Tractor-Trailer & Truck Accidents
The Kingston law firm of Basch & Keegan represents truck accident victims in injury lawsuits against truck drivers, trucking companies, and insurance companies. Whether a truck driver’s negligent driving, reckless driving, or defective or poorly maintained truck equipment caused your accident, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Truck Accidents are Too Common on Hudson Valley Roads
Thousands of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles transport goods on Hudson Valley roads and highways every day. Some trucks are simply passing through the Northeast on their way around the country – others are operated by New York companies, making short runs from town to town, hauling livestock, coal, and other consumer goods.
In rural areas of Ulster County, a truck driver’s only option may be to use windy two-lane highways, which are dangerous enough without the challenge of operating a huge, hard-to-maneuver vehicle. In urban areas, trucks must navigate congested areas and be extra careful to drive safely around smaller vehicles.
Truck Companies Reward Speed Over Safety
In addition to a semi-truck’s size, weight, and the unavoidable dangers of the road, many aspects of the commercial trucking industry contribute to the frequency of truck accidents in Ulster County. For example: trucking companies often emphasize speed of delivery over safety, causing truck drivers to engage in risky behaviors to log miles and meet unreasonable deadlines. Some of the most common causes of a truck accident may include:
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Driving while tired or drowsy
- Aggressive driving
- Driving a truck that has been overloaded
- Driving a truck that has not had proper maintenance
- Disregarding weather conditions
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
When truck accidents occur, the injuries sustained by the occupants of smaller vehicles are often severe – requiring extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and time off work. Our attorneys have extensive experience with cases involving serious medical conditions and understand how to assess the full scope of injuries, so that our clients can receive compensation for present and future damages.
Don’t wait. Call us NOW!
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, please contact Basch & Keegan for a free initial consultation to discuss your options for recovery. We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe no legal fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.