People who are hurt in truck accidents often face more than serious injuries. They must also face aggressive trucking companies and insurers that will go to great lengths to protect profits and avoid payouts. Truck accident claims typically involve multiple parties, federal and state regulations, and other factors that make obtaining justice more complex than in passenger car accidents. For more than 20 years, the Brooklyn truck accident attorneys of Zlotolow & Associates have been fighting for the rights of New Yorkers who have been seriously injured in crashes that could have been prevented. Typically, our clients have already faced diversion, delay, or denial by the trucker and/or trucking company and their insurers. Some have already been offered an insulting settlement amount, or they have been told they’ll get nothing. We put an end to this kind of mistreatment. Our respected personal injury law firm can dedicate the personnel and resources that your truck accident claim requires from start to finish, so you can focus on your medical care and recovery instead. Contact a Brooklyn truck accident lawyer from our firm today for a free legal consultation. We pursue truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis. So we won’t charge you anything unless and until we recover compensation for you.
When Zlotolow & Associates takes truck accident cases, we know our investigators must move quickly to secure the evidence needed to demonstrate the accident’s cause and who is responsible.
There are multiple records and reports that FMCSA regulations require truckers and motor carriers to maintain truck driver activity, truck maintenance, and operations, cargo, etc., and we move quickly to have those preserved. This typically requires obtaining court orders to compel the motor carrier, truck owner, or another responsible party to turn over documents and allow us access to the wreckage.
It is always better if we can demand this information right away after a truck accident. Some crash evidence naturally deteriorates over time, including the memories of witnesses we speak to. Other evidence can easily become “lost” or destroyed.
Of particular interest is the truck’s Event Data Recorder (EDR or “black box”) download. This data portrays the truck’s operations just prior to the crash, including:
There may be additional data available from the motor carrier, trucker, and others, as well. For example, some commercial trucks have in-cab video systems. There are also opportunities to track a truck’s movement, and therefore the trucker’s time behind the wheel, through surveillance video at various locations on its route and by other evidence.
Our experienced Brooklyn truck accident lawyers can meet with you for free to discuss the details of your accident, and we will move promptly to secure evidence that will help establish your eligibility for compensation.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident, contact our Brooklyn personal injury law firm now to get started on your claim. We have the resolve and the resources required to pursue full compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages. Contact us today to set up a free, no-obligation meeting with our Brooklyn tractor-trailer accident attorneys.