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Category Archives: Truck Accident

  • Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 22, 2014

    Each day, you head out into the busy New York streets to commute to your job, visit a friend, or simply run you weekly errands. With so much hustle and bustle in the Big Apple, pedestrians are unfortunately not always safe. While a majority of drivers keep a keen eye out for anyone straying from the crosswalks, distracted driving has ...
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  • Federal Inquiry Launched into George Washington Bridge Scandal

    Posted By David Hernandez || February 2, 2014

    Many New York and New Jersey commuters may remember the snarled traffic nightmare last September on the George Washington Bridge, as lane closings brought many drivers to a halt. If you were involved in an auto accident of any typeon or near the George Washington Bridge during the time of the closings, you may want pay close attention to the ...
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  • NYC DOT Launches Reckless Driving Ad Campaign

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 29, 2014

    Reckless driving is a serious problem in New York, tragically taking the lives of countless pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, reckless driving accounts for 40 percent of all fatalities in NYC car crashes. Drivers who operate their vehicle negligently or carelessly by speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, or moving their attention ...
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  • Tips to Avoid a Black Ice Car Accident

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 22, 2014

    Midway through winter, I have noted an unusual amount of car accidents in Brooklyn and Manhattan caused by black ice. As an experienced car accident attorney, I have seen the sad result of such crashes, especially when the driver did not see the icy road ahead. To best prepare yourself for black ice in New York, you must understand how ...
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  • Stretch of 11th Avenue One of the Roughest Drives in New York City

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 14, 2014

    As New Yorkers know, the streets of the city aren’t quite up to par these days. Potholes and bumps create jarring rides that, on occasion, can leave us injured. Most of the time, we trudge on through our day, making the best of the aches and pains caused by taxi, bus, and car rides. Despite all the troubled roads around ...
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  • Hours of Service Regulations Aim to Reduce Trucker Fatigue

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 17, 2012

    One of the most common causes of large commercial truck accidents is truck driver fatigue. Truck drivers are under a great deal of pressure from trucking companies and suppliers to meet unrealistic delivery schedules and, unfortunately, safety suffers. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) has imposed hours-of-service (HOS) requirements on truck drivers to help ensure that ...
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  • NHTSA Proposes Brake-Override System Requirement

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 23, 2012

    In light of Toyota’s recalls stemming from unintended acceleration problems, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a regulation making brake-override systems mandatory in all new vehicles. Overall, Toyota’s recall affected approximately 10 million vehicles. One of the most well known incidents occurred in 2009 when four people were killed after a driver could not stop his Lexus ...
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  • Speed Limiters May Prevent Fatal Truck Accidents

    Posted By David Hernandez || March 30, 2012

    Commercial trucks barreling down the highway can pose a significant danger to motorists. The sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers, compared to average passenger vehicles, makes them much more likely to cause fatal motor vehicle accidents. In an effort to help prevent truck accidents, devices called speed limiters are now being installed on many semis. These devices govern the top ...
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  • Not Everyone On Board With FMCSA Plan to Reduce Truck Accidents

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 18, 2011

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30,000 Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents. In fact, such accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 5-34. Approximately nine percent of those accidents involve commercial trucks, according to trucking.net. What is the FMCSA Strategic Plan? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) was formed ...
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