Truckers play an instrumental role in moving goods throughout New York State. Some truckers are local haulers and some are long haulers. Whether hauling goods locally or nationally, the size of the truck – 18-wheelers or box trucks - and the loads they carry bring different risks and hazards to motorists on the roadways. Truck accidents tend to cause more serious injuries and damage. When involved in an accident with a truck, your chances of serious injury dramatically increase.
A truck driver has a heightened responsibility to drive safely, within the legal speed limit, and within the allotted time allowed on the road per day. When a truck driver acts recklessly and irresponsibly, is overtired, or distracted, they put motorists at risk. Truck accidents can cause spinal injuries, fractured bones, dismemberment, head injuries, and more. If injured, you may be entitled to pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages (non-economic damages) and lost wages and medical bills damages (economic damages). New York truck accident cases require an experienced New York trial lawyer to take on the trucking company and its corporate insurance lawyers and experts. Trucking specialists and Trial lawyer, John K. Wright, has successfully pursued and litigated hundreds of trucking, car, and motorcycle cases, knows how to cross-examine the defendant’s experts, and beat the insurance company. If you need an experienced New York truck accident trial lawyer to effectively represent you and ensure that you get every penny that you deserve, call John K. Wright, Esq. at (585) 632-2222
Truck drivers are some of the hardest working Americans. They have a difficult job and many are under intense pressure to deliver on time and make up for lost time. We see reports all the time where Amazon delivery drivers are asked to slow down through neighborhoods. When a company tells you your package will be delivered on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., that driver and his employer cannot afford to be late, regardless the cost.
Whether operating a big truck or a delivery van, many truck drivers must abide by special rules. The Federal Motor Carriage Safety Administration restricts a truck driver to 11 hours of driving within a 14-hour workday. Truck drivers are maxed out at a 70-hour work week with the intent of reducing accidents caused by drowsiness and driver fatigue. Unfortunately, no law can totally prevent all accidents due to driver fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel.
Other than accidents caused by truck driver fatigue, there are many other factors that lead to truck accidents. Visibility can be a major factor in a truck accident. Trucks do not maneuver like a Prius or a Honda Accord. Trucks have huge blind spots that affect their ability to see small vehicles on the road leading to a driver’s vehicle being crushed or forced off the road, and more.
Trucks are heavy and often loaded with cargo that adds to the enormous weight. When a truck stops, it needs a certain amount of area to come to a complete stop. With an 18-wheeleer’s average length of 45 to 65 feet and weight up to 80,000 pounds, it may take over 500 feet for a truck to come to a stop. It’s very easy for a truck driver operating the vehicle irresponsibly to not have the necessary room to complete the stop without incident.
Trucks are susceptible to mechanical problems like any other vehicle. Unfortunately, when a truck has mechanical problems, it can put more people in danger. Most trucks require daily trip inspections, but some companies cut corners and operate their trucks without the proper maintenance and repair. New York truck accident trial lawyer, John K. Wright, has litigated many cases where he proved that the truck company and driver failed to inspect the truck and a serious accident was caused by mechanical problems that would have easily been detected if there was an inspection.
New York truck accident trial lawyer John K. Wright has also proved that serious truck accidents were caused by the truck driver speeding, falling asleep, failing to properly use the j-brake, and hauling with an overweight trailer load. New York truck accident trial lawyer John K. Wright, has personally owned heavy weight trucks, performed DOT trip inspections, and worked with DOT and accident reconstruction experts in the trucking industry. He always visits the truck accident scene and finds answer to questions that the responding police may have failed to answer, and the trucking company doesn’t want answered.
If you’re injured in a trucking accident, you need more than just an “injury lawyer” you see on TV or on a billboard. You need a lawyer who knows big trucks, has operated and maintained big trucks, knows trucking language and norms, understands laws that specially apply to truckers, and a lawyer who isn’t afraid to fight the big insurance companies and their team of lawyers, adjuster, investigators, doctors, and experts.
Your New York truck accident lawyer must know how to retrieve black box data, trip inspection reports, personnel files, trucking company accident histories and maintenance records, police reports, witness statements, and surveillance video.
New York truck accident lawyer John K. Wright will roll up his sleeves, get dirty and find every piece of evidence that proves the truck driver and trucking company were negligent in causing your injuries.
Truck accidents typically cause devasting, serious injuries that place physical, emotional and financial burdens on you and your family. It may take years to fully recover from your injuries, and some truck accident victims never fully recover.
New York truck accident trial lawyer John K. Wright will ensure you get the personal attention and be the fighter you and your case deserves. He will recover every penny of economic damages (e.g., wage loss, medical bills, transportation expenses, etc.) and noncomedic damages (pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.) for which you’re entitled under New York State Law.
With the John Wright Law Firm, PLLC, you’ll quickly realize that New York truck accident trial lawyer John K. Wright, Esq. is the litigator and fighter you need, and deserve, to win your case. With over 20 years of experience working around trucks, operating trucks, investigating truck accidents, litigating truck accident cases, and helping seriously injured drivers throughout New York State, his experience is rivaled by few. Not too many lawyers can claim that they’ve consistently beat insurance companies and recovered over a $100 Million for their clients like New York personal injury trial lawyer John K. Wright.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, please contact New York personal injury trial lawyer, John K. Wright, Esq. No gimmicks. No games. Just WINS! (585) 632-2222
When injured in an accident, selecting the right lawyer to handle your case may be the most consequential decision you’ll ever make for you, your family and your livelihood. John K. Wright is a winning, New York personal injury lawyer with over 20 years of experience with one focus: fighting and beating the corporate insurance companies and getting you the justice you deserve. No gimmicks. No games. Just WINS!
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