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Truck accidents in New York can be devastating, leaving victims with severe injuries and a mountain of medical bills. NYC truck accident attorneys are crucial for navigating the aftermath of such incidents, especially when dealing with personal injury claims against powerful insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving commercial trucks, it’s essential to seek the expertise of a New York truck accident attorney. Our law firm, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, is committed to helping truck accident injury victims navigate the complex legal landscape to recover the compensation they deserve.

Understanding New York’s Trucking Regulations and Accident Claims Process

In New York, the trucking industry is subject to both federal and state regulations that govern everything from truck maintenance to driver rest periods. When a truck crash occurs, several parties could be liable, including the truck driver, the trucking companies, and even the manufacturer if a defective part contributed to the accident. The role and responsibilities of truck drivers, including adherence to regulations regarding driving hours and rest periods, are crucial in preventing truck-related accidents.
Failure to comply can lead to driver fatigue and errors, significantly increasing the risk of serious truck accidents. In the context of a truck accident lawsuit, the process typically involves an in-depth investigation to determine fault, negotiation with insurance companies, and, if necessary, taking the case to trial to secure a fair truck accident settlement. This legal process is vital for victims to understand, as it encompasses the timeline for resolution, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit, the importance of taking prompt action, and the types of damages that can be claimed in New York.

Why Choose an NYC Truck Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our experienced truck accident lawyer ensures our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to our clients. We understand the intricacies of truck accident claims in New York and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys is equipped with the resources and expertise to tackle the most challenging cases, providing personalized attention to each client to navigate them through their personal injury case recovery journey. With a deep understanding of New York’s trucking regulations and the complexities of truck accident cases, our legal team is adept at securing fair compensation for all truck accident injuries.

Common Causes and Types of Truck Accidents in New York City

Truck accidents in New York arise from a myriad of factors, with driver fatigue, mechanical failures, and improper cargo loading being just a few. A deep understanding of these causes is essential for constructing a robust legal strategy, especially in the event of commercial truck accidents. Below, we outline various truck accident cases our firm, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, specializes in, including those leading to a wide range of common truck accident injuries:


  • 18-Wheeler Accidents: The sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers can lead to catastrophic injuries, often resulting from driver error or mechanical issues, and resulting in serious truck accident injuries.


  • Delivery Truck/Van Accidents: With the rise of online shopping, delivery trucks and vans are more prevalent on the roads, increasing the risk of collisions, especially in densely populated areas, and often leading to significant truck accident injuries.


  • Emergency Vehicle Accidents: Accidents involving emergency vehicles can occur under high-speed conditions, posing unique challenges in liability and compensation claims for truck accident injuries.


  • Moving Truck Accidents: Individuals renting moving trucks may lack the experience required to operate large trucks safely, leading to accidents and potentially serious truck wreck injuries.


  • Rear-end Collisions: Often caused by driver fatigue or distraction, these accidents can result in severe injuries, especially at high speeds, highlighting the importance of addressing all types of truck accident injuries.


  • Jackknife Accidents: Sudden maneuvers or braking can cause a truck to jackknife, creating dangerous situations for other road users and leading to a range of truck accident injuries.


  • Underride Accidents: These tragic incidents occur when smaller vehicles become trapped under a truck, often leading to serious injuries or fatal injuries, underscoring the severity of truck accident injuries.


  • Load-related Accidents: Improperly secured cargo can fall into traffic lanes, causing accidents and significant road hazards, and resulting in various truck accident injuries.


Each of these accident types requires a thorough investigation to identify all liable parties and secure the maximum compensation for victims. Our team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb possesses the expertise and dedication needed to navigate the complexities of truck accident claims in New York, ensuring that all aspects of truck accident injuries are thoroughly evaluated and compensated.

Get a Free Consultation with a New York City Truck Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t navigate the legal process alone. The New York truck accident lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are here to provide the guidance and support you need. From collecting evidence at the accident scene to negotiating with insurance companies on a contingency fee basis, we’re committed to fighting for your rights every step of the way.

Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free and confidential consultation. Let us help you get back on your feet with the compensation you deserve. Our firm is dedicated to representing truck accident victims, ensuring they receive the legal representation necessary to secure the compensation they are entitled to.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

00:47 22 Jun 24
I contacted Burns and Harris, this company which is renamed now, about two years ago about my injury. I even had an in person meeting with Stephen LaRocca.I had to chase him for a year just to sign something, in the end I just gave up. Pretty appalling company and even worse than people have written. I can only imagine the people who haven’t taken the time to write your review. Don’t bother with them.
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Elizabeth SantosElizabeth Santos
00:32 20 Jun 24
If I could give them a zero Star I would 0
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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18-Wheeler Accident

18-wheeler accidents are among the most catastrophic events on New York’s highways, often resulting in critical injuries or fatalities due to their massive size and weight. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is deeply committed to supporting victims of these devastating accidents, leveraging our expertise to navigate the complex legalities and regulations governing commercial trucking. Our goal is to ensure that victims receive full compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, holding all responsible parties accountable.

Our firm’s extensive experience with 18-wheeler accidents allows us to thoroughly investigate each case, identifying negligence, whether it’s due to driver fatigue, mechanical failures, or regulatory violations. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb works tirelessly to build a compelling case for our clients, ensuring the best possible outcome and helping them on their path to recovery.

18 - Wheeler Accident

Delivery Truck Or Van Accident

In the bustling streets of New York, delivery trucks and vans are omnipresent, serving the city’s constant demand for goods and services. However, accidents involving these vehicles can occur, especially given the pressure on drivers to meet tight deadlines. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb recognizes the unique challenges these cases present, from navigating corporate insurance policies to addressing the specific circumstances of urban accidents. We are dedicated to securing just compensation for our clients, addressing their immediate and long-term needs.

Our approach involves a detailed investigation into the cause of the accident, whether it be driver distraction, improper vehicle maintenance, or overloaded vehicles. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is committed to holding both drivers and their employers accountable, ensuring our clients receive the support they need to overcome the injuries and disruptions caused by delivery truck or van accidents.

Delivery Truck Or Van Accident

Emergency Vehicle Accident

Accidents involving emergency vehicles, including ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars, pose unique legal challenges due to the vehicles’ right to bypass certain traffic laws in emergencies. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb has the expertise to navigate these complexities, ensuring that victims of such accidents are not left without recourse. We understand the nuances of liability in these cases and are prepared to advocate vigorously for our clients’ rights and compensation.

Our firm meticulously examines the circumstances of each emergency vehicle accident, considering factors such as the emergency vehicle’s operational status at the time of the accident and the adherence to protocol by the vehicle’s operator. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is dedicated to achieving a fair outcome for our clients, addressing the physical, emotional, and financial toll of their experience.

Emergency Vehicle Accident

Moving Truck Accident

Moving truck accidents can be particularly complicated, involving drivers who may not be accustomed to operating larger vehicles. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb recognizes the potential for negligence in these cases, from inadequate rental company training to the renter’s inexperience. Our firm is committed to representing those injured in such accidents, ensuring they receive the compensation necessary to cover their medical treatments, lost income, and other damages.

We delve into the specifics of each moving truck accident, assessing driver competency, vehicle maintenance, and rental company policies. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb’s thorough approach aims to uncover all contributing factors, holding the appropriate parties accountable and securing a just resolution for our clients, helping them to move forward after the accident.

Moving Truck Accident

New York Truck Accident Claim FAQs

Understanding the complexities of truck accident claims can be overwhelming. To help guide you through this process, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. These answers are meant to provide a general overview. For more specific advice tailored to your situation, please contact a New York City truck accident lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free case review.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After a Truck Accident?

    After a truck accident, your priority should be your safety and health. Seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor, as some symptoms may appear later. If possible, document the scene with photos, gather witness contact information, and obtain the truck driver’s and trucking company’s details. This information will be crucial for your personal injury claim.

  • How is Fault Determined in New York Truck Accident Cases?

  • What Compensation Can I Expect From a New York Truck Accident Claim?

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Claim in New York?

  • Why is it Important to Hire a New York Truck Accident Lawyer?

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