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OTR Truck Accidents – Trucking Accident Causes and Statistics

By David J. Hernandez |

Recently an over the road (OTR) truck driver was involved in a crash that killed four people and injured four others. He was charged with vehicular homicide as well as an additional 39 counts. The truck crash caused a chain reaction of accidents, which involved over 27 vehicles. An accident involving an over the… Read More »

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Truck Underride and Override Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Because of their size, commercial trucks like 18-wheelers pose unique hazards to other motorists on the road. Two of the more common collisions are underrides and overrides, which can cause fatal injuries to motorists. If you’ve suffered an injury by a commercial vehicle, you should contact a Brooklyn truck accident lawyer today. Underrides When… Read More »

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Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Federal Inquiry Launched into George Washington Bridge Scandal

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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NYC DOT Launches Reckless Driving Ad Campaign

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Tips to Avoid a Black Ice Car Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Stretch of 11th Avenue One of the Roughest Drives in New York City

By David J. Hernandez |

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…. Read More »

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Hours of Service Regulations Aim to Reduce Trucker Fatigue

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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NHTSA Proposes Brake-Override System Requirement

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Speed Limiters May Prevent Fatal Truck Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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