If you spent any amount of time driving or walking through the streets of New York City, it’s hard to to miss the sheer magnitude of truck traffic on the roads each day. Although New York City has strict rules about the length and weight of trucks and the streets they can travel on, accidents involving trucks of all sizes still take place frequently. 

Because of their size and weight, truck accidents usually cause more damage than accidents involving cars and other smaller vehicles. In fact, trucks over 10,000 pounds (tractor trailers or big rigs) represent only three percent of all registered motor vehicles, but are responsible for 25 percent of all fatal vehicle accidents.

There are numerous causes of accidents involving large and semi-trucks. Some of the more common causes include speeding, driver's negligence in running a red light, failure to stop at a stop sign, rear-ended accident, t-boned accident, failure to yield to right of way, and all other violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws of New York State. Depending on the cause, you can possibly file a claim against the driver AND the trucking company he/she represents. However, proving negligence isn't always easy.

When involved in a truck accident, or any other motor vehicle collision, the following measures should be taken ASAP:

  • Contact local police via 9-1-1
  • Seek medical help, regardless of how serious you think an injury is
  • Collect information from the truck driver, and the company he/she works for
  • If possible, take photos of damage to BOTH vehicles with your phone, or other camera you may have at the scene
  • See if there were any witnesses to the accident, and get contact details from those people
  • Contact your insurance company with the accident details
  • AND, contact Tang Law Firm, P.C.

The legal team of Tang Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience WINNING judgements on behalf of their clients involving all types of motor vehicle accidents throughout New York City and Long Island, including large truck collisions.

If you’ve been in an accident involving a semi or other large truck, you may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Lost wages due to inability to work

Taking on large trucking firms in court over accident claims isn't something you should trust to an inexperienced attorney. Hiring the wrong law firm without the required knowledge and experience can cost you dearly. And it's something you certainly don't want to take on by yourself, or hire a firm that specializes in another area of law. The Tang Law Firm, P.C. knows how to make sure you will be fairly compensated in the event you're involved in a serious truck accident in New York City or on Long Island.

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