Truck Accident

New Truck Technology Could Lower Risk of Accidents

by William Mattar | July 7th, 2015

Samsung has created a “see- through” semi truck that is able to show a driver located behind the truck, any oncoming traffic. This new innovation, using cameras in the front of the trucks to display the visuals on the back, was created in the hopes of lowering the risk of truck accidents caused by drivers […]

Why You Should Never Pass a Truck Before Your Thruway Exit

by William Mattar | May 28th, 2015

Big truck accidents are increasingly common, and can cause serious injuries and damage. As truck drivers need to be aware of traffic, other vehicles need to be just as aware of trucks, especially on entrance and exit ramps. There are ways to keep you safe and possibly lower the risk of being injured in a […]

Regulations May Require Commercial Trucks to Have Speed Governors

by | May 1st, 2015

You’re bound to come across a “gator” on New York roads sooner than later. But these aren’t alligators—gator is the trucker’s term for the remnants of a blown 18-wheeler tire. Blown commercial truck tires litter the roadways in our state, and they put motorists at risk of injury from an accident. And, as it turns […]

Proposed Size and Weight Limit Increases for Commercial Trucks Sparks Debate

by | April 17th, 2015

Large, more massive vehicles exude more force during a crash than smaller, lighter vehicles. Despite these risks, the New York truck accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices explain that lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow larger commercial tractor-trailers on the road. The matter has now sparked a public debate. An article from […]

How Safety Regulations Protect Drivers From Truck Accidents

by Adrian | January 9th, 2015

There are very specific truck driving rules and regulations designed to ensure commercial vehicles operate and travel in a safe manner. When these laws are broken, truck accidents happen. One of the most important laws New York State has implemented regulate the amount of rest truck drivers must have before operating vehicles. Why Regulate Truck […]

Safety Rails Could Prevent New York Truck Accident Injuries

by | January 2nd, 2015

Commercial trucks are some of the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, they can require wide spaces to operate, which aren’t always available in large cities. Metropolitan streets can be narrow and full of sharp turns. This design isn’t conducive to operating large commercial trucks […]

New York May Tighten Regulations to Eradicate “Chameleon Carriers”

by Adrian | December 5th, 2014

Commercial carriers in our state are required to adhere to strict New York truck driving rules and regulations to ensure the safety of their operations. Companies that fail to meet these standards are typically shut down. In fact, 70 trucking companies in Western New York have been cited for safety violations in the past year. […]

Failure to Comply With New York Truck Driving Regulations Puts Motorists at Risk

by Adrian | October 17th, 2014

The trucking industry is heavily regulated to help prevent crashes and uphold the integrity of highway safety. But many trucking companies choose to operate outside of New York truck driving rules and regulations, putting everyone at risk of harm. New York Truck Accident Caused by Failure to Comply Take the case of a New York […]

Ruling Prevents Use of New York Law to Avoid Truck Accident Liability

by Adrian | September 12th, 2014

Commercial truck drivers are responsible for abiding by strict truck driving rules and regulations. One rule, known as the Graves Amendment, covers liability in the event of accidents and was examined recently in the U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of New York. This law states a vehicle owner cannot be held liable for […]

Hazardous Materials and New York Truck Accidents

by Adrian | May 30th, 2014

Accidents involving commercial tractor-trailers can be extremely dangerous when the trucks involved are hauling hazardous materials. Despite the potential harm, there are few regulations in place to help protect the environment and motoring public. There have been 589 fatalities in the United States involving tractor-trailers hauling hazardous materials between 1971 and 2013—with 24 on New […]