Long Island, NY Truck Accident Attorney
Serving all of Long Island and New York City
Although 18-wheelers are an integral part of New York’s thriving economy, they are also hazardous to its drivers. Smaller, lighter cars are no match for huge, heavy trucks. Accidents involving commercial trucks tend to be extremely serious and often deadly. Knowledgeable attorney Elan Wurtzel has advocated for the rights of injured victims since 1984. Learn how his dedicated law firm can help you.
Suing the negligent parties
Most big-rig crashes are preventable. Yet, the carelessness of drivers and trucking companies unnecessarily puts the lives of motorists at risk. Multiple parties are often responsible, including:
- Negligent commercial drivers — To deliver goods on time, reckless drivers may speed, take over-the-counter stimulants or deprive themselves of needed sleep. They may also drive under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs (DUI).
- Owners of trucks — To cut expenses and increase profits, owners sometimes push drivers to fatigue, overload trucks and skip maintenance on the company’s vehicles.
- Mechanics — Using inferior parts can lead to tire blowout and brake failure, common causes of 18-wheeler wrecks.
- Parts manufacturers — Defective auto parts on your own car or the commercial truck can contribute to an accident.
After a complete investigation of your case, Elan seeks the maximum available damages from all negligent parties.
Fighting big companies
Large trucking companies generally have risk management departments that converge on the scene to investigate the accident, minimize their liability and build a defense. Elan Wurtzel, P.C. has the resources, determination and skills to fight these large corporations. At any time of day or night, Elan aggressively conducts his own investigation before the accident is cleared and evidence is forever lost. His thoroughness and diligence gives you every advantage when filing a truck accident lawsuit.
Learn more from an experienced Long Island trucking accident lawyer
For the quality representation you need and the respect, compassion and attention you deserve, call Long Island commercial truck accident lawyer Elan Wurtzel, serving clients throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Call Elan at 516.822.7866 or toll-free at 800.972.8144 or contact him online to schedule your free case review and consultation.