A commercial truck accident in New York City late last month left a section of the BQE closed for hours while FDNY struggled to put out a massive blaze and then clean up the mess left behind. Reports state that around 3:30 on the morning of April 27th a box truck that was traveling east on the Brooklyn Queen Expressway unexpected flipped over on its side near Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn. The truck immediately caught fire, belching clouds of thick toxic smoke into the air and bringing traffic along the Eastbound section of the BQE to a standstill.
The fire was so intense that officials worried that the heat had compromised the structural integrity of the roadway. Inspectors were called in to determine whether or not the pavement was sufficiently strong to handle vehicle traffic before the BQE could be opened up again.
Thankfully, in this instance, there were no reports of injuries. However, similar commercial truck accidents in New York City have left drivers, passengers, and even individuals inside other vehicles seriously hurt.
Victims in these cases can seek financial compensation for their injuries. However, the first thing that must be investigated is who is responsible in order determine liability. Towards that end, the police report and statements from any eyewitnesses must be obtained, at a minimum. Canvassing the area may be necessary if there are no witnesses are listed on the police repost and none came forward at the time of the accident. In the case of passengers and other motorists injured in commercial truck accidents in NYC, the responsible parties are the driver and owners of the vehicles involved.
If you’ve been injured in such a crash, contact an experienced commercial truck accident lawyer in New York City today to discuss how to proceed with your case. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel can help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, lost time from work and any unpaid medical bills. Call 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation right now.