New York Injury Lawyer

Trucking Accident Attorney

Truck accidents kill or injure someone in this country every 17 minutes. Even more startling is the fact that these accidents are continuing to increase. Still, representatives for the trucking industry are lobbying to soften trucking safety regulations to increase profit.

With more and more vehicles traveling on the roads every year, trucking accidents are a reality for everyone. Between 1992 and 2002 the number fatalities from truck accidents went up 10 percent. A frightening majority of these accidents occur as a result of driver fatigue. Other common causes are driving while under the influence, driver error and mechanical failure.

Trucking companies are quick to downplay and rationalize accidents their vehicles have caused. Many of them will send an agent to the accident site to try to reduce their business' liability. Insurance representatives may try to consult the victim of an accident knowing that in their traumatized state they may agree to a limited reimbursement.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed in a trucking accident, you need an experienced truck accident attorney to make sure you get the legal help you are entitled to. Call the New York Law Offices of Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald to speak with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers and to set up a free attorney consultation.