The roads of New York see countless accidents every year, caused by every kind of vehicle. However, many of the more notable and devastating crashes are those involving trucks. This is largely because the sheer size and weight of these vehicles means that when one becomes involved in an accident, it tends to cause extensive damage and serious injuries to all involved.
These accidents are all too common and many of the victims are innocent people who bear no responsibility for the crash they have been involved in. Meanwhile, many drivers continue to go too fast, ignore their blind spots or even choose to drive drunk. Others have driven too far without adequate rest so their driving skills are impaired by fatigue.
Whatever the case, if you encounter one of these drivers on the road, it is safer to keep your distance. Unfortunately, it is often impossible to know until it is too late that someone sharing the road with you is erratic or irresponsible. Truck drivers are bound by strict commercial regulations, but sadly not all adhere to them. However, in the event of an accident, as this article on truck crashes explains, you could get in touch with any of a number of trucking organizations that may be sympathetic.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, you may be more concerned with your recovery than tracking down information about how to proceed with your claim. Fortunately, an attorney may be able to help. He or she can recommend how to proceed and whom to speak to, and may even be able to assist you with building your case.