Massapequa Truck Accident Lawyer
Have You Been Injured in a Truck Accident?
Big rigs are some of the heaviest vehicles on the road. When they are fully loaded, they can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and they can reach lengths of 70 feet. Because of their sheer size, commercial trucks have the potential to cause serious damage when they are involved in a collision.
Though commercial truck drivers are required to pass rigorous testing and they are obligated to uphold the rules of the road that have been set forth by the State of New York, as well as strict federal regulations, many commercial drivers do not abide by these laws. Failure to comply with these laws and regulations can lead to accidents.
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a negligent truck driver, you could be entitled to compensation. Our personal injury attorney can assist you with your case, helping you secure compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Though some accidents cannot be avoided, many are the result of negligent driving. This can happen because drivers are over-tired, forced to meet strict deadlines, or do not properly take the road and weather conditions into account when driving.
Some of the leading causes of accidents involving big rigs include:
- Failure to take mandatory rests or inadequate training
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey the rules of the road
- Failure to perform vehicle maintenance
When you sustain an injury as a result of a truck accident that was caused by a negligent driver, it is important to retain the services of a Massapequa truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Contact James J. Quail & Associates, P.C. for a consultation to learn how we can help you with your case. Mr. Quail looks forward to representing your best interests.