Truck Accident

What Are Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service Rules?

by William Mattar | January 22nd, 2021

Semi-trucks, commercial trucks, and other trucks dot the roadways and highways to deliver the products we consume and get people where they need to be. While they provide a needed service, they can also cause accidents. Because of the trucks’ size and speed, the accidents they cause can be catastrophic. The drivers of large trucks […]

What Causes a Semi-Truck to Jackknife?

by William Mattar | July 30th, 2020

Semi-trucks can be some of the largest, heaviest vehicles on the road.  When they crash, the consequences can be terrifying, causing severe injuries and fatalities. One potential cause of a truck accident is when a truck “jackknifes.” What causes a truck to jackknife, and why is it so dangerous? Read on, and we will explain. […]

Do Truck Drivers Get Fired for Accidents?

by William Mattar | July 14th, 2020

Truck accidents account for a large number of deaths on American highways every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 4,000 people were killed in accidents involving trucks in 2017. Under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, vehicle owners are vicariously liable for the negligence of their permissive drivers. This means […]

I Was Injured After a Truck Accident. Do I Have a Case?

by William Mattar | November 26th, 2019

Truck accidents may have unique legal issues. If the at-fault driver is operating a truck that belongs to a trucking company, this can change the way a case is handled. For example, there are regulations regarding licensing and how many hours a truck driver can work . The outcome of a case can be changed […]

6 Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

by William Mattar | November 25th, 2019

Semi-trucks and commercial trucks dot the roadways and highways as they deliver the products we consume. While they provide a needed service, they can also cause truck accidents. Because of the size of the trucks, and the speed they travel, the truck accidents can be catastrophic. It’s important for the drivers of these semi-trucks to […]

Buffalo School Bus Safety

by William Mattar | October 3rd, 2019

When school is in session in Buffalo, everyone needs to be aware of the school buses and their precious cargo. Between the unpredictable Buffalo weather and neighborhoods teeming with children boarding and leaving buses, school bus safety becomes an important topic. Everyone should be aware of good Buffalo school bus safety tips. Watch For Buses […]

Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Buffalo Truck Accident?

by William Mattar | August 8th, 2019

You cannot possibly predict when you are going to have a truck accident, regardless of how careful you are while on the road. Such incidents can lead to problems that include trauma, spinal cord damages and financial losses. You may end up going through a long and complicated legal process as you seek compensation for […]

Can Truck Driver Shortages Affect Roadway Safety?

by William Mattar | August 5th, 2019

Can Truck Driver Shortages Affect Roadway Safety? How would you answer the question of whether fewer truck drivers on U.S. highways will impact the safety of other drivers? Do you think roadway safety would improve because fewer vehicles traveling on busy interstates would obviously mean fewer accidents? So what happens when there aren’t enough truck […]

Some Common Types of Albany Truck Accidents

by William Mattar | June 28th, 2019

Semi-trucks are a staple of America’s roadways, and they’re very common on the streets of Albany and along bustling Interstate 90. Semi truck accidents in Albany have a variety of causes and determining the cause can affect your ability to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. Driver Error One of the more common […]

Who can be held liable for damages in a Syracuse Truck Accident?

by William Mattar | June 21st, 2019

Truck drivers and the companies they work for must follow strict state and federal regulations to ensure they are transporting loads safely and efficiently across thousands of miles U.S. highways. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established rules governing what trucking companies and truckers must do to avoid causing accidents and harming other […]