Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, with offices conveniently located in White Plains and the Bronx, represents the victims of truck accidents throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and the entire lower Hudson Valley. We recently obtained a substantial settlement for the victim of an accident with an overloaded tractor trailer who lost control of his vehicle on a winding, rural road. Tractor-trailer accidents frequently cause devastating injuries or death to the occupants of smaller motor vehicles. Our firm will aggressively and tirelessly pursue maximum compensation for our clients’ pain and suffering, lost earnings, lost earnings potential, past and future medical and hospital expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Often, when clients have sustained severe injuries in accidents with tractor-trailers and other large trucks, they also suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD) with the disabling effects of nightmares of the accident, anxiety, recurrent recollections of the event, and fear of driving on highways due to their life threatening experience in the truck accident. It is vital that you retain attorneys who have the requisite background and experience in handling cases of PTSD, in addition to the physical and financial injuries that you have suffered. Our office has handled a significant number of PTSD cases over the 28 years we have been representing clients in personal injury cases.

There are numerous causes of truck accidents, including: inexperienced and overworked drivers; aggressive drivers; reckless drivers who operate their tractor-trailers at excessive speeds, follow too closely, or make unsafe lane changes; drivers who fall asleep or are drowsy at the wheel, (such as in the 2014 case involving the comedian Tracy Morgan who was a passenger in a vehicle struck by a Wal-Mart truck); overweight vehicles; or improperly maintained vehicles with defective tires, steering, brakes or lights. The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel will vigorously and thoroughly investigate the causes of the accident, including retaining accident reconstruction experts, engineers, and investigators, to ensure that critical physical evidence is preserved for litigation. In truck accidents, (as in other types of vehicular accidents involving cars, buses and motorcycles) physical evidence is often vital to the successful prosecution of the case. We retain investigators to conduct a prompt investigation of the scene of the accident, to secure photographs of skid marks, accident debris, statements of witnesses to the accident, and photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident whenever possible. Sometimes, this means an application to a judge prior to commencement of litigation to demand that the truck involved in the accident is preserved in its damaged form so that this crucial evidence is not lost forever. We are also versed in trucking regulations applicable to truck accidents and litigation, and regularly monitor updates and changes in trucking laws posted on the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

We will obtain all possible insurance coverage for your physical injuries, lost earnings, loss of employment, as well as for payment of medical and hospital expenses and property damage. Additionally, we work with medical and economic experts to analyze future medical needs and potential lost future income.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, or any other type of accident, contact the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel representing Westchester County, the lower Hudson Valley and all of the New York metropolitan area online or at 914-761-7633 or toll free at 888-761-7633 for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case in detail with an experienced litigator.