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Trucking Accident Lawyer discusses the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) is a comprehensive set of regulations intended to maintain safe practices for trucks and buses that travel interstate, and also applies to other motor carriers that are registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation explains a trucking accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm. It should be noted that trucks and buses that do not travel interstate are still regulated similarly under New York law, because New York has adopted its own version of motor carrier safety regulations that are essentially identical to the federal rules. These regulations are wide-ranging, and apply to...

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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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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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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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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Massive Pileup on Interstate

Truck Accident

A 50-year-old man from Bethpage, New York, was among the three individuals killed in a 64-vehicle pile-up on westbound Interstate 78 in during snow squalls in eastern Pennsylvania. Semi Trucks Involved A spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police said that 12 commercial vehicles were in the massive wreck that occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, at mile marker 7.5 in Bethel Township. A number of the commercial vehicles were tractor-trailers. One of the tractor-trailers struck a bus carrying the men's basketball team from Penn State-Lehigh Valley, according to The Morning Call. Dozens Injured Emergency personnel transported more than 70 people to...

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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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Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Manhattan Dump Truck Accident

Authorities arrested a truck driver following a pedestrian accident in Manhattan on Friday, February 13. According to the New York Police Department the incident happened at about 10 a.m. at 11th Avenue and West 37th Street. Truck Turning Left A 48-year-old woman was crossing the street when a dump truck operated by a 51-year-old man struck her during a left turn. The Colorado woman was in New York to attend a trade show at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center. She did not survive. Driver Arrested NYPD officers arrested the driver of the dump truck on suspicion of failing to yield to a pedestrian....

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney: Important Things to Know about your Claim

Trucking accidents by their very nature are much different than any other type of accident. As such, there are certain things you can expect after contacting a semi truck accident attorney about your case. #1. Knowledge Matters A trucking accident attorney will ideally be experienced in handling these matters and familiar with the federal laws governing tractor-trailers. There are more than 1,000 different regulations that trucking companies must follow, which is why consulting with an attorney who knows these laws is especially important. #2. Trucking Companies will Fight Back Since a great deal of money is at stake, you can expect trucking companies to...

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NY State tractor-trailer accident lawyer discussed common causes of truck accidents

Whether you're a driver or a pedestrian using the road, one of the dangers you face is an accident involving a tractor-trailer. 2012 data from the New York State DMV shows that there were over 10,000 accidents involving large trucks in that year alone. They resulted in dozens of fatalities and at least a few thousand nonfatal injuries. Just recently, two tractor-trailer accidents in New York State led to fatalities. In one case, a tractor-trailer struck an SUV carrying two people; in the other case, a tractor-trailer hit a passenger vehicle with no passengers. Both accidents led to the deaths of...

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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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