Truck Accidents

Stern and Stern Law Firm

516-634-0345

49 W Merrick Rd,

Freeport, NY 11520, USA

Stern Truck Accident Banner_faded.png

Stern and Stern Law Firm  >  Practice Areas  >  Truck Accidents

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.

Call the Stern and Stern Law Firm Today

Free Consultation

No Obligation

516-634-0345

Stern Truck Accident mid_white fade2.png

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

  • Overloaded 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:

  • Truck driver

  • Trucking company

  • Truck manufacturer

  • 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.

49 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520, USA jstern@jordansternlaw.com  |  Tel: 516-634-0345

Stern Car Accident Banner_faded.png

Car Accidents

Stern Slip and fall Banner_faded.png

TRIP and fall

Stern Dog Bite Banner_faded.png

Dog Bite

Stern Personal Injury Blog_faded.png

Personal injury Blog

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

49 West Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520​  |  516-634-0345  |  jstern@jordansternlaw.com

Serving Nassau County, Suffolk County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,

Freeport, Baldwin, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Hempstead

Attorney Advertising. Prior Results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

© 2020 Jordan Stern Law, All Rights Reserved

Website designed and maintained by Boxer Media Services Corp.