Truck Accident Lawyers in Long Island

The personal injury attorneys of Chiariello & Chiariello have won significant verdicts and settlements for clients injured by semi trucks, delivery trucks and other large commercial trucks.

Legally, truck accidents are different from car accidents in a number of ways:

  • More serious injuries: Commercial truck accidents tend to cause more catastrophic injuries, because of their massive size.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Word 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.

Whether you were injured in a semi truck accident on the highway or were harmed by a UPS truck, Fed Ex truck or other delivery truck accident, we can help. Pleas 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.