3 Factors That May Cause Truck Accidents on New York City Streets

A truck accident that happens while you are traveling 65 mph on the interstate can have devastating effects, but so too can a New York truck accident that happens at a slower speed on a local road.

3 Causes of Truck Accidents on Local Roads

New Yorkers, and visitors to the City, should be aware of the following potential causes of New York truck accidents that have nothing to do with speed:
  • Driver fatigue or distraction. Truck drivers often work long hours at demanding jobs. They are often tired, or otherwise distracted, when driving. Tired or distracted drivers can cause serious accidents, injuries, and fatalities even at relatively slow speeds on local roads.
  • Difficulty stopping. There are several reasons why it can be hard for a truck driver to stop quickly, as is often required on New York streets. First, the sheer size of the truck will require it to have a longer stop time than passenger cars. Additionally, problems such as faulty brakes, uneven truck loads and other factors can make it difficult for trucks to safely stop on crowded city streets.
  • Blind spots. Driving in New York requires a lot of lane changes. Truck drivers may not be able to see you if you are traveling in the truck's blind spot and may unsafely change lanes and cause a New York City truck accident.

When to Contact a New York Accident Attorney

If you've been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, in a New York City truck crash or a truck accident on any road in New York or New Jersey, you may need an experienced New York accident lawyer to help you protect your rights and fight for your just recovery.

Please call an experienced New York injury lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information about your rights and potential recovery.