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.
Snow and ice will soon be a common sight on New York streets and highways. How people operate their vehicles in such conditions can mean the difference between arriving at their destinations safely and getting in an accident. Semi drivers need to be particularly careful when the weather is bad, as they can quickly lose control of their vehicles and the results can be disastrous. When a truck accident happens and it is weather-related, victims may still be able to seek compensation for their losses.
Ever see a semitrailer tipped onto its side? Ever see cargo fall off a semitrailer bed? These things happen, and it is usually because the cargo on or inside these massive trucks was not properly secured. In New York, when unsecured cargo causes a truck accident, anyone injured in the event may have legal recourse.
New York has strict laws when it comes to cell phone use while driving. Texting is prohibited, as is talking on the phone without the use of a hands-free device. While this may be the case, these laws have not stopped people, whether they are driving for personal or professional matters, from paying more attention to their cell phones than operating their automobiles. When a semi-trailer driver causes a truck accident due to cell phone use, the results can be catastrophic. Victims or -- in the the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse.