Truck Accidents

Skilled New York City Truck Accident Lawyers

The size and weight of a commercial vehicle can lead to a catastrophic accident and serious, life-changing injuries. If you were involved in a truck accident, you may need extensive medical treatment and be unable to return to work.

Luckily, there are options available to you. If your accident was the result of negligence, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent parties who caused your accident. At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, we have represented injured truck accident victims in New York City since 1968. Having handled more than 1,000 motor vehicle accident cases, we have the knowledge and skill you need to secure compensation for your injuries, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Damages for your pain and suffering

To speak with a truck accident lawyer at our firm in a free consultation, contact us online.

Investigating Your Truck Accident

A thorough investigation is essential in every truck accident case. Not only must we carefully review the circumstances that led to your truck accident, we must also examine the extent of your injuries.

First, our attorneys work with accident reconstructionists, trucking industry professionals and other experts to determine the cause of your accident. That way, we can determine who was at fault and who should be held liable for your injuries. Some common causes of truck and tractor-trailer crashes include:

  • Driver fatigue from working too many hours
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Overloaded or poorly secured cargo

Next, we work with medical professionals, life-care planners and vocational specialists to determine the extent and long-term impact of your injuries. By understanding the full cost of your injuries on your life, we can pursue full and fair compensation in your case.

We have a reputation for delivering results for our clients who have been injured in truck accidents, including many significant verdicts and settlement such as:

  • A $1.6 million settlement for a wrongful death involving a garbage truck in New York City's Chinatown.
  • A $1.3 million settlement for a case involving a man crushed by a commercial van in New York City.

Contact An NYC Trucking Accident Attorney Today

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. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole. To contact a lawyer at our firm about your truck crash, call 212-986-2022 or call us toll free at 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Auto and Transportation Accidents