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If you’ve been involved in an 18-wheeler accident in New York, the aftermath can be overwhelming and traumatic. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our dedicated 18-wheeler accident lawyers understand the complexities of truck accidents and are committed to advocating for victims’ rights. For over 25 years, our attorneys have utilized a team approach, ensuring that each client receives the personalized attention and comprehensive support they deserve. Facing the massive size and weight of an 18-wheeler can result in severe injuries and significant losses. If you’re the victim of such an accident due to someone else’s negligence, it’s crucial to seek justice and pursue the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation to explore how we can assist you in navigating these challenging times.

Navigating New York 18-Wheeler Accident Claims

Understanding local laws and the typical process of an 18-wheeler accident claim in New York is essential for anyone involved in such an incident. The state imposes strict regulations on the trucking industry to ensure safety on the roads. Negligence, whether due to speeding, driving under the influence, poor maintenance, fatigued driving, or distracted driving, is often a significant factor in these accidents. Identifying the liable parties, from truck drivers to cargo loading companies, is a complex process requiring thorough investigation and evidence collection. Furthermore, New York’s personal injury protection (PIP) insurance mandates and the serious injury threshold play a crucial role in compensation claims. Understanding these elements, alongside the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit, is vital for securing just compensation.

Why Choose an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York

At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our proven track record of success in handling 18-wheeler accident cases sets us apart. Our team’s expertise in collecting evidence, understanding federal and state regulations, and negotiating with insurance companies ensures that our clients receive the maximum compensation possible. Our approach to each case is personalized, recognizing the unique challenges and needs of every client. Choosing Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb means partnering with a team that not only fights tirelessly for your rights but also provides the support and guidance needed throughout the recovery process.

Understanding the Causes and Impact of 18-Wheeler Accidents

18-wheeler accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including but not limited to speeding, impaired driving, and inadequate vehicle maintenance. These incidents often result in severe injuries, highlighting the importance of understanding the causes to prevent future accidents. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we are committed to raising awareness about the impact of negligent driving and poor vehicle upkeep. Our aim is to not only support victims in their recovery but also contribute to safer roadways in New York.

In the unfortunate event of an 18-wheeler accident, knowing your rights and the resources available to you is crucial. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we’re here to help you navigate the legal process, offering expert guidance and support every step of the way. Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation, and let our experienced New York 18-wheeler accident lawyers fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1

Submit 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 2

We 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 3

Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Our aim, should we represent you, 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 wellbeing..

How a New York Injury Lawyer can help:

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

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Help submit insurance claims

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Make sure you get the medical treatment you need

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Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf

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File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed

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Represent you in court, if necessary

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Get full and fair compensation for you 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.

VERDICT

$17,500,000

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.

VERDICT

$4,730,398

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”).

VERDICT

$12,561,772

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.

VERDICT

$10,500,000

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.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

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.

VERDICT

$3,470,670

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.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

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.

VERDICT

$3,823,000

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.

VERDICT

$2,750,000

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.

VERDICT

$1,677,835

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.

VERDICT

$2,995,000

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.

VERDICT

$2,610,000

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.

VERDICT

$2,253,714

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.

VERDICT

$1,900,000

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.

VERDICT

$1,350,000

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 have to say

I am not a client. Just a commuter. What is your advertisement? Fire your marketing manager asap. “Yo, pain law, yo” what is that? 1 start for horrible marketing. Sorry. Job you do is serious and isn’t a joke.
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
S SS S
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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New York 18 - Wheeler Accident Case FAQs

Understanding the complexities of 18-wheeler accident claims can be overwhelming. To assist you in navigating this challenging time, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. These are intended to provide a brief and general understanding for those seeking legal help. For more detailed information, please contact a New York 18-wheeler accident lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb at 1-800-PAIN-LAW for a free case review.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After an 18-Wheeler Accident?

    After an 18-wheeler accident, your safety and health are the top priorities. Ensure you and anyone else involved are safe and call 911 for medical and police assistance. Document the scene with photos and gather witness contact information if possible. Seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel injured immediately, as some injuries may not be apparent right away. Contacting a lawyer experienced in 18-wheeler accidents is also crucial to navigating the legal process and protecting your rights.

  • How Do I Prove Negligence in an 18-Wheeler Accident Case?

  • What Compensation Can I Pursue After an 18-Wheeler Accident?

  • How Long Do I Have to File an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawsuit in New York?

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