Causes of New York City Truck Accidents
While the interstates and highways become more congested and the number of total motor vehicles becomes greater, it is expected that more traffic accidents will take place. One of the most catastrophic accidents is that of commercial truck wrecks. These types of collisions can take place under a variety of circumstances and often result in severe injuries and even wrongful death. A large truck can weigh more than 80,000 lbs. and can be as long as 75 feet. As such, it is not surprising that a truck accident can have tragic consequences.
In the United States, more than 500,000 truck accidents are recorded each year by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). A large number of those accidents result in at least one fatality. In fact, 12 percent of all traffic deaths occur because of truck accidents. Although these accidents are not always caused by the commercial vehicle driver, the cause of many of these collisions is linked back to negligence of either the truck driver or the trucking company. If you or a loved one were the victim of a truck accident, it is important to understand the specific cause of the collisions, because this will be a critical part of your case. Our New York City truck accidents lawyers from Greenberg & Stein, P.C. can help you build a case based on the cause of your truck accident.
There are many factors that come into play concerning truck collisions. Some of the most common causes are:
- Use of prescription drugs that can lead to fatigue
- Use of over-the-counter drugs
- Unfamiliarity with the roadway
- Inadequate surveillance
Spending too many hours on the road and becoming exhausted is one of the most dangerous situations. Other accidents are caused by illegal maneuvers, distracted driving, and aggressive driving behaviors.
At Greenberg & Stein, P.C. we are prepared to perform a thorough investigation of the accident to accurately determine the cause of the collision and how it can play into your case. For that reason, it is important to act quickly and not delay in contacting our firm. It is critical to begin the investigation process of the accident as soon as possible.
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