Big rigs and tractor-trailers are the largest vehicles on the road. Their massive weight and size make collisions involving these commercial trucks particularly damaging. After a truck accident, you may suffer from life-altering injuries that require expensive medical care and prevent you from working. A Kenmore truck accident lawyer can advise you of your legal rights and options and advocate for the compensation you deserve.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our experienced personal injury attorneys provide high-quality legal assistance. We understand that if you were injured in any type of accident, your primary focus should be recovering. We can take the lead in handling the legal details and helping you hold the negligent driver and trucking companies responsible so that you can put all your effort towards getting back on your feet. Call us today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Liability in a Truck Accident Case

In most car accidents involving passenger vehicles, liability usually falls on one of the drivers. But in truck accidents, the driver may be only one of the responsible parties. Based on the circumstances of the incident, there may be several at-fault parties, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the truck
  • The trucking company
  • The manufacturer of the trailer, tractor, or truck
  • A third-party company that provides vehicle maintenance or services

Determining fault in an accident with multiple responsible parties can be difficult. Injured individuals need qualified legal representation familiar with the laws and procedures of multi-party liability. Our Kenmore commercial vehicle collision attorneys have the experience and knowledge required to seek the best possible legal outcome.

Statute of Limitations

New York law limits how long victims in personal injury cases have to file a lawsuit for damages. New York’s statute of limitations gives truck accident victims three years from the date an injury was sustained to bring a claim. However, shorter time limits are involved if the truck is owned by a municipal or government entity. It is crucial to meet this deadline as the negligent truck driver or company could move to dismiss a case filed outside the statute of limitations.

Compensation for Big Rig Wrecks

Individuals who are injured in truck accidents are entitled to compensation for all economic and non-economic harm they suffer in a crash. The exact amount of compensation depends on the nature of the accident and the severity of the victim’s injuries. Our qualified Kenmore semi-truck crash attorneys can work with injured parties to calculate damages, investigate liability, and gather medical evidence to support their claims. Compensation can cover such things including:

  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Lost wages and future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of quality of life

If injuries are fatal, our team can also help the decedent’s family file a wrongful death claim to help cover additional losses, including funeral costs, loss of companionship, and the loss of their financial contributions.

Discuss your Case with a Kenmore Truck Accident Attorney

You are entitled to compensation if you or a family member suffered serious injuries after a truck accident in New York. These incidents can often have long-term life-altering effects. Our Kenmore truck accident lawyers want to help you through this difficult time.

Reach out to our team at Richmond Vona, LLC, for a free consultation.

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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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