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New York City Street Sweeper Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been involved in a sweeper truck accident in New York City, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer who specializes in such cases. The legal team at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. is well-versed in handling complex truck accident cases and can help you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Sweeper Truck Accidents

New York City sweeper truck accidents can result in severe injuries and significant property damage due to the large size and specialized nature of these vehicles. Common causes of sweeper truck accidents include driver negligence, improper maintenance, mechanical failures, and poor road conditions. These accidents often lead to serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and, in some cases, fatalities.

Common Causes of Sweeper Truck Accidents

  • Driver Negligence: This includes distracted driving, fatigue, speeding, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Improper Maintenance: Failing to properly maintain the sweeper truck can result in accidents due to mechanical issues.
  • Mechanical Failures: Faulty brakes, tire blowouts, and other mechanical issues can lead to accidents if the truck is not properly maintained.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, debris, and uneven road surfaces can contribute to sweeper truck accidents.

$1,500,000 Settlement for a Driver Hit by a New York City Street Sweeper

In a New York City case, a 43-year-old man was driving in the Bronx when he was hit by a street sweeper that was cleaning the road. As a result of the collision, he suffered neck, knee, and lower back injuries which required surgical intervention. He recovered a $1.5 million settlement.

  • Court and County: Supreme Court, Bronx County
  • Accident Description: Plaintiff was driving his Jeep on East 176 Street in the Bronx, when he was struck by a New York City Street Sweeper Vehicle, which was actually sweeping the road at the time of the collision. Plaintiff claimed that he had pulled over to the right curb to adjust items in his Jeep, and he was struck as he began to pull back out into the street. The driver of the City sweeper claimed that Plaintiff had actually been driving in the middle lane, and then suddenly moved to the right, cutting him off and causing the collision. The City argued that the case should be dismissed because of the heightened reckless standard that applies to street sweepers while they are actually sweeping. The fight reached the Court of Appeals, the highest appellate court in New York State, which ruled in Plaintiff’s favor by finding that the case should not be dismissed and, rather, that a trial by jury was required in order to determine fault as between the two drivers.
  • Injury Description: Plaintiff was 43 years old and unemployed at the time of the accident. He had a history of chronic low back pain and numbness in his hands. As a result of this collision, he suffered neck, low back and left knee pain, and MRI studies revealed damage in those body parts. After a course of physical therapy failed to relieve his symptoms, he ultimately underwent three surgeries: a left knee arthroscopy, a one-level cervical spine fusion and a one-level lumbar spine fusion.
  • Settlement: The case settled prior to trial for $1,500,000.

Legal Representation You Can Trust

At Michael Gunzburg, P.C., our team of experienced New York City street sweeper accident lawyers understands the intricacies of these cases. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to prove liability and negligence. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a NYC sweeper truck accident, do not hesitate to contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need during this difficult time. Call us today at 212-725-8500 or chat with us online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

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