Accidents involving tractor-trailers and other big trucks are often newsworthy. When a big rig crashes on a New York highway, it makes dramatic television viewing to see the wreckage, the trailer jackknifed or overturned and the cargo scattered across the lanes. Truck accidents may result in multiple catastrophic injuries, and those victims or their families may file personal injury claims to pursue recovery of monetary damages for their suffering.
It is often the insurance companies who cover the losses when a crash victim wins a lawsuit, and these verdicts or settlements can reach millions of dollars. To avoid this level of payout, which can be detrimental to an insurer as well as to a trucking company, you will find it helpful to have the assistance of an attorney who has proven success with truck accident defense. With a strong defense strategy, you may be better able to protect your company from the threat of financially crippling liability for a trucking accident.
Some topics that may become the focal point of a New York accident investigation and litigation include elements such as black box recordings, collision warning systems, speed recorders and braking systems. An attorney with extensive knowledge and experience with these items can provide a decided advantage. It is also possible the driver of the truck will face scrutiny concerning his or her logs and accusations of drug or alcohol use. A skillful attorney can address these issues.
At O'Connor, O'Connor, Bresee & First, P.C., our goal is to reduce the financial damage personal injury claims can do to your company. We may even be able to eliminate the expense altogether. We are skilled negotiators on your behalf, but we are also determined and aggressive in the courtroom.