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Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal Hit-and-run Near George Washington Bridge

Relative to most passenger vehicles, semi tractor-trailers are huge says New York City tractor trailer accident attorney Arkady Frekhtman of the F&A injury law firm. Big rigs with loaded trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. So-called turnpike doubles with two 48-ft trailers are particularly imposing, especially when truckers operate them in adverse weather like fog, snow or freezing rain. When impaired drivers operate commercial trucks weighing 20-25 times more than other vehicles, they often become serious or even lethal weapons. Fatality at George Washington Bridge A recent hit-and-run accident involving an 18-wheeler left a passenger vehicle damaged to the point that...

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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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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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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Notes Potential Dire Consequences Of Fatigued Driving

A tractor-trailer accident in eastern Pennsylvania's Berks County on Wednesday, November 19, graphically illustrates the hazards of alleged fatigued driving. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 73 and Route 222. Driver Allegedly Fell Asleep According to the Berks County District Attorney, the 50-year-old truck driver from Reading allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing his rig to crash into a vehicle at a traffic light. The truck then continued on into oncoming traffic. Two additional vehicles were crushed as they were pulling out of a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. A 23-year-old male and a 32-year-old female did...

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