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Truck Accident Lawyer

In an instant, a truck accident can cause serious injury, major financial losses, physical disability, and tragic death. 

You deserve compensation if you or a loved one were harmed in a truck accident caused by another person's negligence. 

The truck accident lawyers at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP have obtained over $1,000,000,000 in compensation for our White Plains, NY, clients.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers Can Seek Significant Compensation

Truck accident victims can be compensated for both economic and non-economic losses. Many states have limits on possible compensation in personal injury or wrongful death claims. New York does not. This means you can potentially receive major compensation for:

  • Emotional Pain & Suffering
  • Lessened Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Property Damage

You May Be Eligible for Compensation – But Don't Delay Key New York Truck Accident Laws Explained

Statute of Limitations

Statute of limitations laws set strict deadlines for when lawsuits must be filed by. These deadlines vary from state to state. Missing your deadline likely means you forever lose the ability to receive financial justice for your truck crash or semi-truck accident.

The deadline for a personal injury claim in New York is three years from the date of the accident. The deadline for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the victim's passing. 

Comparative Negligence

In some states, a truck crash victim can only receive compensation if they were not in any way responsible for their accident. Not in New York. Our state uses comparative negligence laws.

These laws mean victims can receive restitution even if they were somewhat responsible for their truck accident. The amount of damages awarded depends on how accountable for the crash you and the truck driver are found to be. 

Why White Plains Picks Us

Awarded Representation

In 2023, our law firm earned a highly prestigious distinction: U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Rankings named us one of the "Best Personal Injury Law Firms." We are also highly lauded by our peers. The famed attorney evaluator Martindale-Hubbell® awarded us its top honor in 2023: AV-Preeminent. This award is only given to firms that other attorneys recognize as having the highest level of ethics, knowledge, and skill. 

Significant Victories

Our personal injury lawyers have earned over $1,000,000,000 in compensation for clients who chose our White Plains practice. We prepare every case for trial. In doing so, we are often able to secure significant settlements without going to court. For example, one of our clients suffered debilitating injuries after colliding with a truck that had overturned when the driver fell asleep. We achieved a $4,250,000 settlement for our client. 

Decades in Practice

The three partners at our firm alone have approximately 135 years in practice combined. They are supported by several other notable personal injury attorneys. The extensive amount of time we have spent handling truck accident cases gives us an invaluable knowledge of truck accident causes and laws governing truck drivers. Our truck accident lawyers have developed a vast network of expert witnesses and accident reconstructionists we draw upon to win truck accident cases. 

You Owe Us Nothing Unless Our Truck Accident Lawyers Succeed

The last thing our attorneys want to do to is burden a client who has suffered from a truck accident or car accident with stressful attorney fees. We provide 100% free initial consultations and work on a contingency basis. This means we charge absolutely nothing upfront and only get paid if we win your case. 

When you come to our White Plains law office, you know our attorneys' focus is on obtaining the maximum compensation possible, not on racking up hourly charges. This arrangement puts our clients at ease and allows them to focus on recovery. Call or write to us to request our help. 

(914) 686-3700

The partners at our firm

Westchester County Can Rely On Our White Plains Personal Injury Lawyers

David Worby has been selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers® list every year since 2007. Richard Vecchio has earned the same distinction each year since 2012.

Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Hold Responsible Parties Accountable

Commercial truck and semi-truck accidents have many potential causes. They are not always as straightforward as a commercial vehicle driver behaving in an egregious manner.

For example, your truck accident may have been primarily caused by unsafe roadways. If the responsible municipality failed to maintain these roadways, our truck accident attorneys can hold them legally accountable. 

A negligent trucking company could also be to blame. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set hard rules that trucking companies must abide by. They must ensure that their commercial vehicle drivers do not surpass certain driving limits, are given requisite breaks, and more. We can explore these potential causes during a consultation for your truck accident claim. 

Our White Plains Attorneys Are Legal Leaders

Attorney David Worby has been featured in numerous news programs and documentaries on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, and PBS. Attorney Richard Vecchio is a former President of the Westchester County Bar Association. 
Team at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP

Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP

The personal injury attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP, have advocated for the rights of injured clients for over 40 years. Our attorneys' affiliations and recognitions include:

  • Super Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers

To schedule a free consultation at our law office, contact us online or call (914) 686-3700.

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