Truck Accident Investigation

Serving Fishkill, Poughkeepsie and Nearby Areas in New York

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Truck accidents can happen for many reasons and the exact cause of a trucking accident may not always be obvious. The Maurer Law Firm has the experience and investigative resources to analyze the cause(s) of your accident. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced Fishkill and Poughkeepsie accident attorney, please call us at (845) 896-5295. Truck accidents may be caused by one or a combination of the following:

  • Lack of training
  • Speeding
  • Brake failure/defect
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver error
  • Driver distraction due to the presence of electronic devices in the truck cab
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Running off the road
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Oversized trucks
  • Employment of dangerous or reckless truck driver with a long record of wrecks and accidents
  • Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to smoke, fog, snow or rain
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance in violation of federal regulations
  • Negligent design of the roadway, divider, shoulder, guardrail
  • Poor signage
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Failure of truck to have installed underride protection underguard
  • Unsafe or insufficient safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices

When truck accidents do occur, trucking companies have accident investigators that are on-call and dispatched to the scene of the crash as soon as the trucking company learns there has been a truck accident. Trucking company accident investigations frequently include having an investigator contact accident victims immediately following the accident, when they are most vulnerable. While the families of the accident victims are tending to medical and hospital care and funeral arrangements, the trucking company is investigating the truck accident and setting up their legal defense with lawyers who specialize in defending large trucking companies. These agents work to limit the trucking company's liability and financial exposure. This is why the victims of big trucking accidents also need to have a team of investigators and truck accident attorneys on their side, fighting for their rights.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need the Maurer Law Firm to protect your rights. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced greater Poughkeepsie lawyer, please contact The Maurer Law Firm.

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