Truck Accidents & Bus Accidents
If you have been injured in a truck, tractor-trailer, semi, bus, or other over-sized vehicle accident, at O’Hare Parnagian LLP we know how overwhelming the consequences can be. On top of coping with the pain of your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, you can be faced with surgery, medical appointments, limited mobility, medical expenses, be unable to work, need repairs to vehicles, and have an insurance company asking questions you do not know the answer to. If you have been injured in a truck or bus accident, at O’Hare Parnagian LLP we know what you are going through and we can help you. We have extensive experience representing people who have been injured in truck and bus accidents in New York.
Truck and bus drivers need to be well trained and practice a high level of skill and attention on the road to ensure they do not pose a threat to other road-users. The size and weight of trucks and buses make them especially dangerous to pedestrians and other motorists. When these drivers lack the necessary training and skill level, or fail to exercise the required level of attentiveness when behind the wheel of these large vehicles, the results can be devastating, and sometimes fatal. The causes of these accidents are many and varied and include:
- Careless and reckless driving
- Texting and phone use while driving
- Excessive speed
- Driver fatigue
- Drug and alcohol use
- Aggressive driving
- Defective vehicle or tire defect
- Improper driver training
Making a motor vehicle claim is complex and early investigation and gathering of information is critical. There may be multiple parties who could be found liable in truck and bus accidents, and it is important to include all potential defendants in the claim, including the driver, their employer, the truck owner or leasing company, and the truck and parts manufacturer.
If the cause of the accident is not clear or the insurance company is disputing liability, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to uncover hidden but crucial details and identify all possible defendants. With our careful attorney investigation we can reveal important facts to help win the case, for example, that a driver was not wearing their prescription glasses, made a dangerously wide turn, or retain an expert to analyze whether the pedestrian victim was visible at night and the collision could have been avoided had the driver been paying correct attention and maintaining the correct speed for the vehicle. We will build the strongest case possible, hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries or wrongful death of your loved one and pursue the maximum compensation recovery.
Before signing any settlement agreement with an insurance company, it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced attorney. The personal injury attorneys at O’Hare Parnagian LLP have represented many injured people who came to us for an opinion about an offer the insurance company had made them, and then ultimately resolved their case for a much higher sum.
Because the law limits the time in which you can bring a claim, you should contact us immediately to investigate your case. Sometimes notice must be given as early as within 30 days of the accident.
Call us at 212.425.1401, or contact us online to set up a consultation to discuss your legal options. One of our attorneys will respond to you within 24 hours.