New York Semi-Trailer Accident
With years of practice with truck accident claims, our experienced New York Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned that accidents involving a semi-truck or semi-trailer truck can cause substantial, severe, and frequently life-changing damage to individuals. The truck’s sheer size can cause an average car accident to turn deadly. These accidents can cause severe spinal injury or debilitating impairment such as a brain injury or worse, a wrongful death. Contact our New York Semi-Trailer Injury Lawyer if you or someone you love is suffering from an injury or property damage caused by an accident with one of these big rigs.
In many cases involving an accident with a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck, the accident was caused by the truck driver’s negligence. Our New York Truck Accident Lawyer staff has discovered several common scenarios caused by negligence, including wrecks caused by driver fatigue and exhaustion, alcohol use, driving while under the influence of medications, and inadequate driver training.
Many large companies may exert pressure on their truck drivers to work past the federally regulated legal limits of drive time. In these situations, a truck driver can become careless or inattentive. A driver may become slow to react to changing road conditions such as seen while driving through rain or ice. This can cause a collision and possibly a wrongful death.
In other situations, a driver may be working under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A semi-trailer’s driver should always maintain a clear and focused ability to drive and often drugs, even over-the-counter drugs, can cause substantial impairment in that ability.
Our New York Truck Accident Lawyer team states that many accidents involving a semi-trailer are caused by lack of proper training in driving techniques or training in safety regulations. If this is the case, the truck driver’s employer is liable for your injury. In addition to the driver’s employer, other groups can be liable for the accident. These entities include insurance companies and shipping companies, as well as others. Contact our New York Semi Accident Attorney staff to discuss your potential case.
There are several other common causes of these serious and often fatal semi-trailer accidents. These factors include:
- Overloaded semi-trailers
- Traffic violations – failing to yield the right of way or speeding
- 18-wheelers that are not properly maintained
- Reduced driving conditions
- Failure to screen drivers and obtain background checks
If you are suffering an injury after a collision with one of these huge semi-trailers, contact our hard-working New York Truck Accident Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. You may contact us online or at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free appointment to discuss your legal options and potential case. For your convenience, we have offices throughout the New York City region in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and we also have an office Westchester County and in the Long Island region in Suffolk County and Nassau County.