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Truck Accidents in New York State

Truck Accidents in New York State

There are few things more devastating than truck accidents. Our economy depends on truckers to deliver goods on time, all the time. Because of this, truck drivers work long hours and face great pressure from their companies to make every stop on time. Unfortunately, this often causes serious accidents that have long-lasting effects. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a truck accident, you should continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York[...]

What Should I do After a Truck Accident in New York State?

What Should I do After a Truck Accident in New York State?

Our nation depends on truck drivers to keep the country up-and-running. Fortunately for us, we have some of the hardest-working, most dedicated truckers in the world. However, truckers are under immense pressure at all times, as they spend their 70-hour workweek tirelessly driving under strict management, demanding they meet each and every deadline on time. This can take a toll on a person, so it is no surprise that truck drivers sometimes end up causing accidents. Unfortunately, due[...]

How to Recover Compensation Following a New York Truck Accident

How to Recover Compensation Following a New York Truck Accident

Truck accidents are usually the most damaging type of accident. If you have collided with a truck, you are most likely suffering from severe injuries. This is why you must get in touch with an experienced attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. Truck accidents are sometimes particularly difficult to recover compensation from, so it is important you ensure you do not get taken advantage of.  What are the different types of truck accidents? Because of[...]

5 Leading Causes of Large Truck Accidents

5 Leading Causes of Large Truck Accidents

Considering the sheer number of miles traveled by commercial drivers and the many dangers they encounter while on the road, it should come as no surprise that large truck accidents are relatively common. In fact, more than 4,300 people died in these crashes in 2016 alone. Passenger vehicle occupants are especially vulnerable in such wrecks because their cars are no match for massive tractor-trailers. To reduce your risk, it’s a good idea to learn the most common causes[...]

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

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 the hours of service regulations and ends up causing an accident, those who are injured as a result can file a claim for[...]

Who Might Be Liable for Damages 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. If you were hurt or lost someone you love due to the negligence of a truck driver, you have the right to pursue[...]

3 FAQs About Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

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 on the body as alcohol. If you have been awake for 18 consecutive hours, for example, your reaction times are similar to those[...]

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

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 HoS Regulations to boost their income or speed up delivery times. Fatigue contributes to nearly 13 percent of large truck accidents in the[...]

NYC Truck Accidents

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 vehicle, the individuals in the passenger vehicle are put at high risk for injury. There are many different factors that go into trucking[...]

Ways to help lower rates of distracted driving amongst truckers

Ways to help lower rates of distracted driving amongst truckers

The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that one of its priorities in 2016 is addressing the issue of safety among trucks and truckers on the road. The NTSB has identified four potential safety improvements and goals: 1) Reduce fatigue-related accidents 2) Disconnect from deadly distractions 3) End substance impairment in transportation 4) Require medical fitness for duty The NTSB has made many recommendations over the past few years concerning fatigued driving, especially amongst truckers. The group has[...]

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