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When Negligently Operated Semis Become Lethal Weapons

When you or someone you love has been injured in a collision involving a tractor-trailer, semi or another type of oversized vehicle, you owe it to yourself to consult with a New York City and Long Island truck accident lawyer who can assess the facts and provide critical guidance on your legal right to pursue compensation.

Given the immense size and weight of these vehicles, it should come as no surprise that collisions with smaller vehicles or pedestrians can prove catastrophic, all too often resulting in serious injuries.

The personal injury attorneys of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, represent those who’ve suffered injuries in many types of trucking accidents, helping victims attain the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. We work tirelessly to vindicate the rights of accident victims and have successfully litigated claims against insurance carriers and deep-pocketed defendants.​

Frequent Causes Of Truck Accidents

The sheer size and unwieldy nature of large trucks render them especially dangerous to pedestrians, motorists and bystanders. For these vehicles to make their way safely to and from each destination, their drivers need a heightened degree of training and attentiveness. Unfortunately, not everyone who sits behind the wheel of large trucks exhibit the level of mastery required to maintain the safety of those with whom they share the road.

Truck accidents are commonly caused by:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Intoxication
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper training
  • Excessive speed
  • Dangerously wide turns

When one or more of these elements is present, there is an increased likelihood that an accident causing serious injury or death will occur.

Driver error and operator negligence are not the only causes of truck accidents on New York roads, as defective equipment can also sometimes be blamed. Faulty tires that result in dangerous blowouts have caused an alarming number of horrific accidents involving trucks, as have improperly secured cargo loads.

Our team of attorneys and support staff will thoroughly investigate, assess and marshal vital evidence to pursue applicable theories of negligence, improper supervision and strict liability in the case of defectively designed or manufactured truck equipment. It is our goal to secure full and fair compensation for victims of truck accidents and to hold responsible parties accountable for the harm caused.

Speak To A Lawyer About Your Accident

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident on Long Island or in any of New York City’s five boroughs, the attorneys at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, are available for a no-cost initial consultation. Call 800-469-7429 to schedule your free consultation, where we can determine if you are eligible for financial compensation.