Truck Accidents

The Law Offices of Seth Michael Goldstein

Representing Victims of Truck and Bus Accidents in Queens, NY

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Due to their massive size and weight, trucks, buses and other large commercial vehicles are often involved in accidents and the results are usually more severe than for accidents involving smaller personal motor vehicles. Because collisions are common, those who own and/or operate a commercial truck or bus need to be cautious while on the road and ensure that their vehicles are properly maintained and in safe condition. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, 10,345 accidents involving large trucks were recorded in 2012. Statistics also show that approximately 221 fatal bus accidents occur each year. These accidents may often occur due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as sudden changes in weather or unfavorable road conditions, but the vast majority are caused by the driver or company’s negligence. When a collision with one of these large vehicles occurs, victims can be left with severe injuries, including fractures, neck and back injuries, brain damage, and may even become paralyzed or lose their limbs.  Oftentimes, these injuries are fatal.

If you were involved in a truck or bus accident in Queens, NY, the Law Offices of Seth Michael Goldstein are here to help. Seth Michael Goldstein is an experienced truck and bus accident lawyer who will protect your right to compensation following a driver’s negligent or wrongful actions and will make sure you obtain justice for your pain and suffering.

Accidents Involving Trucks

Accidents involving semi trucks, tractor-trailers, fuel tankers, and any other type of large commercial vehicle can be extremely devastating. When a large truck collides with a smaller car or pedestrian, victims may suffer serious – if not fatal – injuries, including fractures, burn wounds, brain and spinal cord damage. Most truck accidents in Queens, NY are caused by the driver or truck company’s negligence. Speeding, equipment malfunction and overloaded truck beds are just some of the many factors that play a role in a truck collision.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Overloaded truck beds
  • Mechanical problems
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Luckily, anyone involved in a truck accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries or the loss of a loved one if it can be proven that the driver or the trucking company was negligent.  However, proving liability is not always an easy thing to do.  That’s why if you were involved in a truck accident, it is imperative you have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side who has the experience and the knowledge needed to aggressively fight for your rights.

Attorney Seth Michael Goldstein has been practicing personal injury law for over 22 years and  understands the difficulties victims can face after being involved in an accident with a commercial truck. Mr. Goldstein will work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation you deserve and will help you and your loved ones obtain justice for the wrongful acts of a truck driver or company.  

Accidents Involving Buses

New York is infamous for its mass transit system. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of riders, accidents involving public transportation buses are common, including school buses.  The New York Department of Motor Vehicles reports that over 2,400 school buses have been involved in crashes throughout the years, most of which were caused by the bus driver’s negligence. Taking sharp turns, speeding in order to arrive at a destination on time, and even Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are common factors that contribute to bus accidents in Queens, NY. Victims can include those riding the bus, other motorists on the road or pedestrians.

Victims of bus accidents may suffer broken bones, brain trauma and even paralysis from a bus accident, but it isn’t so simple to obtain compensation or to establish blame. Both drivers and bus company operators may be at fault, but public city buses are run by the New York City Transit Authority, while school buses are operated by New York Department of Education. Then there are the hundreds of private bus companies in operation. Cases must also be brought quickly – sometimes within 90 days of the accident – or victims may be unable to file a claim.

It is imperative that victims contact a bus accident attorney to make sure their rights are protected. Turn to the Law Offices of Seth Michael Goldstein today if you or a loved one were involved in a bus accident. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for a driver’s negligent actions on the road, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driver frustration
  • Fatigue from long driving hours
  • Drug or Alcohol consumption
  • Failure to provide seat belts
  • Faulty equipment

Whether your accident involves a commercial truck, public transportation vehicle or school bus, rest assured that Attorney Goldstein will not rest until you obtain justice for the wrongs you have suffered. Contact the Law Offices of Seth Michael Goldstein today for a Free Case Evaluation and us help you get the compensation you deserve.