Trucks are more dangerous than other vehicles on the road for a multitude
of reasons. Not only are they often quite large in size and heavy in weight,
they are also usually driven by drivers who have been on the road for
far longer than the average commuter, thus leaving them susceptible to
possible accidents. If you or a loved one have been in an
accident with a truck, you are far more likely to suffer from severe injuries than if your accident
had occurred with another vehicle. While you may be left with various
damages and injuries, the driver is likely not.
If the truck driver is opposing responsibility and you are unsure of how
to pursue compensation for your overwhelming medical bills, loss of work,
and pain and suffering, you may not be aware there are several ways an
experienced New York City personal injury attorney can help you attain
the justice you deserve. Following an accident with a truck, there will
be an investigation so as to determine who is at fault and why, and there
are a few key factors which present the opportunity to put the responsibility
on the truck driver, and not you.
Electronic on-board recorders, also known as EOBRs, are installed directly
into a truck and automatically record information such as the truck’s
speed, distance traveled, and hours of operation. Most trucks are required
to install EOBRs by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The
FMSCA requires the installation of these devices in order to not only
ensure the safety of other drivers on the road, but that of the truck
drivers’ as well. By analyzing these devices, we can hold the truck
driver responsible if he was at fault for speeding or being on the road
for far too long.
Contact Our New York City Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Belushin Law Firm, we are a team of determined and compassionate
personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to maximizing your chances of compensation
as much as we can. Thanks to our years of experience, we understand exactly
what to look during the investigation. This means you can rest assured
we will be working tirelessly in the hopes your case will be resolved
in your favor.
Contact us today by calling (888) 918-9890 to
schedule an initial consultation.