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How to Prove an Hours of Service Violation After a Truck Accident

In an effort to keep drowsy truckers off the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration devised the hours of service regulations, which apply to both commercial drivers hauling cargo and those transporting passengers. These regulations limit the number of consecutive hours truckers can stay behind the wheel without resting. If a commercial driver violates [...]

2019-01-28T09:10:59+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Blog, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on How to Prove an Hours of Service Violation After a Truck Accident

Who Might Be Liable for Damages After a Truck Accident?

Tractor-trailers weigh up to 20 times more than the average car, so it’s no surprise that the occupants of smaller vehicles tend to suffer the worst of the impact in these accidents. Brain trauma, whiplash, and broken bones are all common injuries in truck crashes, and thousands of people die in these collisions every year. [...]

2018-11-05T08:04:35+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Blog, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Who Might Be Liable for Damages After a Truck Accident?

3 FAQs About Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

The dangers of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are obvious, but people rarely consider themselves unable to drive if they are sleep deprived. In reality, though, drowsy driving can be just as risky as drunk driving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep has similar effects [...]

2018-06-06T08:48:36+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on 3 FAQs About Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

How Can Hours of Service Regulations Affect Your NYC Truck Accident Claim?

  Slow reaction time, poor psychometric coordination, reduced alertness—the effects of fatigue on a driver's performance are similar to those of alcohol. The Hours of Service (HoS) Regulations were introduced to prevent drowsy-driving accidents in the commercial trucking industry by limiting the number of hours drivers can spend behind the wheel. Tragically, many truckers violate [...]

2018-04-03T12:29:51+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on How Can Hours of Service Regulations Affect Your NYC Truck Accident Claim?

NYC Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases annual information regarding fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents. Time and time again, many of those fatalities are caused by commercial trucking accidents. These accidents are very, very serious and often result in life-changing injuries or death. If the accident involves a large truck and a smaller, passenger [...]

2018-02-23T15:05:31+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on NYC Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

The State of New York saw many truck accidents that resulted in a number of drivers, pedestrians, and others involved in personal injury. The statistics below display the amount of...

2016-10-19T20:27:29+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Truck Accidents