Auto collisions involving semitrailers and other larger vehicles happen all too often in New York. When they do, it is common for trucking companies and/or their insurance providers to offer victims settlement agreements with some level of compensation. Should a truck accident victim take a settlement agreement?
A New York man was riding his bike in Midtown when he was hit by a private sanitation truck. This is far from the first time a private sanitation truck has been involved in such an incident. In fact, the New York City Police Department says these vehicles are often involved in serious or deadly collisions. The victim of this most recent truck accident may be entitled to seek compensation for his losses.
It is not uncommon for semi-truck drivers to travel New York roadways during the night to avoid traffic and to meet deadline demands. Unfortunately, long hours and night travel can result in truck driver fatigue. Fatigue can result in danger for truck drivers and any other motor vehicle operators on the road. The actions prior to a recent accident have not been determined, but a recent accident involving a tractor-trailer resulted in the death of another driver.
A woman biking near Central Park recently was hit by a garbage truck. Sadly, she suffered critical injuries and later died at a local hospital. According to the laws of New York, the surviving family members of this truck accident victim may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Numerous New York residents suffer injuries or lose loved ones in trucking accidents every year. The resulting damages can take an extreme toll on a person physically, financially and emotionally. Anyone negatively affected by a truck accident -- either through injury or death of a loved one -- needs to know that if negligence contributed to the event, compensation may be sought.
Those close to a man who was recently killed when hit by a garbage truck in New York want answers as to why this happened. They say that the driver responsible for the truck accident has struck and killed someone before. Police and the city are working toward having the trucker's license suspended.
Accidents involving semitrailers, construction vehicles and other commercial haulers happen all too frequently on the streets of New York. When they do, the victims of these collisions often suffer serious -- if not fatal -- injuries. Why might a truck accident happen and can one seek compensation following such an event?
A young boy in New York recently lost his life after being struck by an oil truck. This incident occurred in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area on Jan. 26. The driver believed responsible for this truck accident is said to have been operating his vehicle on a suspended license.
It is not uncommon to see drunk drivers on New York roads, even truck drivers who are drunk or otherwise impaired. While there are laws in place to stop truck drivers from getting behind the wheel of their massive vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it still happens and individuals have been hurt or killed as a result. Victims of such a truck accident, or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members, may have legal recourse according to state and federal laws.
New York sees its fair share of trucking accidents every year. Victims often suffer severe injuries, and some of them even lose their lives. Following a truck accident, it may be possible for victims or -- in the event of a fatality -- their surviving family members to seek compensation for their losses. How they go about seeking relief may affect how much they get in the end.