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Bus & Truck Accidents

Drug use and sleep deprivation were the causes in more than half of the motor vehicle accidents involving trucks in New York State last year. Illegal maneuvers, aggressive behavior, speed, inadequate evasive action and distraction make up the other fifty percent of truck accidents. In fact, more than half of the more than 150,000 accidents last year involving cars and trucks were the fault of the truck driver.The deadly facts:

  • One out of eight traffic fatalities is caused by a collision with a large truck.
  • Nearly 80 percent of all large truck accidents involve more than one vehicle other than the truck.
  • Last year, trucks accounted for more than 100,000 accidents, 23,000 injuries and more than 4000 fatalities in the USA.
  • Truck accidents often involve drivers with out-of-state licenses, multiple insurance policies and companies cutting corners on tires, safety inspection and weight limits -- putting profits before public safety.

Car Accident Settlements and Verdicts

$6,783,203 settlement after on verdict was reached in trial Brenda Lewis against the New York City Transit Authority a young boys legs where run over by a city bus.

With degrees in engineering and biology hanging on walls right alongside their law diplomas, Gurfein Douglas are your Lawyers With An Edge when fighting

At Gurfein Douglas, you can rely on the scientific training of our two partners to uncover the often hidden technical details of your case that the untrained eye might miss. Details like the speed of the vehicles at time of impact and how the laws of physics and other scientific principles support your side of the story. At Gurfein Douglas, our New York motor vehicle accident lawyers are prepared to handle any challenge, no matter how complicated, and any adversary, no matter how tough they think they are, to get you the justice, and the compensation, you deserve.



Protecting your rights is not complicated or time consuming. Protecting your rights is our job. When you have been injured in an accident or by a defective product (such as a medical device or drug), protecting your rights is as easy as finding the right legal representative who knows the system and knows how to win your case.

Attorneys at Gurfein Douglas know what insurance companies look for in evaluating claims, how to make the most beneficial settlement offers and how to best prepare your case. Most other personal injury lawyers in New York simply do not have this kind of experience.


We have been leaders in these types of settlements; we are known by pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and their insurance companies and they know who they are up against. They know we will represent our clients fully and go to trial when necessary. Because of this, we often get you the largest possible settlement before trial. Not pennies on a dollar, but a meaningful settlement! If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we are the advocates you want in the courtroom.

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