Our Brooklyn Truck Accidents Lawyer Can Help You Recover Compensation 

A Brooklyn truck accident can change your life. Following your truck accident, you may be forced to deal with a costly injury. With the help of a Brooklyn truck accident lawyer, you can request damages to help you cover your injury expenses and any other losses you have incurred.

Tucker Lawyers PC is a leading choice for those in need of legal representation in a truck accident lawsuit. To learn more or request a free case evaluation, please call us today at (516) 399-2364. Our Brooklyn truck accident attorney can take a look at your case and help you request the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us

At Tucker Lawyers PC, we leave no room for error. We have a team of attorneys at our disposal committed to helping you get the best possible case results. If you want to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer in Brooklyn, we make it easy to do just that.

Over the years, we have been involved in dozens of truck accident lawsuits. Every case is different, but we have an outstanding track record. Our team has helped our clients secure large settlements, and we will do everything we can to make sure you get the case results you want.

How Our Truck Accidents Lawyer Can Help

A truck accident attorney in Brooklyn knows the ins and outs of New York’s laws surrounding personal injury claims. They can help you file a personal injury lawsuit in alignment with New York’s statute of limitations. Your lawyer can also answer any questions you have about the legal process and what to expect after you file your lawsuit.

Once your lawsuit is submitted, your attorney represents your best interests. They commit the time, energy, and resources required to help you secure a fair settlement. Your attorney will not force you to settle for inferior results at any point during your litigation, either.

Why Truck Accidents Happen

In 2022, the trucking industry recorded $940.8 billion in gross freight revenues, according to the American Trucking Association (ATA). Trucks travel in Brooklyn and other cities and towns every day. Many truck drivers take precautions to limit the risk of accidents, but trucking accidents remain ongoing problems.

Common reasons why trucking accidents are reported include:

Distracted Driving

A truck driver must do whatever it takes to avoid distractions. If a truck driver causes a distracted driving accident, they can injure or kill other motorists or pedestrians. The driver responsible for the accident risks losing their job and getting sued as well.

Intoxicated Driving

Drunk driving is dangerous, and there is no excuse for it. Regardless, a truck driver may decide to get drunk while they are behind the wheel. This driver can cause an accident and face serious penalties due to their negligence. 

Fatigued Driving

Trucking companies must make sure that their drivers do not spend too many hours on the road on a given day. However, truck drivers have deadlines, and they may be tempted to keep working even when they feel tired. An exhausted truck driver is a threat to other motorists and pedestrians and can cause an accident. 

Vehicle Problems

If a truck is defective, it can be difficult to operate the vehicle safely. A truck driver and their employer must repair any vehicle problems before they escalate. Otherwise, if a truck has faulty brakes or other issues, a driver may be unable to stop their vehicle to prevent an accident.

Poor Road or Weather Conditions

Brooklyn’s roads can be bumpy, and a truck driver must plan accordingly. Meanwhile, if snow, sleet, or other brutal weather conditions are in the forecast, a truck driver should consider them before they travel. A trucking driver cannot cite road or weather conditions for an accident, and if they do, the driver can still face a lawsuit based on any harm they caused.


Truck drivers must follow the rules of the road. If a truck driver goes faster than the posted speed limit, they may struggle to stop quickly enough to avoid an accident. The result: the driver can cause a motorist or pedestrian accident that results in injuries, fatalities, or both.

If you have been involved in a trucking accident that occurred through no fault of your own, a Brooklyn truck accident lawyer can help. You can hire a lawyer to review your case and help you decide if now is the ideal time to file a truck accident claim. If you want to sue, your attorney can help you identify any parties responsible for your trucking accident, too.

Determining Fault after a Truck Accident

The at-fault party in a truck accident can be difficult to identify. If you get hit by a truck, it is paramount to consider what happened during the accident and who was involved. By calling 911 when your accident happens, you can report the incident and make sure police officers collect details about it.

Following a truck accident that has been reported to the police, you can get an accident report. You can use this report to get additional details about what occurred that led to your accident. Along with an accident report, you can capture photos and videos of the accident and collect other pieces of evidence that may be used to show that someone else caused the incident.

It helps to consult with a lawyer immediately after your truck accident. Your attorney can evaluate your case and figure out if the truck driver, their employer, or anyone else is responsible for the incident. As soon as you identify any at-fault parties, you can file your lawsuit.

How Much Time You Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit

New York has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. If you are injured in a truck accident in Brooklyn and want to request compensation, you have three years from the date of your accident to do so. Waiting more than three years to file your lawsuit is not an option.

If a family member is killed in a trucking accident, you can seek damages. In this scenario, you can file a wrongful death claim. New York law states you have a maximum of two years from the death of your family member to sue for a wrongful death.

Your lawyer will make sure any lawsuit you file is submitted in accordance with New York law. They will work with you to build a compelling argument against any at-fault parties. If your attorney succeeds, they can show a judge or jury that one or more parties were negligent, which led to your trucking accident.

How Negligence Is Determined in a Truck Accident Case

You are responsible for showing that a negligent party caused your truck accident. This requires you to show the following elements of negligence were present:

  • An at-fault party had a duty of care to you.
  • This duty of care was breached during your trucking accident.
  • This breach of care harmed you.
  • You suffered damages due to the fact that the at-fault party breached their duty of care to you.

Your attorney will work with you to make sure any at-fault parties are held liable for your truck accident. They can help you gather and evaluate evidence to show one or more parties were negligent. Your lawyer can also help you seek the maximum amount of compensation.

Damages and Compensation You Can Receive in a Truck Accident Case

In New York, there are no caps on damages. You can file a lawsuit in a truck accident case and request as much money as you want. To get the most compensation possible, it is crucial to build a strong case.

Your lawyer will help you calculate your damages. They will account for medical bills, lost wages, and other economic losses relating to your trucking accident. Also, your attorney will consider any pain and suffering you have incurred.

Ultimately, the compensation you request may total thousands of dollars. Your attorney will help you get the full damages you request. They will prepare your argument and make sure it shows a judge or jury why any at-fault parties should pay you the compensation you seek.

FAQs about Truck Accidents

You may have many questions about the legal aspects of trucking accidents — and rightfully so. The team at Tucker Lawyers PC gets legal questions about truck accidents day after day. Here are answers to some of the trucking accident questions we often receive.

  • How much is my truck accident case worth?

    The answer depends on the damages you have suffered due to your trucking accident. A truck accident lawyer treats every case as its own entity. They will look at your economic and noneconomic losses to help you determine how much your case is worth.

  • Will I need to go to trial to settle my truck accident case?

    Not necessarily. The plaintiffs in many truck accident cases are offered settlements before they go to trial. If you accept a truck accident settlement, you can resolve your case without a trial.

  • Do I need to hire a truck accident lawyer?

    If you do not hire a truck accident lawyer, you are fully responsible for any damages you incurred during your accident. By hiring an attorney, you can pursue compensation from anyone responsible for your accident.

Get Started with A Truck Accident Claim

Tucker Lawyers PC is here to help you with your Brooklyn truck accident lawsuit. Please give us a call at (516) 399-2364 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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