Binghamton Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks are among the most dangerous vehicles on the highways, streets, and roads in the Binghamton, NY area. The truck routes in the area include State Route 7, State Route 12, State Route 17, I-86, I-81, Route 363, Route 11 and others. These highways are often used by commercial truckers carrying goods to the region, and then entering the city itself, using various thoroughfares to reach a destination.
The risks of sharing the road with a commercial truck is usually much more than most people are aware. In fact, truck accidents occur at a staggering rate. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), reports 510,000 truck crashes involving in the USA in a recent year, with 4,479 fatalities and 114,000 injuries – almost 1400 crashes every day, some of which occur in the local Binghamton area.
Types of Truck Accidents
The most common types of truck accidents include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Unsafe turns
- Unsafe merging
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Wide turn accidents
Truck Accident Injuries
The injuries sustained by a driver or passenger in a vehicle impacted by a large commercial truck include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
- Fatal injuries
Catastrophic Injury Cases – Truck Accidents in Binghamton, NY
A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that is so severe that the victim’s quality of life is changed forever. These injuries include paralysis, severe burns, brain injuries affecting cognition and abilities, amputations, and other life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in a collision with a commercial truck, the need for an experienced attorney cannot be overstated.
The compensation pursued in a claim or lawsuit must reflect the financial needs of the injured person, often for a lifetime. At Russell Friedman Law Group, we are experienced trial attorneys and litigators with a record of achieving positive outcomes in difficult cases. We urge you to contact us if you or a loved one sustained catastrophic injuries in a truck accident in the Binghamton area.
Who is Liable?
Determining liability is often a complex issue in a commercial truck accident. Several parties may be named in a claim or lawsuit, including:
- Trucking firm
- Truck driver
- Truck manufacturer
- Truck parts manufacturer (tires, brakes, etc.)
- Truck cargo loading firm
- Truck cargo owner
- Governmental agency responsible for safe roadways
Filing an Injury Claim after a Truck Accident
Once the liable parties are determined, a claim or lawsuit can be filed to pursue full and fair compensation for the injured. Settlements are generally paid by the liable party’s insurance company. As with most profit-based companies, an effort is made to reduce the value of the claim, and the negotiating skills of your lawyer are a critical factor in the outcome of a truck accident case. At Russell Friedman Law Group, we are trial attorneys who are committed to our clients, and ready to take on corporate defense attorneys who try to reduce the value of a valid injury claim, by taking them to court if necessary.
What is a Truck Accident Case Worth?
Every truck accident injury case is unique and must be valued correctly and professionally, with the help of medical experts, financial experts, and other resources. The damages sought will include:
- Economic damages: Past and future economic losses, including medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other losses.
- Non-economic damages: Often the highest portion paid to an injured person, a dollar value is given to pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, emotional anguish, and other personal losses.
Your case must be valued by a professional to ensure you do not accept a settlement offer far lower than you deserve.
Why Choose Us?
At Russell Friedman Law Group, we represent clients who have been seriously injured in truck accidents in the Binghamton area. We are proud of our reputation for excellence in our legal work, and for the many favorable outcomes we have achieved for our clients.
All truck accident cases are taken on a contingency fee basis – no legal fees unless we win. Contact us at (607) 600-2748 today to discuss your case.
We’re a client-centered, results-oriented firm. When you work with us, you can have confidence we’ll put your best interests at the forefront of your case – it’s that simple.
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