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My car was hit by a truck accident. What can I do?

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My car was hit by a truck accident. What can I do?

On the road, there are all different types of motor vehicles. This can include passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks or even bigger vehicles. As drivers, it is important we all adhere to the rules of the road. This is to ensure that everyone travels safely and no accidents happen. However, it is inevitable that accidents will occur. Whether it is due to human error or weather, accidents can happen every day. Drivers and passengers face the risk of an accident every time they get in their car. This is why it is so important that each driver takes into account their actions and how they can affect others. Traffic violations, such as speeding, reckless driving and using a cell phone while driving, are enforced to protect everyone and keep the roads safe. There are even more rules in place for specific motor vehicle types.

Trucks have a set of guidelines they must follow in order to adhere to the law. Truck drivers are only allowed to operate their vehicle for a certain number of hours before they need a break. This is often due to the number of hours they work per shift and per week. Their job can be tiring. It is important for drivers not to drive while weary or else they could fall asleep and cause a devastating accident.

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How can truck accidents occur?

Truck accidents can be attributed to a variety of factors. Conditions on the road may not have been good due to weather or even loose pavement. Trucks can also be an issue because of possible defective parts. Defective equipment on the truck itself can cause great danger. It may come in the form of brake failures, separated treads, components that quit working and more. Other times the fault may be the driver’s doing. They may not have seen smaller cars in their mirrors, leading to a lack of knowledge of their surroundings.

When an accident has occurred, it is important to seek the right help. First, get the medical attention you need. Not only will this keep you in good health, it will provide documentation of any injuries sustained in the accident. Then seek the counsel of a professional attorney. We can help you build a case to recover compensation for your medical bills and emotional turmoil that you may have suffered from.

Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. Call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer.

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