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Bronx Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

When you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, seeking legal recourse against a large business or government entity can be intimidating and overwhelming. However, when a large vehicle, such as an 18-wheeler, delivery truck, city bus, or another type of large commercial vehicle collides with a passenger vehicle, the injuries from the impact can be quite severe, and the medical expenses very significant. With the representation of a Bronx commercial vehicle accident lawyer, you may hold the negligent truck driver accountable for their negligence.

Commercial vehicle accident cases may be challenging, as drivers do not typically own the commercial vehicle involved in the accident. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have 65+ years of experience fighting for the rights of New Yorkers injured in truck accidents. We have the resources to take on large commercial or government entities to improve your chances of success in a lawsuit against the responsible parties. With a hands-on approach, we handle all aspects of your case to determine the multiple parties liable for your injuries and other accident-related damages.  

How a Bronx Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC Can Help Your Case 

Large commercial vehicles pose a particular danger to other motorists on the road due to their enormous weight and size, along with their inability to easily navigate through traffic like other motor vehicles. In many cases, the height, weight, and cargo size are mandated by specific federal and New York State Department of Transportation laws. 

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have the extensive resources necessary to seek legal recourse for driver negligence in a commercial vehicle accident and can help your chances of a successful resolution in the following ways:

  • Conduct a prompt and comprehensive investigation into your commercial vehicle accident to obtain evidence of negligence 
  • Consult expert eyewitnesses and accident reconstructionists to further support the claims against the wrongdoers
  • Determine the value of the damages you suffered (pain and suffering, expenses, lost wages, etc.)
  • Fiercely negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, so your best interests are protected 
  • Handle all aspects of your case, from filing necessary documents to providing legal counsel throughout the legal process 
  • Pursue your case in court, including at trial, if a fair settlement cannot be reached in negotiations 

Unfortunately, commercial entities and their insurance companies may not always do what is right when it comes to the injuries and other damages they cause in commercial vehicle accident cases. They frequently and aggressively oppose liability, so it may be challenging to recover the compensation you deserve without an experienced Bronx commercial vehicle accident lawyer. 

How to Prove Liability in a Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawsuit 

Commercial drivers are under great pressure to make deliveries or reach their destinations as quickly as possible. In new neighborhoods, cities, or states, they tend to make mistakes or fail to uphold a reasonable duty of care when sharing the road with other motorists. Determining the cause of your commercial vehicle accident is the first step to recovering damages and proving liability. 

To obtain a successful outcome in a commercial vehicle lawsuit, you must prove the following elements: 

  • A reasonable duty of care 
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Economic and non-economic damages

The experienced Bronx commercial vehicle accident attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, can demonstrate the elements of negligence by obtaining valuable evidence, such as black box data, video surveillance footage, toxicology reports, and other information. In most cases, you have up to three years to pursue a lawsuit against the commercial vehicle company or other relevant parties (though that deadline may be much shorter if one of the wrongdoers is or works for a municipal entity).

Recoverable Compensation in a Successful Commercial Vehicle Accident Case 

Insurance companies may attempt to diminish or even deny your commercial vehicle collision case. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we are well-versed in New York commercial vehicle laws and equipped with the resources necessary to determine the damages to which you are entitled. We evaluate documents that discern the nature and severity of your injuries and how your day-to-day life may have been affected. 

Damages you may be eligible to recover in a successful commercial vehicle accident case include the following: 

  • Pain and suffering (past and future)
  • Lost wages and income (past and future)
  • Disability, impairment, or scarring 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Property damage 
  • Punitive damages 

As New York is a no-fault insurance state, victims must establish that they suffered a “serious injury” as defined under New York State’s Insurance law. Accidents involving large vehicles are often quite severe, unfortunately leading to more significant injuries, and typically easily satisfying the serious injury threshold. Speak with an experienced Bronx commercial vehicle accident attorney about your rights and legal options.

Speak With the Award-Winning Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC 

If you were injured in a commercial vehicle accident due to driver negligence, speak with the highly experienced lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, for a comprehensive assessment of your case. We can determine how much your case is worth and provide you with the legal counsel you need. 

With 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights, we are ready to fight on your behalf against large commercial entities for every cent of the compensation you deserve. Schedule a no-cost consultation by calling (718) 933-3632 or filling out our contact form

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