Long Island Truck Accident Lawyers

Thousands of truck drivers travel from Long Island to NYC, and surrounding areas, daily; often transferring large loads, weighing thousands of pounds. With an increased volume of trucks on the road, truck accidents are bound to happen, and can have disastrous or even fatal results.

At The Barnes Firm, our team of trusted Long Island truck accident lawyers are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. Truck accident claims can be complex and partnering with an experienced truck accident lawyer will help you get the results you deserve. For a FREE consultation, or to have any questions regarding your accident answered, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Do I Need a Long Island Truck Accident Attorney?

If you have been injured in a Long Island truck accident, your recovery is the most important thing to focus on. Unfortunately, you will most likely be dealing with a difficult insurance company after your accident. Due to the large size of a truck, injuries sustained tend to be more severe, meaning you may be able to recover more compensation. At The Barnes Firm, we know insurance companies will try to lowball accident victims and we will work diligently on your behalf so you can focus on your health. When you choose The Barnes Firm, our team of truck accident lawyers will:

  • Provide a FREE case evaluation
  • Investigate the circumstances that led up to and caused your accident
  • Protect you against counterclaims from other parties
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary

Our Long Island truck accident attorneys will work hard to hold negligent parties accountable and help you get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 to get started filing your truck accident claim.

How do Long Island Truck Accidents Happen?

At The Barnes Firm, our truck accident attorneys know that operating a large truck takes experience and skill, and accidents happen when one or more parties act negligently. Commonly, truck accidents happen for the following reasons:

  • Truck driver fatigue. Truck drivers often drive for long hours. When they fail to get enough sleep, drivers risk becoming drowsy or even falling asleep at the wheel, causing an accident.
  • Unsecured loads. If a truck is improperly loaded, the materials can come undone and cause an accident.
  • Long brake times. Due to the size and weight of the vehicle, braking requires longer planning and timing, or an accident can happen.
  • Improper turning. Turning a large truck requires enough time and space applied by the driver to turn successfully and avoid an accident.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in any vehicle, but especially negligent while on the job driving a large truck.
  • Speeding. Truck drivers often speed to save time or make up time on their route. This is dangerous and negligent and could cause an accident.
  • Poor truck maintenance. Larger trucks and vehicles need to be inspected for optimal performance routinely. If neglected, a truck can malfunction and seriously injure someone in an accident.
  • Distracted Driving. Truck drivers often communicate via radio or cellular device: an easy way to become distracted during a long drive, causing an accident.

Regardless of the cause of the truck accident, the injuries can be devastating for victims and their loved ones. If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident on the Long Island, call the trusted and experienced truck attorneys at The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

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What to do if You’ve Been in a Long Island Truck Accident

Our Long Island truck accident lawyers recommend the following steps to take if you have just been involved in a truck accident:

  • Call 911 to report the accident and request medical attention if needed.
  • Take pictures and videos of any injuries you received and of the truck accident scene
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s)
  • Talk to any witnesses at the scene
  • Request a copy of the police accident report
  • Seek medical professional as soon as possible
  • Call a truck accident attorney from The Barnes Firm for a FREE case evaluation.

Types of Truck Accidents our Long Island Attorneys Handle

Our team of Long Island truck accident lawyers have successfully handled cases involving the following types of trucks:

  • Big rigs
  • Semi-trucks
  • 18 wheelers
  • Tractor trailers
  • Fed Ex, UPS, USPS, & Amazon trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Large commercial vehicles and trucks
  • And more…

In addition, The Barnes Firm has advocated successfully on behalf of victims involved in the following types of truck crashes:

  • Rollover accidents
  • T-bone accidents
  • Blind spot collisions
  • Head on collisions
  • Rear end collisions
  • Speeding accidents
  • DUIs
  • And more…

Our experienced Long Island truck accident attorneys are ready to begin working hard for you the moment you call us and will continue to advocate for you through to the final settlement. Reach out today to find out if you have a case at (800) 800-0000.

Types of Injuries Caused from Long Island Truck Accidents

Some trucks are so large that they can weigh up to 80,000 tons when fully loaded. As a result of their size and weight, trucks can cause devastating injuries to those involved in an accident. These injuries may include:

Who is Liable After a Long Island Truck Accident?

When you choose The Barnes Firm, our Long Island truck accident lawyers will launch a full investigation into your truck accident to determine liability and hold those parties responsible. Liability in a truck accident can include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Truck maintenance company
  • Manufacturers
  • Truck companies
  • The company who loaded the truck
  • Municipalities
  • Third-party drivers
  • And more…

Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 so that we can begin your Long Island truck accident claim as soon as possible.

How Long do I have to File a Long Island Truck Accident Claim?

You have three years from the date of the truck accident, or three years from the date your injuries were discovered to file a truck accident claim in New York State.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover After a Truck Accident?

Compensation awarded to you after a truck accident depends on why the accident happened and the type of injuries caused by the accident. Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers from The Barnes Firm may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Lost future earnings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • And more…

The Barnes Firm is Here to Help After a Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you can trust that you’re in good hands when working with our attorneys at The Barnes Firm. We have helped thousands of truck accident victims over the years get the best result possible and are equipped with the skills needed to help successfully advocate on your behalf.

If you have questions about your Long Island truck accident or want to know how much your case may be worth, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 – it could be the best call you make.


Our team of trusted Long Island truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Nassau and Suffolk Counties including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Bellport, Bethpage, Brentwood, Commack, Deer Park, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Floral Park, Freeport, Garden City, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Hicksville, Huntington, Jericho, Kings Park, Lindenhurst, Long Beach, Medford, Melville, Mineola, Montauk, North Haven, Northport, Oceanside, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Ronkonkoma, Seaford, Shirley, Southampton, Stony Brook, West Babylon, West Islip, Westbury, Yaphank, and more….

Long Island Office Location

600 Old Country Road
Suite #425
Garden City, NY 11530

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“Exceptional, professionalism, rapid response every single time I reached out!! 5 stars, highly recommend the Barnes firm, Rob was Great!!”

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“My lawyer is Mike Barchak & it only took him 8 months to settle my case. He did amazing , I recommend him highly for car accident cases , he’s the best”

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“My attorney was always reachable He made me feel confident being represented by him , He had my best interest in mind ,and worked hard to obtain the best possible outcome . Although It is a large I felt a personal touch.”

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