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A New York truck accident with a passenger car can result in serious injury to the occupants of the car. In 2008 in New York State alone, there were over 3,000 traffic accidents involving large trucks.  These truck accidents resulted in more than 100 fatalities.

A large truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig is generally defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds. These commercial motor vehicles are subject to regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  For example, FMCSA has established Hours-of-Service Regulations. This regulation limits the hours an operator of an eighteen wheeler, tractor-trailer, or other commercial motor vehicle (CMV) can drive.

FMCSA has also established a texting ban upon CMV drivers while operating in interstate commerce. These regulations are designed to reduce fatal collisions while at the same time maintain efficient motor carrier operations.

A large truck accident may be caused by the driver’s negligent operation of the truck. This may include the following:

When a truck driver operates a large truck in a careless manner, innocent lives are put at risk. Every year there are serious and fatal accidents caused upon our roadways by negligent truck drivers. Some of these roadways include the New Jersey Turnpike, Cross Bronx Expressway, Long Island Expressway, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the Jackie Robinson Parkway.

Share the Road Safely

There are some basic driving  tips that operators of automobiles can follow when sharing the road with a large truck that can help make our roads a safer place for all of us!

Share the Road Safely
For more information visit FMCSA’s “Share the Road Safely.”

New York City Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been hurt in a New York accident caused by a large truck, you are facing a trying and difficult time. You are concerned for your future while at the same time trying to recoup from your injuries. You have questions and need answers. We are here to help.

We know the claims process so that you do not have to worry about your benefits for medical expenses or lost wages. We also know that it is important to conduct an immediate investigation into the cause of the accident while memories and evidence are still fresh. It is, therefore, to your benefit to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

Mr. DiMartini has extensive experience helping people injured in motor vehicle crashes. Since 1987, he has represented car accident victims throughout the New York City metropolitan area. He has a long record of success winning favorable settlements and awards for his injured clients. He will aggressively and professionally assert your claim to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Personal injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York truck accident, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!

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