Traffic accidents are frequently preventable, yet New York City and New York and New Jersey drivers are much too regularly careless when negotiating the city’s always packed streets or commuting around the states. Abrams Law Group PC’s motor vehicle and truck accident attorneys are committed to maximizing compensation for accident victims and their families.
Bicycle-Pedestrian Trucking Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists have little to no protection against a moving vehicle. While bicycle helmets are important safety devices, the human body is no match for the mass, size and weight of a motor vehicle. Inattentive driving, distracted driving and the failure to yield to a cyclist or pedestrian are common concerns, whether you are in New York City, or anywhere in New York. When a truck is involved in the accident, injuries are often severe or fatal.
To ensure passenger safety, bus companies, taxi services, subway systems, and rental vehicle services are held to a high standard of care. Unfortunately, bus accidents are a common source of suffering and injury for individuals and their families in both densely populated and less populated parts of New York.
Garbage Truck Accidents
Municipal workers in New York City hit the streets early in the morning to collect garbage and recyclables on a vast scale. Garbage trucks normally traverse the city at sedate speeds, but their size, weight, and visibility pose considerable threats to bikers, pedestrians, and cars. When fully loaded, the weight of a vehicle is astoundingly greater than when it is completely empty. When a municipal vehicle is involved in an accident, the victims frequently sustain severe or fatal injuries.
State and federal rules impose stringent restrictions on the amount of freight a tractor-trailer can transport. These weight limitations serve as a crucial safety regulation in addition to their purpose of controlling road wear and tear. Unfortunately, rising revenues provide a corporate incentive for commercial trucking businesses to expand the volume of their cargo. Abrams Law Group PC has the resources, the technology, and the motivation to handle complex truck accident cases in order to assist injury victims and their families in obtaining justice and the full compensation to which they are entitled.