Albany Truck Accident Lawyers With Experience and Expertise
Serving Upstate New York including Troy, Albany, Schenectady, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs
It only takes an instant for your life to be forever changed. A truck accident can happen in a flash, on the highway, on city streets, or a mile from your home. Driver error, negligence, reckless driving, equipment failure or even the rare case of aggressive behavior can result in a variety of life-changing injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured by a truck of any kind, you have the right to seek compensation.
The highly skilled Albany truck accident attorneys of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have experience representing those injured in truck accidents. We understand the need to get proper medical care, recover lost wages and compensation for past and future pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Albany, contact the experienced truck injury lawyer at E. Stewart Hacker Murphy. Our legal team takes pride in helping individuals and families protect their rights after an injury.
Trucker Negligence Lawsuits
Commercial truck drivers have a duty to drive safely and take appropriate precautions to protect the public from harm. Semi-truck drivers and other commercial vehicle operators who fail to take special care for the protection of other drivers can cause serious or even fatal injuries.
Congress understands the unique danger presented by commercial vehicles and has enacted federal trucking laws that require truckers to take adequate rest breaks and which require other precautions that are designed to reduce the frequency of trucking accidents. Unfortunately, truck driver errors are still the cause of many motor vehicle accidents. Examples of truck driver errors include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Truck overloading and weight violations
- Failure to properly secure loads
- Failure to check brakes, tires, and lights
- Failure to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles
- Failure to take proper precautions in adverse weather conditions
If someone close to you was killed in a truck accident including those involving a truck jackknife, you may be entitled to additional compensation for the loss of your loved one, and the loss of that person in providing for those left behind such as spouse, children and/or elderly parents.
We’ve prepared a valuable list of things to do (and not do) in the case of an automobile accident.
Download a copy for easy reference.
Truck Accident Claims Are Distinct From Car Accident Claims
Personal injury lawsuits involving large commercial trucking accidents are distinct from other motor vehicle accident claims. Truckers are required to maintain commercial driver’s licenses and must abide by federal and state trucking laws and regulations. Truck accident cases may involve numerous defendants, including the negligent trucker, the truck company and even a negligent auto parts manufacturer. In addition, truck accident claims involve unique insurance coverage issues that must be properly addressed.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our Albany truck accident lawyers have extensive experience in truck accident claims. We rely on our extensive knowledge of trucking laws, the trucking industry and insurance coverage issues to provide the vigorous representation our clients need. We work diligently to hold negligent truckers responsible for their actions and strive to achieve the best possible results on behalf of each client we serve.
Hiring a Trusted Albany Truck Accident Lawyer
You vs. the trucking company is usually an unequal match. A larger corporation may have significant legal and financial resources available to make your truck accident lawsuit less effective or produce a smaller settlement compared to what you truly deserve. You may be tempted to trust them, and may want to quickly resolve matters related to the accident. At this point, it’s in your best interest to not discuss the case with the involved party or the insurance company until you consult with an attorney. Your truck injury lawyer is dedicated to protecting you, your rights, and your future.
Victim of a Truck Accident?
Recognized as one of the best law firms in Albany, Colonie, Schenectady, Troy, and Greater Upstate New York, the attorneys of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy will always have you and your loved ones in mind throughout the legal process. Hiring the best doesn’t have to cost more as Personal Injury cases regularly have no out-of-pocket fees for clients. We do not collect a legal fee unless your case is successful. Call us to speak with a proven Albany truck accident attorney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. and learn more. We always offer free consultations by phone or confidential in-person meetings. There is no charge or obligation to meet with an truck injury lawyer and they will take the time to answer all of your questions and provide you with the best legal options.
Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys are available to meet with clients at our five convenient Upstate New York Law Offices:
- Albany Law Office
- Schenectady Law Office
- Troy Law Office
- Saratoga Springs Law Office
- Colonie Law Office
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:
- Auto Vehicle Accident
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Snowmobile/ATV Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Trip and Fall
- Worker Compensation
- Disability Insurance
- Wrongful Death
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Defective Products
- Construction and Workplace Accidents
- Dog Attack
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Medical Negligence and Malpractice
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm – Dedicated to Protecting The Rights of Injured People.