Tenacious, Strategic Representation For Truck Accident Victims And Their Families
Truck accidents are some of the most injurious and deadly crashes on New York’s roads and highways. These giant trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger cars that occupants of the smaller vehicles are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or even death.
If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you cannot afford to trust your case to an inexperienced personal injury attorney. Instead, call the lawyers at VanDette Law PLLC. Our practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and we will bring more than 35 years of combined legal experience to your case.
Who Is Liable For A Trucking Accident?
In many cases, truck accidents are caused by truck driver negligence, trucking company negligence or both. Here are some of the most common truck accident causes:
- Drowsy and fatigued drivers
- Violations of hours-of-service rules and other safety regulations
- Distracted or inattentive truck drivers
- Cargo loads that are unbalanced, too heavy or improperly secured
- Failure to inspect, maintain and repair vehicles (especially worn-out brakes and balding tires)
- Unreasonable delivery deadlines that incentivize speeding and reckless driving
Whenever a truck driver causes an accident, their trucking company can typically be held jointly liable. After investigating your case, we may also be able to help you name additional defendants, including truck manufacturers and mechanics (for dangerous and defective vehicles) and warehouse operators (for cargo loading problems).
It Is Critical To Act Quickly To Preserve Your Legal Options
Trucking companies are insured with expensive commercial policies. After a trucking accident, insurance adjusters are likely to be on the scene within hours. This gives them the opportunity to collect evidence, conduct an investigation and create accident narratives that are favorable to their policyholders. While some insurers are honest and straightforward, others may try to tamper with or get rid of evidence that could prove their fault.
You won’t be able to act as quickly as insurance companies do after a crash, but it is important to seek legal help as soon as reasonably possible. We begin our own investigation as soon as we are hired, and we work tirelessly to collect and preserve evidence. The sooner you contact us, the more legal options you may have.
Time Is Not On Your Side, But We Are – Contact Us Today
It is important to act quickly after a serious truck accident, and the attorneys at VanDette Law are ready to help. Contact us in Buffalo for a free initial consultation about your legal options. Just call CALL or send us an email. We serve clients throughout western New York.