Top Causes of NYC Truck Accidents
Any discussion of truck accident causes is incomplete without a discussion of the big money in the trucking industry. Tractor-trailers and other heavy trucks move close to 70 percent of all domestically transported freight and earn 80 percent of total revenue among all domestic transport modes (air, freight, maritime and trucking). Recent data show over $600 billion in annual revenue for motor carriers.
In an effort to make more money, some trucking companies commit safety violations, allowing unsafe vehicles and drivers on the road. The American Association for Justice (AAJ), in a report titled “Warning! Safety Violations Ahead” concludes, “While truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons, many are preventable, and often a direct result of trucking companies violating safety standards to cut corners and maximize profits.”
AAJ estimates that there are more than 28,000 motor carrier companies and 200,000 trucks operating in violation of federal safety laws – and these may be gross underestimates. While they make up only a fraction of the 500,000 interstate trucking companies and 2.3 million registered large trucks in America, unsafe companies and the trucks they put on the road remain a serious problem.
The NYC truck accident attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. are ready to investigate the circumstances surrounding the truck accident that injured you and determine whether any safety laws were violated. Evidence of a safety violation is a strong indicator of negligence and could entitle a crash victim to compensation.
Talk To A NYC Truck Accident Lawyer About Your Case
Negligence in a truck accident case often isn’t as clear cut as it might initially seem. Multiple parties may bear blame and may be made to pay damages. Sometimes it makes sense to go after more than one defendant. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., can identify all potential defendants and build a case that gives you the best chance of recovering maximum compensation for your truck accident losses. To schedule a free consultation with a NYC accident lawyer from our firm, contact us now.
- American Association for Justice
- Risk Management: Distracted Driving on Company Time
- Inbound Logistics: Negligent Hiring: Not Just a Broker/3PL Problem
- FMCSA: All Regulations
- FMCSA: Large Truck Crash Causation Survey Summary Tables
- FMCSA: Report to Congress on the Large Truck Crash Causation Survey
- New York Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)/Cornell Local Roads Program: Road Safety Fundamentals
- New York Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)/Cornell Local Roads Program: A Highway Department’s Legal Liabilities
- FMCSA: Driver Distraction in Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations
- FMCSA: Distracted Driving
- Orlando Sentinel: Trucker-fatigue accidents prompt federal agency to propose new driving rules
- American Association for Justice: Warning! Safety Violations Ahead
- Accident Analysis & Prevention: How do prolonged wakefulness and alcohol compare in the decrements they produce on a simulated driving task?