Truck Accidents

Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. – Fighting For You

Commercial vehicles travel the streets of New York City day and night for a variety of reasons, including delivering food, flowers, and other retail items; picking up our garbage; responding to emergencies; and transporting our families and friends around town. While these larger vehicles provide an invaluable service to New York City residents, they also pose a significant threat to others on the road.

Schwartzapfel Lawyers can help you receive a fair settlement if you have been injured as a result of a trucking accident.
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The drivers of commercial trucks, vans, buses, and other vehicles often require little to no training, and yet they are often time-pressed to deliver goods on tight deadlines. These factors can lead to accidents with tragic consequences.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle in New York City, you need to talk with an experienced commercial truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

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The skilled attorneys at Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. have more than 30 years of experience successfully representing individuals involved in a variety of commercial vehicle accidents. Following is a breakdown of the most common types of commercial vehicle accidents.


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Buses are a great form of transportation, as they are able to transport large amounts of passengers throughout town, reducing the number of passenger vehicles on the road. However, when these vehicles crash, the injury rate can skyrocket due to a number of factors, including:

  • Occupant capacity
  • Weight of the bus
  • Maneuverability issues
  • Pedestrian actions


Delivery vans are common on New York streets, delivering all manner of goods to local businesses. However, many companies providing delivery services do not follow regulations regarding driver skill and training or maintenance and inspection of vehicles, which can contribute to delivery van accidents. According to the most current data from the New York Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, there are over 21,800 out-of-service violations for serious defects on commercial vehicles in a single year.


A fully-loaded dump truck can weigh 25 times more than a typical passenger vehicle; therefore, when these two types of vehicles collide, the laws of physics are not on the side of the passenger vehicle. Dump truck accidents can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Accidental load dumps
  • Excessive speed
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Low visibility
  • Poor driver training
Schwartzapfel Lawyers will work aggressively to help you receive the maximum settlement possible for your trucking accident.


Like other commercial vehicles, construction vehicles are often large, heavy, and difficult to maneuver. These types of specialized vehicles can pose a serious threat to pedestrians and other motorists. Accidents often involve construction equipment such as:

  • Cranes
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Backhoes
  • Front-end loaders
  • Bulldozers


Of course, accidents can happen with all manner of commercial vehicles, from sanitation trucks, mail carriers, taxicabs, and food trucks. Key factors that contribute to accidents in these other types of commercial vehicles include:

  • Delivery time expectations
  • Driver inattention
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver fatigue
  • Failure to inspect vehicles


In order to collect damages for injuries resulting from an accident involving a big truck or other commercial vehicle, it is critical to identify as many potentially liable parties as possible. This may not be limited to the driver, as it’s often the case that others may be obligated to compensate you for your injuries.

At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, we hold individuals liable for the damages they've caused due to negligence. We will fight for you to receive the best settlement for your motor vehicle accident claim.
  • Truck owner
  • Trucking company owner
  • Rental/Leasing company
  • Third-party maintenance company
  • Shippers and brokers
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Government entities

The New York construction accident attorneys of Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. have extensive experience in identifying all liable parties in order to help you get the maximum possible recovery.



At Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. we fight hard to get you the outcome you deserve. To better serve you, we have five office locations in the New York area. If you have any questions, please give us a call today or select any of the location options below to learn more.

New York Office

31 East 32nd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016

(347) 751-6890 OFFICE DETAILS

Garden City Office

600 Old Country Road #450, Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 341-1941 OFFICE DETAILS

Bronx Office

888 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 530-0213 OFFICE DETAILS

Deer Park Office

2051 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729

(631) 323-6867 OFFICE DETAILS

Manhattan Office

535 Eighth Avenue Suite 1401
New York, NY 10018

(516) 341-2051 OFFICE DETAILS

White Plains Office

81 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601

(914) 348-1105 OFFICE DETAILS

Midtown Office

845 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

(516) 219-8763 OFFICE DETAILS

West Side Office

230 W 79th Street #123 N, New York, NY 10024

(516) 219-8104 OFFICE DETAILS


If you’ve been involved in a large vehicle accident, it’s important to understand what your rights are. The experienced New York City truck accident attorneys at Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. can review your case and provide you access to their network of professional accident experts to help get you the best possible recovery. With more than 150 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success, our attorneys are well-prepared to handle all your legal needs.

Contact us today at 877-737-4806 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation. We will fight for you!

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Insurance companies do not want to pay. My attorney fought for everything I was due.

- Samantha Salustro
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He made me feel comfortable from the beginning that my life will get back together and that he will help me and my family become whole again.

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