Truck Accidents

Manhattan Truck Accident Statistics

Posted on March 19, 2019 in
Semi-trucks play an important role in our society and economy. They can be found on America’s roadways seven days a week, 365 days a year. Without them, we would not have access to the food and other goods we enjoy on a daily basis. However, traveling on the roadways with these large trucks can be dangerous. In 2016, 3,986 people in the United States were killed in accidents involving semi-trucks. This is the highest number since 2008 when the number of fatalities reached 4,017. New York has one of...
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Jackknife Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Manhattan

Posted on February 9, 2019 in
While all roadway accidents involving tractor-trailers can be dangerous, few are as frightening as a jackknife big-rig crash. In this scenario, the trailer and the cab (the part where the driver sits) are facing different directions and the big-rig may even flip over. When a tractor-trailer is stretched out over the roadway, there is a limited amount of time to react and the potential for multi-car pile-ups and rear end accidents is significant. What is a Jackknife Accident? Many times you may sit in traffic for very long periods...
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Manhattan Sanitation Truck Accidents

Posted on January 19, 2019 in
In Manhattan as in other parts of the State and throughout the country, garbage collection is required to maintain a healthy borough, but can also endanger the safety of garbage truck drivers and the public. Waste management employees face dangers inherent in their jobs. In fact, sanitation workers and other jobs in the garbage disposal sector face the threat of injury or even death on an everyday basis and are ranked in the ten most dangerous jobs in the United States. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is responsible for...
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The Dangers of Skitching in Manhattan

Posted on December 30, 2018 in
What is Skitching? Skitching is the dangerous practice of hitching a ride by holding onto a bus, car, truck or taxicab while rollerblading, bicycling or skateboarding. Skitching is also sometimes referred to as bumper jumping, bumper hitching or jogging. Regardless of what you call it, the practice can lead to taxi accidents, bicycle accidents and car accidents on Manhattan’s busy streets. Why do People Engage in Skitching in Manhattan? The most likely reason for skitching is simply the excitement and adrenaline rush. But it is very hard for other...
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Manhattan Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

Posted on December 20, 2018 in
Large commercial vehicles such as box trucks, big rigs, semis, and eighteen wheel tractor trailers are an essential part of the transportation landscape. They carry large quantities of goods over state lines and are an integral part of this country’s interstate commerce. However, due to their large size and massive weight, if these big rigs are involved in an accident, catastrophic injuries can result. What are the Causes of Manhattan Truck Accidents? If the tractor-trailer operator fails to follow the rules of the road or drives for extended periods...
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