Trucks pose a greater danger than the average-sized vehicle. Trucks are larger and heavier. They take more time to get up to speed and more time to slow down. Trucks are not as agile as cars or motorcycles, so they cannot turn, change lanes, or avoid an obstacle as quickly as smaller and lighter vehicles.
Truck accidents often involve severe injuries to drivers and passengers in cars or SUVs. For pedestrians or motorcycle riders, injuries can be catastrophic or fatal.
At Stern and Stern, we represent accident victims whose injuries are the result of another person’s negligence.
In Freeport, Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road are two main roads where trucks make up a large percentage of the traffic. There are a few main East and West arteries that allow trucking traffic. Sunrise Highway is the main trucking route across the south shore of Long Island.
Causes of Truck Accidents
There are many potential causes of truck accidents. Some of the most common include:
Inadequate truck driver training
Unrealistic schedules that force truck drivers to remain on the road longer than the hours of service limitations mandated by law
Truck driver fatigue
Improperly maintained trucks
Unbalanced truck loads
Adverse weather conditions
Aggressive or reckless driving by the truck driver
Hours of service violations
Truck Accidents Are More Complex Than Standard Vehicle Accidents
Unlike a typical motor vehicle accident, state, and federal regulations dictate trucking operations and truck drivers. Drivers may only drive for a certain number of hours per day and week. They must keep a detailed log of their hours and schedule. Trucks must be appropriately licensed and inspected regularly to ensure their safety.
Unfortunately, unrealistic schedules, the pressure to complete a trip on time, and a desire to save money often lead to drivers who are overworked and fatigued, driving trucks that are not adequately maintained.
There are multiple parties which may be held liable for your truck accident injuries, including:
The driver of another vehicle that was responsible for the truck accident
At the Law Offices of Stern and Stern, we will evaluate the evidence to determine which parties are liable for your damages. In some cases, more than one party may have been at fault. We follow the evidence and bring the facts of your case to light to get you the compensation you deserve for your truck accident-related injury.
We are a Part of Your Neighborhood
Throughout the existence of our firm, we have been representing the people of Roosevelt, Uniondale, our hometown of Freeport, and surrounding areas. Having access to high-quality representation is vital when it comes to demanding the compensation you deserve after an injury.
The time of an injury is frightening. You are concerned about how you are going to pay your medical bills and how you are going to pay your rent or mortgage. You may be concerned about how you are going to provide for your family.
If you have suffered a severe injury through the negligence of another party, you are entitled to seek monetary compensation. We understand your situation, and the attorneys and staff of Stern and Stern are here to represent you through this process.
Contact the Law Offices of Stern and Stern
Call our office for a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis. Contingency means we only get paid if we secure a settlement or receive a favorable verdict and award from a jury. There is never any risk to you. Call our office at 516-634-0345.
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