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The Truck Accident Victims’ Guide By Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP: Protecting Yourself After A Collision With A Tractor-Trailer
Date:4/26/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2013

The immediate aftermath of a tractor-trailer collision can be an extremely difficult and trying time for victims and their families—grappling with injuries or even death; dealing with doctors, hospitals and insurance companies; fear of the future and anxiety about costs. The pain and emotional distress are compounded by urgency and unfamiliarity. Who, after all, expects to be the victim of a tractor-trailer crash?

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP is here to help. The firm has represented those injured in truck accidents for years and has a special expertise with the steps that any truck accident victim should take. Here is a list of tips to help you protect yourself or your loved ones after an accident occurs.

  • Police Report – after an accident obtain the other driver’s information and call the police. Do not let anyone talk you out of reporting the accident. Accidents happen. Not calling the police does not make an accident un-happen. And reporting an accident can preserve the details, protect your rights, and help authorities make roads safer in the future. If a seasoned truck driver suggests "leaving the police out of this", thus avoiding the generating a police report, understand that doing so will only compromise your interests moving forward.
  • Medical Attention – no matter how tough you think you are, get checked out by a doctor after an accident if you feel pain or discomfort. After an initial visit, pay attention to your symptoms and take action if they worsen. We cannot say here whether that little pain you feel is something bigger lurking inside—only a medical professional can assess that after a complete examination. Do not put yourself at risk. When in doubt, get it checked out.
  • Insurance – notify your own insurance company when an accident occurs and of any damage and injuries that occurred. Be aware of time limits, notification requirements, what is covered by your policy and what is not covered by your policy. Seek professional advice from a truck accident lawyer to make sure you are filing the appropriate forms in a timely fashion. For instance, in New York, there is a requirement that you file a 'No-Fault' application within 30 days after a motor vehicle accident. Also, learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones before an accident happens with uninsured and underinsured insurance policies.
  • Lawsuit – do not be afraid of the legal system. It is your right to pursue a lawsuit if you are the victim of a tractor-trailer accident. Under New York law, you are entitled to recover compensation for injuries you sustain. This basically means that you can sue the other driver in court to recover for the medical expenses, pain and suffering, time lost from work and other legally-recognized losses that you endured as a result of the accident. You should always consult with an experienced attorney.    

Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP has experience and expertise in tractor-trailer accidents and work hard to ensure that victims recover to the fullest extent possible under the law. The firm’s track record includes a litany of cases where multiple millions of dollars were recovered for clients who were truck accident victims, including the following.

$8,000,000 Verdict for a passenger in a van that was involved in a collision with a truck (New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, Index Number: 42759/2002)

http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/8-000-000-for-Injured-Musician.shtml

$5,500,000 Settlement for a man whose vehicle was sideswiped by a tractor trailer on the Long Island Expressway (New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, Index Number: 17481/2004)

http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/5-500-000-Awarded-to-Trucking-Accident-Victim.shtml

$3,925,000 Settlement for another client who was injured in a tractor-trailer collision at a Long Island Railroad crossing (New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, Index Number: 24083/2010)

http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/3-925-000-Settlement-for-Injured-Good-Samaritan-in-Locomotive-Tractor-Trailer-Collision-at-Railroad-Crossing.shtml

Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP works not only to maximize their clients’ recovery under the law, but also to bring comfort, support and relief to they and their families in the wake of a substantial injury.

http://www.dmv.ny.gov/insurance.htm

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