Bronx Truck Accident Lawyer

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If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck in the Bronx, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and financial losses. Our highly experienced Bronx truck accident lawyers help injured people stand up to large corporations and insurance companies. 

We have been going up against large trucking companies and their insurers on behalf of injured New Yorkers for more than three decades and won millions in compensation. We are deeply rooted in the Bronx, where we have had the same phone number since 1994. Call us today at (718) 933-3632 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Why Should You Trust Lever & Ecker to Handle Your Bronx Truck Accident Claim

With over 70 years of combined experience, our top-notch injury lawyers in the Bronx know what it takes to hold trucking companies accountable. We have won hundreds of millions in successful case results, and our success rate is 99 percent. We only represent individuals, never insurance companies or corporations.

We take personal injury cases…very personally. When you have our attorneys on your side, you will never feel like a number. We will make you feel like your case is the most important thing in our office because, for us, it is. We limit the number of cases we accept at any given time to give your case the attention it deserves.

“Truck accident cases, of course, can cause catastrophic, if not deadly, injuries. With more companies pushing their drivers harder, and with customers expecting next-day or even same-day delivery, it is resulting in drivers driving faster, pushing harder, and inevitably causing more collisions. And we have the knowledge and expertise to help individuals who have been involved in those types of accidents.”

– Daniel G. Ecker, Founding Partner

Our Consistent Record of Successful Truck Accident Case Results

We are committed to winning maximum compensation for our clients. Our approach is simple but effective: We listen to you, guide you, and help you with what needs to be done right away. We always look for ways to go above and beyond to help you feel supported and increase your compensation.

Our consistent record of outstanding case results is the product of the hard work we put into every case. Here are some examples of our noteworthy settlements and verdicts in truck accident cases:

What You Can Expect When You Choose Our Award-Winning Bronx Truck Accident Attorneys

You can expect top-tier legal representation and an open line of communication when you put your case into the capable hands of our experienced Bronx injury lawyers. Nothing is more important to us than each client, and our schedule revolves around you.

We Explain Everything and Keep You Informed

We go out of our way to keep you informed and are always available to meet with you when you need us, including after hours and on weekends.
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“Lever & Ecker is the best law firm I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable, understanding, accommodating attorney at a great price, then go to Lever & Ecker.”

– Devo

We Do All of the Work So You Can Focus on Recovery

We handle all aspects of your legal claim so you can devote your energy to getting better. We genuinely care about our clients and fight hard for maximum compensation.

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“David Lever and Adam Weiss are exceptional lawyers, and the entire staff was incredibly professional and caring. They went above and beyond to represent my legal needs, and I felt reassured knowing that my case was in good hands. Their dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment to seeing justice served were evident throughout the entire process. Adam’s work ethic was unparalleled, and he genuinely cares about his clients. Thanks to their expertise and hard work, the best possible outcome was achieved.”

– Allison B.

How Our Truck Accident Attorneys in the Bronx Will Work To Maximize Your Results

Obtaining compensation in truck accident claims requires specialized knowledge about trucking laws and the nature of truck accidents. Large trucking companies are wealthy corporations that fight innocent accident victims.

The only way to defeat them is to gather strong evidence and refuse to give up until either the company takes responsibility or we win a verdict at trial.

We Start with a Comprehensive Truck Accident Investigation

We will conduct a detailed accident investigation to determine who was at fault and clear you of wrongfully assigned blame. A truck accident investigation is a multi-step process that may include the following:

  • Accident reconstruction. We will work with expert accident reconstructionists to recreate the accident and determine what happened.
  • Electronic data. Using the electronic data recorder, we will analyze the driver’s speed, acceleration, braking, and other activities leading up to and during the accident.
  • Toxicology reports. Truck drivers are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing after every accident. We will review these records to determine whether the driver was impaired.
  • Driver logs. Federal law limits the hours truck drivers can drive in a day. We will check digital driving logs to determine whether the driver violated these laws.
  • Maintenance records. Drivers are required to perform post-trip inspections after every trip, and trucking companies must perform regular maintenance. We will review maintenance records to determine whether these requirements were met. 
  • Mechanical analysis. We will perform a mechanical analysis to determine whether defective tires, brakes, and other components contributed to the accident.

Medical Review and Calculation of Damages

Once we complete your accident investigation, we will collaborate with your doctors and our medical experts to determine how severely you were injured, what level of function you will have after you reach your maximum recovery level, and the lifetime costs of your injuries. We will use this information to calculate your damages. Damages in a Bronx truck accident claim may include economic and non-economic losses such as the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Your No-Fault Insurance Claim

New York law requires injured accident victims to file claims under their no-fault policies, regardless of fault, before pursuing damages from other parties. No-fault insurance provides a means of quickly obtaining medical care and compensation for your property damage and any lost wages resulting from your injury.

If your injuries are serious, you are entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault parties. New York Insurance Law §5102 recognizes the following injuries as serious:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Fractures
  • Miscarriage or stillbirth
  • Permanent loss or use of a bodily organ, member, function, or system
  • Permanent limitation of bodily organs or members
  • An impairment that prevents you from working or other regular activities for 90 days or more during the first 180 days after your accident

Insurance Claim and Lawsuit

As soon as we determine who is responsible for your injuries and how much your claim is worth, we will file your personal injury lawsuit. This triggers the discovery process, during which the defendants can review our evidence, including your medical records. In turn, we request information from them to support your case.

You may be required to testify in a deposition. A deposition is an informal hearing during which you answer questions under oath in the presence of your attorney, the opposing party’s attorney, and a court reporter. We will prepare you thoroughly for your deposition and be present right next to you for the entire deposition.

We will work to secure a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries and restores your dignity. Should a trial be necessary, we will be fully prepared to present a compelling case to a jury.

Your Rights When You Are Injured in a Truck Accident in the Bronx

Being injured in a truck accident is a traumatic life event that can seriously alter your quality of life and ability to support yourself. You have a right to pursue significant financial compensation. Those rights are the same regardless of your race, color, national origin, immigration status, employment status, or socioeconomic class. None of these factors can be used to diminish your right to recover financial compensation for a truck accident.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve. You have nothing to fear when you contact our caring and skilled Bronx injury lawyers. We provide services in English and Spanish.

What To Do After a Truck Accident in the Bronx

There are only two actions you should take after a truck accident in the Bronx:

  1. Get immediate medical attention and complete all recommended treatment.
  2. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

When you contact our top-notch injury lawyers in the Bronx, we will handle everything for you and protect your rights. It is important not to wait to contact us. We will need access to the evidence as soon as possible. We will also need time to complete our investigation before time runs out.

The New York personal injury statute of limitations requires that most truck lawsuits be filed within three years of the accident. If a loved one dies from the accident, suit must be filed within two years of the death.

In some cases, the deadlines are even shorter. If you miss the deadlines, you will forever lose your opportunity to seek compensation for your injuries. Our knowledgeable and experienced truck accident lawyers in the Bronx can file your lawsuit on time and ensure you meet all deadlines.

The Growing Problem of Truck Congestion in the Bronx

Truck traffic is already rising in the Bronx and is expected to increase dramatically after the newly approved congestion pricing measures take effect in lower Manhattan. These measures implement steep daily fees for driving on 60th Street and below. Most passenger car drivers will pay $15 per day, while large trucks will be charged $36.

These changes may benefit the wealthy population and businesses in lower Manhattan, but they will likely harm the minority communities of the Bronx. Traffic that would have gone through lower Manhattan will likely divert through the outlying neighborhoods to avoid paying the fees.

When you combine large trucks with heavy traffic and highway speeds, you get a perfect storm that makes deadly accidents virtually inevitable. Commercial trucks are plagued with problems like large blind spots, long stopping distances, and inexperienced drivers, all of which contribute to the dangers drivers face.

The Cross Bronx Expressway Will Be Hardest Hit

The Cross Bronx Expressway is a through truck route in the South Bronx that already bears the brunt of New York’s increasing truck congestion, with 28,000 trucks traversing it daily. According to Safe Roads USA, it is the most dangerous highway in the Bronx and one of the most congested roadways in America. When congestion pricing in lower Manhattan takes effect, public officials expect daily truck traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway alone to increase by 50 to 704 trucks per day.

While the MTA has vowed to take measures to decrease pollution from truck traffic in the South Bronx, the agency has said nothing about taking measures to prevent additional truck traffic or mitigate the dangers of accidents.

Contact Our Bronx Truck Accident Law Firm Today

If you have been injured in a truck accident in the Bronx, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Large insurance companies do not play fair, but we are here to level the playing field. When you suffer an injury in a truck accident, you have already paid too high a price for someone else’s negligence. You should not have to bear the financial cost, too. Contact us online today or call us at (718) 933-3632 to schedule a free consultation with our award-winning Bronx truck accident lawyers.

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Bronx, NY 10457

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