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Commercial Vehicle Accidents Lawyer in Albany

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Have You Been Injured In An Albany Commercial Vehicle Accidents?

Commercial vehicle drivers must meet the same standard of care as any other driver on the streets and highways of Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and other areas of New York. They must follow the rules of the road and refrain from negligent and reckless conduct that can lead to auto accidents such as speeding, drunk driving, and texting while driving.

However, commercial vehicle drivers and the companies who employ them must also meet additional standards that are established by state, local and federal laws. These standards are designed to protect others just like you.

If a commercial vehicle driver or company acted negligently or violated one of these laws, and you or a loved one was harmed as a result, you may have the right to seek compensation. Contact Powers & Santola, LLP, today to learn more. Our commercial vehicle injury lawyers are ready to put their decades of combined experience to work for you.

We Handle All Types of Commercial Trucks Accident Cases in Albany

Any vehicle that is used to transport either cargo or passengers for a fee can be considered a “commercial vehicle.” Our law firm has the skill, experience, and resources to handle all types of accidents involving these vehicles, including:

Truck driver preparing for duty.We understand the many rules and regulations that commercial drivers and their companies must comply with in order to be on the road. These regulations cover many areas such as:

For example, the City of Albany has a set of rules that govern the operation of taxis. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extensive regulations that govern interstate trucking.

These different regulations establish standards of conduct for commercial vehicle drivers and their employers. When they fail to live up to those standards, and others suffer injury or death as a result, it can provide the basis for a lawsuit that seeks compensation beyond what no-fault insurance coverage provides.

In this sense, a crash involving a commercial vehicle driver is different than other types of car accidents. This is why it is important to work with a lawyer who understands the commercial vehicle rules and regulations that may apply to your case.

We Hold Albany Commercial Vehicle Companies Accountable

When a trucking accident is caused by a commercial vehicle driver, liability often extends beyond the driver. The company that employed the driver may also be liable.  There are two reasons why:

Commercial vehicles parking outside.It’s important to note that commercial vehicles in New York State typically must carry higher levels of liability insurance than what is required for other vehicles.

It is important to get help from a law firm that will thoroughly investigate all forms of available insurance that can pay for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. In some cases, you may need to turn to your own uninsured motorist / underinsured motorist (UM / UIM) coverage to help pay for your losses.

At Powers & Santola, LLP, our Rochester, Syracuse and Albany car accident accident attorneys will use all of the resources and experts at our disposal to help determine which party or parties should be held responsible for the harm you or a loved one has suffered in a commercial vehicle accident. We will aggressively seek the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Albany Commercial Vehicle Accidents Attorneys Today

If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash that involved a commercial vehicle in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, or elsewhere in New York, get legal help right away. It is especially important to launch an investigation into a commercial vehicle as quickly as possible so that important evidence is not lost or destroyed.

Get in touch with Powers & Santola, LLP, today. Call or contact us online. We can provide a free, in-depth consultation about your case.

Testimonial from a Client

If you would like a very meticulous, competent lawyer and someone you can talk to that is non-judgmental, then Dan Santola is the lawyer for you. He takes the time to thoroughly investigate and understand all aspects of the case with which he is dealing. He genuinely cares for his clients’ well-being and wants the best outcome for them. He takes the time to research and study all aspects of his cases. Again, he is very personable, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent lawyer. We are very happy with the outcome of our case and working with an excellent person like Dan Santola.

– Michelle