One of the most frightening things to any driver of a passenger vehicle is the idea of getting into an accident with a semi-truck. These trucks are just a step down from getting hit by a train and while you have a better chance of surviving an accident with a truck than a train, your vehicle really doesn’t. Further, the type of injuries you suffer can be extensive and long-term, and may include mental health issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In short, this isn’t the kind of thing you want to handle on your own and requires the assistance of a truck accident lawyer in Queens.
Queens Truck Accident Potential
In 2014, there were 66,554 car crashes in the state of New York. Out of those, over 11,000 were accidents involving large trucks. That’s over 17 percent of the car crashes in New York. When you consider how densely populated Queens is, there is a pretty high potential for you to get into an accident with a big truck specifically in this area. With the exception of parkways in Queens that don’t allow big trucks on them, your chances of being involved in a truck accident are higher than average. While this doesn’t mean you should avoid every area that allows trucks, it may indicate that corporations which own or lease these trucks are very well aware of the potential for an accident and lawsuit.
Drivers Who Face Injuries
It’s important to understand the potential for injuries for those hit by large trucks. In 2014, 5,003 people were injured in accidents with trucks in New York. Of those 5,003 people, only 740 of them were drivers of trucks. No passengers of big trucks were hurt either. Other than the 740 truck drivers, the rest of the injured people were either drivers or passengers in passenger cars, pedestrians, or cyclists. These numbers don’t even include the number of people involved in fatal accidents with trucks. When you are in an accident with a truck you aren’t driving, injuries are virtually guaranteed.
Negotiating with Corporate Lawyers
When you think of battling lawyers after you get into an automobile accident, you probably think things should be pretty simple and clear. Unfortunately, many of the professionals involved in a truck accident are responsible for not just representing the driver, but the company as well. A corporation is all about the numbers, and cutting costs where it can. They may present an offer after studying your profile that seems enormous to you, but really isn’t. It’s important to have an experienced truck accident lawyer from Queens by your side when battling people who won’t always have your best interests in mind.
It may be difficult for you to estimate your present and future losses, but a lawyer who is experienced in this area can help you itemize and estimate amounts you need now and may need in the future. If you have been in a truck accident you don’t have to attempt, to manage the process alone. Contact Greenstein and Milbauer or call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) immediately.