We are circling back to our discussion about the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations regarding tractor-trailer safety standards. The recommendations went to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the hope that the agency will adopt them quickly. To date, we have talked about the problems of blind spots for big rigs.
Truck accidents can result in serious injuries, but sometimes those accidents are caused by things out of your control. Did you have to swerve to avoid someone? Did your brakes just fail to work? These are things that should be considered in any case. If your truck accident case is heading to court, you may want to speak with an attorney about your right to representation. You shouldn't have to be charged for things that were out of your control or an act of nature.
A 73-year-old man is celebrating his 51st year of driving a UPS truck without being involved in an accident. It's a remarkable safety streak, one that left his coworkers in awe of his accomplishment. "He is one of a kind," a UPS spokesman said.
Something that drivers who cause accidents need to remember is that they have an obligation to stay on the scene and report it to police. To the extent possible, you should also try to render aid to other passengers and drivers who may be injured. But at the very least, you cannot leave the scene.
Operating a vehicle negligently on the roads of New York can have serious consequences. Trucking accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and loss of life, which was the case in an incident that occurred last summer.
Automobile accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries and loss of life. In the state of New York, for any accident where negligence is found to be a cause, the expenses incurred by an accident victim or surviving relatives can be recovered from the negligent driver or from the insurance company covering that driver. When the accident involves multiple vehicles, though, such as the crash that occurred on Long Island on December 19, recovery may be more complicated and depends on the level of insurance that the relevant drivers have.
Many different factors may be involved in automobile accidents. Inclement weather can make roads slick, increase braking distances or reduce visibility. Drivers must take extra care when driving to avoid collisions, especially when operating larger vehicles such as commercial trucks.