If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler in NYC, Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. can help right-the-ship
If you have been severely injured in a truck accident involving an 18-wheeler big-rig, you can contact our trucking accident law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our law firm is dedicated to helping victims of all types of truck accidents, including commercial vehicles, such a eighteen-wheelers and box-trucks. We have the resources to take on these trucking companies and we will fight for you!
Accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks injure hundreds of thousands of people every year, and unfortunately, due to the sheer size and weight of these big-rigs, many of these trucking accidents in New York can result in fatalities. Truckers are often times under pressure to get shipments to their destination under strict time limits and can be incentivized based on timeliness and speed over the road, rather than best safety practices.
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Some of the Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
An experienced truck accident lawyer will do all things necessary to establish the factors and behaviors that contributed to the cause of your accident. Long-haul trucks may crash for a variety of reasons, including:
- Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Trailers
- Fatigued Drivers
- Impaired Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Not Properly Slowing Around Sharp Curves
- Bad Weather Such as Snow, Rain, Hail, Fog, Wind, Sleet and/or Ice
- Required Inspections and Maintenance Were Not Done Timely or Properly
- Improperly Maintained Tires
- Improperly Maintained Brakes
In determining the exact cause, or contributing causes of your accident, we may retain experts and accident reconstructionists to properly prosecute your matter.
Why Are 18-Wheelers So Dangerous?
- Heavy Loads Carried by These Vehicles – When fully loaded, an 18-wheel truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which is 400 tons. To put that into context, the average car weighs about 2,700 pounds, which is just over 1 ton, which means that 18-wheelers are 400 times heavier than most of the cars that are also on the roadways and highways. So when an 18-wheeled truck collides with a car or passenger SUV, their extreme weight can cause serious injury and at times, even death.
- They Have Big Blind Spots – Unlike a four-door car, 18-wheelers don’t have a back window. 18-wheelers therefore must rely on their rearview mirrors to see what is behind them, but given the truck and trailer’s massive size, there are huge blind spots.
If you’re involved in an accident involving an eighteen-wheeler or large truck, contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465. We will fight for you!