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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Settlement Following Fatal Crash Involving A Truck Driver on Drugs

The family of a Freehold, New Jersey, woman killed in a crash involving a semi wants a new law requiring methadone testing for interstate truckers explains a semi truck accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm in New York. Accident Details The 50-year-old woman was waiting in her Honda at a red light when a semi tractor-trailer rear-ended the passenger vehicle with such force that it ended up on the other side of the intersection. The fiery accident happened on March 31, 2014, on southbound Route 9 at Old Mill Road in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Under the Influence of Drugs After the...

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Brooklyn Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Alleged Distracted Driving And $120 Million Suit

A fatal semi truck accident has resulted in the filing of a $120 million wrongful death lawsuit explains a Brooklyn truck accident attorney at the Frekhtman & Associates injury law firm. The suit alleges that distracted driving is to blame. The crash happened about nine miles west of Odessa, Texas, at about 11 a.m. on December 22, 2016. Large Truck Veers Into Oncoming Traffic A Peterbilt crane, followed by a Peterbilt truck and flatbed trailer, was southbound on FM 866. When the driver of the crane slowed it down to make a turn, the second truck hit it from behind. This caused...

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Bronx Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Upper East Side Pedestrian Accident

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According to NBC 4 News, a 2004 Freightliner box truck struck a pedestrian on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday, February 24 explains a Bronx truck accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm located at the corner of Villa Avenue and the Grand Concourse in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, NY. Early Morning Accident The accident happened at about 6 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. According to police, the truck was northbound on Amsterdam Avenue when it knocked the 83-year-old man to the ground. When officers arrived, they found the pedestrian in the road,...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses Semi in Rear-end Collision

A semi tractor-trailer that allegedly failed to stop in time in slowing traffic set off a chain reaction collision on the Cross Bronx Expressway. The accident happened at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, in the northbound lanes near Webster Avenue says a tractor trailer accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. Accident Details An NYPD highway inspector said that a big rig stopped in the middle lane and a Ford pickup truck pulled up behind it. Then, another 18-wheeler crashed into the Ford pickup truck and a Toyota Corolla. Ultimately, the pickup truck was wedged under the...

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NYC Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Winter Time Tractor Trailer Hazards

Truck Accidents are more dangerous because of the heavy loads trailers carry and are much more dangerous in the winter. A loaded trailer on an 18-wheeler can be 30,000 to 70,000 pounds. Most companies and owner-operators try to operate their vehicles safely, but winter driving introduces additional hazards. These include ice, snow, sleet, freezing rain, and foggy conditions. Tractor trailers and other big commercial vehicles still have the same disadvantages they have in good weather. Their huge mass makes it harder for a driver to stop or dodge a hazard on the road. Trucks are more vulnerable to strong cross winds. A...

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New York Truck Accident Attorney Discusses The Dangers Posed by Tractor Trailers in the NY area

After a large truck traveling on the New Jersey Turkpike in 2015 hit the limo carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and nine others, nearly everyone began talking about truck safety issues again. Sadly, comedian “Jimmy Mack” (James McNair) died in that accident that wound up sending Morgan and eight other seriously injured passengers to local hospitals explains a New York truck accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm. What many people don’t know is that Morgan’s limo was traveling at less than 10 miles per hour when it was hit. Furthermore, the Walmart truck driver was much too tired to be...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney: Driving Habits Are a Big Predictor of Future Accidents

There are many causes of semi truck accidents, such as driver inexperience and mechanical failure. Among the top causes, however, is force of habit explains a New York semi truck accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. Truck drivers who habitually commit traffic violations such as making improper lane changes will continue to do so until they lose their job from accruing too many traffic tickets or causing an accident. These are drivers who have the skill but not the inclination to drive safely. Some drivers automatically react to specific situations in a dangerous way while others do so...

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NYC Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses The Deadly Nature of Truck and Car Accidents

At their maximum allowed weight of 80,000 pounds, semi trucks are the behemoths of the road. Unfortunately, this fact isn't fully appreciated by many of the motorists who share the road with them. The enormous weight of semi trucks increases their stopping distance, and their high center of gravity makes them vulnerable to tipping over. A fully loaded trailer is top-heavy, and the truck driver that doesn't drive extra slow on curves can tip over explains a New York City truck accident lawyer. When the trailer is empty, it risks tipping over from strong wind gusts. Without cargo weight to hold it down,...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Examines the Effect of GPS on Truck Driver Safety

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For trucking companies, quick cargo deliveries are essential for staying competitive. This is why GPS technology is such a boon to the industry. It allows the truck driver to find shorter routes and bypass congestion caused by rush hour traffic and road construction. However, according to a New York semi truck accident attorney, its use has contributed to many serious accidents in a number of ways: GPS Distracts the Truck Driver Route finding is a driving distraction that is a necessary "evil" in that it takes the mind off of driving yet is absolutely essential. Going to a destination for the first...

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Injury Attorney answers the question: Why Retain A Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents wreak havoc on those involved explains Arkady Frekhtman, a truck accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in New York City with offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. You don't have to handle your accident alone. You should contact a well-qualified truck accident lawyer immediately. A truck accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience to identify the relevant facts and law that is on your side in order to get you the maximum award possible. Truck accidents are generally much more complex than other motor vehicle accidents. Handling your case without an attorney is a bad idea for...

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