Manhattan Truck Accident Attorneys
Crashes with tractor-trailers are extremely dangerous for a variety of reasons. Most notably, big rigs can weigh 20 to 30 times more than a standard or mid-sized vehicle. There are also various laws regulating 18-wheelers and the drivers who operate them.
At Cellino & Barnes, we have some of the most knowledgeable truck accident lawyers in the country. Our Manhattan attorneys know the state and federal guidelines every truck and driver must adhere to. Unfortunately, recent surveys show not all truck drivers follow these guidelines and as a result, accidents may happen.
If you have been hit by an 18-wheeler or other large truck, our attorneys can answer your questions and help guide you through every step of the legal process.
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Sideswipe Truck Accident
Getting sideswiped by a tractor-trailer can be a terrifying experience. Drivers are often helpless when caught in a truck’s blind spot and the number of truck accidents have been steadily going up since 2010.
Last year alone, more than 3,900 people were killed in truck crashes. Another 104,000 people were injured. Truck drivers themselves are rarely hurt despite driving eight to 11 hours at a stretch or more.
The Manhattan truck accident attorneys at Cellino & Barnes have helped hundreds of truck accident victims get the compensation they need after a crash. Many of our clients refer us to their friends and family because they know we get results.
1 in 10 Highway Deaths Involve Trucks
Truck drivers are mandated by federal laws to limit driving to 11 hours/day or 77 hours/week. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, surveys indicate many truck drivers break that law and plow through much more than 11 hours at a stretch.
Driver fatigue is a known risk factor and ignoring federal regulations can have serious and sometimes deadly consequences. Each year, around 100 trucks are involved in deadly New York State crashes. Nearly all of those deaths are drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles.
Although not all cases will go to court, it’s important to have trial-tested lawyers on your side helping you and your family through this difficult time. At Cellino & Barnes, our Manhattan truck accident attorneys will fight for their clients in and out of court to get the best results possible after a truck accident.
Blind Spot Accidents
The sizes of these mammoth vehicles make maneuvering them a difficult challenge on the clearest of days. Drivers often don’t expect these trucks to make wide turns or merge lanes. Sometimes, your vehicle can get caught in the truck operator’s blind spots.
These blind spots are located in front, behind, and on the sides of every 18-wheeler. The largest blind spot is located on the truck’s passenger side.
Fortunately, large trucks are now being constructed and equipped to be safer than ever. Many truck companies have installed radar and blind spot detectors in their big rigs to make driving safer for everyone on the roads. The truth is, even with these technologies and enhancements, accidents can happen.
If any of these accidents happened to you, give our Manhattan truck accident lawyers a call. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience handling truck accident cases and we’re available 24/7 to take your questions.
The call is free. Dial 800-888-8888 now.