Improper Loading Or Overloading Of Trucks Results In Death Or Serious Injury

truck accident lawyer NYCAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,900 deaths involved tractor-trailer accidents in 2012. Motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers are extremely dangerous due to a truck’s weight and size. According to the NHTSA overloading and improperly loading trucks is a key contributor to motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers.… Read the rest

NTSB Faults Wal-Mart Truck Driver for Accident Severely Injuring Comedian Tracy Morgan

The National Transportation Safety Board (“NSTB”) reported that its investigation into the truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in which comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured and another comedian killed found the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that struck Morgan’s limousine responsible for the accident.  The truck driver had not slept in 28 hours and had failed to slow … Read the rest

New Rule Requiring Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on Heavy Trucks and Large Buses Hopes to Save Lives

The U.S. Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized its rule requiring electronic stability control (ESC) systems on heavy trucks and large buses.  NHTSA estimates the rule will prevent as many as 1,759 crashes, 649 injuries and 49 fatalities each year. ESC will prevent up to 56 percent of untripped, rollover crashes.  Untripped rollover crashes are rollover … Read the rest

Truck Accidents and Driving under the Influence

There are very few people who do not feel that drunk driving is a serious threat to public safety. However, while any instance of drunk driving is a serious concern, a trucker who drives while intoxicated could pose even more danger than the average driver. At the Long Island firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC, we represent all types of … Read the rest

Truck Accidents Caused by Faulty Equipment

Although Long Island is not as notorious for aggressive driving and congested streets as Manhattan, as a resident, you do encounter significant dangers from vehicles on the road. One of the biggest risks you face in Long Island stems from truck accidents and faulty equipment. Our streets are filled with trucks, from construction vehicles to moving vans, fire engines … Read the rest

The Facts about Truck Accidents and Driver Fatigue

Driving and fatigue can be a deadly combination. For most people, this is simply a fact to bear in mind and avoid when possible. But for many truck drivers, who are expected to drive for consecutive hours on a daily basis, fatigue is nearly unavoidable. Unfortunately, tired motorists do not only put themselves at risk, but also everyone around them. … Read the rest

The Dangers Posed by Jackknife Truck Accidents

All auto accidents need to be taken very seriously. Victims of auto accidents may experience lasting injuries. Some injuries, such as those that affect the spine, and affect an accident victim’s ability to perform their normal job duties or even do basic tasks. In such cases, it is important to consider meeting with a legal representative to hold the negligent … Read the rest