Trucking accidents almost always result in serious injuries or fatalities. Such injuries require a significant amount of medical attention and can present a number of challenges for the individual and their family members. If you have been involved in a serious truck accident in the state of New York, seeking advice from an experienced injury lawyer is of the utmost importance.
At Keogh Crispi, P.C., we are here to help you obtain the financial compensation that you deserve for your injury or loss. Our lawyers represent clients throughout New York City and the entire state of New York in personal injury and motor vehicle accident claims. We have more than 40 years of experience advocating for those who have been injured, and we have obtained successful jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Protecting your rights is our top priority.
Contact Keogh Crispi, P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation at 212-818-0600.
The Dangers of Overloaded Trucks
Overloading a truck imposes a number of different threats to drivers on the road. Due to their sheer weight and mass, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers cannot change lanes or stop in the same amount of time that a normal car can. When a truck is overloaded or improperly loaded, the driver has less control over it than if it were loaded properly.
If a driver is unable to anticipate the need to break or change lanes with enough time, the likelihood of a serious accident is high. Overloaded trucks can cause a number of different types of accidents, including highway and interstate accidents.
Trucks are often overloaded because drivers are pressured by the trucking company to carry more cargo in one load, cutting down the number of trips and saving the company money. While the industry is heavily regulated, it is an unfortunate reality that safety is often compromised. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, the next step to take is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact Our New York Trucking Negligence Attorneys
With our office two blocks from Grand Central Station, we represent clients throughout New York City and the entire state. We are available 24 hours a day and we can meet with you during evening and weekend hours, at your home or at the hospital. Call 212-818-0600 or contact our New York City overloaded truck accident attorneys online to schedule a free initial consultation.