According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in nine traffic fatalities involve a large truck. Commercial trucks can weight as much as 30 times heavier than a car, as such, when a semi-truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the occupants of the smaller automobile face a significant risk of serious injury or death. If you’ve been injured in a big rig truck accident, or have lost a loved one to a crash fatality, you may be experiencing pain, suffering, grief or confusion.
A New York semi truck accident lawyer at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help you understand all of your legal options, answer your questions and walk you through the process of recovering compensation to relieve your financial burden. To speak with one of the top semi truck accident lawyers in New York, fill out our free case evaluation form or call (212) 804-7375. We serve commercial auto accident victims that have been injured throughout the State of New York and New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens localities.
Leading Causes Of Semi-Truck Accidents In New York
In the State of New York, 83% of all crashes involving large trucks are attributed to human factors. Driver distraction has been isolated as the No. 1 cause of truck accidents throughout the state of New York. While there are a number of common factors that can lead to a truck accident, such as as reckless driving, excessive driver fatigue, or safety/regulatory violations, according to statistics from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles the most common causes of trucking accidents in the State of New York are as follows:
- Distracted Driving: 19.4 percent
- Following Another Vehicle Too Closely: 13.2 percent
- Failure To Yield Right of Way: 11.2 percent
- Improper Passing: 10 percent
- Unsafe Lane Changes: 9 percent
In some cases, defective equipment in the truck itself can cause an accident. Defective equipment can include:
- Brake Failure
- Separated Treads
- Components That Quit Working, Such As A Defective Tow Hitch Or Headlights
A trucking accident that results from defective equipment can be difficult to prove, and the thought of filing a claim against the trucking manufacturer can be overwhelming to the victim of such an accident. It is for this very reason The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny was founded, and as experienced New York truck accident lawyer, we have made it our mission to provide high-quality support to victims who need professional, legal representation.
Contact An Experienced New York Semi Truck Accident Lawyer Today
With 100+ years of collective personal injury law experience, the truck accident lawyers at our The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny have helped numerous victims injured in truck accidents on the highways and roads throughout New York. We have also seen a fair share of commercial trucking accidents caused by circumstances unrelated to the trucker.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident and want proven legal representation on your side contact a New York City semi truck accident attorney at our firm today. Our legal team will ready to review the circumstances to determine whether or not you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If it can be proven the accident was due to negligent actions on the part of the truck driver, we are prepared to help you recover compensation for everything from your medical expenses to lost income. To speak to a commercial truck accident lawyer in NY about your claim, call (212) 804-7375 or complete the free case evaluation form below.