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.
Police in New York are investigating the cause of a crash between a school bus and a box truck. This truck accident reportedly occurred near the end of May in Queens. A total of 17 children were injured in the wreck.
Authorities in New York are currently investigating an incident involving a box truck and a pedestrian. The truck accident is said to have occurred early in the morning of Friday, Feb. 24. on the Upper West Side. Sadly, the victim failed to survive the collision.
Police in New York are investigating a recent crash that occurred on the Cross Bronx Expressway. This truck accident is said to have involved two semis and two passenger cars. Three people were killed in the wreck, and another three suffered serious injuries.
An accident involving a big rig can have some serious -- if not fatal -- consequences. As such, it is likely that the victims of such incidents or – in the event of fatality -- their loved ones will experience some pretty significant losses. If a truck accident occurs, whether in New York or elsewhere, those negatively affected may be able to seek compensation for any damages they have sustained.
Police have arrested the trucker believed responsible for a fatal crash on the New York State Thruway. The incident reportedly occurred in early October. One person lost his life in this truck accident.
A bicyclist in New York recently suffered serious injuries after being struck by a dump truck. This truck accident reportedly occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 23., in Manhattan. According to reports, the truck driver failed to stop after the crash.
Semi trucks can be intimidating to others on the road. However, they are needed for the transportation of goods, so they are not going away anytime soon. Sadly, truck accidents are a common occurrence in New York and across the country. It is believed that truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in quite a few of these incidents.