements.

Time Is Of The Essence

From our decades of experience with New York motor vehicle accidents, we know that trucks and their commercial liability insurance companies are generally far more zealous than the insurance companies that insure private passenger vehicles. Why?  Potential for significant payout dollars.  It’s not uncommon that when an accident victim is still in the hospital recovering from injuries, an insurance company representing the trucking company or the trucking company itself will place investigators at the scene of the accident. Additionally, the longer you delay contacting an attorney, the greater the likelihood that evidence will be diminished or destroyed.

Your attorney can also explain statutes of limitations that may affect your case.

When Experience Matters, Turn to the Truck Accident Attorneys of Francis X. Young
Offices in White Plains and New York City

Whatever you do, do NOT hire an injury lawyer who has not successfully represented many victims of truck accidents. This type of litigation is very complex, and requires years of proven results to be successful.  At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, we believe in your right to full and fair compensation for the accident that you and your loved one has suffered.  Our lawyers, serving New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley have the know-how to win your case.

If you or someone you know have been the victim of a truck accident,  please contact our truck accident attorneys.  To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations available.

The Law Offices of Francis X. Young; your truck accident attorney in New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley