With all of the electronic distractions within motor vehicles these days, it is important, now more than ever, to drive defensively. Larger vehicles carrying heavy loads cannot stop within the same distance as a smaller vehicle. If you are aware that there is a truck or bus being driven behind you, your operation of your vehicle should reflect that fact. At a minimum, you should keep at least one car length between you and the vehicle in front of you for every 10 m.p.h.
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Every week, I field questions from potential clients regarding whether or not they have a personal injury claim stemming from a motor vehicle accident that can be pursued in the Courts. The answer can be found in the history of state No-Fault laws. The New York No-Fault law was passed in 1974 by the New York state legislature in an effort to deal with a crisis in the courts. There were too many car accident claims and not enough courts and judges. The effect of that situation was the creation of a log jam that prevented cases from getting a jury trial. The No-Fault law
Motor vehicle accidents come in all shapes and forms. With a large number of different vehicles on the roads, the chances for an accident are plenty. Drivers of cars of all sizes, motorcycles, semi-trucks, and recreational vehicles can all cause accidents that result in significant damage to your vehicle and person.
An accident with any motor vehicle can be a traumatic experience. Accidents with semi-trucks or large commercial trucks are often the most devastating as the sheer size and weight of the vehicle can cause tremendous damage to your vehicle as well as to you and your passengers.
Truck accidents can be some of the most devastating accidents on the roads. What’s more, truck accident claims can be complex because of the many parties that may be liable for the accident. Please view our infographic below to see some of the stats related to large truck accidents in the state of New York.
If you’ve been in an accident with a truck, chances are you’ve experienced significant personal injury and damage to your vehicle. Commercial trucks are large and heavy and bring with them a level of destruction not usually seen with automobile accidents.