Fatal Truck Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for the Families of Victims Who Suffered Fatal Injuries as a Result of Truck Accidents in Buffalo, New York.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 500,000 truck crashes occur each year, resulting in nearly 5,000 fatalities. Roughly 12 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States result from commercial truck accidents. In most of those accidents, the occupants of other vehicles are the ones that suffer the fatalities. This is not surprising when considering the enormous size and substantial weight of tractor-trailers. At weights of up to 80,000 pounds, large commercial trucks typically weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. Occupants of passenger vehicles do not stand a chance against tractor-trailers in severe collisions. Severe injuries and even fatalities are unfortunately all too common outcomes of trucking accidents. When a truck crash causes the death of a victim, their family may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases throughout the United States since 1999, including numerous truck accident lawsuits. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. in excess of $150 million to resolve injury claims. We recognize that losing a close family member is one of the toughest, most tragic and disheartening happenings in life. The costly hospital bills, a lifetime of lost wages and the lingering aftermath on a victim’s family can all be devastating. In the unfortunate case that you had to say farewell to a loved one before his or her time because of the negligence or recklessness of a truck driver, allow Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York fatal truck accident lawyers to be there for you. The last thing a fatal truck accident victim’s grief-stricken family wants is to be concerned about legal issues. We will pursue the compensation that your family deserves while you and your family focus on mourning the loss of your loved one. Call us today at 716-839-3939.
When commercial truck drivers or trucking companies make miscalculations or have even brief oversights, deadly accidents can occur. Some factors that commonly contribute to severe commercial truck accidents include:
- Truckers failing to account for greater stopping distances;
- Overloaded trucks;
- Improper truck maintenance;
- Steering blunders;
- Driving while sleep-deprived;
- Improper lane changing or passing;
- Truckers failing to yield the right-of-way;
- Inexperienced or incompetent truckers;
- Truckers exceeding their driving hours;
- Brake or tire defects;
- Distracted driving;
- Running a red light or stop sign; and
- Drinking and driving.
If someone you love died because of a truck accident, contact us NOW at 716-839-3939. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of wrongful death trucking accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York will fight to attempt to get you the best result possible after a fatal personal injury accident in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and beyond. Contact us today.
The loss of a loved one in a fatal truck accident can put family members in a tough situation emotionally and financially. Although nothing can truly erase the emotional trauma associated with the loss of a loved one, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver, the trucking company and any other parties determined to be responsible for the accident. Wrongful death lawsuits can provide surviving loved ones with financial compensation to assist them in dealing with their loss as well as a sense of justice and closure after the loss of their loved one.
To recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family must prove that the truck driver was negligent. This means that the truck driver owed a duty of care to the victim, the driver breached his or her duty of care, the breach of the duty caused the victim’s death and the victim’s loved ones suffered actual damages as a result. Truckers have a duty of care to drive safely, exercise extreme caution, obey traffic laws and follow regulations to avoid any unnecessary accidents. Truckers may breach the duty of reasonable care in numerous ways, including the above-listed common causes factors of fatal truck accidents. In addition to a truck driver’s duty of care, trucking companies, truck owners and manufacturers all owe a duty of care to others on the road.
The victim’s family and loved ones may be able to recover monetary compensation for both past and future losses, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering endured by your loved one up until their time of death;
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of your loved one’s injuries;
- Lost wages and other work-related benefits, which includes future earnings or benefits if the victim had lived;
- Loss of parental guidance;
- Loss of services and support; and
- Any funeral and related burial expenses.
In some situations, where the driver or trucking company acted with gross negligence or recklessness, such as drinking and driving, punitive damages may also able available. Punitive damages are meant to dissuade other truck drivers not to act in a similarly.
IMPORTANT: THERE ARE STRICT TIME CONSTRAINTS APPLICABLE TO WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS IN NEW YORK STATE.
YOU MUST ACT FAST TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHTS. CONTACT JED DIETRICH, ESQ. TODAY AT 716-839-3939 FOR THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
After your loved one’s fatal truck accident, our Buffalo, New York fatal truck accident lawyers will meticulously investigate the collision and act promptly to preserve your rights. Determining damages in a wrongful death lawsuit is an exceptionally complex task and usually necessitates the assistance of a forensic economist or other expert witnesses. Having a highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney like Jed Dietrich, Esq. on your side can ensure that you are in a position to receive the maximum compensation possible for the loss of your loved one. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team today so that we can help you!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!