What is a Truck Driver’s Duty to Secure its Load?

There are circumstances when even a property secured load may require escort vehicles as an additional extra precaution. A commercial truck operator is responsible for many things when they get behind the wheel of their big-rig. One of their most important duties is to make sure and secure their vehicle’s load properly. A truck’s load…

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Obtaining Compensation After an NYC Truck Accident

Many trucking accidents involve serious personal injuries due to the significant size and weight of commercial trucks. Truck accident victims may not know how to receive compensation from the party or company that was responsible for the accident. If you were injured in a big-rig accident, the experienced NYC truck accident attorneys at Michael J….

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New York City Truck Accident Lawyer

Stats show that there are over eleven million (11,000,000) trucks operating across the United States and some have overworked drivers behind the wheel. In 2016 alone, there were 475,000 large truck accidents with human error accounting for about ninety percent (90%) of them. And while a study found that about a quarter of drivers had…

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Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers are required to follow the rules and regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In fact, any truck driver in the United States that operates a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) falls under the jurisdiction of these requirements. However, the reality is that truck drivers are encouraged to make as much…

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Preserving Evidence in Trucking Accident Cases

Accidents with large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, dump trucks, concrete trucks, trash trucks, or other large commercial trucks typically result in catastrophic injuries or even death. If you were in an accident with a large commercial truck, you likely suffered severe injuries and may be unable to return to work. In order to receive…

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Manhattan Truck Accident Statistics

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…

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Jackknife Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Manhattan

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…

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Manhattan Sanitation Truck Accidents

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…

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Manhattan Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

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…

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