Truck Accidents

Poughkeepsie Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents are often more devastating than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Large semi-trucks and tractor-trailers can weigh more than 80,000 pounds, which is more than 15 times the weight of a normal passenger vehicle.

Injuries that result from a truck accident can be catastrophic. Common injuries sustained in truck accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ damage

These injuries can result in lifelong disabilities and steep medical bills. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses. At Basch & Keegan LLP, our Poughkeepsie truck accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Schedule a free consultation with our firm today. Contact us online or call (845) 251-4545.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver negligence
  • Vehicle malfunction
  • Vehicle defect
  • Poor road design
  • Vehicle blind spots

In many cases, truck accident victims are hit by a truck driver who was not paying attention to the road. Truck drivers have limited visibility due to the vehicles' high profile and large size. This can make it difficult for truck drivers to see other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists on the road.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

The liable party in a truck accident case can vary based on the circumstances of the accident.

The most common liable party is the trucker, mainly due to driver error (e.g., distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, failure to obey the traffic laws, etc.), In some cases, both the truck driver and their employer will be liable for damages. The employer could be liable for making their truckers work longer hours and break federal and state trucking laws, as well as failure to hire or train qualified truck drivers.

When a truck accident is caused by a third party, such as a defective vehicle part or a vehicle malfunctions, then the auto party maker or manufacturer can be held responsible for the crash. Lastly, if an accident is caused by overloaded or improperly loaded cargo, then the cargo loader or shipper can be included in the lawsuit.

Recovering Damages in a Truck Accident Case

When you work with our Kingston truck accident attorneys, we will help you recover compensation for all of your damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

In many cases, trucking companies and insurance companies will try to minimize their liability. They may try to blame the truck driver, claim that the accident was not caused by a truck, or claim that the accident was not the truck driver's fault. If a truck accident was caused by a third party, then the trucking company and its insurance company will not be liable for damages.

At Basch & Keegan LLP, we are committed to helping you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses. We will work to prove that the liable party is responsible for your damages and losses, and we will fight for the most favorable outcome inside or outside the courtroom.

Contact us online or call (845) 251-4545 today to schedule a free consultation.


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