Because of their massive loads, trucks can pose lethal consequences when improperly driven. To make matters even more serious, many truckers are under extreme pressure to meet deadlines. This pressure often results in inadequate safety precautions.
Before 1980, there were fewer than 20,000 interstate motor carriers in the United States. With deregulation via the Motor Carrier Vehicle Act of 1980, the number of carriers spiked. Now there are more than one-half million. Many well-run, safety-conscious companies are being challenged by competitors willing to overlook safety. This shrinking profit margin has forced many drivers out of the business to be replaced by less competent ones.
This change has dramatically increased the danger on the roads. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, our lawyers are here for you.
Manhattan Semi-Truck Accident Attorney
With more than 75 years of experience and tens of millions obtained for clients in serious personal injury cases, we at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, are ready to do everything possible to obtain compensation if you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a trucker’s negligence.
We are ready to bring our aggressive advocacy to work in cases involving:
- Driver distraction/fatigue
- Alcohol/drug use
- Driver health
- Hazardous materials
- Improper loading
- Improper hiring/training/supervision
One of our successful settlements:
Motor Vehicle Accident — $250,000 Settlement For Truck Collision
The plaintiff, a motorcyclist, struck a truck that was backing out of a driveway, suffering a fractured pelvis that required an open reduction and internal fixation. The plaintiff’s motorcycle left more than 50 feet of skid marks at the scene of the occurrence and a nonparty witness testified that the motorcycle was traveling almost 100 miles per hour moments before the impact occurred. Through aggressive litigation, this tenuous liability case settled for $250,000.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York City truck accident lawyers, call 646-571-0620 or email us.