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On June 7, 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured when the limo bus he was traveling in was rear-ended by a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash resulted in one fatality and several injuries. Investigators determined that the driver of the truck had been continuously awake for 24 hours.

This is an example of the type of truck accident that takes the lives of many Americans each year. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported 3,921 big rig accident fatalities in 2012. Not only 18-wheelers but also other types of commercial vehicles are often involved in serious and fatal accidents. New York City has plenty of trucks on the roads, including big rigs and service vehicles. In early 2015, a garbage truck struck and killed a bicyclist in Queens.

Federal and state safety laws are intended to protect the public from truck accidents caused by preventable human error (negligence), including:

  • Driving fatigue
  • Lack of safety features or failure to use existing safety devices such as signal lights and backing alarms
  • Traffic violations, such as illegal lane changes

Sometimes it is a truck driver himself (or herself) who is killed. In this case, there will be a work injury death claim. More often, however, someone in another vehicle is a fatality victim in a crash between a truck and a smaller vehicle.

The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in New York City has a strong track record of successful injury claims and lawsuits and wrongful death claims. The firm has collected more than $100 million for injured people and surviving family members.

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We are prepared to evaluate your case and recommend the next steps toward the preparation of a wrongful death claim. Call (212) 421-0300 or email us to schedule a preliminary case evaluation by an experienced truck accident lawyer at no charge.

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Whether you need a car accident lawyer, slip and fall lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we've helped thousands of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.

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If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrong-doing of another, we can provide you and your loved ones with the legal support needed to ensure proper medical attention, long-term treatment and fair, reasonable financial compensation is received for your personal injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (212) 421-0300.

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