Serious Personal Injury Attorneys For Accidents Involving Large Trucks
Given the size and weight of commercial trucks, collisions between trucks and cars are often devastating to the occupants of smaller vehicles. These collisions often result in catastrophic injuries and, in some tragic cases, death.
After an accident involving a large truck, it is essential that those who have been injured or lost a loved one take steps to protect their rights and preserve any legal claims they may have. At Steve Foley Law Firm, we have been helping motorists in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and surrounding metros beyond pursue justice for more than 30 years. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, identify every available source of compensation, and tirelessly pursue the verdict or settlement you deserve under the law.
Who Is Responsible For Truck Accidents In New York?
Every accident case is unique, but there are several parties who may be found legally responsible for the costs to survivors, including:
- The truck driver: Individual truck drivers are generally responsible for their own driving behavior and adherence to safety standards. If a truck driver engages in dangerous behavior, such as driving while fatigued, intoxicated or distracted, they may be found legally responsible for any harm that results.
- The trucking company: Companies that employ truck drivers may also be held liable for any injury or death resulting from an accident. Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring their drivers have acceptable safety records, training and safe equipment to prevent collisions on the road.
- Third parties: Other individuals and businesses who work with trucking companies may share responsibility in certain accident cases. For example, a mechanic who fails to notify an operator of safety issues or a worker who loads a truck improperly may be named as third parties in a lawsuit stemming from a truck accident if their negligence contributed to the crash.
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