Are Commercial Truck Drivers Receiving the Right Training?

Truck accidents are often far worse than a car accident because trucks are typically ten times the weight of a normal vehicle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 3,986 people died in large truck accidents in 2016. Because of the high risk of injury trucks pose to other drivers, it makes sense that truck drivers would receive as much training as possible before they get on the road. This is not always the case. Instead, truckers are often underprepared for the long hours on the road and the difficulties of operating a large vehicle. Read more

Auto Accidents Caused by Defects

While most accidents are the result of driver error, there are a significant number of auto accidents caused by defective vehicles or parts. A defective vehicle or auto part can cause accidents and injuries despite a driver’s best efforts to reasonably maintain their vehicle. Someone who has been injured in an accident caused by a defective vehicle, may have the right to file a product liability claim against the vehicle’s manufacturer. Read more

Holding Private Bus Companies Accountable for Accidents

Accidents involving buses can lead to catastrophic injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles. Many buses in New York are operated by private bus companies who provide tour and charter buses throughout the state. When there is a bus accident, it may seem evident that the negligence of the bus driver was the cause, but a bus company can also be held accountable. Read more

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be caused in a variety of ways. They frequently occur as the result of auto accidents, but can also be the result of falls or other accidents that cause a sudden, traumatic impact to the spine. Medical malpractice, such as the failure to diagnose a spinal tumor, can also be the cause of a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic.  They can result in partial or complete paralysis, breathing problems, incontinence, bedsores and illnesses like pneumonia. The extent and severity of a spinal cord injury depend on where the injury occurs in the spine Read more