Trucker Negligence Lawsuits
Experienced Attorneys Serving Upstate NY
Commercial truck drivers have a duty to drive safely and take appropriate precautions to protect the public from harm. Semi-truck drivers and other commercial vehicle operators who fail to take special care for the protection of other drivers can cause serious or even fatal injuries.
Congress understands the unique danger presented by commercial vehicles and has enacted federal trucking laws that require truckers to take adequate rest breaks and which require other precautions that are designed to reduce the frequency of trucking accidents. Unfortunately, truck driver errors are still the cause of many motor vehicle accidents. Examples of truck driver errors include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Truck overloading and weight violations
- Failure to properly secure loads
- Failure to check brakes, tires and lights
- Failure to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles
- Failure to take proper precautions in adverse weather conditions
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in New York, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at E. Stewart Hacker Murphy. Our legal team takes pride in helping individuals and families protect their rights after an injury.
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Truck Accident Claims Are Distinct From Car Accident Claims
Personal injury lawsuits involving large commercial trucking accidents are distinct from other motor vehicle accident claims. Truckers are required to maintain commercial driver’s licenses and must abide by federal and state trucking laws and regulations. Truck accident cases may involve numerous defendants, including the negligent trucker, the truck company and even a negligent auto parts manufacturer. In addition, truck accident claims involve unique insurance coverage issues that must be properly addressed.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our lawyers have extensive experience in truck accident claims. We rely on our extensive knowledge of trucking laws, the trucking industry and insurance coverage issues to provide the vigorous representation our clients need. We work diligently to hold negligent truckers responsible for their actions and strive to achieve the best possible results on behalf of each client we serve.
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To schedule a free consultation with one of our Albany truck driver errors lawyers, call (518) 274-5820 or fill out a quick contact us form and our legal team will contact you within 24 hours. Convenient appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request at any of our four regional law offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, NY.