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Category: Truck Accidents

January 5, 2019
Debris From A Truck Hitting a Car

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York City truck accident lawyers know that items Fallon’s off of an open bed truck and hitting another vehicle is a common occurrence. Contrary to what the trucking companies will say, this is not an accident because if the trucking companies are careful and secure their loads, this will not happen. The law in New York is crystal clear that trucking companies are under a duty to carefully secure their loads. The New York Courts have been tough on trucking companies that are careless in securing their loads when a load shifts or falls off the truck and… Read More

June 10, 2014
Driver Fatigue To Blame In Recently Deadly Truck Crash

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York truck accident attorneys know all too well how many lives are ruined and even ended by truck driver fatigue. The damage caused in this recent big rig accident on the New Jersey turnpike this past weekend is tremendous with one fatality and famed actor and comedian Tracey Morgan seriously injured. Another comedian, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was the unfortunate victim who passed away as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. The Walmart truck driver in this truck accident is being charged criminally with vehicular homicide and assault. While Walmart has publicly stated that they… Read More

November 16, 2013
Truck Accidents In Westchester Involving Overpass And Bridge Collissions

By Michael H. Joseph

Ironically, this blog was started, a year ago, but the problem of trucks hitting bridges and overpasses in Westchester County continues to be a recurring topic. In November, 2014 a tractor trailer hit a bridge in Rye Brook on the Hutchinson Parkway for the third time this year. This has become a repeated problem in Westchester, with many trucks hitting bridges and overpasses, especially on the Hutchinson parkway. This truck accident occurred after the municipality installed a flashing light and painted on the ground a low bridge warning. This was another truck accident that should have been avoided, because trucks… Read More

June 17, 2013
Major Victory In New York Truck Accident

By Michael H. Joseph

White Plains truck accident lawyer Michael Joseph won a major jury verdict in the Westchester Supreme Court. The case involved a truck accident where a City of White Plains garbage truck rear ended a pick up truck which was stopped at a red light. Originally, the defendant driver and the City of White Plains attempted to claim that they were not liable because the brakes unexpectedly failed and there was no negligence on the part of the driver. To combat these bogus arguments, our White Plains truck accident attorneys consulted with highly qualified diesel mechanics and retained consulting experts who… Read More

May 22, 2010
New York Car Accidents- Red Lights And The Rules Of The Road

By Michael H. Joseph

New York car accident lawyers who represent clients who sustain personal injury in auto accidents or truck accidents must be familiar with the rules of the road in the New York vehicle and traffic law. Michael Joseph, an experienced car accident lawyer and Westchester truck accident attorney has won numerous cases by proving the other driver violated New York’s vehicle and traffic law. New York V.T.L. § 1111, requires motorists facing a steady circular red signal to stop at a clearly marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk (if there is no stop line) and remain standing until an… Read More

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