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Tractor Trailer Accidents

NY Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses How Trucks Are More Dangerous Because of the Heavy Loads They Carry

Trucks are the reason why stores have goods on their shelves. In fact, if the nation's truck transportation system were to shut down tomorrow, many our towns and cities would run out of food within a week. Although essential to the economy, trucks also take a toll on the lives of motorists with whom they share the road explains New York tractor trailer accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, this toll comes to nearly 4,000 fatalities each year from accidents. Some may argue that accidents among motorists cause more deaths. However, truck...

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Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Loaded Dump Truck Veering Into Oncoming Traffic

New York truck accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm discusses a recent accident involving a dump truck veering into oncoming traffic. On Tuesday, May 17, a dump truck loaded with manure crossed into oncoming traffic on Route 295 in Hamilton, New Jersey. Truck Careens Into Oncoming Lanes A spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said the truck was northbound between Sloan Avenue and Route 535 at about 12:10 p.m. when it crossed the center grassy median and into the southbound lanes where it struck two sport utility vehicles. The dump truck went down an embankment, and it came to...

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Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Two-vehicle Crash Involving Dump Truck

New York Truck Accident Lawyer at the Frekhtman & Associates Injury Law Firm discusses a collision between a dump truck and a passenger vehicle resulted in a loss of life. The accident happened in the western Connecticut community of Southbury on Friday, May 13. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about the crash at approximately 1:21 p.m., so local police and state troopers responded to the accident scene on Route 6 at Old Waterbury Road. Accident Details According to WTNH News, a 69-year-old female motorist driving a Subaru Legacy was westbound on Old Waterbury Road when her vehicle was broadsided by a dump...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses Safety Facts about Commercial Trucks

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the total deaths per year in accidents involving large trucks ranged from 4,305 in 1975 to 3,660 in 2014. These fatalities include the occupants of trucks and other types of vehicles, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians. Although the numbers appear somewhat lower in recent years, the difference seems small considering the increasing safety requirements and advances in technology that have occurred over the 39 intervening years. Why have the fatalities been so stubbornly persistent? Here are three contributing factors to this: Tractor-Trailer Rigs Are Meant to Haul Cargo Tractor-trailer rigs are designed to haul...

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Tips from a Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

Because semi-trucks must follow state and federal driving and operations laws that are different from the laws everyday drivers must follow, getting injured by a semi-truck can pose some unique issues. Therefore, here is some tips for those who have been injured by semi-truck accidents from a Semi-Truck Accident Attorney. Look at the name on the side of the trailer. Parties other than the semi-truck driver may share financial responsibility in your settlement. You need to investigate who owns the rig and whether the driver is an employee or independent contractor. Brush up on your history - repair history. Quality control in...

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Tractor trailer accident lawyer discusses Florida truck accident that offers free beer and chips to motorists

The Accident At approximately 3:19 a.m. last night on Interstate 95 south of the Pineda exit in Melbourne, Florida, two tractor trailers collided. A truck carrying Frito Lay chips and popcorn pulled over in the right lane. Another tractor trailer carrying Busch beer attempted to change lanes to the left but swerved back the right because of a passenger car in the left lane. This caused the beer truck to crash into the Frito Lay's chip truck. The truck drivers were not injured. The accident however spilled beer and chips onto the roadway closing I-95 for up to 4 hours. Crews...

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The tractor trailer accident lawyer fights for the rights of the non-commercial driver

Truck Accident

One day, during rush hour of 2016, a tractor-trailer, in a non-disclosed region of the United States, overturned.  The incident caused both sides of a beltway to shut down.  A male commercial driver was driving the overturned rig.  Another driver, in a standard passenger truck, was driving in the opposite direction, when the commercial truck overturned. The commercial truck crashed into a concrete barrier when it overturned.  The man driving the commercial truck was thrown from the truck and a fatality resulted.  The person, in the passenger truck, sustained serious injuries. There were sections of the concrete barrier wall spread all about...

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Bicycle Accident Lawyers Discuss Truck-bike Collision in Brooklyn

An alleged hit-and-run bicycle accident involving a bicyclist and a Ryder truck resulted in a loss of life in Brooklyn. Bicycle Accident Details According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20. A 54-year-old male cyclist was traveling in Gravesend on Avenue U, not far from East 9th Street when he was allegedly struck by the truck. Authorities say that the truck driver did not remain on the scene. First responders transported the man to Kings County Hospital, according to the New York Post. However, he did not survive. Preliminary Investigation A preliminary investigation by a NYPD collision squad determined...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Evaluates Fault

When a truck accident occurs many people assume the truck driver is the only one at fault. They focus on the negligence of the driver. However, tractor-trailer accident lawyer, Frekhtman & Associates, realizes that in some cases the liability goes beyond the truck driver. Liability is evaluated based on negligence. To be negligent a person has to fail to take reasonable actions to avoid causing an injury. In addition, the injury has to be actually caused by their failure to take the reasonable actions. So a truck driver that is following all the rules and driving safely but ends up in an accident...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses SUV in Flames After I-80 Truck Accident

Investigators were working to determine the cause of a crash on westbound Interstate 80 that involved a tractor-trailer and two sport utility vehicles, one of which burst into flames. New Jersey State Police say that the accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 25. Truck Driver Loses Control The incident reportedly began when the semi jack-knifed, and two vehicles, a 2008 Toyota SUV and a 2009 Honda SUV, both hit the truck. The Toyota was in the center lane when it burst into flames, but only after the driver and a passenger escaped, according to the Daily Record. The Honda...

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