Bus and Trucking Accidents

Bus and Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accident Attorney New York & Long Island

Truck and bus accidents can easily result in catastrophic damage and severe injury. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck or bus accident, an attorney from Levine and Slavit can help. Serving New York, including Manhattan, a truck accident attorney from our team of lawyers can review your case and advise you of your legal rights. In the event that you or someone you love has been injured, we can assist you in filing a personal injury claim against the liable party. To schedule a free consultation with a New York truck accident lawyer, please contact our law firm today.

Truck Accident Lawsuits

Commercial trucks are significantly larger and heavier than standard passenger vehicles and they can cause catastrophic injury or death in the event of an accident. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, we can help. Proudly serving the New York area, a truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you obtain compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, inhibited earning capacity, and pain and suffering if you have been injured in a truck accident. In the tragic event that a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, an attorney from Levine and Slavit can help your family file a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances of your case, your family may be able to obtain financial compensation for medical costs, funeral costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers have a professional and legal obligation to exercise caution when operating a commercial vehicle. If a truck driver’s negligence causes an accident that results in injuries, the victim may have just cause for pursuing a personal injury claim against the truck driver, trucking company, or a third party. Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Reckless driving or speeding
  • Improper training or certification
  • Driving at an unsafe following distance
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to properly inspect the vehicle prior to driving on a public road
  • Failing to properly maintain the vehicle (including the tires)
  • Overloading the vehicle or improperly distributing the load
  • Driving at an unsafe speed for the conditions

If you were involved in a truck accident in the New York area, including Manhattan, a truck accident attorney from Levine and Slavit can review your case free of charge and explain whether you are eligible for compensation.  If you have a case, our team can determine liability and pursue just compensation from the responsible parties.

Bus Accident Lawsuits

Bus drivers have a duty of care to bus occupants, other motorists, and pedestrians. If a bus driver caused an injury accident because he or she was acting negligently (driving recklessly or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, for example), it may be possible to file a claim for financial compensation against the bus driver or the bus company. If the bus is owned by a local government entity, municipal liability may also apply.

At Levine and Slavit, we have extensive experience with personal injury litigation, and we can help protect your legal rights in the event that you or someone you love is injured in a bus accident. Bus drivers are held to a higher standard of care than regular motorists because they have a professional responsibility to ensure the safety of not only their passengers, but the public as well. At our New York law firm, a truck accident lawyer will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact a New York Truck Accident Lawyer

Levine and Slavit is a well-respected law firm with over 50 years of experience in personal injury litigation. If you are seeking legal counsel from a New York, Manhattan, or metropolitan area truck accident attorney, a lawyer from our law firm has the resources and experience needed to help. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck or bus accident, contact Levine and Slavit today to schedule a free consultation.