Truck accidents are deadly, and when they occur, they often leave destruction in their wake. No matter who was involved, be it pedestrians, motorcycles, cars, buses or another truck, it is sure to be a serious accident. This is due to the incredible weight difference between trucks and other vehicles.
Trucks, irrespective of their sizes are much bigger than literally any other machine on the road. Weighing between 70,000 to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, it is almost 20 times heavier than the next vehicle. When a truck is involved, accidents tend to be fatal.
Because of this vast difference in the weights of trucks and other vehicles, truck drivers have higher standard of care. This is because, a single mistake can lead to a loss of thousands of dollars and worse, severe injury or loss of life.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, the first thing you should do is contact a skilled New York truck accident attorney. This is because, you will most likely be faced with a lot of expenses and without adequate compensation you may find yourself struggling with these expenses.
At Oshan and associates, our team of New York truck accident attorneys are the best in their field. We have years of experience getting our truck accident clients the justice they deserve. We will fight for you to recover full compensation without settling for less.
If you have been involved in a New York truck accident case, contact us today for a free no obligation consultation and a better understanding of your rights and options.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Accidents are unexpected but contrary to what it seems like, it doesn’t just happen. There is always a cause. The cause might include any one or more of the following:
Who can be held liable in a New York Truck Accident?
Determining who is at fault in a truck accident is not usually so straight forward. It is possible that there are more than one factors that contributed to your accident. It is important to determine how many parties are at fault because it will help your lawyers in strategy planning.
Liability in a New York Truck Accident case is dependent on the cause of the accident. You may be able to file against the truck driver, the truck company, the loading company, the cargo owner or road authorities. The particular circumstances of the accident, will determine who you should go after.
The accident might be down to only driver error. This means if the driver was driving under the influence, which is against traffic rules, the driver might be solely responsible. The driver might also be held responsible if they were disobeying the specific instructions from the trucking company.
If the truck did not meet safety standards, you can file against the trucking company. And if the accident was caused mostly due to bad roads, you may be able to sue the agencies responsible for the roads.
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