Every truck accident case accepted by Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, is carefully evaluated and prepared for victory by trial. We aggressively litigate and negotiate every matter from inception to conclusion.
Whether you were run off the road by an 18-wheeler or rear-ended by a semi, you can count on our New York City attorneys for diligent and effective advocacy. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims throughout New York.
Causes Of Tractor-Trailer Accidents
A report by the Center for Truck and Bus Statistics stated that out of all of the driver factors that influence truck accidents, the most common are:
- Failing to stay in the correct lane (10.9 percent)
- Inattentive driving (6.1 percent)
- Driving too fast for the road and weather conditions (4.8 percent)
- Failing to yield (4.0 percent)
- Drinking while driving (3.1 percent)
- Cellphone use (0.3 percent)
Truck driver fatigue can also play a role. When trucking companies encourage or demand that employees drive too many hours in a row, serious accidents often result. In addition, other types of negligence can cause accidents, such as failing to properly train truck drivers, failing to properly maintain the vehicles, overloading the trucks and more.
Our law firm has the resources and ability to conduct a detailed investigation of the accident in order to determine who was at fault. We will move quickly to preserve important evidence, such as black box data and trucking company maintenance records, before that evidence can be lost or erased.
To learn more about how we can help, contact Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, for a free consultation with absolutely no obligations. Simply call our New York City lawyers at 646-741-4005 or send us an email.
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