With New York City, one of the biggest hubs for world commerce, just a short drive away, many commercial truck drivers pass through the Hudson Valley on their way to distribution houses throughout America. Those that drive big-rigs are accustomed to driving long distances at a stretch and that often means working extended hours, pushing to meet quotas and bonus mile markers. All of this means that some drivers are just not as cautious as they should be. A truck accident can be devastating for everyone involved. When you add in the probability of a mechanical defect on the truck or unrealistic standards set by the trucking, the reality of an accident occurring becomes more probable. Truck drivers and the commercial companies who employ them should be held to a higher standard. Sobo & Sobo is here to help make sure they are.
Crashes Involving Trucks Can Cause Serious Injuries
Perhaps an 18-wheeler took a turn too wide, or a truck jackknifed on a turn causing an unexpected road blockage. By its colossal size alone, the advantage in most truck-car collisions goes to the big-rig. Many truck accident victims suffer from serious injuries, such as fractures, neck or back injuries, internal bleeding or even death.
Truck Drivers Are Responsible For Your Safety
Truck drivers have hard jobs. They are on the road for many hours, spend time away from their families and are subject to nontraditional pay scales. They bear the responsible for transporting goods people need every day but above all else, they are also responsible for ensuring their ability to drive and operate their trucks safely. Accidents can happen for a number of reasons. At Sobo & Sobo, we represent people injured in truck accidents caused by:
- Overworked drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Negligent drivers
- Truck driver impairment
- Mechanical failures or defects
- Improper driver training
Trucking Companies are Also Responsible for Your Safety
If an accident occurs, it is not always the fault of the truck driver. Trucking companies often set strict deadlines that their truckers must meet in order to make quota. Additionally, some companies may not do their due diligence when hiring drivers and be unaware of improper licensing. Sometimes companies are not as concerned about the condition of the tractor-trailers as they should be and they may overlook small defects in the mechanics of the trucks. For these reasons, the negligence could be found on the part of the trucking company. Examples of negligence caused by trucking companies include:
- Mechanical failures
- Mechanical defects
- Improper licensing
- Outdated driver training
Winning Together with Victims of Truck Accidents
If you were involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, the lawyers at Sobo & Sobo can help. Call 855-468-7626 to set up a free initial consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Middletown, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Spring Valley, Warwick, Poughkeepsie, Kingston and New York City. We look forward to hearing your story, and taking the next step toward Winning Together.