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How Do I Get Financial Compensation For Commercial Truck Accident Injuries?

Driving near a commercial truck can become dangerous quickly because of the size of the truck and its lack of visibility. Poor visibility can make driving difficult, and if a truck driver is driving recklessly then things can turn fatal. There is a constant stream of semi-trucks on the major roadways and city streets making deliveries to businesses throughout New York. This steady stream of big rigs can cause dangerous driving conditions for all drivers.

In addition, drivers in upstate New York share an international border with Canada, and semi-truck drivers are frequently unfamiliar with I-90, I-190, and I-290 speed limits and exits. Even local delivery drivers can potentially cause dangerous traffic scenarios due to the limited maneuverability of multi-axle trucks. Short windows to get into proper turning lanes in many streets can also make it dangerous to drive near 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles.

New York’s weather can create dangerous driving conditions for those unfamiliar with the area. The lake effect snow can change driving conditions from dangerous to deadly very quickly, often causing low visibility and slick roads. The semi-truck crash attorneys of DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, are experienced in this practice of personal injury law and are here to help you with your semi-truck crash case. We will fight for the financial compensation you deserve if you or someone you know has been injured or killed due to a crash with a semi-truck.

What Are The Common Causes of Truck Crashes?

Driving along New York’s highways is one of the most efficient ways to travel through the state, but it comes with increased risk of being involved in a semi-truck crash due to driver negligence or federal regulation violations involving:

  • Maintenance, loading and inspection errors
  • Overweight or shifting loads
  • Over-worn/bad brakes
  • Tire blowouts
  • Detached trailers; unsecured/broken trailer doors
  • Illegal turning or passing; unsafe lane changes
  • Crossing the median
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving too fast; following too closely
  • Driver fatigue; lack of sleep
  • Driving under the influence of impairing substances

At DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, we help nonbreaching, innocent parties people to recover compensation for damages resulting from semi-truck crashes.

Have You Been Injured In A Commercial Truck Crash?

When involved in a crash with a commercial truck, there are a few important steps you need to take that will give you the best chance of winning your case. First, if you are able, file a police report at the scene of the crash and gather contact information from any witnesses. Try to preserve as much evidence as possible by taking photos and videos to catalog the events and seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Lastly, work with a personal injury team experienced in commercial vehicle crashes, like ours at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, to help you file a timely claim.

Contact Our Attorneys Before It Is Too Late

In New York, you have a limited window of time to report your semi-truck crash injury. You must file your claim within three years of your semi-truck crash in order to have a chance at receiving compensation. Act quickly and hire Syracuse’s semi-truck accident lawyers at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, as soon as you can by sending us an email or by calling our office in Syracuse at 315-413-7000.