Most truck drivers are very safe drivers. Unfortunately, truck drivers can get a bad reputation because truck accidents tend to get press, car drivers can be intimidated by big rigs on the road and a small minority of drivers who do not follow safety rules cause accidents. Safe truck drivers can be seriously injured or lose their lives in truck crashes.
The National Traffic Safety Institute keeps records. The majority of fatal crashes between cars and trucks are caused by the car driver.
Trucks are dangerous equipment. At New York truck lawyer we have represented truck drivers for injuries caused by dangerous equipment and by dangerous drivers.
When you are injured you will be concerned about you will pay your rent or mortgage, medical and other bills and how you will take care of your family. There may be additional insurance coverage you are unaware of.
Many personal injury lawyers do not know for New York truck accidents there is no fault coverage in addition to workers compensation insurance. If a claim is not made timely, you may lose your right to recover the legal benefits you are afforded.
For personal injury and disability there may be coverage besides the insurance policy on the car which caused the accident. There may be uninsured or underinsured coverage. These are some of the reasons why it is important to talk to an experienced and knowledgeable New York truck accident attorney.
We have represented independent truckers, Teamsters and others in dealing with injuries caused by crashes, dangerous equipment and improper maintenance. For a no obligation consultation, call John Feroleto at 716-854-0700.