Driving on New York City streets can be quite the experience. Roads are often extremely crowded and frustrating to maneuver, and as such, many drivers, particularly truck drivers, have adopted overly aggressive driving habits to deal with traffic conditions. What are the signs of an overly aggressive truck driver, and what can you do if you've been injured by one?
The streets of New York are often occupied by large commercial haulers that are difficult for their drivers to maneuver. When turning, the drivers of these big trucks are known to take up more than one lane to get the clearance that they need. Unfortunately, not all of them are good at signaling their turns. This can lead to what experts call a squeeze play truck accident. Were you or a loved one injured -- or worse -- in such an event?
Police in New York are investigating a crash that left five construction workers injured. This event occurred the morning of Saturday, March 21, on the RFK Bridge. As the victims of this truck accident were on the clock at the time of the crash, they may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through both workers' compensation benefits and third-party legal claims.
Police in New York are investigating a recent accident that resulted in the death of a cyclist. The victim is the first cyclist to die in New York City this year. This particular incident involved a commercial box truck. Depending on the circumstances of this truck accident, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Pushing limits -- sometimes it is a good thing, and sometimes it is not. When it comes to safety regulations, for example, pushing the limits or exceeding them is far from a good thing. The trucking industry is known for pushing boundaries, particularly when it comes to how much cargo is being moved at any given time. These trucks can only carry so much, and when overloaded, bad things can happen. Truck weight can and has contributed to a number of truck accidents in the state of New York and elsewhere.
Residents of an Upper East Side neighborhood were woken in the middle of the night on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to the sounds of construction workers screaming. The New York City Department of Transportation was working on a project on East 88th Street when a worker in a truck backed over a worker on the street. This trucking accident claimed the life of one individual and emotionally scarred others for a lifetime.
Commercial truck drivers in New York and elsewhere have many tasks that they have to complete during their time on the road. Aside from getting cargo to its destination, the most important job truck drivers have is to operate their vehicles safely. Unfortunately, some lack the proper training to do that, and trucking accidents happen as a result.
Owning a vehicle comes with a lot of responsibility. In order to operate an automobile on New York roads, one has to ensure it is kept in good repair. Trucking companies and truck drivers, in particular, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, are supposed to go above and beyond when it comes to inspections, maintenance and repair. Failing to do so could lead to a trucking accident.
Law enforcement officers in New York are in the process of investigating a pedestrian accident involving a U.S. Postal Service vehicle. On the evening of May 3, a 52-year-old male was struck down by a USPS truck while crossing a street in Brooklyn. Sadly, the injuries suffered due to this truck accident victim proved fatal.
On Monday, Jan. 28, an armored truck collided with a BMW convertible. This truck accident is believed to have been the result of truck driver negligence. A total of three people suffered injuries in the wreck. According to the laws of New York, the victim may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.