Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyer
10+ Years of Experience Representing Injured Victims
If you were hit by a negligent semi-truck driver, talk to a lawyer about your injuries. Because of the weight and size of an 18-wheeler, your injuries may require long-term care. Speak with a Brooklyn truck accident attorney to explore your legal options and right to compensation. At Belushin Law Firm, we truly care about our clients and want to help them seek justice and compensation.
How Our Team Can help you
- Initial consultations are free
- Over a decade of experience
- Millions of dollars recovered
- We work on a contingency fee basis
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Our firm can investigate the situation on your behalf to identify the liable parties and pursue compensation from their insurance company. Liability can fall on one or more parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, and/or the trucking part manufacturer. We have been in practice for more than a decade and in this time, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our New York truck accident attorneys truly believe that the responsible party should be held accountable, both financially and legally.
Truck accidents can be caused by many different factors, including:
- Drivers who are overworked
- Drivers who drank alcohol or used drugs on the job
- Drivers who were speeding or driving recklessly
- Trucks with defective parts
What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration heavily regulated the trucking industry since truck can be so dangerous in the event of an accident. One of these regulations is called the hours of services regulations and they are aimed at preventing fatigued driving, major cause of accidents on the roadways. According to these rules:
- Truck drivers can work 14 hours in one day
- Truck drivers must rest or take meal breaks totaling 3 hours in a day. Meaning they can only drive for a total of 11 hours.
- Driver must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours at the end of each workday
- Truck drivers must take days off work at regular intervals
Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?
One of the first steps of filing a truck accident claim is determining who is liable for your injuries. While it may seem that liability after a truck accident should be straightforward it does take a certain amount of investigation to determine. More often than not, the truck company is held liable for an accident.
At times a the truck driver themselves can be held liable, especially if the accident was caused directly by their negligence, such as driving while drunk. Other liable parties could be the truck manufacturer or the cargo loading team, although this typically happens less often. Ready to get started on your claim? Call The Belushin Law Firm, P.C. today!
Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?
Recovering the compensation you need and deserve after a truck accident without an experience attorney fighting for you cab be very difficult. Trucking companies are often backed by top-tier law firms whose job is to protect their company, which usually means, keeping you from recovering the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at The Belushin Law Firm, P.C. are experienced in handling truck accident claims and know what to expect during the entire process. Call us today for a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
You Only Pay Us If We Win Your Case
One of the qualities that set us apart as a law firm is the fact that we don't charge any fees until we win. The reason we do this is because we know just how difficult this experience is for you and your family, especially when it comes to the financial stress. Legal counsel should be a relief, not another obligation you have to worry about.
Please do not hesitate to call on our experienced New York City truck accident team today to make an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your case!
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