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18-Wheeler Accidents in New York City | What to Know

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18-Wheeler Accidents in New York City | What to Know

18-wheeler accidents are among the most brutal auto accidents, as these large, powerful vehicles can crush virtually any vehicle they’re involved in an accident with. Please continue reading and reach out to our Manhattan personal injury lawyer to learn more about 18-wheeler accidents in New York City and how we can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most 18-wheeler accidents happen?

18-wheeler accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons. Typically, they are caused by truck driver negligence, though in some cases, they are caused by other negligent drivers. In other cases, they’re caused by careless truck company employers or staff members. Around the holidays, truck drivers are under a lot of pressure to meet each of their deadlines and ensure shelves are stocked in various retail stores around the city. Unfortunately, this pressure can lead to fatigue, which is a common cause of truck accidents. It can also cause truck drivers to make poor decisions on the road, such as speeding. Truck drivers can also cause accidents when they fail to check blind spots, ignore traffic lights and signs, and drive while intoxicated. Truck accidents can also happen when employees aren’t properly trained, drivers aren’t licensed, and when trucks aren’t regularly inspected and maintained. If you were harmed in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault we are here to help.

What should I do if I’m hurt in an auto accident?

If you are hurt in an auto accident, you should ensure you receive medical treatment at once and, if you can, try to document your accident. This means taking pictures of property damage, obtaining witness contact information, keeping medical documents, and more. If the accident wasn’t your fault and you were injured, you should strongly consider speaking with a Manhattan personal injury lawyer as well. Our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need. Ensure you bring your claim to us within three years of the date your accident occurred, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting past this deadline can result in you losing your right to sue.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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