Truck Accident Lawyer Long Island
What to Do if You Are in a Truck Accident?
More than 2,000 people are injured or killed each year when commercial trucks collide with other vehicles on the highways and streets of New York state. The vast majority of those victims are occupants of the passenger vehicle.
If you suffered serious injury or lost a family member in a truck accident, contact us immediately at The Raimondo Law Firm. We offer a free consultation to injury victims or surviving loved ones across Long Island and New York City.
The Devastation of a Big Rig Crash
Because of the difference in mass — a typical car weighs 1 to 2 tons, but a tractor trailer loaded with freight weighs up to 40 tons — we know that any client who has survived a crash has serious and even catastrophic injuries. We are committed to recovering maximum compensation for the hospital bills, lost earnings and any permanent disability. We have also handled wrongful death lawsuits in semi accidents.
Because injuries suffered in truck accidents are so serious, trucking companies send their own investigators to try to find evidence to deflect their own responsibility. For this reason, it is important that we get to the crash scene quickly. Mr. Raimondo personally responds to try to talk to witnesses and see the aftermath of the accident for himself. He hires professional investigators and accident reconstruction specialists familiar with truck crashes to determine the negligence that led to the accident:
- Truck driver fatigue or inattention
- Speeding, tailgating or traffic violations
- Crossing the center line or changing lanes
- Drug or alcohol impairment
- Poor maintenance (bald tires, worn brakes)
- Overweight or unsecured loads
- Poor road conditions or obstructed views
- A third driver whose actions caused the trucker to veer
Mr. Raimondo obtains the driver’s log books to determine if federal limits on hours without rest were exceeded. He also secures the truck maintenance records, law enforcement accident reports and data from the 18-wheeler’s “black box” recorder.
Trial lawyers at The Raimondo Law Firm have 30 years of experience in these cases, including truck accidents on the Long Island Expressway, Hempstead Turnpike, Routes 25 and 25A, Routes 27 and 27A, Route 135 and other trucking corridors. He fights the truck companies for full compensation, and their insurance carriers know that he is willing to go to trial to achieve justice if a fair settlement is not reached.
Call our 24-hour emergency response line at 631-471-1222 to start the investigation and arrange a free case evaluation. We can meet clients evenings and weekends, or visit homes and hospitals. Several of our staff members are fluent in Spanish, Greek and other languages.