Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions and vehicle performance, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The trucking industry is under financial pressure to deliver goods more cheaply and faster than ever before. As a result, trucking companies, in Long Island, NY, cut corners
- Truck drivers find themselves driving long hours
- Trucks are not always properly maintained
- Freight is sometimes improperly loaded
- Truck driver training and screening is mismanaged
The New York truck accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP look at both the actions of the truck driver as well as those of the parent company when investigating trucking accidents. State and federal laws govern the trucking industry, and require both a driver and a truck company to keep and maintain certain kinds of records. As attorneys we have legal access and can obtain copies of a driver’s logbook, drug test results, driving record, and training history. We uncover violations and hold drivers and truck companies liable for injuries and fatalities they cause through negligence.
9 Most Common Truck Accident Causes
The attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck represent clients injured in all semi or tractor-trailer accidents, including the following:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Excessive speeding
- Wide turns
- Trucks pulled off onto the shoulder improperly
- Load shift
- Lack of proper safety reflectors for night driving
- Tire blowouts
Investigating Your Tractor Trailer Accident Claim
Truck companies train drivers in methods that deflect blame and deny responsibility for accidents. However, certain physical facts and documents make it difficult for drivers to cover-up negligence and safety violations. Our lawyers look at everything, including the following, when investigating tractor-trailer accidents:
- Driver’s logbook
- Results from the highway patrol, alcohol and drug tests
- Length of skid marks
- Vehicle maintenance log
- Brake pads and other components
- Driver’s training history
Facing the Costs of a Serious Injury Sustained in a Truck Accident
Truck accidents on Long Island roads often cause serious head, back, and neck injuries, not to mention amputations, burns, and fatalities. Many injuries are not readily detectable, and some may be difficult to treat. Providing detailed, accurate projections of your health care costs is essential to receive the compensation you deserve. Because determining an accurate value for your claim is crucial, we consult medical experts, economists and life care planners to determine recovery amounts for medical costs, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Working from established medical records, our experts provide estimates supported by medical data analysis, and recognized by medical professionals, including HMOs, and even insurers.
The trucking industry has the wherewithal to retain experienced, effective legal teams to fight claims in trucking accidents. Trucking companies frequently send representatives, who arrive quickly at the scene of an accident to gather information and interview witnesses. You need experienced experts on your side, including a seasoned NY truck accident attorney, to present your case in a truck accident claim.
Contact Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers
We understand the trucking industry and the laws that regulate it. We know how to investigate truck accidents and trucking companies. We can help you by filing your accident claim, negotiating with insurance and trucking companies, or taking your case to trial, if necessary, to recover just compensation. Favorable outcomes depend on the skills and experience of effective truck accident lawyers.
Call our truck accident law firm in Long Island at (631) 250-4072 today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
If you are unable to travel, hospital and home visits are available.
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