Rochester Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents happen in Rochester and across the United States daily as the need for speedy product delivery is greater than ever. The trucking industry employs hundreds of thousands of drivers and includes various sizes of trucks and cargo. When a truck accident occurs, it can cause catastrophic injuries for those involved.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. Our trusted Rochester truck accident lawyers have decades of combined experience helping accident victims and will guide you through this difficult time and help you get the best result possible for your injuries while you recover.

Why Should I Partner With a Rochester Truck Accident Attorney from The Barnes Firm?

After a truck accident, it is wise to partner with a team of legal experts that you can trust. At The Barnes Firm, our truck accident attorneys are experienced in New York State truck accident law and prepared to hold all negligent parties accountable. When you call The Barnes Firm, one of our Rochester truck accident lawyers will:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE
  • Investigate the details of what caused your accident
  • Negotiate on your behalf with the insurance companies, often deflecting their lowball offers.
  • Protect you against counterclaims from the other party
  • Prepare you and your case for trial, if necessary.

Insurance companies will often try to under value claims for low payoff amounts. After a truck accident, don’t accept the insurance company’s first offer; they won’t have your best interest in mind. Instead, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation and to see how much your case is really worth.

Why do Rochester Truck Accidents Happen?

Almost 10,000 tractor trailer truck drivers were employed on the roads of Rochester as of May 2021. If you include other large transportation vehicles such as school buses and ambulances, the number of commercial vehicles on the roads increases even more. The greater number of large trucks on the roads, the more trucks accidents are likely to happen. Truck accidents commonly occur due to:

  • Speeding. Drivers often speed to recover long distance over a short time.
  • Driver Fatigue. Truck drivers can experience fatigue from driving long hours, slowing reaction time, and increasing the chances of an accident.
  • Unsecured Loads. If a truck load becomes loose, it can spill onto the roadway, causing an accident.
  • Improper Turning or Breaking. A truck driver must be experienced and prepare proper time to break and turn.
  • Distracted Driving. If a truck driver takes their eyes off the road for even a moment, they could lose control of their vehicle, causing an accident.
  • Poor truck maintenance. Large trucks require routine maintenance, failure to do so can lead to a truck accident.

The Barnes Firm is ready to help you and answer any questions you have after a Rochester truck accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000.

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Steps to Take if You Have Just Been in a Truck Accident

The steps you take immediately following a truck accident are imperative to your recovery and to your truck accident claim. At The Barnes Firm, our truck accident attorneys recommend taking the following steps to help you preserve evidence for your truck accident claim:

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

Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle

The Barnes Firm has been successfully handling truck accident cases in Rochester and the surrounding areas for decades. We have dealt with the following types of truck accidents:

  • Blind Spot Accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side Impact/T-bone accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Rear end collisions
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Speeding accidents
  • DUIs
  • And more…

Our Rochester truck accident lawyers have represented clients involving types of trucks such as:

  • Tractor trailers
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Big rigs
  • Semi-trucks
  • Fed Ex, UPS, USPS, Amazon, and other parcel delivery trucks
  • Utility trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • And more…

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a Rochester truck accident, call The Barnes Firm today. Our lawyers are passionate about holding negligent parties accountable and will work hard to help you get the best result possible if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Common Injuries Caused by Rochester Truck Accidents

An accident with a large truck can have a lifelong impact on victims. At The Barnes Firm, our truck accident lawyers have witnessed firsthand how devastating the aftermath of a truck accident can be. The most common types of injuries truck accident victims receive include:

We have helped truck accident victims obtain the financial compensation they deserve for injuries stemming from a truck accident for decades. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 so that we can help you.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident and How Long Do I have to File a Claim?

New York State law allows truck accident victims 3 years from the date of the accident or injury discovery to file a truck accident claim. You and your attorney must prove liability for the injuries and damages you sustained. Commonly, our Rochester truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm have seen the following parties held accountable after a truck accident:

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

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

One of our experienced Rochester truck accident lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the following types of losses after an accident:

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

Call The Barnes Firm Today, We’re Happy to Help.

The Barnes Firm is ready 24/7 to help you or your loved ones after a Rochester truck accident.

Not sure if you have a case? Don’t wait, call us today at (800) 800-0000 – It could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Rochester and nearby areas, including Albion, Auburn, Avon, Bergen, Bloomfield, Brighton, Brockport, Byron, Caledonia, Canandaigua, Castile, Chili, Churchville, Clarkson, Conesus, Fairport, Gates, Geneseo, Geneva, Greece, Hamlin, Henrietta, Hilton, Honeoye, Ionia, Irondequoit, Lakeville, Leicester, Le Roy, Lima, Livonia, Macedon, Mendon, Mt Morris, Mumford, Ogden, Palmyra, Parma, Pavilion, Penfield, Perinton, Perry, Pittsford, Phelps, Riga, Rush, Seneca Falls, Spencerport, Stafford, Sweden, Victor, Warsaw, Webster, Wheatland, Wyoming, York, and more…

Rochester Office Location

28 East Main Street
Suite #600
Rochester, NY 14614

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