U-Haul Accidents In Buffalo, New York

Top Rated Buffalo, New York U-Haul Accident Lawyers

The Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Legal Team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Battle to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured in Accidents Caused by U-Haul Drivers.

U-Haul Accident Lawyers

During the spring and summer when nice weather finally arrives, moving season is in full swing. As more residents throughout Buffalo, New York begin to move into new houses, condos and apartments, the number of U-Hauls and other self-moving trucks increases throughout the area. While these self-moving trucks make the moving process less costly and more convenient, U-Hauls create a grave danger to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road. A novice driver operating commercial-sized U-Haul is a dangerous combination.

Accidents with self-moving trucks often leave victims with severe injuries and a difficult and lengthy road to recovery. Victims suffer excruciating pain, massive financial burdens and stress about whether or not insurance companies will adequately compensate them for their injuries. These tragic happenings inspire Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York U-Haul accident lawyers to strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York each and every day to get them the maximum compensation possible for their injuries.

U-Haul accident victims want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York in their corner. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., who is recognized as Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Practicing law the Dietrich way, we are determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for your personal injury claim. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team understands how to properly and aggressively pursue U-Haul accident injury claims.

Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced, top rated and elite team of Buffalo, New York U-Haul accident injury lawyers over $175,000,000.00 in jury verdicts and claim settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. TODAY at 716-839-3939 for a free consultation if you were seriously injured in a U-Haul accident. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we win for you!

The Dangers of U-Haul Moving Trucks

Operating a U-Haul or other self-moving truck greatly differs from driving a normal car or truck. Moving trucks are considerably larger than cars and are more capable of causing severe injuries and damages in the event of an accident. U-Hauls have numerous blind spots and take much longer to stop than other vehicles.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in merely 5 years rental trucks, such as U-Hauls, were involved in 145 deadly accidents. These accidents killed 177 people and left 163 others with crippling injuries.

U-Hauls are so dangerous because of the sheer size of the truck. At full capacity, U-Haul’s largest truck is a 20,000-pound monster with the ability to cause serious damage to any car in its way. While a large semi-truck driver has a commercial driver’s license and experience operating such a large vehicle, to rent a U-Haul, a driver is only required to have a valid driver’s license. As a result, the average driver operating a U-Haul is ill-equipped and unqualified. He or she can easily miscalculate the distance required to merge, stop or turn. For a U-Haul truck, changing lanes requires more space, turns are wider and stopping the truck involves considerably more distance.

Even the most competent and experienced drivers may feel out of their element driving a self-moving truck. Rental truck drivers are often at fault for the accidents that they are involved in, and U-Haul accidents often cause serious injuries and vast property damage. When these huge trucks crash into smaller cars, the aftermath is especially devastating.

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in an accident with a U-Haul, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York U-Haul accident lawyers will battle to obtain the best result for you if you were injured by someone else’s negligence.

Top Causes Of U-Haul Accidents

A majority of U-Haul related crashes occur because of negligence on the U-Haul driver’s part. Often, irresponsible and thoughtless driving or maintenance can pave the way for a serious accident. Some of the factors that typically contribute in U-Haul crashes include:

  1. Drinking and driving;
  2. Distracted driving;
  3. Driving too fast for the road conditions;
  4. Improper lane changing or passing;
  5. Making inappropriate or illegal turns;
  6. Failure to yield the right-of-way; and
  7. Mechanical failure of the truck.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a U-Haul crash caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. Our team of highly experienced and top rated U-Haul accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries and financial losses that you suffered.

Who Is Liable For A U-Haul Accident? U-Haul Accident

If the U-Haul driver is responsible for the accident and your resulting injuries, you may be able to pursue a claim for personal injuries against them through their automobile insurance policy. U-Haul and self-moving truck companies require the person renting the truck to provide proof of insurance.

Additionally, U-Haul offers its own insurance policies, called Safemove® and Safemove Plus®, that renters can purchase. Only Safemove Plus provides up to $1 million worth of supplemental liability coverage for any bodily injuries, property damage and personal injury lawsuits.

If a mechanical problem caused the accident, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against U-Haul. It is U-Haul’s obligation to maintain their trucks and keep them in safe driving order.

Some personal insurance policies exclude damages resulting from rental trucks. As a result, U-Haul accident claims can become very complicated due to questionable insurance coverage. If you were injured by a U-Haul truck, contact our team of highly experienced U-Haul accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York TODAY so that we can help you. Our team will systematically investigate your accident and identify all of the parties that may be liable to you for your injuries.



Common Injuries Resulting From U-Haul Accidents

Due to the large size and heavy weight of U-Haul trucks, the injuries resulting from U-Haul crashes can be devastating. A main concern after any accident is to ensure that you and your passengers are safe, and if anyone is injured, seek medical treatment immediately. Anyone in need of urgent medical attention should be rushed to the hospital by an ambulance. Some frequently occurring injuries in U-Haul crashes include:

  1. Neck or back or injuries;
  2. Fractured and broken bones;
  3. Dislocated joints;
  4. Torn tendons and ligaments;
  5. Herniated discs;
  6. Whiplash;
  7. Internal bleeding or organ damage;
  8. Burns and lacerations;
  9. Traumatic brain injuries; and
  10. Emotional distress.

Even if you do not think your injuries require a trip to the emergency room, you should still be examined by a doctor. Documenting and getting treated for all your injuries can assist your claim and ensure that you will be on the road to recovery faster. Additionally, it is common for U-Haul accident victims to have internal injuries that they do not know about, which can worsen and cause serious complications over time.

Each U-Haul or self-moving truck accident is different. Therefore, you want an experienced lawyer who will hold all of the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and has the experience and proven results to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation with our team of Buffalo, New York U-Haul accident lawyers.

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!

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