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Facts about truck accidents

New York city streets are busy places, and accidents are not uncommon. When a large truck is involved, it increases the chances for more extreme injuries and damages. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, we understand the risks of being involved in a truck accident. It can be a very difficult situation because of the complex insurance issues and the involvement of the trucking company. You can educate yourself about these accidents to learn more about the risks of getting into one and why they occur.

Truck accident claims lives of 2 New Yorkers

When people are involved in a large truck accident, the outcome can be especially perilous. Not only does it take large truck drivers longer to slow down, but the massive size of their trucks can make a collision even more devastating. In Manhattan, and on roads across New York, it is essential for those who drive a semi, delivery truck or other large truck to understand the importance of preventing these accidents.

Sleep-deprived truckers are a disaster waiting to happen

If you don't believe that drowsiness, sleep deprivation and fatigue present any real danger, consider the fact that history blames sleep deprivation for disasters such as the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl. One drowsy driver isn't going to cause that kind of devastation, but it's not just one drowsy driver. Research indicates that approximately 168 million people drove without adequate sleep last year.

A safety review of trucks

The majority of accidents with trucks occur in one of the four "no-zones." A no-zone is an area around the truck that is exceptionally dangerous because of the structure of the trucks. This post is specifically addressing big rigs with attached tractor-trailers. There are no-zones around every vehicle, including passenger cars, but in those situations, they are often called "blind spots."

Some safe driving tips from a trucking organization

The American Trucking Association (or "ATA") put out some guidelines for drivers interacting with trucks. Trucks are an altogether different beast and, unless you were a former trucker, you probably do not appreciate how dangerous they are. Sure, it is easy to note the size and loudness of the trucks but it is hard to imagine how destructive and hard to control they can be. This article will discuss the various safety tips on how to interact with trucks and, hopefully, avoid accidents.

Things to know before seeing an attorney, pt. 2

Truck accidents are devastating, far more devastating than a run-of-the-mill crash between two midsize sedans. As discussed in a prior article, they are also complicated to litigate. This article is part two and sums up the rest of the information you should bring to a meetingg with an attorney. What will follow is broken down into three categories that establish the harm you suffered and the amount of money you need in compensation.

What should I do to ensure compensation after a truck accident?

No one plans on getting hit by a truck. You're driving along the FDR on your morning commute, minding your own business, when a semi-truck slams into the rear of your midsize sedan. Trucks represent a small but deadly portion of the 70,000 annual auto collisions in NYC. Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80 tons which all but guarantees that any sedan or midsize SUV will be decimated.

Your personal injury claim may cover time off work

Most drivers in New York know how important it is to be aware of trucks on the roads, especially as it is not always easy for these large vehicles to keep track of other road users. Trucks have large blind spots in which smaller vehicles like cars and motorcycles can be lost. If the truck driver fails to account for this, it can quickly result in a devastating accident, and it is often the occupants of the other vehicle that pay the price.

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