New York City and Long Island Bus & Truck Accident Attorneys
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, our attorneys can help. Our team can review your case and advise you of your legal rights. In the event of injury, we can also assist you in filing a personal injury claim against the liable party.
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 you obtain compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, inhibited earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In the tragic event that a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, our truck accident attorneys 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 New York City and Long Island, 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 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 an injury resulted. If the bus is owned by a local government entity, municipal liability may also apply.
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. We will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a New York City and Long Island Bus & 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 an 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.