TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Truck Accident Lawyer Westchester County NY Since 1986

  • Millions Recovered For Clients

  • Free Consultation

  • Serving Truck Accident Victims Since 1986

  • No Fees Unless We Win

  • Maximum Compensation $$$

  • Get Your Vehicle Fixed or Replaced

  • Get Your Medical Bills Paid For

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY REVIEW

"I would recommend him to all my friends & family."

Latonia Smith - Google Review
2020

 

"Mr. Keith Ahlers is a very respectful Attorney who knows his stuff. He was very kind to me & listened/addressed ALL my concerns. He handled my case with the up most respect & authority. I always dealt with him directly.  I would recommend him to all my friends & family."

TRUCK ACCIDENT RESULTS

$1.5M

$900K

Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her
Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery

$1.2M

Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light

$750K

Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg

Keith J. Ahlers - Founding Partner

ABOUT US

Have you been injured in a Westchester County truck accident? With over 35 years of experience with auto accident related cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles truck accident related cases in Westchester County and throughout New York. If you're looking for experienced truck accident attorneys, give us a call today.

"I was involved in a car accident in the Bronx in October 2013. We recently resolved the case and I am extremely satisfied with my settlement." - Client Review from Lawyers.com.

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Truck Accident Attorney Westchester County
 

If you've been injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. At Curan & Ahlers, we've been representing the residents of Westchester County in personal injury cases since 1986. Contact us today for a free and confidential case consultation. We charge you nothing until we collect for you!

 

What should you do after a truck accident?
 

If you were in a truck accident, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do in the aftermath. Some things we recommend you do include:

 

  • Make sure everyone is okay. If not, call for medical help.

  • Make sure the scene is safe. If not, move to safety.

  • Call the police. They are there to help. Getting a police report filed is also an important piece of the legal process, as it can be a key piece of evidence and also prevents other people involved in the crash from later changing their stories.

  • Collect insurance information from other parties involved in the crash.

  • Don't admit guilt for the crash. The side of the road is not the place for an argument, so don't argue either. Try to keep calm and act reasonably, even if pressed. 

  • Collect witness statements.

  • Use your phone to take photos of the scene and any damage.

  • Contact your insurance company and alert them about the crash.

  • Contact the personal injury attorneys at Curan & Ahlers.

 

Who is liable for a truck accident?
 

Much like other motor vehicle accidents, liability in a truck accident is attributed to the person who causes the crash. Liability can also be split between multiple people, portioned to the amount each contributed to the crash. 

 

For instance, maybe the truck driver had been driving for more hours than allowed and was tired and slow to react, but the other driver had been driving inattentively and had slammed on the breaks in front of the semi-truck driver, who then ran into the car in front of them. In that case, both parties are likely to be given some of the liability. 

 

Often, liability will fall on either the truck driver or another driver involved in the crash, but there are cases where a third party can be held accountable. The truck company may also be liable if the truck driver's negligent behavior occurred during work, which is often the case. In those situations, it's typically better to pursue legal action against the truck company as they are more likely to have the means to pay out.  

 

What are some common causes of truck accidents?
 

Semi-truck accidents, or eighteen wheeler accidents, are often caused due to:

 

  • Driver error

  • Poor or lack of truck maintenance

  • Excessive cargo

  • Road conditions

  • Weather conditions

 

How can a truck accident attorney in Westchester County help you?
 

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a truck accident due to the actions of others, you have two years to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. This lawsuit can help you recover damages for things like medical expenses, lost wages, disabilities, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.

 

Truck accident lawyer Westchester County NY
 

Westchester County personal injury law firm Curan & Ahlers has been representing clients injured in truck accidents since 1986. Contact us today for a free and confidential case consultation. We charge you nothing until we collect for you!

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Curan & Ahlers LLP

Car Injury Attorneys in Westchester County, NY
14 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

kahlers@curanahlers.com

Local: 914-428-3313

National: 800.585.3314
Fax: 914-949-5800