New York City Truck Accident Lawyers

New York City is the most populated city in the United States, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that trucks can be found in the city every day – carrying people, goods, and construction equipment throughout the five boroughs. Some commercial trucks can be over 30 feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds, making it difficult to navigate narrow city streets and congested neighborhoods. Being so large and carrying so much weight in such densely populated neighborhoods can lead to tuck accidents with severe injuries, especially when they collide with smaller vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 and speak with an experienced attorney. Our team of truck accident attorneys have served New York City for decades and are committed to helping clients get the best result possible.

Why Do I Need a NYC Truck Accident Lawyer?

On average, there are over 500 truck accidents that occur each month in New York City. Because injuries sustained tend to be more severe, the damages you can recover from a truck accident tend to be higher. Insurance companies know truck accident victims can obtain more compensation and will likely do everything in their power to try to undervalue your claim and settle quickly.

At The Barnes Firm, we know the tactics insurance companies will use to try to settle a claim and are here to help. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t accept the first offer from insurance. Instead, call our trusted team of New York City truck accident lawyers and find out what your case is worth – you might be surprised.

When you partner with our team of NYC truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm, you can be assured that we will:

  • Launch an investigation into your truck accident and the details surrounding it
  • Determine all possible causes, at fault, and liability
  • Protect you against counterclaims from the other party
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Handle all day-to-day aspects of your case such as medical treatment and records
  • Prepare your case and take it to court, if necessary

Types of New York City Truck Accidents

At The Barnes Firm, our team of truck accident attorneys are equipped to handle New York City truck accident cases. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team has successfully handled cases involving:

  • Semi-trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Tractor trailers
  • Dump trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • FedEx, UPS, USPS, Amazon, and other delivery trucks

Our team is equipped to handle all types of truck accidents, including:

  • Blind spot accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side Impact/T-bone accidents
  • Rollover incidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Speeding accidents
  • And more

Commercial vehicle accident claims can be more complicated because they usually involve large trucking companies, commercial insurance companies, and large legal teams. Therefore, it is best to call The Barnes Firm immediately after being injured in a truck accident. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, our team of New York City truck accident lawyers will work hard for you every step of the way. Call The Barnes Firm today for a FREE case evaluation.

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Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident in New York City?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the truck accident you were involved in, multiple parties may be held responsible. These parties could include:

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

Because of the multiple parties that could be liable for a truck accident, it is critical you have an experienced attorney on your side to determine all parties who are at fault. Our team of New York City truck accident lawyers will provide you with the trusted representation you deserve. We’re here to help guide you every step of the way.

Common Causes of NYC Truck Accidents

There are multiple factors that can cause truck accidents. Our team of NYC truck accident lawyers have found some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Fatigue. In order to fulfill shipping demands, truckers often drive for long hours. There are rules and regulations in place for how long a trucker can drive per shift and how much rest they need to get between shifts. Unfortunately, these guidelines are often ignored, and fatigued truck drivers are a main cause of truck accidents.
  • Unsecured Loads. When a truck driver, manufacturer, or owner fails to properly secure a load and it falls from a truck, it can cause a truck accident by hitting another driver or becoming dangerous debris in the road.
  • Brake Time. Due to their heavy weight, trucks cannot stop as quickly as other vehicles. When a truck driver fails to properly estimate the distance between them and the vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian in front of them, a rear-end accident can occur.
  • Improper Turning. Because trucks are so long, they require more space to turn. Truck drivers who do not give themselves proper space to turn, or don’t check their blind spots before turning often cause sideswipe accidents.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Driving under the influence is dangerous for any driver, but especially one operating a vehicle weighing tens of thousands of pounds. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all 50 states. All truck accidents caused by driving under the influence are preventable.
  • Speeding. Truck drivers face tight deadlines and unfortunately, speeding is one common way they make up lost time. Driving faster than the speed limit creates unsafe road conditions for all drivers and can lead to truck accidents.
  • Distracted Driving. Anything from eating while driving to texting, talking on the phone, and even playing with the radio can take a truck driver’s eyes off the road and distract them from driving responsibly, leading to a truck accident.
  • Poor Truck Maintenance. Truckers and trucking companies are required to maintain proper inspections on all vehicles. This includes making sure truck drivers have the experience needed to operate a truck. Poor truck maintenance and inexperienced drivers can be extremely dangerous and cause truck accidents.

The New York City truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm will take all aspects of your truck crash into consideration when investigating your case. For a FREE case evaluation, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Truck Accident Injuries

There are several injuries that can result from a truck crash. Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:

After being injured in a truck accident, your injuries may not appear right away. In some cases, it can take hours, days, or weeks for symptoms to show. It is important to seek medical attention after a truck accident. A medical professional can help identify and explain your injuries after an accident and get you on the road to recovery.

What to do After Being Involved in a Truck Accident

After being involved in a truck accident, many people don’t know where to turn. The trusted truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have after a truck accident. If you’ve been involved in a New York City truck accident:

  • Call 911 to report the accident and request an ambulance, if necessary.
  • Collect evidence from the accident scene, including:
    • Other drivers personal and insurance information
    • Police report
    • Photos of the accident, vehicles, and injuries
    • Witness information
  • Seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine, your symptoms may not have shown up yet, or you may have an undetected internal injury.
  • Contact a New York City truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. In New York State, you have three years after the date of accident or injury discovery to file a personal injury claim.

Damages to Recover in a Truck Accident

At The Barnes Firm, our team of knowledgeable truck accident attorneys will work hard to hold all negligent parties responsible after a truck accident. We will help recover compensation for all damages including:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical costs
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement, and more

If you were injured in a truck accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The Barnes Firm is here to help you get the best result possible for your case. In New York State, you have three years from the date of accident or the date of injury discovery to file a personal injury claim. Call our team of New York City truck accident lawyers today to get started on filing your claim.

Call the Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys at The Barnes Firm Today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a New York City truck accident, call The Barnes Firm today. Our team of truck accident lawyers are here to help you go over your legal options and develop a plan to help you get the best result possible.

Don’t wait another minute through pain, suffering, and lost wages. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 – it might be the best call you make.


The team of experienced truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve clients throughout the New York City area including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding neighborhoods.

New York City Office Location

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite #2140
New York, NY 10170

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