Bayridge is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, Kings County, NYC. It is bounded by Sunset Park to the north and Dyker Heights to the east, and has the zip codes of 11209 and 11220.
Injured In a BayRidge Truck Accident?
In a crash with a commercial vehicle, many passenger autos will sustain the most serious damage, with their passengers suffering the most debilitating injuries. BayRidge Brooklyn has more than a fair share of these commercial vehicles traveling through and if you are the victim of a crash there, you should contact a BayRidge truck accident lawyer at the law firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC to protect the legal rights you have. When you are the victim of a truck accident, it is important to have experienced lawyers to represent you.
Call 212-240-9465 for a free consultation!
How We Can Help You
A Bayridge trucking accident lawyer can help you navigate the road to recovery. We do everything in our power to hold the responsible parties liable to ensure that the best outcome is reached for you. An experienced truck accident attorney can also help you get the maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained, the lost income you have suffered and the bills that piled up as a result of the truck wreck.
A tractor-trailer accident is a life-altering event for which nobody prepares. But immediately following a truck accident, a claims adjuster from the truck driver's commercial insurance company may contact you and ask you to provide them with a recorded statement. Do you think that they will use the recorded statement to help you and cut you a check to fully compensate you?
No, they won't. But what they will do is find something in the recorded statement to twist around, manipulate and spin their own narrative to help their cause, and their cause is to pay you little or nothing.
Types of Truck Accidents
Below is a list of some of the more common truck accidents take place:
- Big rigs
- 18 Wheeler Truck
- Dump Trucks
- Cargo Trucks
- Tractor Trailers
- Delivery Vehicles
Factors that May Contribute to Trucking Accidents
When an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck is involved in an accident, there may be many contributing factors. These are just some of the most common causes of truck accidents that we seen in practice:
- Fatigued drivers. State and federal laws require drivers to get rest for certain amounts of time during every long shift, and in between driving. This is known as hours of service record-keeping. But since trucking companies are profit-making endeavors, these trucking companies sometimes put excessive pressure on truckers to drive longer than permitted hours to maximize profits. Driver fatigue can also lead to poor decision-making and slowed response times, leading to catastrophic accidents in Brooklyn and beyond.
- Excessive Speed. Truckers may be required to operate at excessive speeds to get their cargo over the road in the fastest way possible, while sidelining safety. When truck drivers fail to abide by posted speed limits or drive too fast for road conditions, the consequences can be devastating.
- Overloading or Improper Loading of Cargo. State and Federal Regulations require commercial trucking companies to adhere to specified load sizes. When a truck is carrying too much weight, braking time can be affected and this can lead to devastating accidents. If the cargo in the trailer is not properly tied down, it can shift sideways, forward or back and can lead to an accident.
- Drug or Alcohol Use. Commercial truck drivers and their employers follow strict alcohol and drug testing rules that are required by federal law. Nevertheless, drug and alcohol abuse among truck drivers remains a major problem and is often a contributing factor in serious truck accidents.
Almost all of these common causes of trucking accidents are preventable or can be controlled by and through the implementation of proper safety measures. If you believe that one of these contributing factors played a role in your truck accident, contact a Bay Ridge truck accident lawyer right away to discuss your case.
If you have been injured in a Bay Ridge Brooklyn Truck Accident due to someone else's negligence, contact the BayRidge Brooklyn Truck Accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!