Deregulation efforts on the part of the trucking industry over the last ten years means more truck drivers are driving longer hours than they used to. And, while increased driving hours ideally mean fewer trucks on the roads, additional changes intended to facilitate economic efficiency and reduce operating costs have resulted in increased pressure to deliver cargo sooner and faster. As a result, truck accidents due to excessive speeding or driver fatigue continue to seriously injure and kill other motorists at an alarming rate. At the Brooklyn law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, we work closely with accident investigators in order to determine the cause of a truck accident. Our attorneys subpoena copies of a driver’s log book, drug test results, driving record, and training history. When available, we analyze the contents of the on-board black box data recorder and measure skid marks in order to determine how fast a truck was traveling and what actions a driver took up to the point of an accident. We understand the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry and how to properly investigate a semi truck highway accident. To schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you, contact Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters today.
The Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters represent clients injured in truck accidents due to the following:
Most truck accidents result in brain or spinal cord injuries such as head trauma, spinal cord damage, paralysis, amputations, disfigurement, and burns. Most accident victims face short and long-term disability, as well as extensive physical therapy. Our lawyers consult economists and life care planners who accurately determine costs associated with our client’s injury. Our office considers medical expenses, the cost of medical equipment, in-home nursing care, lost wages, and diminished quality of life. Since HMOs and the insurance industry collect data regarding the cost of different kinds of injuries and medical conditions, it’s difficult for them to deny the validity of the cost data analyses provided by our experts who, in many instances, work from data collected by health care providers and insurers.
Contact us today before you agree to speak to an insurance company or provide their attorney with a statement. We evaluate your case and protect you from being taken advantage of by insurance claims adjusters interested in cutting their costs and getting you to settle for less.
Our personal injury law firm represents clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.