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Goshen, Orange County Truck Accident Lawyer

Experience Counts in Tractor Trailer, Big Rig and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Trucking accidents often result in serious injuries, permanent disability or wrongful death. Although most commercial haulers are well-insured, tapping that coverage requires knowledge of truck drivers, industry practices and the trucks themselves.  We service, but not limited to, all of Orange County New York including Goshen, Newburgh, Middletown, Florida, Warwick, Pine Bush, Monroe, Wallkill, New Windsor, Greenwood Lake and all surrounding cities.

Truck Accidents Attorney Jim Cupero knows what to look for to build a case for damages:

  • Truck driver error: inattention or fatigue, tail-gating, speeding, aggressive driving or traffic violations (passing, changing lanes, blowing through traffic signals)
  • Trucking company negligence: inadequate training, negligent hiring, pressure to violate federal rules on hours behind the wheel without rest
  • Cargo and maintenance: worn brakes or tires, broken lights, loose tarps and restraints, shifting loads, or exceeding weight limits

We obtain the driver's logbooks, the truck's "black box" data recorder, inspection reports, maintenance logs, law enforcement reports and, often, enlist the aid of an accident reconstructionist. Having handled many trucking accidents on I-84, Highway 17 and other trucking corridors, we also examine whether road conditions (blind curves, faded lines, obstructed views, debris or road defects) contributed to the accident.

If you were injured or a loved one killed in an 18 wheeler accident caused by an inattentive driver or truck company negligence, we can help recover the compensation you deserve.

Even if You Do Not Think You Have a Case

We represented the family of a girl who was struck and seriously injured as a passenger on her ATV. At first glance, the case looked hopeless. She was not wearing a helmet, and the operator of the ATV pulled out onto a state highway into the path of a tractor-trailer. However, Jim Cupero led a reconstruction of the accident that revealed that the trucker was out of his lane at the time of impact and that he had lied about it in the accident report.

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney

Contact the Law Offices of James J. Cupero, PLLC for a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury and fatal accident lawyer. We know trucking accidents and how to maximize your recovery. You pay no attorneys' fees unless we win.

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