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New York Truck Accidents and Tanker Explosions

A New York truck accidents and tanker explosions attorney can help you if you have already been critically injured in an accident that you believe to be the fault of someone else. There are many different parties that can be named as liable in a trucking accident and the support of a dedicated attorney is critical for figuring out how to move forward after such an incident.

A truck accident and tanker explosions in lawyer in New York will be able to guide you through the legal process of recovering compensation for your injuries and better be able to explain to you whether or not you are eligible to file a lawsuit in the first place. A tanker explosion, in particular, can be a very catastrophic form of trucking accident. Someone who is hurt in such an incident may never be able to return to work or live their life normally as they did prior to the crash itself. A proper investigation of such as scene is critical for identifying who could be held liable and what happened.

A person who is catastrophically hurt in such an incident may be transported to the hospital and may not remember the specifics of the accident, but dispatching a New York truck accident and tanker explosions lawyer to the scene as soon as possible to gather evidence and speak to eyewitnesses can help to prepare a comprehensive legal claim for recovery. Any person who is hurt in a New York truck accident that was caused by another person's negligence or reckless actions may be eligible to pursue maximum compensation in New York courts. This is because truck drivers, manufacturers of trucks and trucking parts and the companies that employee truck drivers, all have a responsibility and owe drivers and passengers a duty of care on the road. When this is breached due to inadequate maintenance, defective parts, or dangerous behavior, the person who has been critically injured or the surviving family members of someone who has been killed is eligible to pursue a lawsuit against the responsible party. Given that identification of liable parties must occur as soon as possible, it is extremely important for an injured victim not to consult with the trucking company directly or their insurance carrier. The insurance carrier and the trucking company have a vested interest in protecting their own bottom line and not the best interests of the victim. This can lead to a victim making mistakes in the case that could ultimately cost the person who was seriously hurt, their freedom and their ability to move forward by receiving compensation. These cases should always be evaluated directly by a lawyer who has been practicing in New York personal injury law for many years and one who has a track record of representing the best interests of injured parties. There are so many different facets to a trucking injury case that should always be explored by a lawyer who has the background to collect necessary evidence to question the tactics and claims of the other side and to help negotiate a successful settlement where possible. You already have enough to worry about in the wake of a trucking accident. If a tanker exploded or a truck accident was caused by any other negligent act, a thorough investigation and prompt pursuit of legal action can help to protect your rights going forward and empower you for a better future.

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