Trucking Accident Attorney Serving the Bronx, NY

Accidents involving trucks result in thousands of injuries and deaths every year in the United States. Trucks and tractor-trailers are dangerous for a variety of reasons. But the main reason is the size a typical commercial truck. In fact, trucks weigh as much as 30 times more than an ordinary automobile. And a collision between a truck and a car can be devastating.

Trucks are large, harder to drive, maneuver and stop than cars. And tractor trailers present an even greater danger. The mass and weight of trucks can cause a lot of damage. Because of this trucks are subject to special laws and regulations to better protect the public and minimize the risk on the road.

Trucks must be routinely inspected and properly maintained, and records of this must be kept for a certain period of time. Trucks are also subject to specific size and weight limits and of the loads they carry. There are also specific rules for truck drivers, requiring them to obtain special licenses and adhere to hourly driving limits. 

Even with these laws and regulations, trucks are involved in many types of accidents. The failure to properly maintain and operate these vehicles is a leading cause of accidents. Truck drivers can also be at fault because they typically drive long hours over vast distances without adequate sleep in order to meet strict deadlines, making them overtired and easily distracted. In other words, the driver’s condition can lead to accidents and serious injuries. 

In an accident, trucking companies (as well as insurers) often conduct their own analysis of the scene by a team of adjusters, investigators, and even lawyers. The trucking industry is focused on reducing liability. So it is very important for an accident victim to contact an attorney immediately to perform a thorough investigation, and the results often differ greatly from the insurance company’s investigation.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in the Bronx, NY

Trucks cause a large number of accidents every day. If the laws and rules have not been followed by the trucking company and the driver, then a lawsuit for personal injuries is possible. But a violation does not have to occur for a person to be entitled to compensation, any type of negligence can be the basis of a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been injured, or your loved one has been killed in a trucking accident, you need a personal injury attorney to protect your rights. Contact the Law Office of Ryan S. Goldstein for a free consultation today.

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