Albany Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents involve many more details than car accidents due to the severity of injuries which are the result of the accident. Truck accidents often involve a large truck and small car which can do much damage to the car and any passengers, as well as any vehicles coming across the accident. If you have been involved in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact a skilled and experienced Albany truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Truck Accidents in New York
In 2012, there were 10,345 large truck crashes in the state of New York. Out of this number, 92 fatalities occurred and 4,873 injuries were reported. Out of the total number of accidents, 6,110 resulted in property damage. Unlike regular car accidents, the majority of truck accidents do not occur on the weekends, but instead occur on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The majority of car accidents occur later in the day, often between the hours of 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has compiled a chart indicating any contributing factors to truck accidents. The majority of accidents involve what the DMV labels as “human factors,” including the following:
- Driver distraction
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield to the right of way
- Unsafe speed
- Passing or improper lane usage
Many accidents are often the result of several human factors, rather than one overarching factor.
Other truck accidents occur as the result of “vehicular” factors (such as defects in the car/truck manufacturer) or environmental factors, such as slippery pavement.
Each truck accident allows the state to further compile data used in changing traffic laws to make safer state roadways. However, despite the current traffic laws in place, truck accidents still occur which often require extended hospital stays and other mounting damages.
Truck Accident Claims
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries received in the accident. As a car driver, you often offer little chance to escape unharmed if you have been involved in a truck accident. The severity of injuries sustained in a truck accident often range tremendously, but many do involve hospital stays, and even rehabilitative therapy. These visits start to quickly add up, and may additionally lead to further detrimental results such as lost income and loss of future earnings.
As the victim of a truck accident, you are entitled to receive damages for these injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Truck accidents are often traumatic events which can lead to permanent fears of driving. You should not have to suffer through life with the burden of heft medical bills, lost earnings, and an untreated emotional fear of driving. It is important to contact an attorney before the other side’s insurance company begins contacting you. Insurance companies typically try to settle immediately after the accident, often while you are still recovering from your injuries. Keep in mind that you have not settled for any amount until you have agreed in writing.
Hug Law, PLLC | Albany, New York Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact Hug Law today. Matthew Hug has nearly ten years of experience in handling truck accident claims. He understands that this is not a typical car accident lawsuit, but instead involves severe injuries and near total property loss. He will fight tirelessly to get you the best outcome in your case.