Manhattan Truck Accident Lawyer
Physical & Financial Recovery After a Truck Collision
There are few accidents that can cause as much damage as a truck crash. Often resulting in catastrophic injury or wrongful death, truck accidents are a plague of the roadways and the victims are in need of serious help. At Segal & Lax, victims of these collisions work with highly skilled Manhattan truck accident attorneys to get the compensation they need for recovery. Due to the numerous federal regulations imposed upon truck drivers and trucking companies, these cases require an entirely different skill set from regular car accident lawsuits, and your legal counsel needs to be experienced in the field in order to provide you with the representation you deserve.
We have successfully handled hundreds of truck accident cases across New York’s five boroughs. Call 800-SMART-LAW to schedule a free case evaluation.
Trucking Industry Rules & Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is in charge of creating the rules that govern truck drivers. Unfortunately, in order to increase efficiency and earn bigger profits, many employers incentivize truck drivers to break these rules by offering commissions for more jobs or even withholding payment until a delivery is finished. This is because many of these regulations limit the amount of time a trucker is allowed behind the wheel, which could delay deliveries by a few hours or days. The good news is that in many cases, employers are held liable for accidents the same as their drivers, meaning every lawsuit helps put an end to these dangerous practices.
Truck drivers are required by law to:
- Rest for 10 hours after driving 11 hours in a day
- Pass a physical examination ever 2 years
- Refrain from consuming alcohol or drugs that impact their driving for 8 hours before a shift
- Maintain a log of all their time working both on and off the wheel
- Obtain hazmat certification when transporting dangerous cargo
Prominent Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island & More
The Manhattan truck accident lawyers at Segal & Lax care about our clients, and aggressively litigate cases in order to obtain the maximum compensation owed to the injured. In order to increase your chances of success, and file your claim before exceeding the statute of limitations, schedule a free consultation with our team as soon as possible so that we have time to properly evaluate and prepare the case. Seeking medical care should always be your first priority, and to assist you with the expenses of medical care, we work on contingency fees, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless you obtain some recovery through our firm.
Start building your case today by calling 800-SMART-LAW.