Few incidents that can occur on New York’s roads are as frightening and potentially devastating as truck accidents. These massive vehicles are dangerous even in the best of circumstances, and driver fatigue and overloading can make them even more hazardous.

If you have suffered an injury after a collision with a commercial vehicle and believe that a negligent driver or trucking company was to blame, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. This can include payments for your medical bills, lost wages, and reductions in quality of life. A Depew truck accident lawyer is ready to help you collect this compensation. At Richmond Vona, LLC, our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys are prepared to investigate the crash, understand how it has changed your life, and demand proper payments from all liable parties.

Showing that a Crash Was a Trucker’s Fault

All motor vehicle accidents that occur are someone’s fault. However, the mode of transportation of the involved parties is never proof of blame. People seeking compensation after a crash always bear the burden of demonstrating that another’s negligence was the primary source of the collision.

Semi-truck wrecks are no exception to this rule. Truckers must follow the standard rules of the road, such as speed limits, the requirement to stop at red lights, and refraining from driving while under the influence. In addition, they are subject to special rules, including the length of time they may be on the road, their maximum vehicle weight, and proper cargo loading procedures.

A knowledgeable Depew attorney is prepared to thoroughly investigate the cause of a commercial truck collision. We can speak to witnesses, obtain documentary evidence concerning the driver’s records with the company, and even hire accident reconstruction experts if that is what is necessary to prove that a negligent driver was to blame for a crash.

Seeking Out Fair Compensation on Behalf of Victims

Big rig crashes often result in some of the most devastating outcomes that can occur on New York’s streets. The massive size of these vehicles means that the occupants of other cars often have little protection from these impacts. This means that the resulting physical injuries can often be catastrophic, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, burns, amputations, and more. It is not uncommon for someone involved in a semi-truck crash to require:

  • An ambulance ride
  • ER care
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Long-term rehabilitation

The costs associated with these services and treatment  are considered economic losses, and a trucker who is found responsible for causing an accident would be held liable for these damages. They will also need to provide compensation for the other ways in which the events of a crash and injuries can change a person’s life. For example, the wreck may leave an individual with significant Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or other emotional forms of trauma. A skilled truck accident attorney in Depew is ready to learn how a collision has impacted an injured party’s life and pursue the case for all appropriate compensation.

Statute of Limitations

Our attorneys are also ready to provide prompt help. New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214 states that people may have as short a time as three years after a collision to seek compensation. In addition, there are shorter time limitations imposed when the truck involved in the crash was owned by a municipal or government entity. Talking with our team now allows them to provide immediate support.

Reach Out to a Depew Truck Accident Attorney Now

Truck accidents can inflict life-altering injuries. Not only can these events devastate your physical health, but they may also result in severe emotional trauma and affect your ability to work to support your family. Truckers who are responsible for these incidents are liable for the damage that they cause. Still, you must prove their fault to collect payment.

A Depew truck accident lawyer is ready to take the lead in your case. Our team helps people like you build powerful demands for compensation against negligent truckers, their employers, and their insurance companies. Speak with Richmond Vona, LLC today for a free consultation to learn how we are ready to fight for you.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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