Helping Those Injured By Negligent Truck Drivers And Trucking Companies

An 18-wheeler is an enormous vehicle with the potential to do serious damage. Everyone involved in putting a commercial vehicle on the road — from the manufacturer to the trucking company to the driver — has a responsibility to look out for the safety of others.

If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you need an experienced attorney for your case. At Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP, our lawyers are dedicated to helping New York accident victims hold the responsible parties accountable.

Seeking Compensation For Injuries Caused By Dangerous Driving

Under both New York state law and federal motor carrier safety regulations, truck drivers and trucking companies must take special care to avoid accidents. The following are just a few of the legal rules and guidelines they are expected to follow:

  • Hours of service: In order to avoid the dangers of fatigue, truck drivers are required to take breaks, including substantial sleep breaks, at regular intervals. They must keep detailed, accurate logs of the time they spend driving and sleeping.
  • Maintenance and inspections: Trucking companies are required to keep their vehicles in safe condition, and drivers are required to conduct daily inspections of key systems to make sure they are operating normally and safely.
  • Safe driving practices: Commercial truck drivers are held to lower blood alcohol content (BAC) limits than other drivers, and they are not allowed to text while driving.

If you were injured or a family member died in a collision with a commercial vehicle, our attorneys will carefully examine the facts of the case to identify any specific violations or dangerous behaviors that may have contributed to the crash.

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With offices in Newburgh, Middletown, and Kingston, we represent clients in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York state. To schedule a free truck accident consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm, call us at 845-234-4852 or email us today.