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Truck Accidents

New York City Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses UPS, FedEx, and other Delivery Truck Accidents

Every day, New York City delivery truck drivers are constantly trying to meet daily deadlines while serving the needs of over eight million residents, countless commuters, and constantly expanding business interests. Yet like everyone else, they must avoid negligently causing accidents just because they’re trying to impress their employers by shaving a few minutes off their delivery times explains a New York City delivery truck accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. Since the average delivery truck is much larger than many of today’s smaller cars, if you’re hit by one – you’re likely to be seriously injured....

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New Technologies Can Help Truckers Decrease Fatigue & Accidents


Veterans of the trucking industry like Juan Ochoa, who currently manages a group of about 80 long-haul trucks in Kent Washington, estimate that roughly seventy percent (70%) of all trucking accidents are caused by fatigue. Ochoa also asserts that once truck drivers become too tired, they’re no longer able to respond quickly enough to road dangers. Aware of this problem, many businesses are now creating and marketing products that can help truckers remain fully aware of when they’ve become too drowsy to drive. Dr. Daniel Bongers’s Australian company SmartCap currently markets a line of industrial safety products that can help most...

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery When our firm first meets with new clients, our lawyers always explain that it can be very difficult to provide early estimates regarding a case’s settlement value since so much depends on each case’s unique facts. Furthermore, the main factors that can help us determine the possible range of recovery include whether your injuries are permanent, extensive and require surgery. We must also find out the total cost of your medical treatments – and then use that figure to help us calculate our request for your pain and suffering. It’s also...

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NYC Commercial Truck Accidents: FAQs, Definitions and Statutes

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Without a doubt, the most dangerous type of vehicle to collide with in an accident is a large commercial truck. Even the smaller ones often weigh far more than the average passenger car that weighs between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds. As might be expected, injured passengers of other vehicles (as well as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycle riders) often die of their injuries. People who manage to survive accidents with commercial trucks are often left paralyzed – or suffering from traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries – or a vast array of other medical problems. While many people improve greatly...

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NYC Truck Accidents Pose Daily Threat to Everyone

Every year, New Yorkers witness far too many serious and deadly truck accidents. While some are due to speeding, others are the result of drunk or distracted driving. When victims do survive, they often wind up living greatly compromised lives. During 2018, many truck accidents occurred on Brooklyn streets and freeways. Here’s a closer look at three crashes that clearly indicate the types of injuries often suffered. General safety tips are then set forth, indicating the best ways to drive near trucks. Ford Pickup Slams Into Another Vehicle – Causing a Six-Car Crash While traveling toward Brooklyn during rush hour, a Ford truck...

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Large Truck Accident Statistics

When it comes to deaths in large truck accidents, the deaths are usually to people in passenger vehicles. This is because people in these smaller vehicles are vulnerable. Trucks can weigh up to 30 times as much as a normal care. They are also taller and have larger ground clearance which means that the smaller vehicles can get stuck underneath the truck in crashes. Trucks can also have issues with braking, and they can take a long time to break. When bad roads are a factor, the time it takes for a large truck to come to a complete stop is...

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New York Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers Discuss: Will Truck Platooning Improve Road Safety ?

During the next year or so, if you’re traveling out on a rural highway, you’re likely to see a couple of large 18-wheeler trucks traveling very close together – perhaps just 30 or 50 feet apart. It will be hard to miss them since they’ll probably be traveling by at about 70 miles per hour says Arkady Frekhtman, one of the New York tractor trailer accident lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm in Brooklyn, NY. [embed][/embed] In the past, such sights were rare since it was illegal in most states for vehicles to travel so close together. However, “truck platooning” will...

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Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

After you’ve been injured in an accident involving a large truck, you might be wondering if you need a truck accident lawyer in NYC or not. If the accident was minor and your injuries were not severe, you might not need to hire a lawyer. You might be fine to settle outside of court. But, for serious injuries where you are looking at significant medical bills, a lawyer is often your best option for receiving the compensation you are owed. If an insurance company is refusing to pay you the money you are due, a personal injury lawyer can also help you....

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One in Hospital After Tractor-Trailer Accident in Weedsport

Crews were called out to an accident that occurred on South Seneca Street in Weedsport. This incident happened at around 5:45 in the evening and involved a tractor-trailer and a car. First responders arrived at 8864 South Seneca Street for an accident that involved minor injuries. When they got to the scene, they found one vehicle that was on its side. The injuries from the accident appear to have been mostly minor. But, one patient did have to be taken to Auburn Community Hospital by ambulance. The Weedsport Ambulance and Rescue were also on the scene. This story is new and any updates will...

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Sanitation Worker Causes Chain Reaction Collision in Queens

Sanitation Truck Accident in Queens

  A sanitation worker in the Queens area who thought it would be a good idea to take the wheels on his own ended up in trouble with the police last Saturday. He caused a chain reaction collision because he decided to move a van that was in the way of his sanitation truck. This is the reason the police gave as to why the accident occurred. The driver of the sanitation truck, James M. McGuinness, 50, was gathering garbage on Hampton Street near Elmhurst Avenue in the Flushing neighborhood at roughly 11:30 a.m. While doing so, he saw a 2003 Ford...

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