Who is Liable for Truck Accidents in New York?

Who is Liable for Truck Accidents in New York?

Every day, many accidents involving large trucks occur on the roads of New York. These types of accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including driver negligence, mechanical failure or improper loading. When it comes to determining who is liable for a truck accident, the answer often depends on the unique circumstances of the case. 

At Menkes Law Firm, we understand that truck accidents can be devastating and costly. We are committed to helping victims obtain fair compensation for their losses. In this blog post, we will discuss who is liable in a truck accident in New York and what type of compensation you may be able to receive. 

Who Is Liable?

The person or entity responsible for the truck accident–known as the “liable party”–is determined by analyzing all aspects of the incident. Possible culprits include: 

– The truck driver – If it can be shown that the driver was negligent or reckless before or during the accident, he/she may be held legally responsible for any damages incurred. This could include not following traffic laws, driving while impaired or distracted driving. 

– The Trucking Company – The company which employed the driver may also bear responsibility if they failed to properly maintain the vehicle or provide adequate training to its drivers. Additionally, if they encouraged employees to break state and federal regulations (such as hours-of-service rules) then they could also be found liable for any resulting accidents and injuries. 

– Parts Manufacturers – Sometimes an accident is caused by a malfunctioning part which was improperly manufactured or installed by a third party vendor. In such cases, these vendors may be held accountable for any damages caused by their products.                                    

What Type Of Compensation Can I Receive?

If you have been injured in a truck accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses such as medical bills and lost wages. Additional forms of compensation such as pain and suffering may also be available depending on your individual circumstances. Our experienced attorneys at Menkes Law Firm are here to help ensure that victims get fair compensation for their losses after a truck accident in New York State. 

When it comes to liability after a truck accident in New York State, there is no one-size-fits-all answer—it all depends on each individual case and its unique facts and circumstances surrounding it. At Menkes Law Firm we understand how difficult these types of situations can be so we strive to make sure our clients get all the support and assistance they need to move forward with their lives after an injury from a truck crash has occurred. If you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident, contact us today so we can help you explore your legal options regarding potential compensation claims that you may have against those responsible for your losses and injuries sustained due to their negligence!