Bronx Truck Accident Lawyer

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Bronx County was the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated. Although the Bronx is the third most densely populated county in the U.S., about a quarter of its area is open space, including Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Zip codes in the Bronx include 10467, 10456, 10458, 10453, 10468, 10457, 10452 and 10462.

Accidents involving large commercial trucks differ significantly from the average car accident due to the sheer size and weight of these 18-wheeler big-rigs. Injuries sustained tend to be severe and victims face an uphill battle as they fight to get better following one of these accidents. Insurance companies defending the truckers tend to be deep-pocketed and aggressive if fighting claims. You will want to hire the best Bronx truck accident lawyer to represent you in your case.

At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC we put our more than fifteen (15) years of legal and practical trial experience to work for you using our honed legal skills to make sure that you receive a fair settlement for your medical bills, wage loss, property damage, and pain and suffering. If a fair settlement cannot be reached out of Court, however, we have the knowledge, skill, experience and resources required to try your case to jury verdict if that is what’s necessary.

How Our Bronx Truck Accident Lawyers Help Your Case

Large truck accidents often result in permanent injuries that prevent victims from working and supporting their families. That is why it’s critical to have an experienced Bronx truck accident lawyer on your side.

At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC we understand the laws that govern commercial trucking, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act which is sometimes referred to by its acronym, FMCSA. The FMCSA focuses on inspections and maintenance of commercial trucks, the type and amount of cargo that can be hauled, fatigue levels, alcohol and drug usage among drivers, as well as many other safety issues. We know how to recognize driver or company actions that violate these laws and hold them accountable.

  • Truck accident victims who are injured deserve maximum compensation, and we use our experience to make that happen
  • We handle all truck accident cases on a contingency basis- if we don’t win, there is no attorney fee. That’s our “No win-No fee” promise made to you!
  • Our Office is conveniently located at 32 Broadway, Suite 412, New York NY 10004, near the Bowling Green Train Station that is served by the No. 4 and 5 trains.

Please schedule a consultation to learn for yourself why so many clients trust us with their truck accident and other personal injury cases. Call us now at 212-240-9465 for a free, no obligation in-office consultation.

Truck Accidents in the Bronx and New York City

The types of commercial trucks most frequently involved in accidents included:

  • Tractor-Trailers: Tractor-trailers are 18-wheelers with cabs pulling closed trailers. Their blind spots are large, so there needs to be extra space around them for safety.
  • Flatbed Trucks: Although flatbed trucks are usually also 18-wheelers, they pull open flatbed trailers instead of enclosed cargo containers. They are often used to transport oddly shaped cargo, such as lumber or vehicles.
  • Tanker Trucks: Tanker trucks are sometimes used to carry hazardous materials, such as gasoline or chemicals. The release or ignition of dangerous materials during a collision with a tanker can be deadly.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

All common causes of motor vehicle accidents can also lead to 18-wheeler accidents, such as driver distraction, driving under the influence, and disobeying road rules. However, there are certain issues that are more unique to the trucking industry, such as:

  • Time Pressure: There is a lot of pressure on truck drivers to meet deadlines while traveling long distances. Speeding, fatigue, and using prescription and over-the-counter drugs to stay awake are all factors that contribute to driver error.
  • Equipment Failure: Truck accidents are sometimes caused by defective parts and/or poor maintenance procedures. When the front brakes fail, for example, it can lead to jackknifing. Similarly, tire issues can result in dangerous blowouts.
  • Disregarding Federal Laws: The FMCSA sets standards for trucker hiring, training, fleet maintenance, cargo loading, sleep schedules, and more. A violation of any of these rules can lead to a tractor-trailer accident and result in trucking company liability.
  • Trucking Company Negligence: A trucking company must ensure the safety and performance of its drivers and fleet vehicles. When they cut corners on maintenance and pressure drivers to work longer hours than the law allows, it can cause a commercial truck accident.

All of these elements have contributed to the following types of accidents:

  • Jackknifing: In a jackknife accident, the trailer starts to slide out from behind the truck to one side or the other, so that the truck and trailer begin to form an L. It is typically caused by sudden braking.
  • Underride or Override: In an underride accident, a smaller vehicle is wedged beneath a trailer. In an override accident, the large truck rides over the back of the passenger vehicle.
  • Blind Spot Accidents: When truck drivers fail to keep an adequate lookout, they may cause a crash due to their truck’s blind spots. Merge accidents, unsafe lane changes, and sideswipes can occur as a result of blind spots.

Other types of truck accidents include head-on collisions, broadside collisions, truck rollovers, and tire blowouts.

Common Commercial Truck Accident Injuries

Due to the difference in size and weight between tractor-trailers and passenger cars, passenger car occupants tend to suffer severe injuries in tractor-tractor collisions. Below are some of the most common truck accident injuries.

  • Amputation
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Disfigurement
  • Head and neck injury
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Partial and full paralysis

Tragically, many 18-wheeler accidents can end in death. A Bronx truck accident lawyer can help you file a wrongful death claim if a loved one lost their life in a collision.

If you have been injured in the Bronx due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Bronx Truck Accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!

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