Commercial truck accidents in Queens, New York frequently cause catastrophic injuries and deaths. The vehicle weight and size of commercial motor vehicles can be dangerous weapons when they strike other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Therefore, the trucking industry is governed by state and federal regulations.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Queens truck accident lawyers have over 30 years of legal experience handling personal injury claims. We have recovered over $400 million in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact our New York truck accident lawyers for a free consultation at (718) 993-9999. Let us help you get the money you deserve for truck collision injuries and damages.
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Since 1992, our legal team has fought to hold negligent trucking companies and truck drivers liable for damages caused by tractor-trailer accidents. We have considerable skills, resources, and knowledge that allows us to pursue complex truck accident claims.
When you hire our award-winning lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, you can expect us to:
Contact our law office for a free consultation with one of our Queens personal injury lawyers. We are here to help you when you need sound legal advice, support, and guidance as you continue to get your life back after a truck accident.
New York has adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations. There are some exceptions for commercial motor vehicles that operate only in New York State. Sections of the New York State Transportation Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Environmental Conservation Law may also apply to commercial trucks.
State and federal trucking regulations help reduce truck accidents by requiring operators to follow specific safety procedures.
Commercial vehicles subject to the trucking regulations include, but are not limited to:
Truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for understanding and following the federal and state regulations for commercial trucks.
Parties who fail to obey trucking regulations breach the duty of care owed to other drivers and individuals using the road. That breach of duty can result in liability for economic and non-economic damages caused by a truck crash.
Commercial trucks traveling through Queens and other parts of New York City must follow specific rules and regulations.
Examples of rules and regulations include:
In addition, truck drivers must follow all traffic laws and practice good driving behaviors. Therefore, they should avoid speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence, tailgating, and drowsy driving.
When a truck hits a pedestrian, cyclist, or vehicle, the truck accident victim can sustain severe injuries.
Common injuries include:
Accident victims may sustain permanent impairments and disabilities. If so, they could be entitled to compensation for ongoing medical treatment, diminished earning potential, and other future damages.
In addition to financial losses and pain and suffering damages, you could be entitled to punitive damages. These damages do not compensate you for your losses. Instead, they punish the truck driver and other parties for their conduct.
Punitive damages are only awarded in a few personal injury cases. Our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if punitive damages are justified. If so, we will pursue those damages along with all other damages.
Have you been injured in a truck accident? If so, contact our law office for a free consultation with one of our experienced New York truck accident attorneys.