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Commercial truck accidents occur at a staggering rate. According to the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), over 4,000 people died in crashes involving large trucks or buses in the most recently reported year, and these vehicles account for 12% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. The State of New York is among the top ten states with the highest numbers of fatal accidents with these vehicles. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our truck accident attorneys represents victims of those who have suffered serious injuries, or families who have lost a loved one in a truck accident.

Why Choose Our Accident Lawyers?

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we take an aggressive approach when seeking compensation for those injured in commercial truck accidents in Brooklyn, The Bronx, and throughout New York.

  • We operate on a contingency fee basis – there are no fees until we win a case on your behalf.
  • We have over 20 years of experience helping people injured in truck accidents.
  • Our goal is to do everything in our power to help you get back on your feet, personally and financially.
  • Attorney Jay Knispel, our founding partner, is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in court. He will not settle your case for less than it is worth.

Who is Liable For Truck Accidents in NYC?

In a truck accident case, the issue of liability is often complex, with several liable parties identified in a lawsuit filed to recover compensation. These parties could include one or several of the following parties:

  • Truck manufacturers
  • Truck sellers
  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking company
  • Truck parts manufacturer
  • Truck parts vendor
  • Truck maintenance firm
  • Others

To establish liability is often a long process in these cases. Federal law requires serious truck accident cases to be investigated by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board). This governmental agency dispatches investigators to the accident site to identify the underlying cause(s) of the collision. They work together with local law enforcement and safety personnel at the crash site. From this investigation, a report will be issued about the cause of the collision.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are caused by many types of circumstances and conditions, but the most common include:

Our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the accident to determine fault and liability for the accident so we can maximize compensation. Determining liability in a commercial truck accident is not always straightforward because liability may lie on the driver, the trucking company, or the vehicle manufacturer.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

The injuries sustained in a collision with a commercial truck in Brooklyn are often very serious or fatal. Common injuries include:

What Qualifies as a Serious Truck Accident?

The majority of truck accidents cause serious injuries and long-term damages to people’s lives and property. When a Big-rig or Commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle at high speeds, more than likely, most of the passengers in a small car or truck will suffer severe bodily harm or even a fatality. Below are common causes for truck accidents:

  1. Unsafe weather conditions (Snow, Icy or sleek road, Fog, Rain)
  2. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  3. Distractions – phone calls, texting, cars cutting in front of a big rig, large items on the road or highway
  4. Tiredness and fatigue by drivers
  5. Congested or heavy traffic on highways
  6. Trucks with trailers that exceed weight standards or load limits
  7. Faulty brakes or mechanical failures
  8. Blind spot
  9. Speeding
  10. Reckless drivers
  11. Bald tires or blow outs

In 2017, large truck fatalities rose 9% to 4,761, an increase of 392 deaths over the previous year. Approximately 1,300 of these deaths were truckers. By comparison, motor vehicle deaths were down about 2% from the previous year.

If you are involved in a truck accident and suffered an injury, attorney Jay S. Knispel is New York City’s first choice. He has recovered millions of dollars for truck accident victims that suffered severe injuries or property damage. Mr. Knispel offers committed, caring, and exceptional legal services with personal support and detailed attention. He allocates the needed time to develop close personal relationships with his clients and hand-holds each case to maximize results and retribution. He is the Brooklyn truck accident attorney that clients turn to when they need a personal injury lawyer with proven experience and successful results.

If you have been injured or a family member killed as a result of a truck accident in New York, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel for free legal advice. You will get immediate attention and honest legal counsel regarding your case and rights to obtain fair compensation for physical harm, medical expenses, lost pay, funeral expenditures and other costs that result from a truck accident.

Truck Accident Injury Facts

Unfortunately, when a truck driver makes a serious error in judgment, it is not typically the driver who pays the ultimate price. According to the FMCSA, the truck driver was unharmed in 83 percent of fatal truck accidents. A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 lbs., capable of crushing a regular vehicle if not operated with adherence to federal regulations in hours of service and speed.

Contact Us today for a free consultation

If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a truck accident anywhere in New York, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free case evaluation. We have seen how devastating collisions with commercial trucks can be. Our goal is to help you cover medical bills and hold truck drivers, the trucking companies, and insurance companies responsible.

We are aggressive advocates for truck accident injury victims and pursue the maximum possible in compensation. Contact our truck accident lawyers today.