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Wrongful Death

Helping Grieving Families Obtain Justice

An impact between a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck and any other vehicle on the road is an extremely serious matter. All too often, the injuries sustained in truck accidents result in immediate or eventual death. When this happens, someone must be held accountable.

At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, our wrongful death lawyer will help the families of people who have been killed in truck accidents bring wrongful death claims against truck drivers, trucking companies and other responsible parties.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with experienced wrongful death lawyer Charles Rock.

Understanding How Fatalities Occur in Truck Accidents

Any collision between an enormous 18-wheeler and a smaller vehicle or pedestrian poses a serious risk of fatalities. Many of the serious injuries that people commonly suffer in truck accidents can result in death, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Serious bone fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Lacerations

Because heavy trucks are so dangerous, their drivers, the trucking companies that employ them and all other parties involved in transporting freight over the roadways have special responsibilities to look out for the safety of others.

If your loved one’s truck accident fatality was the result of someone else’s negligence, we will do everything the law allows to hold the wrongdoer accountable and responsible so that you receive the most the law will allow.

Guiding You Through the Wrongful Death Claim Process

Wrongful death actions are typically brought by the victim’s next of kin and other family members. The claim is for the income that the decedent would have made over the course of his or her life and it goes to the ones that the decedent was supporting. It is a claim for pecuniary loss. This claim must be filed within a specific period of time after the accident, otherwise the claim can become barred by the statute of limitations There is a separate claim for the pain and suffering of the victim. This is often called the “survival action.”

New York wrongful death lawyer Charles Rock is experienced with these procedures. Our wrongful death attorney will make sure all relevant parties are included in the wrongful death and survival actions. Contact us to learn more about what wrongful death attorney Charles Rock can do to seek justice by holding the wrongdoer accountable and responsible for your loss. Helping victims and families in Kingston, New Paltz, Newburgh, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and surrounding New York communities.