Brooklyn Truck Accident Lawyer
Decades Of Experience In New York And New Jersey OTR Truck Accidents
When trucking companies put their drivers on the road, they are accepting the responsibility for the maintenance and safety of these colossal semi-tractor and trailer vehicles. Truckers are legally mandated to take rests, avoid drugs and alcohol, and properly secure their cargo. When interstate trucking companies and their vehicle operators fail to live up to their legal duties, disaster can occur.
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At the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates, we have decades of combined experience and tens of millions of dollars in recoveries under our name. Our Brooklyn truck accident lawyer is undaunted by either the size of the opponent or the scope of the case. We can deliver the resolute and tenacious advocacy you need and deserve.
OTR Truck Accident Cases And Causes Of Trucking Accidents
At the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates, we have made it our mission to level the playing field for individuals who find themselves confronting massive insurance companies determined to deny them their fair compensation. Our law firm employs accident reconstructionists and medical experts to verify the cause of your accident, establish fault, and determine the full extent of your injuries
We have the resources to identify and prove all causes of your trucking accident, which may include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Violations of federal hours of service rules
- Failure to check blind spots
- Improper load distribution or trailer attachment
- Downshifting or tailgating
- Equipment or vehicle defects
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Each year, almost 80,000 trucking accidents result in injury, with over 3,500 resulting in a fatality. Unfortunately, the trucking industry is a big business with billions of yearly profits. Often, they are represented by multiple insurance companies who deflect and deter liability back and forth in order to avoid paying compensation to their victims.
Our experienced Brooklyn truck accident injury lawyer can help you seek compensation from the:
- Trucking company
- The truck driver
- Vehicle parts or equipment manufacturers
- Cargo loaders
Truck Driver Fatigue
Trucking accidents are among the most serious accidents to be involved in. Due to the trucks’ immense size and weight, it could be the cause of catastrophic injury and even death. Many trucking accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue caused by the long hours truckers must drive. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, trucking accidents from driver fatigue causes nearly 750 people fatalities and 20,000 injuries each year.
The Dangers Of Truck Driver Fatigue
If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident due to driver fatigue, it is important to obtain legal guidance from a Brooklyn truck accident attorney. At the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates, we have decades of combined legal experience, successfully helping our clients recover the compensation they need. Our team consists of medical experts and accident reconstructionists who can uncover the extent of the accident and your injuries.
The dangers of fatigue greatly affect driving ability and awareness. It is the truck driver’s responsibility to drive safely and ensure they are getting adequate rest. Under tight schedules, many times truck drivers neglect to get the necessary amount of sleep, sometimes falling asleep at the wheel and causing disastrous results.
Semi truck and trailer accidents may involve:
- Slow reaction time
- Distracted attention
- Altered vision
- Poor judgment
- Becoming unconscious for a short period of time
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Retain The Legal Assistance You Need
At the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates, we understand how to handle trucking accident personal injury claims. Our Brooklyn truck accident lawyer is skilled at negotiating with major insurance companies to ensure their clients are never shorthanded in their compensation. We can help you determine liability and file an effective claim. Call us at 347-318-4935.