new york truck accident

The Increasing Risk of New York Truck Accidents

by William Mattar | August 30th, 2015

In the United States, we depend on commercial tractor-trailers to transport the goods we use on a daily basis; however, these vehicles can put our safety at serious risk. Despite these dangers, our nation’s lawmakers have recently moved to relax the truck driving rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry. A study is currently […]

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

by | September 12th, 2014

Commercial truck drivers are responsible for abiding by strict New York 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 […]

Trucking Laws That Help Prevent New York Truck Accidents

by | April 16th, 2014

While New York motorists must follow state traffic laws while driving, the trucking industry has a specific set of regulations they must abide by. This leaves many wondering what rules all drivers must follow and which laws only apply to truck drivers. All drivers must avoid driving at excessive speeds and driving under the influence […]

3 Actions Being Taken to Prevent Trucking Accidents

by | March 14th, 2014

March 14, 2014 There are thousands of New York Truck Accidents each year. While there are numerous causes to these accidents, many of the contributing factors are completely preventable. Federal and state officials are going to great lengths to improve safety in the trucking industry, and a few of the most recent actions include: Hours […]

New York Truck Accidents Prompt Federal Action on Use of GPS Units

by | March 13th, 2013

March 13, 2013 While a Global Positioning System (GPS) can be a valuable tool to a truck driver, a lack of data can sometimes put truckers on roads they shouldn’t be traveling and even lead to accidents. One particular danger in New York has been GPS units instructing tractor-trailers to travel on roads with low […]

New York Truck Accident Seriously Injures Driver

by | February 25th, 2013

Feb. 25, 2013 The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that transportation accidents were the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities last year, accounting for the loss of more than 700 lives. Many of these accidents involved drivers of large commercial vehicles, like tractor-trailers. Recently, one such New York Truck Accident was responsible for leaving a driver […]

Anti-text messaging bill aims to prevent New York auto accidents

by William Mattar | November 20th, 2007

November 20, 2007 The Post-Standard reported that a senator is proposing a bill that would fine drivers $100 for sending text messages while driving in an effort to reduce New York car accidents. The bill proposal comes just months after a horrific crash that took the lives of five teenage girls that had graduated from […]