Truck Accidents

Truck Driver Fatigue

Posted on November 26, 2019 in
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 profit as possible for their employers. Even though strict regulations exist, many truck drivers simply do not follow them, leaving them with serious driver fatigue and placing everyone on the roadways in jeopardy.   ...
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Preserving Evidence in Trucking Accident Cases

Posted on July 9, 2019 in
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 compensation for your injuries, you will need to ensure that the evidence from the trucking accident is preserved immediately in order to build a strong personal injury case. Types of Evidence To Preserve Trucking...
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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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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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