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Truck Accidents

During a typical year in New York, more than 2,500 large trucks, buses and commercial vans* are involved in crashes on New York roads and highways. Truck accidents result in some of the most catastrophic injuries. The massive weight of semi-trailers makes them dangerous to every vehicle around them, and when the driver loses control or can’t stop in time to avoid a wreck, they can horrifically alter your life in the blink of an eye.

Unsafe Load · Truck Driver DUI · Truck Driver Fatigue · Trailer Failure

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a commercial truck in New York, make sure you have an effective, experienced lawyer representing your rights. Call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C., to schedule a free consultation about your case. From our offices in Forest Hills, our firm represents plaintiffs in personal injury litigation matters in Queens and throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Queens truck accident attorneys today. You pay no attorneys’ fees if we cannot help you recover money damages.

Why You Need A Lawyer — Even If The Evidence Backs Up Your Claim

In many cases, truck companies are underinsured or choose to self-insure, meaning they budget money to pay victims injured in crashes caused by their drivers or unsafe equipment. Tractor-trailer accident cases are often made more complex because multiple parties may be held liable for causing the crash or increasing the level of injuries. You may include the truck company owners, the truck driver, maintenance contractors and possibly the freight owner, as well, as defendants in your lawsuit.

Truck companies often have a local investigator in the area, who will be dispatched to the scene of the accident to recover the log book and other critical evidence that may prove liability. We will act quickly on your behalf to protect evidence and thoroughly investigate the cause of the wreck. When necessary, we work with independent specialists such as accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals and life-care specialists to make sure we have prepared the strongest, clearest case possible, for reaching a settlement or winning in court, if trial becomes necessary.


Insurance settlements and jury verdict awards may be subject to liens. We devote a substantial amount of our practice to estate planning and asset preservation. Our knowledge of estate preservation laws and strategies means we can help you with options to preserve as much of your monetary settlement or jury verdict as is legally possible. Through lien reduction strategies, trusts and other instruments, we can help you retain control over a larger portion of your settlement than other litigation firms may be able to do.

Contact an Experienced Queens & Brooklyn Semi Accident Attorney

We provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay lawyers’ fees if we do not help you recover monetary compensation for your claim. Call 718-275-7722 to arrange an initial consultation. You may also use our convenient email contact form to request a return phone call about your case.

* National crash facts, State of New York