Truck Accidents

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Brooklyn Truck Accident Attorneys

25+ Years' Experience & Millions of Dollars Recovered in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx

Paul Koenigsberg is a truck accident lawyer in Brooklyn

Our Brooklyn truck accident lawyers at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices have a deep understanding of both federal and state commercial vehicle regulations, which we gained from more than 25 years of experience protecting the rights of truck accident victims.

If you were hit by a reckless or negligent truck driver, then we should be the first legal team you call for help. We will fight tirelessly to win the maximum awards or settlements for victims of truck and commercial van accidents.

We handle truck accident cases involving the following and more:

Thousands of people across the country are hit by trucks every year – but not all of them get the compensation they need. Don’t get stuck in that statistic! Our truck accident attorneys in Brooklyn, New York are ready to fight for you and every cent that you’re owed.

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Pursuing Maximum Damages for Injured Clients

It is essential that 18-wheeler accident cases be handled promptly to preserve evidence, properly investigate the accident in question, and enable physicians and other expert witnesses to evaluate injuries thoroughly. We understand that your pain and suffering as a result of a truck or van accident is not to be underestimated.

One of the many notable settlements we have achieved is a $2.65 million award to a driver who suffered neck and back injuries when his car was struck by a truck. We also secured a million-dollar settlement for a driver struck by a commercial van.

Our Brooklyn truck accident attorneys can pursue damages for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Physical and emotional injuries
  • Vehicle repair and replacement

Our truck accident attorneys in Brooklyn, New York should be contacted as soon after the accident as possible. Even as you are undergoing medical treatment in the hospital, important evidence may be lost or destroyed. 

Also, because of the limits imposed by statutes of limitations, it’s vital to act quickly to pursue a suitable award.

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Truck Accident FAQ
What is the average settlement for a truck accident case?
The injuries associated with trucking accidents are often catastrophic and require long-term medical care and assistance, which can add up to be a heavy financial burden. Because settlement amounts can vary depending on a wide range of factors, it’s difficult to estimate an exact amount for settlements. When determining a settlement amount, things such as the severity of the injury, pain and suffering, and medical expenses are taken into an account.
How long do you have to file a claim?
New York allows a three-year statute of limitations for truck accident claims, which begins on the date of the collision. If three years pass and you have not filed a claim against the liable parties, then the court will not hear any claims you bring afterward.
Should you give the trucking company’s insurer a statement?
No, you do not owe the trucking company’s insurer a recorded statement, so you should not give them one. Before you talk to them, you should talk with a truck accident attorney first to discuss what to say and what not to say. You can even instruct your attorney to talk to the insurance company on your behalf.
Does insurance cover everything?
No, insurance policies do not cover everything or all types of damages you might incur after a truck accident. It should cover economic and non-economic damages as much as possible, but punitive damages are not included. A punitive damage is an additional damage ordered by the court to further penalize the defendant, but insurance companies don’t pay that money. It has to be paid by the defendant directly, so courts don’t often approve punitive damages.
Can a truck driver be fired for an accident?
A truck driver can be fired for an accident if they are an at-will employee. Technically, at-will workers can be fired for any nondiscriminatory reason. The truck driver might keep their job if they are contracted, and that contract doesn’t have a clause to allow the employer to fire them for a crash. However, you shouldn’t worry about the trucker’s job. Worry about your health and finances first.
Do I need a truck accident lawyer?

There is no legal requirement for you to have an attorney when pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case, but there is ample reason to have one. First and foremost, having a Brooklyn truck accident lawyer by your side can ensure you have the counsel and guidance needed to navigate the complex legal process while you focus on your physical recovery. 

It can also help you avoid mistakes like communicating with insurers. Because trucking companies and their insurance providers are more concerned with profits than people, it is important to remember that compensation is never guaranteed. These parties want to pay you as little as possible. A qualified truck crash attorney can level the playing field.

How do I prove fault and liability?

Proving fault and liability is the focal point of any personal injury or wrongful death case, and it is not always an easy matter. This is especially true in truck wreck cases, where there may be a number of potential causes and where powerful insurance companies and their insurance providers work aggressively to deny, dispute, and underpay victims’ claims. 

By working with a proven lawyer who has experience handling truck accident cases, you can benefit from support and resources that can initiate independent investigations and work with experts in order to clearly illustrate how a defendant was negligent and how their negligence more likely than not led to preventable injuries and damages.

Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices Is Ready to Help

With trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds, the damage to vehicles, property, and people can be catastrophic. Truck and van accidents not only result in physical injuries or death, but can also be the cause of lost wages, enormous medical bills, and significant emotional trauma.

This is why victims of truck accidents demand the attention of the Brooklyn truck accident lawyers at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices to champion their rights and help them obtain the maximum money awards or settlements they are entitled to.

Ready to take action? Request a free initial consultation online or over the phone: (718) 690-3132.

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