Truck Accident Lawyer in NYC
People who walk away from large truck collisions are the lucky ones. At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our experienced truck accident attorneys have handled many wrongful death claims after these tragic crashes. We’ve also seen first-hand the damages that can arise from non-fatal accidents – permanent disabilities, catastrophic injuries, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs. We can help truck accident victims recover their financial losses, and start the journey toward physical and emotional healing.
Truck Accident Stats in New York
Large trucks are vital to New York City’s economy. They provide consumer goods and services to millions of residents in the five boroughs, as well as services to other parts of New York State. The vast number of commercial vehicles using NY’s roadways requires special considerations by the Office of Freight Mobility. Although the city has many measures in place to prevent truck crashes, other things can come into play like driver negligence, defective parts, and dangerous road conditions – all of which cause hundreds of wrecks every year. Here are some facts about large trucks in New York:
- New York City is home to one of the most complex large truck route systems in the country. There’s almost 1,000 miles of designated truck roadway in the City. The dense urban infrastructure requires a lot of work on the city’s part to maintain and keep safe for drivers.
- Trucks must obey weight and size limitations, parkway restrictions, low bridge restrictions, parking/delivery rules, mirror requirements, express lane rules, urban freight initiatives, and more to operate in NYC. Breaking any of these rules could lead to a negligence-related accident.
- In 2015, there were 109 fatalities related to large truck crashes in New York State. This is an increase from 79 in 2014. There were 3,711 large truck personal injury crashes in 2015. The majority (88%) of fatal large truck accidents occur on weekdays, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Most truck accidents are preventable. They stem from someone’s negligence, recklessness, or unlawful action. Truck drivers work under a great deal of pressure. They have strict deadlines they must meet, long hours on the road, and a burden of greater responsibility to drive safely around smaller vehicles. Some truckers may make bad decisions under pressure, such as driving past their hours of service regulations and drinking and driving. These actions can cause serious accidents.
Do You Need a Truck Accident Attorney?
If you’re one of thousands of people who suffer injuries in a truck accident annually in NYC, come to our NYC law firm for a free consultation. You’ll sit down with one of our knowledgeable attorneys and we’ll listen to your story. If you decide to retain our firm, we can enter into settlement negotiations with the trucking company’s insurer. Our aggressive trial attorneys can also take your case to court if need be to fight for fair compensation. We also have the means to pursue a product liability claim for defective truck parts, or a claim against the City of New York for bad roads. Come to us for legal assistance after any car accident involving a commercial vehicle. Call (212) 227-1212 or submit our contact form.