A truck accident can turn your life upside down in an instant. If you have been injured or you lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, you may be facing a long road to recovery. A truck accident can leave you with catastrophic injuries that change your life and leave you drowning in unexpected financial losses. A truck accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Dennis Herron & Associates has the skills and resources to help you.
At Dennis Herron & Associates, we are on a mission to provide outstanding legal services to people who have been injured by another’s negligence.
For over 25 years, our experienced team has consistently supported injured victims and recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for them.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to develop and implement strategies to obtain the best result for you. To find out how Dennis Herron & Associates can help you, call (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys.
Who is Responsible for my Truck Accident Injury?
Generally, because New York is a no-fault insurance state, the victim’s insurance company will be responsible for their injuries and any other damages suffered. Under New York State law, every automobile driver is required to have car insurance liability coverage. The minimum coverage required must cover:
$25,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for death of one person in an accident.
$50,000 for bodily injury and $100,000 for death of two or more people in an accident.
$10,000 for property damage.
The primary objective of no-fault insurance is to swiftly compensate victims of automobile accidents without going through the long drawn process of accident reconstructions, investigations, and establishing fault for the accident. However, New York law makes allowance for cases where a victim suffers serious injury such as death, brain damage, spinal cord injury, or loss of fetus. In such serious cases, the victim’s losses will likely exceed the $50,000 basic economic loss limit provided for under New York’s Insurance Law.
When your losses exceed the limit of your no-fault insurance coverage, you may be able to get financial compensation for the at-fault party.
Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit
If the losses from your injury exceed the no-fault insurance coverage limits, you may be entitled to pursue the at-fault party in your case to get the full compensation you deserve. It is always advisable that you speak with an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you understand your options and develop the best strategies for getting compensation for your losses.
A truck accident can involve different parties and establishing which party is legally responsible for your losses requires skill and resources to conduct an investigation and gather compelling evidence. A thorough investigation may reveal that you have a negligence case against the truck driver or the truck company, or a product liability case against a manufacturer of a defective truck part.
An experienced truck accident lawyer will also have the resources to determine and prove the value of your economic losses. This is very important to ensure that the financial compensation you receive is sufficient to cover your losses.
How Much Compensation Can I Get?
The compensation you receive will depend on many factors including the severity of your injuries. Generally, you may recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life.
Contact Dennis Herron & Associates for a Consultation
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you do not have to suffer alone. You need a Rochester truck accident lawyer who knows the law and has experience helping victims like you. Let Dennis Herron & Associates help you navigate the legal process to get you compensation for your losses. Call us at (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation and case review.