There are many potential contributors to truck accidents, but one that should never be overlooked is maintenance issues. A trucking company that does not take proper care of its vehicles and does not do everything in its power to keep them operating safely is acting negligently. If you are injured in an accident because of it, you should sue for compensation with the help of a New York truck accident lawyer.
How Often Do Vehicle Failures Cause Truck Accidents?
A recent study commissioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed that vehicle failures can be a big factor in truck accidents. While a failure or mechanical problem is only the main cause of around 10 percent of accidents, vehicle failure can be a contributor to many more. In almost 40 percent of truck accidents, a failure like a problem with the tires, an issue with the brakes, or an incorrectly configured trailer can contribute to an accident.
In cases like these, there can be a bit of blame to go around. A trucking company or mechanic that did not take proper care of the vehicle can be held liable for the damage it causes, but it is also possible that the truck driver contributed to the accident by speeding or being drowsy behind the wheel. An attorney from our firm can help you sort through the noise and hold all guilty parties accountable.
What Are Some Common Injuries in Truck Accidents?
The scary thing about truck accidents is that these vehicles and their cargo containers are just so much bigger and heavier than a typical passenger vehicle. So injuries are common in accidents involving trucks, and serious injuries for drivers and passengers are often expected. Truck accidents can easily cause:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Burns and disfigurement
- Limb amputations
- Other catastrophic injuries
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Pursuing damages on your own and proving negligence can be tough. A passionate personal injury lawyer from our firm can fight for you and build the best possible case based on the available evidence. They can help you fight for the compensation that will make up for the medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering that you and your family have experienced as a result of this accident.
Your lawyer can also get the legal process started before the statute of limitations expires. You have three years to file suit, which can seem like a lot of time, but acting quickly is usually in your best interest. Your attorney can ensure that you will not miss your chance to pursue compensation and then they can get to work building a winning case.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are thinking about moving forward with a personal injury suit, know that you do not have to fight for compensation on your own. Contact Zlotolow & Associates and schedule a consultation today. We can tell you more about what one of our knowledgeable truck accident attorneys can do to help you and your family in this trying time.