Hundreds of people are seriously injured or killed each year in trucking accidents in New York state. When large commercial vehicles are involved in a collision, serious and catastrophic injuries tend to result more easily than in passenger automobile accidents. These injuries can occur as a result of:
- Driver errors
- Other vehicles cutting off trucks
- Inadequate brakes
- Improper maintenance
- Bald tires or other wheel or tire problems
- Distracted driving involving talking, texting or Internet surfing on a cellphone or mobile device
- Improperly maintained roads
- Reckless driving or drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
If you or a loved one was injured due to negligence in a commercial trucking accident, tractor-trailer accident or other commercial vehicle accident, you may be entitled to recover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and property loss. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can explore whether filing a personal injury claim is in your best interest.
Helping Drivers and Their Families
Rochester-based personal injury lawyer Melanie Sarkis has helped many drivers and their families in their process of recovery from the effects of serious accidents. Melanie understands from firsthand experience the difficulties families face, and she has committed her legal practice to serving those who have been hurt and suffered loss.
Importantly, Melanie understands the unique legal issues inherent to trucking accidents, including those related to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. She is aware that most professional drivers are careful and conscientious on the road, protecting their loads and CDLs, but that factors beyond a driver's control can cause an accident.
Contact a Greece Truck Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Contact Rochester truck accident attorney Melanie Sarkis for a free consultation on any semi truck accident, roll over injury or other injury matter. Melanie will take the time to discuss your case with you in detail and explain your options clearly. Since she works on a contingency basis, there are no legal fees unless and until you win a financial award.