Truck Accident Injuries
The weight and size of commercial trucks makes them exceedingly dangerous in an accident. Often truck accidents result in injuries to multiple victims driving or riding in smaller vehicles. Each of these accident victims may make a claim against the truck driver’s insurance policy. It is important to seek representation from counsel that understands how to investigate these accidents to make sure that all potential parties are brought in and asked to contribute when they are partially or fully to blame for a collision. Truck accident injuries can be catastrophic, including not only broken bones and contusions, but also complex fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, crushing injuries and amputations. If you believe you may be entitled to recompense for truck accident injuries, you should call the seasoned Syracuse truck accident lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano.Truck Accident Injuries
Syracuse truck accident injuries include head and brain injuries, back and neck injuries, burns, spinal cord damage, lacerations, concussions, blunt head trauma, disfigurement, amputation. There are many accident in which victims suffer multiple catastrophic injuries, injuries that change their lives forever. For example, if his car was struck by a big rig driver whose truck jackknifed going down a hill due to excessive weight and was fatigued from driving more hours than permissible under the hours of service rules, your spouse could face traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and multiple complicated fractures. He may have a claim against the truck driver, the trucking company, a third-party loading company, and others. For another example, if you were a passenger in a car that was subject to a squeeze play accident because a truck driver was not adequately trained to handle a wide turn and you suffered crushing injuries that leave you unable to do your job or enjoy the same recreational activities as you used to, you may have a claim for damages arising out of those injuries.
In some instances, serious injuries result in death, either at the scene or after the accident. Families of decedents may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit when the death is the result of negligence. For another example, if your mother was in a head-on collision caused by a drunk truck driver, you may be able to recover pecuniary losses arising out of her death.Attorneys to Establish Liability in Syracuse
When the stakes are high, such as when there are catastrophic injuries and multiple accident victims, insurance companies may fight harder to avoid being held responsible. In order to recover damages for truck accident, our lawyers will often need to show it’s more likely than not: (1) the defendant truck driver or trucking company owed you a duty of care, (2) breach of the duty of care, (3) causation, and (4) damages. The assessment of liability does not determine how much the defendant will owe you in damages. Rather, the jury will determine whether there is liability for your truck accident injuries, and only if there is liability will the specific amount of damages you should recover be under consideration.Damages
The nature and severity of your injuries will determine whether you can recover damages and how much these awards will be. In most cases, damages are compensatory, meaning that they are intended to make up for economic and noneconomic losses arising out of the accident. They may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. If, for example, your father has suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of a truck accident and must use medical equipment, hire someone to perform tasks he can no longer do, like housekeeping, and must receive care for the remainder of his life, these are items of loss he may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit.
Noneconomic damages can vary dramatically based on the kinds of emotional harms the jury believes would naturally flow from the kinds of injuries you or your loved one suffered. Your attorney may have a significant impact on the jury’s sense of your story and the pain you suffered, making it crucial to consult counsel with experience presenting catastrophic injury cases.Hire a Truck Accident Attorney
The Syracuse personal injury lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Attorneys may be able to represent you in a claim for damages based on truck accident injuries. We have more than 3 decades of experience representing the injured and we’ve recovered more than $100 million in personal injury awards and settlements. We represent truck accident victims in Oneida, Herkimer, Rochester, Auburn, Wampsville, Watertown, Oswego, Lowville, Canandaigua, Lyons, Ithaca, Cooperstown, Utica, Binghamton, and Elmira. Complete our online form or call us at 315-479-9000.