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100 Herricks Road,
Mineola NY 11501

100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
Garden City NY 11530

Roadways are one of the best ways to transport goods and travel within the country or between cities. Long Island has one of the essential expressways in New York state. Long Island Expressway (LIE) or Interstate 495 running seventy-one-mile-long connects Manhattan to Riverhead. All types of trucks use the expressway to transport goods. It’s a long expressway with a few dangerous and accident-prone sections.

Trucks are present not only on expressways but within city limits too. Delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and construction trucks are a few widely used types within the city. Whether expressways or city, like other vehicles trucks, too are accidents prone with the ability to cause significant damage. If you or anyone you know has been in such a situation, connect with a truck accident lawyer in Long Island to start your legal journey.


What are the different categories of truck accidents on Long Island?

Every truck accident is unique due to its conditions, there are some common types of truck accidents. They include:

  • Head-on or frontal collisions – This is the most disastrous kind of accident. The chances of surviving a frontal impact are slim.
  • Rear-end collisions – Driver fatigue or inattention, tailgating, and sudden brakes are a few reasons for these collisions.
  • Side collisions — This collision usually happens when either driver doesn’t yield to those who have the right-of-way leading to hitting another vehicle on the side. 
  • Center Lane accidents — Usually, while turning the trucker portion of the truck, it crosses over the lane, causing an accident.
  • Lane change accidents – There are a few lane-change rules to follow. Not following them can cause risky conditions especially for fast-moving cars.
  • Jack-knifed trucks – These trucks have two parts, a cab portion that pulls the trailer portion. An accident occurs when the attached trailer doesn’t follow the cab becoming unstable and moving to the side, forming an angle.
What are the possible reasons for a truck accident?

There are several reasons for truck accidents from driver’s negligence to road maintenance. A few of the major truck accident reasons are mentioned below. 

  • Driver error — To meet deadlines or complete more journeys in a short period, drivers often work long shifts. This causes fatigue and stress leading to an error in judgment. 
  • Poor maintenance of vehicles – Taking the truck off the road, buying new parts, maintaining vehicles take time and money. To save time and money, trucks are not maintained regularly, leading to accidents. 
  • Excessive loads – There is a load limit set according to the truck type by the federal agency. However, to transport more goods in less time, this limit is sometimes overlooked, creating accident risk. It can lead the truck to roll over, losing control on a downhill or uphill road, amongst others.
  • Poor maintained roads – A variety of reasons can add to unsafe driving conditions like potholes, improper traffic signals, and missing signages, to name a few.

Speeding or reckless driving – Driving outside the speed limits can be risky, particularly within the city already crowded with vehicles. This can lead to several -pile-up accidents and pedestrian accidents.

What is covered under truck accident compensation?

Truck accidents are dreadful due to their sheer size and weight. The damage is more as compared to accidents involving smaller vehicles. The compensation can include cost for any of the following:

  • Current and the future medical expense incurred due to accident
  • Physiotherapy sessions and rehabilitation
  • Permanent disability due to loss of limb or any other organ
  • Wheelchair and associated costs like home and vehicle modifications
  • Pain, suffering, and mental agony
  • Lost wages due to absence from work
  • Loss of earning capacity
Is compensation provided if there is a fatality in a truck accident?

When the accidents are severe, a fatality can occur. A wrongful death case can be registered. The family of the victim is eligible for damages that can cover the below amongst others,

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical cost due to accident
  • Loss of future income and benefits to the family
How Does 1-800-HURT-511 Work?

Truck accident cases are seldomly straightforward as companies hire an expensive legal team to represent them. It involves collecting evidence and proving negligence on the part of the driver or the company. Without proper guidance, such cases are expected to drag long or end with compensation.

We at 1-800-HURT-511 have experienced truck accident lawyers who understand the nuances of such accidents. Working on a contingency basis, our attorneys do not take any fees or upfront costs from your pocket. You can pay our fees only if you get a settlement. 

  • Call 1-800-HURT-511 alternatively fill out the form on our website
  • Please discuss with our team to understand whether your case needs an attorney.
  • If required, connect with a lawyer to proceed with your case.
  • A lawyer will investigate, gather evidence, follow up with your doctors, and prepare your case.
  • Receive the damages and pay on a contingency basis

At 1-800-HURT-511, we are available 24×7 and you do not pay if we do not win. Fill out the free case evaluation form today to get started. Let us handle everything for you after your accident. 

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