Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer
Proficient Truck Accident Attorneys in Nassau County, NY
Every time that we use the roads of Nassau County, we run the risk of getting into an accident. No accidents are more potentially dangerous than those that involve trucks – whether it is the massive 18-wheelers, the delivery trucks, or other types of large vehicles. Palermo Law is a Nassau County truck accident lawyer, with two decades of experience in fighting for compensation on behalf of individuals injured in truck accidents.
You can get in touch with us by way of telephone or email, and we will arrange for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss your case – we can meet at one of our five Suffolk County offices, our Nassau County location, your home or the hospital, whatever is easiest for you.
What makes trucks so dangerous?
Trucks are particularly hazardous due to their size and their weight. A larger vehicle has more blind spots, which makes it difficult for the driver to maintain a good awareness of their surroundings. Heavy vehicles have increased stopping distances, and they are harder to maneuver, so they often need to straddle traffic lanes when taking corners or turning. Trucks also typically travel slower than the general flow of traffic, which can encourage other drivers to try and pass, which the truck operator may not be expecting or prepared for.
Another key factor that increases the danger associated with trucks is the nature of the trucking industry. Too often drivers are forced to work long hours without a break, and this can lead to fatigue. Fatigue then leads to driving errors, reduced reaction times, and in some cases, falling asleep at the wheel.
Over the years that we have been dealing with this type of case, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including:
$3.2 million for a pedestrian hit by a delivery truck
$1.7 million for a road worker struck by a minibus
Get in touch today to find out how we can help you to get the maximum amount of compensation for your accident.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, then there are some deadlines that you should be familiar with.
Firstly, you have thirty days to file an application for no-fault coverage with your insurance company. Under New York state law, all motor vehicle accidents require the use of no-fault insurance for medical treatment, and it is important to note that regardless of who is to blame for the accident, it is the insurance carrier of the vehicle that you were in that deals with this. Missing this thirty-day deadline will mean that the insurance company can deny your claim and leave you to pay your own medical bills.
You should also be aware of the statute of limitations. This is three years for most truck accidents – so from the day of the accident you have three years in which to bring a lawsuit for your injuries. If the accident resulted in a wrongful death, then you only have two years to file, and if the truck involved was municipal-owned, then you only have three months.
This is particularly noteworthy, as it is not always completely clear that a truck is municipal-owned. You may miss out on being able to file, simply because you were not aware – another great reason to get in touch with Palermo Law as soon as you can, as one of the first steps we take is to identify the ownership of the vehicles involved in the accident. This way, you will not miss any deadlines that you were not aware were imminent.
How much is my Nassau County truck accident worth?
Unfortunately, there is no fixed value associated with a truck accident. This can make it difficult to work out what you should expect to receive from the trucking company/insurance carrier – and if you do not have a reasonable expectation, it is impossible to negotiate or know if the settlement offer you have received is appropriate or not.
Palermo Law can help you. We have decades of experience in dealing with truck accidents, and we know how to calculate the compensation a jury would likely award you on a case-by-case basis. We do this by combining the economic damages, for example, the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and belongings, with the non-economic damages – the cost to you in terms of emotional and physical suffering.
In cases where the accident resulted in longer-term injuries, we will typically engage the services of expert medical and economics professionals so that you can rest easy in the knowledge that any accident compensation will take into account future inflation.
Palermo Law is headed up by Mr. Steven Palermo, an experienced attorney who has litigated hundreds of accident cases and secured many millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Steven personally oversees each and every accident case that Palermo Law deals with, ensuring that our clients are protected and represented at every step.
If you or someone that you know has been involved in a truck accident and has suffered injuries of any type as a consequence, then you can schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced truck accident injury attorneys by emailing or calling now. We can see you in one of our offices, at your home, or in the hospital – wherever you find most convenient.
Trucking companies will aggressively defend cases that involve their drivers, particularly if there are injuries. You need to fight back, with an experienced, skilled, and passionate team fighting in your corner. Talk to us today to get the fight started.
A voice for the voiceless
At Palermo Law, we know that it can be intimidating going up against a multi-million dollar corporation, with its armies of lawyers and investigators. That’s why we are here – to stand up for you when you feel the deck is stacked against you, to passionately fight for the justice and compensation that you deserve. You should never feel intimidated – let us speak for you.
We are so confident in our skill and ability in handling accident cases, that we offer each of our clients a no-win, no-fee promise: if we do not win your case, then you do not pay us a dime. What is more, we can also cover all the initial and ongoing costs of your case, so you do not even need to pay any money upfront for our services. We want to remove all the obstacles that prevent individuals from pursuing compensation so that everyone can have access to justice in the event of becoming injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Hire a Nassau County Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been in a truck related accident, you need to hire someone who understands the business. Palermo Law has over 20 years of experience helping clients with personal injury claims. Nassau County Truck Accidents are right up our alley. Contact us for a free consultation of your case. You do not pay unless we win. Guaranteed.