New York Truck Accident Lawyer

Given the weight, mass and size of all trucks, accidents involving smaller vehicles and trucks are inevitably serious, causing devastating injuries to drivers and passengers. Traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries and multiple broken bones can put victims in the hospital for months. In addition, they may not be able to return to work after recovering due to disabling injuries.

When you need an experienced truck accident lawyer who knows how to navigate the complicated legal process of obtaining compensation for your injuries, William Mattar is here to offer committed, personalized attention to your case. Upon evaluation of the crash in which you were involved, our truck accident response team will immediately jump into action, gathering relevant information and evidence essential to reaching desired results. If you need a truck accident lawyer right now, call (844) 444 – 4444 or fill out and submit online our free initial consultation form.

Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer

Trucking companies have many resources to protect themselves after an accident. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident attorney to represent you. Our personal injury attorneys know about industry regulations, and we can find out if any were violated that may have led to your accident. Our investigation needs to be started as soon as possible. Call us 24/7 at (844) 444 – 4444, so that we can take action.

We know how to talk to insurance adjusters, and we can help ensure your rights are protected. If a representative from the company contacts you after an accident, don’t sign anything or give a statement without consulting a truck accident attorney first. If you do, you could forfeit your rights to fair compensation.

At William Mattar, we’re here to help investigate your case, gather evidence, and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

If you’ve been involved in a accident, you should know there are a few important steps you can take that could help us build a solid case for you.

Note: If there has been serious injury or death, call us immediately so that we can have our action response team gather all the vital evidence. Call us 24 hours a day.

  1. Get names and numbers
    If possible, get the names, phone numbers, and addresses of other drivers and any witnesses. You should also get the trucking company’s name and contact information.
  2. Seek medical care
    After a crash, your first priority should be getting medical treatment. See a doctor if you experience any pain following your accident. Some injuries take time to become apparent.
  3. Document everything
    If you can, take pictures of the accident. Write down a detailed description of what happened during the crash, including the lane you were traveling in, your speed, and driving conditions. This evidence will help your attorney prepare your case.
  4. Don’t accept the initial offer
    After a accident, you may have to deal with adjusters who work for the trucking company’s insurance provider. They may show up at the crash scene or call you at home and offer you a low-ball settlement. Don’t negotiate with them. Most importantly, don’t sign anything. Their job is to pay you as little as they can.
  5. Call William Mattar
    Our experienced New York truck accident lawyers understand insurance companies and their tactics. We know what needs to be done to help you get the money you’re owed.

Head-On and Rollover Truck Accidents

Truck drivers spend long hours on highways and interstates transporting goods across the U.S. Under tight time restrictions, some may forego sleep and end up driving when they are extremely fatigued. In fact, most accidents involving semi trucks and big rigs are due to truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, when a truck veers into another lane, the consequences are disastrous for drivers of small and medium sized vehicles. In addition, truck drivers can be so tired they make turns at intersections without checking for oncoming cars. Head-on collisions between trucks and cars almost always results in vehicle drivers suffering massive injuries while the truck driver sustains only minor injuries.

Some truck drivers carry excessively heavy loads or loads that have not been evenly distributed, leading to instability of the entire rig. Rollover accidents involving big rigs typically happen when a semi truck is merging onto the interstate and speeding. As the truck’s load quickly shifts, the truck starts tilting. Unable to control the load, the big rig rolls over onto cars going by, trapping drivers and passengers underneath tons of weight.

A truck accident lawyer at William Mattar handles these kinds of catastrophic crashes every day. We see victims suffering painful, long-term injuries due to driver negligence and remain dedicated to obtaining the compensation rightly deserved by overwhelmed and confused clients. We want you to know you are not alone. We are here to help you get through this difficult time in your life 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call today at (844) 444 – 4444 for a free consultation with an understanding truck accident lawyer.

Delivery Truck Accidents

In addition to always being in a hurry, delivery truck drivers may have an unobstructed view of what is behind them or beside them if mirrors aren’t in place and properly positioned. Bad habits such as double parking on narrow streets or parking in restricted areas further contribute to the risk of delivery truck drivers causing accidents. Although it is the sole responsibility of a delivery truck driver to operate their truck responsibility, many of them fail to do so, causing other drivers to suffer crash injuries.

Has a negligent delivery truck driver upended your life by crashing into your car and putting you or your loved ones in the hospital? If so, call William Mattar today to speak to a delivery truck accident attorney who is ready to start gathering information and evidence regarding the accident. Dial (844) 444 – 4444 or send us the completed free initial consultation form to begin restoring financial stability to your life while recovering from your injuries. No matter the time of day, your call will be answered without delay.

Serving Truck Accident Victims in New York State

Trucking accidents involving serious injury or death require immediate action. Our team can help you get started today. The truck injury lawyers at William Mattar have more than 20 years of experience serving injury victims throughout New York State, and we’re here to protect your rights. Contact our New York truck accident attorneys 24/7—just fill out our free initial consultation form or call (844) 444 – 4444 now.

Truck and Semi-Truck Accident Statistics:

Because of their heavy weight and massive size, pickup trucks and semis can cause critical injuries and even long-term disability if victims of truck accidents suffer extensive neurological damage. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that nearly 97 percent of accidents involving larger trucks or semi-trucks result in fatalities. With 15 percent of trucks on U.S. highways and interstates representing big rigs, tractor trailers, and 18-wheelers, drivers of small and medium-sized cars are at risk of suffering injuries and vehicle damages if involved in a catastrophic accident with a truck. The DOT also states that more than two deaths and 60 injuries occur for every one hundred million miles driven by a semi-truck or big rig. Nearly 140,000 people are injured in truck crashes each year in the U.S. Fortunately, the car injury attorneys at William Mattar have the knowledge and experience to seek maximum compensation for those suffering serious physical injuries caused by negligent or reckless truck drivers.

Truck Accident FAQ

How long do I have to file a truck accident injury lawsuit?
In New York, the legal deadline–or statute of limitations–to file a truck accident lawsuit is generally three years from the date of your accident. However, the time limits can be much shorter depending on the type of claim and possible defendants, so you shouldn’t wait to get legal help. Also, a No-Fault insurance claim for your damages should be filed as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days from the date of your accident. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, speak with a truck accident injury lawyer at William Mattar Law Offices today. We know the law, and we’re here to protect your rights to any compensation you deserve for your personal injury and pain and suffering. We can also provide guidance with No-Fault insurance benefits that can help with your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Contact us 24/7 to get started with your claim–just dial (844) 444 – 4444 or complete our free initial consultation form.
What are some common causes of truck accidents?
Every truck accident has different medical and financial consequences for the victims involved, but many are caused by common failures to follow laws intended to keep drivers safe and reduce tractor–trailer crashes, such as hours violations, poor maintenance, or inadequate driver training. To learn more about federal safety regulations and common causes of truck accidents, visit our truck driving rules and regulations page.
How do I know if I have a truck accident injury claim?
The experienced truck accident injury lawyers at William Mattar can review the details of your accident, consider many factors–including what caused the accident and your injuries–and assess your rights to pursue a claim. Determining responsibility for a truck accident can be complex, and you may have a case even if the insurance company tried to blame you for the accident. Visit our Why Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer? page for a list of 10 ways that hiring a lawyer can help you get the compensation you need after your truck accident.
What types of compensation can I get after a truck accident?

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and personal injuries, including:

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life

If you have lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, you may also be eligible for compensation to help cover funeral expenses, lost financial support, and loss of care and companionship. We are here to help during this difficult time, so contact us today if you need assistance.

How much does a truck accident injury lawyer cost?
At William Mattar, we believe everyone should have access to experienced legal help, regardless of income. That’s why we offer our No Fee Until We WinSM, a simple promise that you won’t owe us attorney’s fees unless we win or settle your case. Your initial consultation is free, and it costs nothing to start your claim. So don’t wait. Our truck accident injury attorneys serve clients throughout New York state, and we’re here to help 24/7.

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