Every day motorists must share New York roads with larger vehicles, ranging from relatively small pickup trucks to very large commercial vehicles used to carry large-volume cargo. When referring to large trucks, individuals use many interchangeable names, including semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers. Regardless of the name, all vehicles have the potential to severely injure or kill others on the road. If you or a loved one suffers injury in a truck accident, the attorneys at Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. have the specialized knowledge, skills, and resources needed to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
New York law defines commercial vehicles as any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway for interstate commerce when it transports passengers or property. The vehicles must weigh at least 10,001 pounds, receive compensation for transporting more than 7 passengers and the driver, transport more than 14 passengers and a driver even without compensation, or transport certain quantities of hazardous materials.
As of 2010, New York updated the enforcement process. A new Safety Measurement System performs monthly measurement of the previous two years of crash data and violations to continuously rank carriers and identify safety concerns, as follows:
The monthly measurements can provide valuable information for truck accident law firms serving Queens, Brooklyn, or other boroughs of New York conducting investigations into cases for clients injured in a tractor-trailer accident. But each truck accident lawyer at Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. considers this information as only a starting point. When needed, we retain investigative experts to identify all possible causes of an accident.
New York law carries its own requirements, but it closely follows federal regulations for motor carriers. These regulations include every imaginable aspect of the trucking process, including the following:
An 18-wheeler accident lawyer must identify any violation of federal regulations to help develop an effective case for clients who suffer injuries in truck accidents.
With over 30 years of experience with personal injury matters, Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. serves injured clients and their families in Brooklyn, Queens, and throughout New York City. Each truck accident attorney at our firm has a detailed knowledge of ever-changing laws that can affect the cases of our clients. Contact us online or call 516-227-2662, to set up a free initial consultation in our offices or in your home. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fee unless we recover compensation for your case.
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