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Three Injured In Bainbridge Semi-Truck Accident

New York State Police Investigating Bainbridge Tractor Trailer Truck Accident By West Main Street and East Main Street

Three Injured In Bainbridge Semi-Truck Accident

BAINBRIDGE, NEW YORK (March 30, 2024) – At least three people were injured in a Bainbridge tractor-trailer truck accident by West Main Street and East Main Street.

Bainbridge police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:00 a.m. on Friday. A tractor trailer truck was backing into a garage when it was struck by another vehicle.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Three people were taken to the hospital in order to receive care.

Liability For New York Semi-Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in truck accidents in the United States. According to the FMCSA, “Of the approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017, there were 4,237 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 344,000 (23 percent) injury crashes. In 2017, 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a 9-percent increase from 2016.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a semi-truck accidents.

  • Semi-trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs and are much more difficult to control than passenger vehicles.
  • Semi-trucks have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of smaller vehicles.
  • Semi-truck drivers are often asked to work long hours and are highly susceptible to fatigue.

All truck drivers are expected to obey all traffic and safety rules. Many collisions are due to truck drivers who make dangerous turns on the roadway. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, “No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection […] or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.” If a driver makes an unsafe turn into private property, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any truck accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced truck accident attorney should be contacted.

Going through a semi-truck accident can be extremely difficult. Accident victims are often left with high medical bills and may need to take extensive periods of time off of work. Sadly, though, truck companies will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility for any collision. This is why it is so important that accident victims seek legal counsel early on if they’ve been injured.

Investigating New York City Semi-Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Bainbridge tractor trailer truck accident. It is our sincere hope that all of the victims will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bainbridge semi-truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.