Truck Accident Lawyers in Long Island

A negligent truck driver on the road can be a serious hazard to other drivers. An unsecured load can fly into traffic. A careless or reckless truck driver can cause multi-car pileups and catastrophic head-on collisions. If you have been injured in a serious accident with a semi truck or other type of commercial vehicle, you need an attorney with experience handling these types of cases.

The personal injury attorneys of Chiariello & Chiariello have helped truck accident victims in New York for more than 50 years. We have won significant verdicts and settlements for clients injured by semi trucks, delivery trucks and other large commercial trucks. Contact us for a free initial consultation with a Queens commercial truck accident attorney.

Why Commercial Truck Accidents Are Different

From a legal perspective, truck accidents are different from car accidents in a number of ways:

  • More serious injuries: Semi-truck driver negligence and commercial truck accidents tend to cause more catastrophic injuries because of the massive size and weight of the vehicles.
  • Different regulations: Trucks and truck drivers must adhere to a different set of state and federal regulations governing everything from frequency of truck maintenance to the number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel. Our lawyers can identify whether a truck or driver was out of compliance with New York and Federal Motor Carrier Administration regulations. This information can help us prove the defendant's negligence and maximize compensation for our client.
  • Multiple sources of compensation: The owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer, the leasing company, the driver, the maintenance shop, the warehouse workers who loaded the truck and other parties may all bear some responsibility for damages. We will explore all possible sources of compensation and hold them responsible. We will work to secure past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for your pain and suffering.
  • Quick response teams: Accidents are just a part of doing business in the trucking industry. To minimize damages, insurance companies dispatch quick response teams to the scene of a trucking crash to gather witness statements and other evidence favorable to their client. It is important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident in order to collect evidence for your own case.

Our law firm has frequently represented clients in cases involving commercial trucks and delivery vans that caused accidents because they were illegally parked while loading or unloading. In one case, a tractor-trailer was carrying I-beams that extended 25 feet off the back of the trailer. He delivered the beams to the World Trade Center construction site in the middle of the night. The driver disabled the light attached to the end of the I-beams while he parked in a traffic lane, waiting to unload. In the dark, our client did not see the I-beams and slammed right into them. The impact was so severe, he had to be cut out of the vehicle.

Contact Our Queens Commercial Truck Crash Attorneys

Whether you were injured in a semi-truck accident on the highway or were harmed by a UPS truck, FedEx truck or other delivery truck, we can help. Please contact our office by e-mail or call 888-692-1540 to arrange a free consultation. From offices in Glen Cove and Forest Hills, our lawyers represent clients in Queens, the other boroughs of New York City, and Long Island.