Whether you’re in a car, on a bicycle or walking on the street, being struck by a large truck is a terrifying and possibly deadly experience. The lawyers at Aguwa & Metu, P.C. in Jamaica, Queens are experienced personal injury and wrongful death litigators who represent victims in truck accident cases. In situations involving bone fractures, back pain and more serious types of harm such as brain injury, disfigurement and paralysis, we are tenacious advocates fighting to get you payment for medical bills, lost income and the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Large trucks can cause devastating damage anywhere, but in the New York City area, there are special concerns. Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic, tight turns on tight city streets where the view is obstructed, and seemingly endless distractions demand that drivers and others responsible for truck safety take proper care. When this does not happen, our determined personal injury attorneys take on those who have harmed others in collisions caused by such factors as:
Cases related to truck accidents often involve large businesses and insurance companies that try to delay the justice that victims receive or get away with an inadequate settlement. We give you the information and strong support you need to obtain full compensation in court or at the negotiation table.
Unlike passenger vehicles that are almost always being driven by their owner or a family member, many different individuals and businesses could affect the operation of a large truck. In addition to investigating the actions of the truck driver, we examine the actions of fleet owners, maintenance companies and even businesses that hire commercial vehicles involved in a crash. Moreover, the size and complex nature of a truck presents a greater risk of a manufacturing defect or faulty part triggering a serious collision.
Due to the danger that large commercial vehicles pose, various regulations apply to their operation. In some situations, violations of rules relating to issues such as speed, training, driver rest and load weight could be directly responsible for a serious or deadly accident. Part of our firm’s review in truck accident cases involves determining if safety rules were broken and, possibly, reviewing information that is stored concerning vehicle use and condition.
The force delivered by a tractor-trailer or some other type of big-rig can cause a life-changing injury. When the harm associated with a truck accident is likely to extend long after the litigation is completed, your lawyer evaluates potential damages, relying on medical evidence and expert testimony when necessary. In addition to direct medical costs, items that could be compensable include rehabilitation expenses, job retraining, in-home or external nursing care, prosthetics and home modifications necessitated by your condition.
Aguwa & Metu, P.C. represents New York City and Nassau County clients who have been hurt in a crash involving a truck or another type of commercial vehicle. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 718-739-4444 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our office is in Jamaica, Queens, and we hold meetings in our Manhattan location by appointment only.