Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers
When a truck hits a car, a pedestrian or a motorcyclist the truck almost always inflicts serious injury. Trucking companies are prepared for this eventuality; they (and their insurers) employ large teams of experienced defense attorneys. Determining ownership of the truck and the trailer can be mysteriously complex, casting confusion over who really owns the truck and who really owns the trucking company.
At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, our New York City truck crash lawyers have practiced motor vehicle accident law since 1968 and have handled hundreds of cases against private trucking companies as well as municipal defendants. Our handling of cases, ranging from truck/car collisions on interstate freeways to a wrongful death case resulting from a Chinatown garbage truck collision, has yielded tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Legal Assistance Following A Car/Truck Collision
Smiley & Smiley, LLP, has obtained the following results for clients injured in truck accidents:
- Our client was struck and completely run over by an out-of-control commercial vehicle while standing with his wife at a Manhattan intersection. His arm and leg were severely crushed, and he also suffered brain and cognitive injuries due to head trauma. We moved quickly for our client, eventually settling the case for $1.3 million in mediation less than a year after the accident. The settlement included compensation for emotional distress suffered by our client's wife when she witnessed her husband being run over.
- Our client had pulled over on the LIE with a car problem when he was struck by a tractor-trailer pulling a mobile office that came around the bend and ran right into him. Injuries included multiple back fractures that required multiple surgeries and the insertion of plates and screws. We settled this case for $1.3 million.
Our three-member attorney team includes lawyers listed in Who's Who in American Law and in New York Super Lawyers.
Smiley & Smiley, LLP, provides free initial consultations and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Spanish interpretation services are available. Our staff also includes speakers of Greek and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York City truck accident lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.