How Trucking Companies Can Be Held Responsible In an Accident

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,317 fatalities occurred in 2016 in crashes involving large trucks. This was 5.4% increase when compared to 2015. A collision involving a massive truck can be shocking and devastating for the victim. The sheer size and mass of trucks and tractor trailers result in more serious and even fatal injuries. When a crash involving a truck is caused by the negligence of the trucker or the trucking company, they may be held liable for all of the victim’s past and future medical bills, loss of income, loss...

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Pedestrian Dies in New York City Truck Crash

A box truck fatally hit a pedestrian in New York City on September 12th. The 60-year-old male victim was crossing near Webster Avenue and East 193rd Street when a box truck hit him shortly before 7:15 a.m. The police reported that the truck driver was waiting for the light at the intersection. The light turned green and the driver pressed the gas, fatally hitting the pedestrian. The victim suffered severe contusions and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene of the accident. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. This intersection...

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New York Elderly Pedestrian Killed In a Truck Accident In Brooklyn

A truck in Brooklyn fatally struck an 81-year-old pedestrian on March 18th. The elderly woman was crossing the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NYC. The delivery truck was going northbound on Rockaway with a green light when he made a left turn and hit her in the crosswalk. She was knocked down and the truck’s left rear wheel ran over her. The victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The 36-year-old truck driver stayed at the site of the accident. He was not charged. Two other pedestrians have been injured...

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The Dangers of an Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Truck

18-wheelers seem to be on every road we travel. Although these comparatively massive vehicles are a necessary part of transporting goods across the country, they can also be dangerous – especially when involved in an accident with a car. One common factor found in most catastrophic truck accidents relates the load the truck carries. In an effort to promote safer roads, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted strict regulations on how much weight truckers’ trailers can carry at any one given time. The FMCSA provides all commercial truckers with a handbook that outlines how to ensure...

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