An 18-Wheeled Menace: The Hazards Of Truck Accidents
For New Yorkers, semitrucks are a routine sight traveling up and down city streets, delivering goods to neighborhood businesses. But while familiar, large trucks pose a significant risk for other vehicles on the roads. A collision resulting from a truck driver’s negligence can have devastating consequences for the accident victim. Since the firm’s founding in 1987, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Mark E. Weinberger P.C. in Rockville Centre have been helping trucking accident victims and their family members recover fair compensation.
Despite Regulations, Problems Persist
Trucking is a highly regulated industry. Both state and federal governments recognize the risk of large vehicles on streets and highways and implemented strict safety regulations to minimize the likelihood of an accident. Truckers and trucking companies must comply with drive time restrictions, weight limits and highly regimented maintenance schedules. But far too often drivers or trucking companies ignore these strict rules in favor of faster delivery times and larger loads.
When an overtired driver hits another car or poorly loaded cargo shifts and causes the driver to lose control, accident victims often pay the price. Due to the size difference, the much smaller passenger vehicles tend to suffer more damage.
Robust Defense Against Insurance Powerhouses
The trucking industry plays a large role in the national economy, and it is protected by powerful insurance companies. To bring a successful personal injury suit against a truck driver or trucking company, you need a lawyer familiar with trucking regulations.
Using factual evidence to demonstrate liability and fault, our experienced team will build a strong case for your claim. Without an aggressive legal advocate, an insurance company may attempt to deny your claim or settle for much less than you are entitled to.
If you were injured in a trucking accident, our dedicated lawyers can help you pursue a settlement that represents the severity of your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, please email our firm or call 516-855-3715. We serve clients throughout the New York metropolitan area.